Windgather Rocks

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Windgather Rocks
Picture of rocky crag with climbers
Windgather Rocks from the south
Windgather Rocks is located in Derbyshire
Windgather Rocks
Windgather Rocks
Location within Derbyshire
OS grid referenceSJ994783
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
53°18′06″N 2°00′38″W / 53.30165°N 2.01046°W / 53.30165; -2.01046Coordinates: 53°18′06″N 2°00′38″W / 53.30165°N 2.01046°W / 53.30165; -2.01046

The Windgather Rocks (416 metres/1,365 ft a.s.l.[1]) is a gritstone crag on the DerbyshireCheshire border in England. It is in the Peak District National Park and is a popular site for learning the rudiments of rock climbing. As the name suggests the area is exposed to the prevailing westerly winds. The rocks lie above Taxal Edge and are part of a north–south ridge that starts between Kettleshulme and Whaley Bridge and culminates at Shining Tor.[1] The crag was featured in the first guide to rock climbing in the Peak District, Some Gritstone Climbs, published in 1913 and written by John Laycock.


  1. ^ a b OL1 Dark Peak area (Map). 1:25000. Outdoor Leisure. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 10 August 2012.

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