Goyt Valley walks maps

I created these maps to fill the screen of a typical smart phone, which is why north points in different directions. Click any heading to view detailed step-by-step directions and photos, plus a short ‘Relive’ video. And please get in touch if you have a favourite walk you’d like to add. Or if you notice problems or mistakes with any particular walk.


  1. Hi. Is there a pub you would recommend nearby for either before or after the walk please? Got three young kids so thinking of the riverside walk. Thanks.

    Hi Martin. The closest pub to this part of the Goyt Valley is the Cat & Fiddle* on the road between Buxton and Macclesfield. There are a few good pubs in Whaley Bridge to the north. But if you’ve got kids, I’d recommend the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton. (*Update: the Cat & Fiddle is currently closed.) David

  2. Are these walks ones I can let my dog off the lead?

    I don’t think I’ve seen any signs about keeping a dog on a lead in the valley. But I may be wrong. I’d guess the only time you’d need to keep a dog on a lead would be in a field of farm animals (and there are very few of these). Or if it’s aggressive towards people and other dogs. David

  3. Is there anywhere where you could leave the car overnight for a bit of wild camping, thanks.

    My suggestion would be Goytsclough. Second from bottom ‘P’ on the small map on this page. (Although I doubt it would be encouraged!)

  4. Just completed the Fernilee Reservoir Circular, lovely walk! Which one of these walks would you recommend to get the best views across the valley? Great Website!

    I’d probably go for walk 13: Errwood circular. David

  5. I would like to spend the day with my baby girl who is 9 month, in the Goyt Valley. Which walk would you recommend with a pram? Thank you very much!

    There’s a page here on paths that are suitable for anyone with mobility issues. They’d also suit anyone with a pram or pushchair. David

  6. Is there a booklet available for these walks?

    I’m afraid not, Shirley. But it is on my list of things to do. Trouble is, the list gets longer rather than shorter! David


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