VARIOUS STUFF - SNOW AT CAT AND FIDDLE 24 FEB 2006
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The Cat and Fiddle pub on the A537 Buxton - Macclesfield road lies 515 metres above sea level and can be a very wild place. On 24 February 2006 this is the scene in the car park with a bitterly cold gale force wind blowing the lying snow


The wind was driving the snow over the road, a convoy of vehicles slowly head towards the pub which can just be seen through the blowing snow.

Snowploughs went past regularly, though as soon as the snow was cleared it blew back over the road. The exposed nature of the A537 over the high moors can be seen in this view.

In brief sunny spells the scenery looked spectacular, this is looking down towards Macclesfield

Another picture in the sun, which did nothing to warm things up. It was 'only' minus 2C but in the constant gale the wind chill was far below that, even just removing my gloves to take a couple of photos left my hands numb.
                    
A view of the Cat and Fiddle through the blowing snow, the quick glimpse of the sun having soon vanished.

More blowing snow streaming over a wall, the level snow depth ranged from a few cms of frozen wind scoured cover to drifts almost waist deep
                
On the path to Shining Tor looking back toward the Cat & Fiddle. I gave up my attempt to walk to the summit, the wind and blowing snow at times made it impossible to walk or even breath when facing into the wind!

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