Packhorse bridge reopened

Packhorse bridge reopened

Above: It’s wonderful to see the picturesque packhorse bridge returned to its former glory, and reopened for walkers. The historic packhorse bridge that once lay in the heart of Goyt’s Bridge has finally been repaired and the barriers removed. It took...
Windgather to Shining Tor

Windgather to Shining Tor

Above: The view from Windgather Rocks north towards Minninglow on the far horizon. Above: Click to play a ‘Relive’ of the walk, and use the expand button to view in full-screen. At 11 miles, this is one of the longest walks featured on the website. But the...
Footpath closures

Footpath closures

Above: The more larch the Forestry Commission fells, the better I like it! The inset map shows the path closures (see below). Page update, August 2021: The Forestry Commission have changed their plans and they won’t be working around Goytsclough until 2022....
GV walks on OutdoorActive

GV walks on OutdoorActive

Above: At first glance, there doesn’t seem much difference between the two apps. I’m just hoping the new one is just as reliable as the old one. I’ve been using the ViewRanger app for a few years now and have come to completely rely on it. And...
Buxton to Burbage Edge walk

Buxton to Burbage Edge walk

Above: There are some wonderful views across both Buxton and the surrounding moorlands from Burbage Edge. Above: Click to play a ‘Relive’ of the walk, and use the expand button to view in full-screen. It’s been over a year since I last posted a walk...
Packhorse bridge closed

Packhorse bridge closed

Above: A small plaque beside the bridge explains that it was rebuilt here in 1965 during the construction of the reservoir. The packhorse bridge has now been closed for a few weeks waiting for the land-owners, United Utilities, to repair the stonework at the foot of...
Joe Brown’s Numbers

Joe Brown’s Numbers

Above: Known as ‘the human fly’, Joe was acknowledged as one of Britain’s finest mountaineers. He carved orienteering clues into rocks at 20 locations around the valley. The one above right is on the back of the shrine beside the lane leading down to...
Fernilee to Castle Naze walk

Fernilee to Castle Naze walk

Above: The panoramic views from Castle Naze, an ancient Iron Age hill fort, are truly breathtaking, and well worth the climb. Above: Click to play a ‘Relive’ of the walk, and use the expand button to view in full-screen. The walks on this website are...
Corbar to Erwood walk

Corbar to Erwood walk

Above: There’s some wonderful views across Buxton from Corbar Cross. I’ve just published walk 23 in the series; an eight-mile circular walk from Corbar Woods on the northern edge of Buxton to Errwood Reservoir, returning through Cavendish golf course. It...
A summer’s day walk

A summer’s day walk

Above: It seems a long time since I photographed this walk. It was one of those rare days of full sun and clear skies that makes the valley such a very special place. As I write, snow has started to fall outside my window. And the forecast is for another seven...