Walk reviews

All of us look for different things in a walk. Some like to stride across open moors with the wind in their face. Others may prefer a more gentle stroll along picturesque river banks accompanied by the sounds of birdsong and flowing water.

On this page I’m going to provide feedback from those kind enough to get in touch after trying any of the walks featured on this site. So please let me know how you fared. Was it a good walk, did you encounter any problems, could the instructions be improved?

Please click here to send me a walk review.

2.9.17: I found your walks following a Google search and my partner and I decided to do walk 9 yesterday as it starts and ends in Buxton meaning we could get the train from Manchester and have a beer afterwards!

Firstly thank you for the walk detail. The pictures were very helpful. We are occasional walkers and can’t read OS maps so they were a great guide. We got slightly lost at point 5 as it was not clear at which point to turn and whether or not we had to go left or right once we went through the gate at point 4 (It’s no longer a stile). After we wandered about a bit we got back on track and it was straightforward navigation from there.

However we felt that the walk was challenging rather than moderate and there were several long inclines and descents although the paths were fairly easy to follow. The path at 18 with the metal sign was narrow and tricky to navigate due to the almost head height ferns on both sides. When we reached the farmers field there were some cows and a couple of bulls in there which was a bit frightening!

I appreciate this may not always be the case but I’m not sure how walkers with dogs would have got around this safely. Overall the walk stretched us and had we known it was so tough I’m not sure we would have attempted it until we were fitter and more experienced. I hope you don’t mind this feedback. Overall we felt proud of our achievements if not exhausted and tender! Thanks for putting the walks out there! Francesca.

21.8.17: I visited goyt valley yesterday how disappointed I was not only could I not use part of the park but there were no working toilets to be have disgusting I was looking forward to returning there as it’s been along time since was there don’t think I will be coming back. Jennifer Dixon.

15.7.17: I enjoyed Walk 8 today, thank you for putting this website together, I found it recently when someone mentioned Pym Chair. As far as the numbers go, my phone app reckoned it to be more like 6.5 miles. As a mid-40s male just getting in to walking, it took me just under 2.5 hours. Steve.

11.7.17. Shining Tor walk was excellent, varied, spectacular views. Thank you! Very clear until the end. Got lost trying to find the bridges and turned out we must have gone down the wrong path. We followed the river down rather than going through the stone gate pillars. I think that must have been the mistake but instructions could have been clearer at this point. James

18.6.17. Just wanted to thank you for your excellent website. Myself and 17 friends stayed in Buxton recently to celebrate our thirtieth birthdays and spent a lovely afternoon walking in the Goyt valley following the routes on your site. It was great to be able to read about the history of the area as we walked. It really is a beautiful place. Ian.

11.3.17. Did walk 6 to Taxal today. Good walk, thank you for your excellent directions. The footpath past the old pumping station is still closed. The notice now says it will be open at the end of March 2017. Pat.

Did the Errwood circular walk today and instructions were mostly good but though walking through mud is never a problem for us the boards put in place were of no help as they were too slippery to use and you can see we were not the only ones to think this as there are lots of walked areas bypassing the boards. They need to have chicken wire or something on them to enable people to safely use them or the areas around will become more eroded. Even my surefooted Collie was having problems. Dawn.

Loved following your Fernilee circle walk today – photos and instructions were excellent. Just wondering which to do tomorrow! Libby

Took the family up to Errwood Hall yesterday, a thoroughly enjoyable walk. Living in Macclesfield we often take local family walks so it’s great to be able to read about the local history. We’ve enjoyed spending time on the website this morning and I’ll be back when we’re next off to walk in the Goyt Valley. Jon

Just wanted to say thank you very much for all the effort you have put in to this website. Today my friends and I completed the round route from Buxton to Errwood reservoir and found your instructions extremely helpful. A beautiful walk! Nina.

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  • Walk 1: The Riverside
  • Walk 2: Errwood Hall
  • Walk 3: Valley views
  • Walk 4: Errwood Hall & The Shrine
  • Walk 5: The packhorse bridge
  • Walk 6: Taxal Edge
  • Walk 7: The rhododendrons
  • Walk 8: Shining Tor
  • Walk 9: Buxton to Errwood
  • Walk 10: Old Goyt’s Lane
  • Walk 11: Derbyshire Bridge
  • Walk 12: Cromford & High Peak Railway
  • Walk 13: Errwood reservoir circular
  • Walk 14: Fernilee reservoir circular
  • Walk 15: Errwood to Goytsclough
  • Walk 16: Fernilee woodland walk
  • Walk 17: Foxlow Edge