The Landscape of Strines

The gallery below contains recent photographs of the local landscape. Each one can be clicked to zoom in.

The River Goyt which winds through the Strines valley often changes from trickle to torrent. It is bounded by flat pastures giving way to a patchwork of fields and old dense woodland on the hills on either side. The highest part is a steep outcrop of rock (Cobden Edge) where heather and gorse survive. On the opposite side of the valley the Peak Forest canal passes through on its way to the famous aqueduct at Marple.

 

The area is criss-crossed with footpaths, ancient roads and packhorse routes, an ideal area to observe wildlife. This environment provides a habitat for badgers, occasional deer and abundant birdlife.