Errwood & Fernilee Reservoirs

A nice day out in the Goyt valley

Today we decided we go for a walk in the Goyt valley, which sits in the Peak District National Park between Buxton and Macclesfield. I've been here a few times, but not for many years, but Anneka never has. We parked up in the car park by Errwood and Fernilee reservoirs, and went for a walk around Fernilee, via the old railway line and the woods. I only took my phone, so apologies for the rubbish quality of the photos!

When we walked to the Errwood dam head, we saw some sheep and some ducks:

A short stroll later and we saw this fungi:

Then there were a couple of signs - the one in the first photo, and the one below. It's quite funny when you put them together - one telling you not to pollute (as if the water doesn't get cleaned before it becomes tap water!) and another telling you about blue green algae pollution!

We walked along what use to be an old railway line, but didn't take anymore photos. It's a nice walk, but there's not really much to see! About halfway through the woods on the other side though, we saw this fly agaric fungus:

When we got back to the car, we were thirsty. This was going to be my drink, but it contains E129 (Allure Red). It's an artificial colouring - and I'm highly allergic to these. It annoyed me slightly, especially as the company is called 'Purity'! I ended up giving it to Anneka.

I really need to start remembering to take my proper camera with me, and to go to places with more things to photograph!

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