Key to our notes on 2006 route plan for Goyt and Poise Brook Valleys.
- The start of Dark Lane bridleway. Road run-off pond and 3 reed beds would be here (2006 plan).
- The Bypass coming from M60 J25 emerges from a covered cutting into Vernon Road woods. Lots of bluebells.
- Turn left off Dark Lane for footpath up through wood and across Bypass route.
- A bank of bluebells would be bulldozed.
- Playing field (Werneth School?) next to Bypass.
- Clapgate ancient road.
- The Bypass would be in huge cutting (2006 plan) just below pylon. Suspected pre-Roman settlement site under Bypass route.
- Goyt Hall – 16th century black and white.
- The 2006 plan 200-metre-long bridge starts here. The alternative high-level bridge option would go across higher up the valley sides.
- The bridge (2006 plan) would cut into the valley side and through into Offerton Sand & Gravel ex-gravel workings.
- Path down to bridge.
- Jim Fearnley Bridge – featured in The Blossoms’ Honey Sweet video. The bridge’s future is in doubt.
- Red rocks – of Red Rock Fault.
- Fossil Creek – an outstanding geological site.
- Poise Brook Valley nature reserve and ancient woodland along the banks of the Goyt in both directions as well as along Poise Brook to Marple Road.
- The much pictured footbridge could be lost to Bypass. The Bypass bursts into view here from the gravel pit. It was never far away. Large road run-off ponds here on 2006 plan.
- Halliday Hill Farm – the 14th century-origin former home of the Dodge family.
Poise Brook Valley in more detail below:
The Bypass through Offerton green spaces