Scenic Peak District Walk: Goyt Valley and The Tors!

On 12th May we set off to the picturesque Peak District between Cheshire and Derbyshire for our Social Circle infamous walk of Goyt Valley and the Tors (a popular area of the UK with walkers of all ages).

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The drive from South Manchester (Didsbury) is only a 40 minute trip and arriving at the stunning Goyt Valley is more than worth it!

This walk is great for people of all abilities and at a difficulty grading of 3 no one will be busting a gut! This is a brisk yet relaxing, scenic journey through this beautiful part of the country.

There are a few steepish slopes along the way, but nothing too strenuous, and the rewards are some magnificent views across open countryside.
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Starting at Errwood Reservoir in the Peak District’s Goyt Valley, this beautiful walk takes in a forest, a grit stone edge, a moorland ridge, and a secluded woodland valley.

Along the way we will pass through Windgather Rocks, Cats Tor, and Shining Tor, then work our around to Errwood Reservoir.

The circular walk starts from a footpath just before Errwood Hall car park. Parts of the walk can get muddy, so walking boots are recommended.

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The path leads along Foxlow Edge, then a short distance along the old Roman road known as The Street, before heading left along the ridge line towards Shining Tor.

From the Tor, it’s back towards Errwood Reservoir. The path leads all the way back to the reservoir, a slight detour along the small footpath down Shooter’s Clough reveals the ruins of Errwood Hall.

Details of our Peak District Walk:

Distance: 9.5 miles
Duration: 5h
Difficulty: 3

Following the walk we will be enjoying a relaxing, social and well deserved Sunday roast and drink at The Beehive in nearby Combs.
Kit list: hat, gloves, warm clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers, walking trousers walking boots as may be slippy tea flask.

To enjoy us on this scenic adventure in the Peak District book now to avoid disappointment because places are booked quickly!