Goldsitch Moss gets its name from the marigolds growing by Black Brook. In the 1500s there were coal pits here and the main Leek Buxton road went this way in 1750. Now it is a quiet backwater, the rocky tors popular with rock climbers, not coal prospectors. Chose a fine day for your walk, preferably after a dry spell, to enjoy extensive views from the high ridges.
START: From A53 follow signs to Flash, fork left in village. Go left in 1 mile, signed Goldsytch Moss. Turn right at next crossroads and park on bend by track to Moss End Farm.
Grid ref: SK009650 Postcode: SK170SX
DISTANCE: 6 (or 3.5) miles
GRADE: Moderate, some paths a bit awkward underfoot
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Baldstone, Gib Torr
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News