Above: The walk starts from beside Buxton’s famous Opera House, before heading across to the ancient packhorse bridge which now spans the Goyt, and once stood in the heart of Goyt’s Bridge, before the hamlet was submerged beneath the waters of Errwood Reservoir.

I’ve just uploaded a new video to YouTube. It features the first half of walk 21 from Buxton to the packhorse bridge. This was photographed last October to capture the fading colours of autumn.

I’ve created videos for other walks in the series, but this one is slightly different. It’s slower, and without any voice-over commentary. And backed by some of my favourite chilled jazz tracks.

Click above to view the clip, and the expand button to play in full-screen. Any feedback – either below or on YouTube – would be much appreciated.

I created it as a bit of a test as I wasn’t sure whether it might be a bit too slow for today’s tastes. But I’d read how slow-TV was becoming increasingly popular, featuring such things as the view from a slow moving ice-breaker passing through Norwegian fjords.

Perhaps a stroll to the Goyt isn’t in the same league as this. But I think it has a similar charm. And anything that slows down the frantic pace of modern life has to be a plus. So it will be interesting to see how many views it gets. 

I’ll follow up soon with the second half of the walk – from the packhorse bridge to Solomon’s Temple, and back through Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens to the starting point. And if people do enjoy them, I’ll go on to feature some of the more colourful Goyt Valley walks photographed in summer.

Page update: 2nd video now posted

Click below to view the second half of the walk…