Zooming through time

Zooming through time

Above: The presentation starts with this wonderful illustration of a young girl crossing the stepping stones at Goyt’s Bridge, with the packhorse bridge in the background. I’ve had approaches from various local groups over the years asking if I’d...
Wildside valley walk

Wildside valley walk

Above: Neil on the left interviews yours truly at the ruins of Errwood Hall. Professional photographer, Neil O’Connor, got in touch a few weeks back to ask whether I’d be happy to be interviewed for a video he was creating on a walk passing the ruins of...
Fernilee: a video history

Fernilee: a video history

Above: Joe and Prudence Hibbert feature in the video. They lived at Bunsal Farm and were the last family to leave the valley. I’ve just posted another Goyt Valley video on YouTube – on the history of Fernilee Reservoir. It’s less than 10-minutes...
A postcard history

A postcard history

Above: This postcard showing a group of children beside the gate leading into Goytclough, with a carriage full of tourists in the background, is one of my favourites. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for ages – create a video of the valley...
A chilled stroll to the valley

A chilled stroll to the valley

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...
Fernilee west walk video

Fernilee west walk video

Thanks to the work of the Forestry Commission in clearing a lot of the fir trees, there are now some great views across the valley from the first section, along the wide woodland track. And the return path, alongside the western shore of the reservoir, is always...
Foxlow Edge walk video

Foxlow Edge walk video

Walk 17 along Foxlow Edge starts from a small lay-by on the old Roman road known as ‘The Street’. It passes St. Joseph’s Shrine (above), and includes some wonderful panoramic views. I’ve just added the video for walk 17: a short, 1.5 mile...
A birds’ eye view

A birds’ eye view

I’ve taken a look at the drone on the maker’s website and it does look fairly idiot-proof. Which it would need to be if I’m not to drop such an expensive bit of kit in the middle of Errwood Reservoir! With Christmas fast approaching, I thought it...
Goyt’s Bridge video

Goyt’s Bridge video

Above: This suave gentleman features in the video (click to enlarge). He is Captain Preston, who married the younger Grimshawe sister, Genevieve, in 1891. He’s pictured on the steps leading up to the family’s hill-top cemetery – which is where he now...
Fernilee video added

Fernilee video added

Walk 14 around Fernilee Reservoir starts from the main car park. Click here to view the video, along with detailed directions and photos. I’ve just added the video for walk 14: an easy, four-mile circular stroll around Fernilee Reservoir, with an additional...