Goyt Valley walk 16: Fernilee woodland walk
Walk distance: 3 miles | Approximate time: 2 hours | Date recorded: July 2016
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Walk description & directions
I recorded this walk in early July, when the sun had finally managed to break through the clouds and the leaves were fresh and gloriously green. As well as parking spaces at the southern end of the reservoir, there’s an alternative starting point from a car park at the northern end. Simply follow the signs to Fernilee from the Buxton to Whaley Bridge road.
The walk along the eastern shore of Fernilee Reservoir is probably the most popular in the Goyt valley, particularly for dog-walkers and families with young children. Many people simply walk along the old railway track, but I always prefer to do a complete circuit. And for this walk, I’ve gone along the woodland path on the other side, rather than keeping to the shore-line.