Tors & Moors around The Goyt Valley

Tors & Moors around the Goyt Valley guided walk

1. Tors & Moors around The Goyt Valley

Saturday 15 April 2023.


A guided walk as part of a small group over tors, moors and through woodland surrounding Errwood Reservoir in the Goyt valley.  This walk is varied and scenic with far reaching views. 


Why not make a weekend of it and join our Roaches Walk on Sunday 16 April? 


On this walk, from the car park at the north west corner of Errwood Reservoir, we walk northward on a pretty woodland path at the side of Fernilee Reservoir.  We then ascend to Taxal Edge and enjoy a scenic high level walk over Pym Chair, Cats Tor and Shining Tor. 


We descend through beautiful woodland into Shooter's Clough and explore the ruins of Errwood Hall.  We return on lower level paths around the shores of Errwood Reservoir.


The walk is about 10 miles/16km with approx 550 metres/1800 feet of ascent/descent over ground that is sometimes rough and might be boggy in places.  

Please book and pay below.


  • Places available

Meeting Place and Time

We meet at 9.15am, ready to set off at 9.30am. 


We meet in the public car park at the north west corner of Errwood Reservoir.  There is no post code because there are no buildings locally.  


Please note that you CANNOT approach the car park down Goyt's Clough via Derbyshire Bridge off the A537 near to the Cat & Fiddle pub.  This is a one-way road that can only be used in the opposite direction.  If your sat nav tries to take you that way ignore it!  If you are travelling from Buxton, take the A5004 towards Whaley Bridge and then a couple of miles out of the town, turn left down Goyt's Lane signposted to The Goyt Valley.  Continue down the lane to the bottom of the hill.  Drive across the dam wall.  At the 'give way' turn left, then almost immediately turn right into the car park.       


The Google map to the right that you can zoom in and out of provides clarification regarding the location..  


Joining the Walk by Train? We can meet and return you to Buxton train station if you wish - just let us know when you book. Provided we’ve got enough spaces in our vehicles we don't charge for this as we are keen to promote use of public transport and help reduce traffic in the Peak District National Park.

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Further information

What to wear and bring with you on our guided walks.
PWA General Information - Open and Chall
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If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the town of Buxton is nearby.  See our accommodation page for further information.


Alternative Dates - Private Guiding

For greater flexibility, why not do this as a private guided walk on a day of your choice, either on your own or with a group of friends or family?