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...
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...
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...
Rainow to Lamaload walk

Rainow to Lamaload walk

Above: The evocative ruins of Thursbitch, in the shadow of the ridge line between Cats Tor and Shining Tor high up to the left. The first time I tried to follow this walk my phone battery completely died, leaving me with only a vague idea of the way back. It happened...
Goyt Valley on ViewRanger

Goyt Valley on ViewRanger

Above: All the walks on this website are now on ViewRanger. Click here to view them. Walking apps have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Keen walkers say they’re no replacement for an OS map and compass. But until I get lost on some wind-swept...
25ml Goyt Valley walk

25ml Goyt Valley walk

Above: Walkers of all ages set out from Buxton at a cracking pace at the start of the 25-mile route. I have to admit that I’m a bit of a fair-weather stroller when it comes to walks. A gentle eight miles with blue skies and picturesque views is my perfect day....