Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge


A former railway line providing elevated views across the moors and woodlands of the Goyt Valley.

Goyt route

Access for All

Distance: 1 km to the embankment

Nearest Facilities: Buxton


  1. Pass to the left of the field gate from the car park opposite.
  2. Continue above the reservoir and along the track to a lone tree and the embankment.

The Goyt Route Map (280KB) 

Getting there

Start at car park at Goyt’s Lane, via the A5004 north-west of Buxton.

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK 0232 7515

Postcode: SK17 6GJ

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Do you know?

  • The former Cromford and High Peak Railway linked the Cromford and the Peak Forest canals.
  • The reservoir provided water for the stationary steam engine, which hauled trains up the incline, and was also used as an ice rink in Victorian times.
  • The bubbling call of the curlew may be heard across the moors.

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