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Walk description & directions
Recorded on a grey and damp mid-August day, this short circular walk is perfect for dog-walkers – and anyone who wants a quick leg-stretch – but prefers getting away from the more popular paths around the twin reservoirs. There are some wonderully panoramic views over the surrounding Peak District countryside, with the added bonus of a visit to the evocative circular stone building known as St Joseph’s Shrine.
The walk starts from a small lay-by on the old Roman road known as The Street, which runs from the main carpark between the twin reservoirs, towards Pym Chair, and on to the village of Rainow. There’s only space for a few cars, so you may prefer to walk up from the main car park beside the reservoirs. Or my preference would be the small car park beside Pym Chair, walking back to the starting point.
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This YouTube video was created with photos taken when the walk was recorded in August 2016. Click the play button and then the expand link to view in full screen.