The summit of Cheshire, at the western edge of the Peak District, does exactly as its name suggests, particularly if it’s been snowing. Its slender, graceful ridgeline gleams out above the Cheshire Plain, and if you’re on top of it, you’ll get a truly spectacular panorama across a vast swathe of England and Wales. On a clear day, you’ll see The Wrekin, The Roaches, Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, the skylines of Manchester and Liverpool, Winter Hill in Lancashire, the Jodrell Bank radio telescope, Moel Famau and even Snowdon. But it’s not just about the great view; Shining Tor is a great walk too. The ascent from the Goyt Valley, through the rhododendron woodland and ruined mansion of the Errwood estate, is simple, graceful and oozing with variety. The two-mile summit ridge from Cat’s Tor is easy walking (plenty of time to enjoy that view) and at the end of it is Britain’s second highest pub, the Cat and Fiddle. What’s not to like?