Autumn has arrived here in the Goyt Valley, and the leaves are starting to turn from rich greens to glorious golds. This easy three mile circular walk starts from the small car park at Derbyshire Bridge, which is clearly signposted, about 4 miles west of Buxton, just down from the A537 Buxton to Macclesfield Road.

Passing along the old Buxton to Macclesfield road, it then crosses open moorland to reach the small packhorse bridge which once stood in the heart of the hamlet of Goyt’s Bridge, before it vanished under the cold waters of Errwood Reservoir.

I prefer this walk in Spring – before the ferns have grown too thick. And there may be too much walking on tarmac for somme people’s tastes. But hey – the sun is shining and the colours are wonderful, so what’s to complain about!