On Friday we walked from the car park next to the Derbyshire Bridge Ranger Centre, which is off the A537 Buxton to Macclesfield road just before the Cat and Fiddle if you are driving from Buxton, towards the Errwodd and Fernilee reservoirs.
The tarmacked road, which is one way only from the opposite direction, runs alongside the River Goyt all the way. The Derbyshire Bridge was so called because at one time it was the boundary between Derbyshire and Cheshire. It crosses over the river a little way down on the walk.
Above us were the moors full of heather and wild bilberry. We saw, in the distance, a grouse perched on a fence post.
Below is the pretty stone bridge we saw down in the valley crossing the River Goyt with signposts for walks over the moors. We decided to stick with the road on this visit but would love to return and walk some of the other footpaths.
As you walk closer to the reservoirs you leave the open moors behind and enter woodland where there are lots of rocky waterfalls down towards the river.
It was a very peaceful walk just one car passed us by and a few cyclists, a couple of them heading in the wrong direction down the one way only road. Fortunately we were fairly well tucked into the side of the road having heard them just in time as they don't seem to ring their warning bells anymore and just shout out 'mind' which is a wee bit disconcerting!
We followed a path down to the river bank and stood for a while watching the fast flowing river eddying across the rocks before heading up towards the road again to continue our walk.
At which point I too will take a break and continue the walk in another post.