Below: The walk between Errwood and Goytsclough is more challenging, but offers its own rewards. (Click to enlarge image.)
Walk 14 is an easy four-mile stroll around Fernilee Reservoir, but I’ve extended it slightly further than a complete circuit by continuing down to the small bridge over the Goyt and returning along the river bank. The river was flowing higher and faster than I’ve seen it for quite a few years, and it revealed the valley in all its picturesque beauty. Click to view the walk description.
Walk 15 was inspired by some recent research into the Goytsclough Paint Mill. I wanted to see if I could find any evidence of the factory buildings and mill workers’ cottages. It’s not one of my favourite walks, and it would have been better to have waited until the leaves were fully out and the paths less muddy, but I’m not complaining! Click to view this walk.
Please let me know if you’ve tried any of the walks in this series. And if you’ve got any of your own you’d like me to include.