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GOYT VALLEY - 03/02/04

Today's photos are from our visit yesterday (Sunday 02/05/04) to the Goyt Valley located on the Cheshire/Derbyshire border. The weather was dry and bright, with temperatures reaching 16˚C.

Our walk today is approximately 4 miles long, starting from the Street carpark. From the 1st May until the end of September, between 10:30am and 5:30pm you cannot drive any further through the Goyt Valley than this point. We walk south along the road with the Errwood Reservoir on our left. On reaching the Errwood car park we follow signs towards the impressive ruins of Errwood Hall, as photos above.
     
From the Hall ruins we head northwest, following signs for the Spanish Shrine. We walk through the valley with views across to the peaks of Shining Tor and Cats Tor. The Spanish Shrine, as shown in photos above, was built in the memory of Miss Dolores, a companion to the Grimshawe family who lived at the nearby Errwood Hall.
     
The path brings us out on the road that runs through the valley, a little further uphill than the Street carpark. We turn right to complete the circular route with views across Errwood Reservoir.
 

  

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