Fernilee Reservoir

Very easy walk with a choice of well sign-posted routes through the woods on the north side of the water. Suitable for playing Gruffalo Woods with the kids! It's not worth taking scooters as the uneven ground will undoubtedly tip them off and bikes are not allowed.

Technical sheet
No. 444163
A Hartington Upper Quarter walk posted on 01/01/17 by julest1976. Update : 19/01/18
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h30[?]
Distance Distance : 2.82mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 213ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 213ft
Highest point Highest point : 958ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 817ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Peak District
Location Location : Hartington Upper Quarter
Starting point Starting point : N 53.279602° / W 1.975474°
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Description

(D) Park by the toilet block at the bottom of Goyt's Lane. Take the path on the right down to the reservoir and follow to the dam. This path is muddy in places and too uneven for scooters, though no problem on foot!

(1) Cross the dam admiring the view back up the reservoir and take the signposted path left back up through the woods. You can choose between the 'Woodland Walk' or the 'Waterside Walk' (both well sign-posted). My six year old prefers the waterside walk as there is opportunity to skim stones but also plenty of fallen trees to climb and explore.

(2) On reaching the dam, take the path down to the left and cross the grassy bank of the dam behind the control house, before climbing the road back up to the car park.

Estimated time 1.1/2 hrs at six year old pace, allowing for trips, falls and apple stops.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 935ft - Goyt's Lane Car Park
1 : mi 1.21 - alt. 823ft - Cross the dam
2 : mi 2.57 - alt. 902ft - Take path down to left
D/A : mi 2.82 - alt. 935ft - Goyt's Lane Car Park

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.22/5
Number of opinions : 3
Description quality : 4.67/5
Routemap quality : 3.67/5
Walk interest : 4.33/5


Walker
on Mon 12 Oct 2020 15:56:30 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 11/10/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

great walk did it with toddlers and baby with a pram it was bumpy a bit.


Walker
on Mon 20 Jul 2020 11:10:08 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 28/06/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Average
Walk interest : Very good

Varied and interesting but parking a nightmare because of popularity


Walker
on Wed 21 Feb 2018 19:01:56 CET

Many thanks for your feedback on this walk. If you have any suggestions on how to make the walk description clearer, please let us know and we will make the changes needed


Walker
on Wed 21 Feb 2018 18:19:58 CET

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 31/01/18
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

We enjoyed this walk and appreciated the second short cut as it began to snow heavily. We were confused at one point when the instruction to find a path beside a house was not completely clear.

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