People can discover the wildlife and history of the Goyt Valley on a day-long “Patrol with a Ranger” on Sunday April 6.

This is the first in a series of special interest walks in the valley led by the Peak District National Park’s volunteer rangers over the next six months.

Volunteer ranger Alec Johnston said: “Sharing the day on patrol with a volunteer ranger is a great way for families and individuals to get active and learn more about the countryside.

“We’ll explore the Goyt Valley’s fascinating history, geology, wildlife, plants, trees and flowers. We’re running a shorter walk on June 7 and another chance to patrol with a ranger on June 29. In addition we’re starting navigation courses on June 1 to help people learn to find their own way using a map, with and without a compass.”

The walks start from Errwood Sailing Club (postcode SK17 6GJ), in Goyts Lane next to Errwood Reservoir. There are charges to help fund the work of the volunteer rangers, which includes guiding walks and conservation projects.

For more details, including start/finish times and charges, go to or call the booking line on 01629 816211.