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In view of the current severe weather conditions, this walk has been cancelled


Richard Sandover


A 5.5 mile walk from Whaley Bridge station up to Fernilee Reservoir and returning on the other side of the river Goyt (depending on the weather this may be repositioned to just one side of the river).

There is a great variety of beautiful landscape through woods, besides the river, across meadows, and finally up to the reservoir. The walk traverses through the village of Taxal and then on through the nature reserve of Hillsbridge Wood, and on through Knipe. A stop for lunch is included at the head of the reservoir where there are splendid views across the valley.

Some very moderate ascents up to the reservoir (about 500 ft. in total) though no serious hill climbing involved. Dogs are welcome; they would need to be on a lead for some of the walk. There will be a pub stop at the end of the walk at The Cock Inn in Whaley Bridge.

Walking boots/shoes essential, this is in March and it will be very muddy in parts! Please bring a packed lunch as there are not any cafes/shops en route.

Start Point and Time

Whaley Bridge Railway station car park, 

11.30 for 11.45 start (NB slightly earlier start time than usual). 

Postcode: SK23 7AA

There is free parking at the station though it is very limited and on a first come first served basis. However, if you cannot get a place here, there is plenty of free road parking on the main road running through the town.

Directions to Start

From the north take the A6 South and turn off right toward Whaley Bridge after passing Furness Vale. From the south, the A500 Buxton Rd goes through the town. By train, direct from Piccadilly Station, there is a train that departs at 10.51 which arrives at 11.30.


Richard – Mobile: 07762783810