A guide to our carer-assisted walks and places of interest – The Goyt Valley

The area of the Goyt Valley, situated between Whaley Bridge and Buxton, has a great variety of walks suitable for all abilities. It is an area of moorland, wooded valleys, reservoirs and the river Goyt. Quite high up on one side of the valley there is a dismantled railway line, which is now a level path with a gentle gradient, giving the opportunity for easy walking and wheelchair access to open moorland and stunning views across the valley. Alongside Errwood and Fernilee reservoirs there are also good level paths with Fernilee having a woodland walk with gentle to more demanding walking. For those wanting more challenging walks, there is plenty of choice around the valley and surrounding hills; the ruins of Errwood Hall in the wooded valley and the paceful little shrine below Pym Chair are interesting places to visit. Between Fernilee Reservoir and Whaley Bridge there is some lovely walking alongside the River Goyt, this area also being a nature reserve.

Goyt Valley

Goyt Valley

Goyt Valley

Goyt Valley

The Shrine

The Shrine

Errwood Reservoir

Errwood Reservoir


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