WALX Activity: Etherow-Goyt Valley Way Part 1

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Main Instructor:

Tim Bowman

Walk Description:

Etherow Goyt Valley Way Part 1

This walk is a linear A-B walk starting at Etherow Country Park and finishing at Vernon Park.

We'll be walking through ancient woodland along the river Etherow towards the aqueduct on Marple Canal where we'll climb steps up to the canal before heading up and over Hyde Bank tunnel where we'll join another ancient wood.  From there the path widens as we make our way towards Pear Mill before turning away and following the Goyt after a short climb we enter Woodbank Park and head to Veron Park Cafe for refreshments.

Distance 9.55km (approx 6 Miles) with 160m eleveation gain.

Most of the paths are well made if a bit stony in places, it's a bit tricky through the first wood, but quite easy going after that with 3 climbs of note.

The 383 and the 384 bus service runs to Compstall Village it cost £3.60 from Offerton on the 12th April 2022 You may want to park your car at Vernon Park Lower Car Park and catch the 384 from opposite the car park. 

Tips to help get the most out of your walk:

1  Suitable clothing and footwear - layers are best

2  A small rucksac 

3  Light refreshments (water, fruit juice, etc)

4 Mobile phone is useful for any last minute changes

5 Walk Leaders mobile number

6 Please contact me if you need to hire poles, £1 payable on the day of the walk 

Changes due to Covid-19

Dogs - If you bring a dog it must be on a lead and under control at all times, I use a harness with mine and would be happy to offer advice on buying one, you must also be able to help your dog over stiles etc. where needed.

Symptoms – If you have any symptoms, please cancel your walk well in advance. By attending a walk, you confirm you and anyone in your household are symptom free, or have been tested negative. I will be checking my temperature on the morning of walks so may need to cancel at short notice should I develop symptoms. Unfortunately, if you have been sent a letter telling you to self-isolate we won’t be able to walk with you at the moment. There are Online options to help keep your fitness on track.

First Aid - You will need to bring your own basic First Aid Kit (Platers, Bite and Sting Cream, Suncream etc recommended)

Sanitiser - I’d recommend Hand Sanitiser over gloves but the choice is yours. (There will be some available to purchase on the day, (£2.50 with a handy clip, and greater than 70% Alcohol)

Face Coverings - again the choice is yours, but they may be handy if we unexpectedly find it impossible to Socially Distance. A scarf or neck gaiter forms part of the governments recommended methods)

Stiles & Gates – Although I will try and keep routes to a minimum of stiles and gates, you need to be able to climb stiles unaided.

Equipment – Please bring your own poles where possible. Hired poles will be wiped down with alcohol gel, and all straps will be machine washed after every use. The walk includes a short mobilisation of joints prior to walking and a cool down stretch at the end.

Whilst we do understand that sometimes it is not possible to make a class, please be aware that we do operate a no refund policy if you give us less than 24 hours’ notice. To see the full policy click HERE