Goyt Valley

COVID 19 update

Our recreation site car park and toilets will remain open, following Government guidance. We will continue to monitor this.

Please follow social distancing guidelines, stick to the footpath, and keep a 2 metre distance to ensure the safety of yourself, other visitors and our staff.

Please only visit our recreation sites if you are local to the area.

Please only visit with your household, your bubble, or to meet one other person.

Please act responsibly, stay local and stay safe.Goyt ValleyThe colourful Goyt Valley is worth a visit at any time of year. In spring the Rhodenendrons around the ruins of Errwood Hall make a fantastic display. In late summer the flowering heather on the moorland brings purple hues to the valley before the burst of autumnal colour from the valley woodland.

There are several walking routes around the valley and links to longer walks within the Peak District.

Fly fishing and sailing on Errwood Reserovir, provides quiet enjoyment of the water.

Location   Opening Hours   Parking   Picnic Area

Errwood Reservoir, Buxton, nearby postcode: SK17 6GJ. (this postcode is actually for the private Errwood Sailing Club).

Tel: 01925 463 065.

  Open all day, every day.  

Errwood Hall car park – with good access to wheelchair route.

Derbyshire Bridge car park – managed by Peak District National Park Authority
Open: summer -  9:00am to 8:00pm
winter-  9:00am to 4:00pm.

  Close to main car parks.
Walking   Other Activities   Information   Sailing

Several walks around the reservoirs and also links to higher routes leading to Shining Tor and Cats Tor.

East route from Errwood Hall car park to the ruins of Errwood Hall.

  Why not take a walk around the ruins of Errwood Hall.   Interpretation boards at car parks.   Sailing, wind surfing, kayaks and rowing boats available through Errwood Sailing Club.


We want to share our beautiful sites with you, and we ask you enjoy them in a manner that allows others to enjoy them after you, this includes:

  • Following the Countryside Code - Respect, Protect and Enjoy.
  • Taking your litter home, or using the available bins.
  • Keeping dogs under control for the safety of livestock and others.
  • Respecting farmers at work on the land by leaving gates as you find them.
  • Sticking to paths when walking, running or cycling. This helps us protect the sensitive ecosystems that form the habitats on our sites.
  • Please help guard against wildfires by not bringing BBQ’s and taking care with disguarded cigarettes.

  • You may also want to read about:

    Reservoir safety

    Blue-green algae

    Giant hogweed

    Recreation permits