G/SP-004, Shining Tor – 559m, 2 Points
After a fine lunch in Hayfield it was a short hop down the road to the old Cat & Fiddle pub, the so called second-highest inn in England. Unfortunately no longer so as it has been closed for the past couple of years. The building is still there though and seemingly still in good repair. There is plenty of parking in the lay-by opposite the pub, or on a quieter day there is room for a couple of cars on the corner where the route leaves the road.
This is an easy walk rising gently up a well defined track. The summit itself is marked by a trig point where there is plenty of room to set up.
When I was there the wind was from the East and the sun in the West so I set up on the Western side of the North/South wall affording a lovely sheltered sun trap. On calling CQ I soon has twelve contacts in the log before packing up and heading back down to the car. Altogether an easy and pleasant additional two points.
Date – 6th April 2019
Postcode – SK11 0AR
Parking – SK 001 719
Radio – Kenwood TH-D74 + 50W PA on 2m
Antenna – MFJ Longranger
Band – 144 FM
Contacts – 12
SOTA points – 2
Group – Myself