The Goyt Valley - Shining Tor - Pym Chair

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The long-neglected grounds of Errwood Hall provide the starting point for this varied walk, which takes in the heights of Shining Tor and Cats Tor with their views west to the Cheshire Plain and east to the Goyt Valley, before descending into the valley for some tranquil walking along the edges of the Fernilee and Errwood Reservoirs.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Wildlife, Woodland
13/07/2019 - Kieran McMahon

Completed this walk today 13/7 , its an excellent walk , very easy to follow with stunning views 10 out of 10

13/07/2019 - Kieran McMahon

Completed this walk today 13/7 , its an excellent walk , very easy to follow with stunning views 10 out of 10

08/12/2015 - Malcolm Watts

Did this walk in wet weather Dec 2015 and found it to be a great introduction to the Goyt Valley and Shining Tor ridge. Approaching WP 13, there is a fingerpost for Windgather, which comes out on the road almost opposite the continuation towards Windgather Rocks, rather than on the bend in the road as shown on the OS 50k map. Photo from this point emailed to admin.

27/06/2013 - Di Farrell

I do this hike at least 2-3 times a year and it is fabulous late May early June when the yellow azalea are out as they are highly scented. I find it dog friendly as you can avoid cows by using an alternative route at Madscar Farm if needed as shown to me by the farmer to get to Fernilee reservoir. Also for a change, it's nice to keep right at Fernilee reservoir dam, go uphill for 15-20 metres the turn left through the Goyt valley to reach Errwood reservoir. Di Farrell

28/02/2013 - John Wright

I completed this walk in 4 hrs 10 minutes with a group of people from work plus 3 dogs. The weather was fantastic and the views were spectacular. The walk was easy to follow with clear instructions. I do have a photograph of waypoint 13which the walk contributor requested , all I need now is to find out how to upload it or send it on. Once again, thanks for a great 5 star walk

13/02/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Stephen Glover for his updates for this walk. Februray 2012. Adrian (Admin)

11/02/2012 - Stephen Glover

A very good walk, well described so easy to follow and with wonderful views and diverse countryside. I added a couple of miles by going across Taxal Moor to Taxal and then South to rejoin walk 1195 at Overton Hall Farm. Thanks.

10/08/2011 - alan daniel

Very pleasant walk... I'm new to walking any reasonable distance,and I can recommend this to a reasonably healthy beginner.

09/01/2011 - paul mcconkey

Great walk, with only 2 stiles. Both of them had a dog hatch; I would say this is dog friendly. GPS measured 10 miles and the height on the GPS was 1800FT.

26/09/2009 - Christine Bibby

This is a great walk - more like 10 miles and we enjoyed every step of the way. The part which was described as being possibly boggy is no longer a problem as it has been paved over - almost the entire length from Shining Tor to Cats Tor.

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