Something to crow about in Tintwistle
Sunday 6th August 2017 11:30 News Tintwistle Posted by Adam Higgins

Outdoor activity instructors with a head for heights have helped Tintwistle Arnfield Towers Activity Centre win the village’s latest scarecrow competition.

Secured by ropes, they climbed onto the roof of the landmark building and hitched the strawman to the top the spire.

A spokesman at the centre said: “We think the height of the tower is between 90 and 100 feet.

“Our young residents enjoyed making the scarecrow and watching the two instructors putting it up.”

Appropriately called ‘the climber’ the figure could be seen from the Woodhead Pass and various parts of Glossop and Longdendale.

Because of its location and originality, judges for Tintwistle Parish Council’s annual competition had no hesitation in naming it the winner.

Even though they didn’t pull on their climbing boots and take a close-up look.

Organiser Cllr Sean Grace was delighted with the entry and the standard of the workmanship.

The annual competition is all about having fun and raising cash for village good causes.

This year proceeds will go to Tintwistle Scouts.

Around 15 scarecrows were dotted around the village.

One was selling cakes and biscuits, another enjoying tea and biscuits, a strawman with a straw guitar having a snooze in a deck chair and a straw pixie.

There was even a couple of fierce looking scarecrow dogs!

But there was only one that was many heads and shoulders over the others.

High up on top of Arnfield Towers!



Stone the crows: Two of the scarecrows around Tintwistle


By David Jones