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...
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...
New Buxton to Goyt walk

New Buxton to Goyt walk

Above: Click to enlarge a map of the route. And click here to view step-by-step instructions and photos. With the nights drawing in and winter fast approaching, I thought I’d take advantage of a recent break in the weather to capture the glorious...
Walk improvements

Walk improvements

Above: An example of what a difference a bit of sunshine can make! On the left is the previous photo from walk 15 Errwood to Goytsclough taken in March 2016. And on the right is the same view retaken in July 2019. I’ve been spending some time tidying up the...
Three Shires Head walk

Three Shires Head walk

Above: A photo taken in summer from Pannier Pools up to one of the two packhorse bridges at Three Shires Head. The name came from the pannier bags slung across either side of the packhorses. It’s been a while since I’ve added another walk to the series (up...
Goyt walks from satellite

Goyt walks from satellite

I chose the 8-mile circular walk from Buxton to Errwood Reservoir to create this Google Earth test as it’s one of the most popular – and longest – on the site. Please let me know if you enjoy it, or have any suggestions for making improvements....
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...