443 Fernilee

The wintery sky was grey enough to bring a smile to the faces of waterboard engineers, who had been watching with concern the exposed dry banks of the Goyt Valley reservoirs. But not a drop of rain fell as we headed up to walk the Roman Road where once Roman legions tramped from Manchester to their fort at Buxton. Though the ground was covered in ice, only scattered patches of snow remained from the New Year's brief taste of winter. Still, we did find sufficient for a snowball!

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LOCATION: Peak District, five miles south of Whaley Bridge
START: Goyt Valley signed from A5004. Park by disabled toilet at bottom of Bunsal Cob incline
Grid ref: SK018759 Postcode: SK176GJ
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Errwood, Midshires Way, Elnor Lane, Cromford & High Peak Railway

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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