Goyt Valley Circular Walk Through Errwood Hall Ruins (short)
Here’s a nice, short, scenic walk through Goyt Valley in the Peak District.
On this walk you’ll visit: Castedge cottage ruins, Errwood Hall Burial Ground and the Errwood Hall Ruins. Plus you’ll get some spectacular views of the Errwood Reservoir!
Please note, although most of this is pretty easy, there are parts of it that get a bit steep going down hill through some bushes. However, if you’re not overly fussed about seeing the burial ground, we have included instructions on how to skip the most difficult parts.
Here’s Your Route:
You start the walk at Errwood Hall Parking, it’s a free car park and there’s usually space here. Some of the roads on the way can be a bit tight but it’s a very scenic drive through to the car park.
To the back right side of the car park you’ll see a path leading up to an information sign. Follow up this path.
Continue on this path through the gap in the stone wall.
The path then splits off into two, stick to the path on the right.
You’ll shortly walk through two metal gate posts.
After following this path for some time, you’ll reach a section where there are stairs going up on the right.
The ruins of Errwood hall are up these stairs, however you’ll want to continue on past them as we’ll get there slightly further on the walk.
If you want to make this walk a bit easier, you can go up these stairs and continue on this route from this step here (however you will skip the Errwood Hall Burial Ground).
You’ll shortly see these gate pillars on your right. Do not come off of your path here, walk by the gate pillars and continue on up the hill
After you walk by the ruins you’ll see the path splits into multiple directions.
Turn right at the sign towards Foxlow Edge and then immediately turn right and walk through the Castedge Cottage ruins.
Follow this path up to the top of the hilltop
After visiting the Errwood Hall Burial Ground walk back out of the gate and along the path directly opposite, shown below
Turn right when you come to the folk in the path, shown below
This is how it’ll look on the right
Follow this path through the bushes (it can be quite difficult in places, but it doesn’t last for long).
Then when you reach the footpath at the bottom, turn left (as shown below)
Follow this path down the hill, you’ll come to a set of steps you’ll need to walk down, continue on down those and you’ll shortly arrive at the Errwood Hall ruins as shown below
Walk on by the ruins, keeping the ruins on your left.
Follow the path around the ruins.
This will lead you up a path where you have a river running along side you to your right.
Follow the steps down and then cross over the bridge (this is a great spot for paddling and playing in the river).
Shortly after the bridge you’ll see another bridge on your left and a path with steps going up to the right. Do not cross the second bridge, instead go up the stairs on your right shown below
Walk up these steps.
Once you reach the top of the steps continue one straight towards woodland walk (signposted)
You’ll then come to a Y junction where you’ll need to take the path on the right.
Follow on this path for a good few minutes.
You’ll follow this path for a while down towards Errwood Reservoir.
Once you reach the road at the bottom of this path, turn right across the bridge
Follow the road a short way up the hill and the car park where you started will be on your right.
Goyt Valley Bird Sightings
Throughout most of the year, you’ll be able to see a variety of birds on the Goyt Valley circular walk as it crosses a variety of suitable habitats for birds.
Here’s some of the bird sightings that have been reported in Goyt Valley:
- Blue Tit
- Great Tit
- Coal Tit
- Long Tailed Tit
- Mistle Thrush
- Song Thrush
- Great Spotted Woodpecker
- Canada Geese
- Red Kite
- Tawny Owl
- Short Eared Owl
- Red Grouse
- Golden Plover
- Grey Wagtail
- Grey Wagtail
- Pied Wagtail