Above: A view across Fernilee Reservoir. There are also some wonderful views across Errwood.
Above: Click to play a ‘Relive’ of the walk, and use the expand button to view in full-screen.
I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to post a walk around both reservoirs. It was only when someone told me they’d just done the circuit that I realised I’d not included it.
At just under eight miles, it’s one of the longest walks in the series. But it’s a hugely rewarding walk with wonderful views over both reservoirs, and also includes the historic packhorse bridge as well as the enigmatic ruins of Errwood Hall.
I recorded it in early June – which is perhaps the best time of the year; when the rhododendrons around the hall are in full bloom, and the ferns on the far side of Errwood Reservoir are not too tall and dense. Having said that, it’s a walk I’d do at any time to enjoy the many glories of the Goyt Valley.
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