Above: The old pump room has completely vanished! It was quite an eye-sore so I’m not sorry to see it go. And it means the footpath to Taxal has finally reopened.

It’s taken almost a year, but the footpath between Fernilee and Taxal, past the old pump house, has finally reopened.

The track along the eastern bank of the River Goyt is one of my favourites. It means that walk 6 between the main car park and Taxal, and walk 14 around Fernilee Reservoir, are both now passable.

The path had been closed to remove asbestos from the old building. But I hadn’t realised that the entire construction was to be demolished.

The building was quite an eye-sore, so I wasn’t disappointed to see it go. But it may confuse anyone who tries to follow some of the walk instructions and videos!

Taking a break

I’m taking a break from working on this website as I’m moving down to Somerset. I started it back in 2011, so it’s been quite a long project, but wonderfully enjoyable.

I’m hoping to come back to it in the not-too-distant future as I have lots of projects I’d like to complete. And I’ll try to respond to anyone who gets in touch.

My sincere thanks to everyone who has helped and contributed over the years.

Best wishes

David