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....
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...
Whaley Bridge to Taxal

Whaley Bridge to Taxal

Above: The wonderfully picturesque view from the bridge over the Goyt at Taxal (point 3 on the map below). Above: click to expand map. Some time ago Irene got in touch to ask how easy it was to get to the Goyt Valley using public transport. And my blunt answer was...
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...
Walk 18: Fernilee west bank

Walk 18: Fernilee west bank

Above: This attractive footpath is at around point 9 on the map below. Above: The walk starts from the small carpark at the northern end of Fernilee Reservoir. (Click to enlarge.) I’ve just added walk 18 to the series: Fernilee Reservoir west bank. It’s...
Walk 17: Foxlow Edge

Walk 17: Foxlow Edge

Above: The walk starts from a small lay-by on the old Roman road known as ‘The Street’. (Click to enlarge.) This 1½ mile walk along Foxlow Edge, returning via the narrow path to St Joseph’s Shrine, is one of the shortest in the series. It’s an...