GOYT VALLEY - 03/03/07

Photos on this page are from a walk today and also from a visit to the Goyt Valley area in November 06.

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Our short circular walk today started from the car park just off Goyt's Lane at the top of the Bunsal Incline where the dismantled Cromford and High Peak railway line used to run in the 19th century. The small reservoir at the start of our walk served the stationary steam engine that was used to bring trains up the steep Bunsal Incline on the track that linked the Peak Forest Canal at Whaley Bridge with the Cromford Canal at Matlock.
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We follow the route of the dismantled railway past the reservoir in a south easterly direction walking nearly as far as the entrance to an old tunnel on the route before almost turning back on ourselves and following a footpath that dropped down towards Errwood Reservoir. The railway line was first completed in 1831 and a passenger service ran on the line from 1874 but it was ceased in 1877 after a fatal accident.
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Our walk then took us along the eastern bank of Errwood Reservoir before crossing Goyt's Lane further down the Bunsal Incline at Bunsal Cob before climbing uphill back towards the start of our walk.


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