Peak District walk

Home » Latest News » Peak District walk

The June ARS (Audlem Ramblers Society) walk on Saturday 13th is a 10.5 mile stroll around the Goyt Valley on the edge of the Peak District. ( A shorter option of approximately 8.00 miles with about 200 metres less climbing is available)

The walk allows us to explore some Victorian ruins, graveyard and a shrine, some mysterious moors and also scale the highest point of Cheshire at 559 metres. In addition, hopefully the rhododendrons will still be in full flower.

The ruins and graveyard are what remains of Erwood Hall, the family home of the Grimshawe family, which was demolished when one of the reservoirs was built. The shrine was built by the same family to honour a favourite nanny, Senorita Dolores de Bergria, who died in 1899.

The walk first explores the ruins of the home before heading up to the shrine, We then climb an easy ridge which is the county boundary between Cheshire and Derbyshire (nb can be a bit boggy in wet weather) over Cat Tor and up to Shining Tor. At 559 metres this is the highest point in Cheshire and I am advised the 9th highest of the English county tops.

We then descend down into the valley* before climbing up the the other side onto Burbage Edge. A walk along the Edge is followed by a steep descent before we make our way back to our starting point.

* those wishing to shorten the walk can make their way down a minor road from here back to the starting point.

The full walk is about 10.5 miles with a total ascent of 650 metres and probably rates 3 boots on our measure of difficulty. Meet on Audlem car park at 8.00am.

Anyone wanting more info about the area could look at


popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Wed 26 Feb 6:06am  |  hits: 1,451

Update: Helen Cartwright sent us this good news on Dime the Lost Dog."I'm delighted to tell you that she was found yesterday, safe and sound having run all the way to Wybunbury!Many thanks for your helpKind regardsHelen Wainwright"Lost: Mainly Black, Some White On Face And Chest And White Tip On Her Tail Border Collie Female.Her name is DimeLost somewhere between the...

Jo and Allan Brown
Sun 23 Feb 6:09am  |  hits: 1,081

Allan and Jo Brown — Pillars of our CommunityAs I sit here with my glass of wine — alcohol is necessary because no great story ever began with someone eating a salad — I contemplate the fact that great pubs don't happen by accident. Some clever people have made them happen, through their choice of staff, drinks, decor, furnishings and, more importantly, by stamping their personalities on...

road closed
Sat 22 Feb 6:06am  |  hits: 989

Information from Cheshire East Proposed Traffic Management ReportFriday February 28thLonghill Lane will be closed "near Audlem Cricket Club and Windmill Lane" from 9.30am to 3.30pm.This is to allow the erection of Horse Warning...