It’s now the end of March 2012 and we’ve been enjoying a mini-heat wave. The weather’s been glorious and it’s been ideal for exploring this truly magical part of the Peak District.

The water levels in the reservoirs returned to normal in January 2012.

It’s good to see the water level in the two reservoirs back to normal from the low levels of last year (although I was hoping some of the submerged buildings of Goyt’s Bridge might have surfaced – as they’ve done in previous times of water shortage).

It’s been a while since I’ve worked on the website, and I’m determined to see if I can take it further during the coming year.

I’ve got another couple of walks to add to the series I made last year. One from Bishops Lane in Buxton, circling Errwood Reservoir. And another down the original road to Goyt’s Bridge, returning along the wonderfully named Wildmoorstone Brook, and then along the old railway track.

But the video I’m really looking forward to making is one on Errwood Hall and the hamlet of Goyt’s Bridge, using old maps and photos to bring the area to life.

My thanks to John Powell for helping me identify many of the buildings shown in the Goyt Valley photo gallery. And for others who have kindly been in touch with information and stories about life in the valley, particularly Paul Mason whose parents built and ran the Dish & Spoon cafe beside the Cat & Fiddle pub.