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GOYT VALLEY CIRCULAR TRAIL | PEAK DISTRICT | CHALLENGING | 11.5 MILES

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm BST

A fabulous walk in the GOYT valley area of the beautiful Peak District.

🥾 ABOUT THE WALK 🥾

Please check the W3W link for exact location of the start of this walk.

The Goyt Valley is located in the Peak District National Park near Buxton and is a beautiful place for a meander along its two reservoirs: Fernilee and Errwood reservoirs.

West of the valley is Shining Tor, the highest hill in Cheshire, which offers breathtaking views from its summit.

This trail takes you through the valley, passing Errwood Hall and heading up Shining Tor and Cats Tor before returning along the banks of the Fernilee Reservoir.

We continue south along the Goyt stream, which flows past limestone cliffs and through gorgeous woodlands until we reach the head of the valley and make the ascent up to Shining Tor. On a clear day, you will have wonderful views over Derbyshire and Cheshire from this summit.

Follow the path with a wall on your right as it crosses the heather-covered moor. Continue on the flagstone path, which soon turns soft and peaty underfoot and can be boggy after rain, so come prepared with the appropriate footwear.

We then head over Cats Tor and down the north ridge along the edge of the woodland before traversing various fields as you make your way to the northern end of Fertile Reservoir.

We will pass through several gates, and there are also flights of steps to negotiate. Some sections along this trail can be boggy at times, and the grassy downhill sections can get slippery after rainfall, so come prepared with the appropriate footwear.

❓ ROUND-ROBIN QUESTION: It’s the Grand National Today – did you place a bet?

Please arrive by 8.45 am we will set off at 9 am sharp. If this is your first AG walk, then please arrive nice and early and seek out the walk leader who will be wearing a red “walk leader” pin badge.

📍 WHAT3WORDS: https://what3words.com/tumble.immunity.overture

Click the link above, then click “Navigate using Google Maps” . We often meet in places where there is no postcode, so we encourage you to use the What3Words app which will take you to the exact location.

🗣 WALK LEADER(S): Kelly Costello Cox

🐶 IS THIS WALK DOG FRIENDLY? Small dogs only as there are many stiles on this walk.

☕️ REFRESHMENTS: Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and plenty of water / coffee with you.

🎒 WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

* Good trainers or walking shoes (and other clothes of course!).

* A drink.

  • Something to sit on for lunch.

⛑ RULES TO KEEP YOU SAFE :

  • We walk in all weathers, however, if we have a weather warning then the event may be cancelled. Keep an eye on your emails and the Facebook event page for notifications of any cancellations.
  • We will only ever walk in groups of 15 or less. If we have more than 15, we will usually have two walk leaders and walk in opposite directions.
  • We supply free sweets at the halfway stage – we call this “squidge and dip” – hand sanitiser, then dip in for your free sweets.

Venue

The Street Car Park – Peak District NP
The Street, Buxton, SK23 7HB
Buxton, SK23 7HB GB
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.

Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.

By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.

Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.

Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.

Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that we have a maximum of two dogs per walker and that the welfare of the animals remains your responsibility throughout your walk.  On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.

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