It’s snowing as I am writing this so the thought of collating a few local webcams that show conditions in the hill country that lies to the east of Macclesfield entered my head; if there are any others, they can be found via Webcams.travel. In any hill country, road closures due to snow and poor visibility because of low cloud are among the types of things of which many need to be aware. The interest in these isn’t limited to outdoors enthusiasts either as I discovered when someone was hoping for a weekend spent in a cottage near Miller’s Dale in Derbyshire with dumps of snow in the forecast.
Cat and Fiddle Inn
This pub, the second highest in England has been a starting or ending point for a few of my walks among the hills that lie between Macclesfield and Buxton. Since the A537 that passes its doors is susceptible to frost, snow and poor visibility, the webcam is invaluable for checking conditions before travelling around that way. There’s even a gallery that shows how tricky things can get up there should you need any convincing. If you need to know where it is pointing, just go to the website.
Flash Bar Stores
Like it’s counterpart between between Macclesfield and Buxton, the A53 between Buxton and Leek is not immune to visits of winter weather. Flash is a village located between the pair that I have yet to frequent; it claims to be the highest in England too so that places things in perspective. The webcam is maintained by Flash Bar Stores and there’s a spot of history between the name of Flash Bar described on their website. Also on there are the details of where the webcam is pointing as well.
Though it can be overlooked with the hills surrounding the place, Buxton lies much higher than Macclesfield and this often affects the temperatures that are observed there. That also can make for different weather too so this local weather website is both invaluable and worth visiting. Details of the webcam location are on there as well.
Harpur Hill is on the outskirts of the town of Buxton and this an image from the webcam at Health and Safety Laboratory that is located there. The location is higher than the centre of Buxton itself so it might be of some use to those heading south from there.
Returning to near Macclesfield again, here’s a webcam for Bollington for those coming to explore its hills from further afield. This one is updated every hour during the day and more details are available on the website.