Welcome to the Goyt

The Goyt Valley is a wonderfully magical place, lying just a few miles northwest of Buxton in the heart of The Peak District National Park.

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People have enjoyed visiting the valley since Victorian times. Strolling along the banks of the small stream which will become the River Goyt as it meanders over limestone rocks and through picturesque woodland.

The construction of two large reservoirs – Fernilee in 1937 and Errwood in 1968 – completely changed the landscape, destroying a way of life that had been here for centuries. But the area remains a wonderfully quiet and scenic place to visit.

Use the links on the left to get around. There are a number of Goyt Valley walks, as well as some wonderful photos of the small hamlet of Goyt’s Bridge before it vanished beneath the cold waters of the reservoir. As well as Errwood Hall, the grand country house that once dominated life in the valley.

I hope you enjoy exploring this website. It’s still very early days and there are lots of things I’d like to do – including walk maps and captioning the various photos. If you’d like to get in touch, or can help with the website in any way, please leave a message.

Thanks for visiting.