Errwood Reservoir, Goyt Valley, Derbyshire – May 2021

A fabulous walk around Errwood Reservoir in Derbyshire. It’s only four miles from Buxton, but it is a million miles away in peace and quiet. It can be quite steep so a stout pair of walking boots is recommended. Even if there hasn’t been rain for a while, the peat moorland around the reservoirs hangs on to water and gradually releases it so expect soggy walking at times.

I managed a bit of athletic jumping from dry spot to dry spot.

Also expect some of the paths high up to be quite worn from lots of visitors and take care. On a warm, hazy day in May I encountered half a dozen people at most.

It’s quite curious to be up so high but see sand and taste salt from some prehistoric sea that once covered the area.

There’s plenty of car parks around the trail. Take your pick!

These pictures and videos are @Aidan Parr 2021, so please ask permission if you want to use them. I’ll probably say ‘yes’!

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