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Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
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Opening hours

Goyt Valley offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year 

How to find us

How to find us

The Goyt Valley is approximately 3 miles North West of Buxton and is signposted off the A5004 between Buxton and Whaley Bridge.

Goyt Valley, The Street, Buxton, SK17 6SX
By Car

Car Parks are located at Pym Chair, The Street and Errwood Hall. At all times a one way system operates from Errwood to Derbyshire Bridge. From May 1st to the end of September on Sundays and Bank Holidays (10:30am – 5:30pm), the road from The Street to Derbyshire Bridge is closed to visitor traffic, except for cyclists, horse riders, walkers, emergency services and special permit holders.

OS Grid Ref

53.278150741822, -1.9816642999649

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Goyt Valley. 

Car Parks are located at Pym Chair, The Street and Errwood Hall.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Contact details

The Goyt Valley forms part of the Peak District National Park and is rich in industrial heritage, wildlife, farming and recreation opportunities

Stunning views across the Errwood Reservoir, picturesque natural scenery and endless rolling hills make Goyt Valley the perfect location for an adventurous day out in the Peak District. 

The Peak District National Park Authority, United Utilities and Forestry England work together to provide access and conservation management for the benefit of people and wildlife.

The landscape you see today has a rich history and was shaped and carved out by successive Ice Ages and the River Goyt. 

At a glance

  • Walking 
  • Stunning views 
  • Dogs welcome 

Things to do

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Follow the waymarked woodland walk starting from Errwood car park. The walk takes you through the historic ruins of Errwood Hall, built by the Grimshawe family in around 1840. A series of information plaques on the route help to guide you. 

Its grounds still contain much of interest including dense pinewoods, rhododendron and azalea bushes, ruins of workers cottages and the family cemetery. There is also a shrine that is thought to have been erected on the instigation of the Spanish lady, Miss Dolores, who was a companion to Mrs Grimshawe.

There are a selection of other paths and trails around Goyt Valley that vary in length and starting point. 

Nearby forests

Walking trail at Forty Acre Piece

Comprising of seven coniferous woodlands, Matlock Moors is not short of great walking and horse riding opportunities.

Large pond surrounded by tall trees on a sunny day

Once an aristocrat's dream, Dimmingsdale is now a delight for everyone.

Come and stroll down magnificent drives built by the Earl of Shrewsbury, where fine carriages once rode. The rolling countryside provides an abundance of woodland, streams, ponds and lakes which will transport you to a place of peace and calm.

Make sure to stop off for a drink and snack at the Rambler’s Retreat which offers a wide range of refreshments in a relaxed setting.

Black rocks landscape

The wood takes it's name from a sizable gritstone outcrop called Black Rocks and forms part of a larger woodland called Cromford Moor. The area is managed in partnership with Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service.

The wood is situated on a hill with splendid views of the Derwent Valley and contains remains of quarries and other workings.

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