River Goyt

River Goyt

Infobox River
river_name = River Goyt

caption =
origin = Pennines
mouth = River Mersey
basin_countries = England
length =
elevation = 520mcite web
url = http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/epages/eapublications.storefront/45f71ee500588b1c273fc0a80296068b/Product/View/GENW0304BHWM&2DE&2DE#
title = The Tame, Goyt and Etherow catchement abstraction management strategy
accessdate = 2007-03-13
author = Environment Agency
authorlink = Environment Agency
month = March | year = 2004
format = pdf
publisher = Environment Agency North West, Warrington
pages = p6
mouth_elevation = 40m [cite web
url = http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/epages/eapublications.storefront/45f71ee500588b1c273fc0a80296068b/Product/View/GENW0805BJNE&2DE&2DE#
title = Mersey and Bollin Catchment abstraction management strategy
accessdate = 2007-03-13
author = Boyce, D
authorlink =
month = August | year = 2005
format = pdf
publisher = Environment Agency North West, Warrington
pages = p5
discharge =
watershed =
The River Goyt is a river in north-west England. It is one of the tributaries of the River Mersey.


The Goyt rises on the moors of Axe Edge, near the River Dane and the Cat and Fiddle Inn. The area is known as the Upper Goyt Valley.


It crosses the old Cat and Fiddle Road from Buxton to Macclesfield at Derbyshire Bridge, which was the old boundary between Derbyshire and Cheshire. Then it reaches an old packhorse bridge which was moved when Errwood reservoir was built in the 1960s. Further downstream there is another reservoir, the Fernilee reservoir. The original line of the Cromford and High Peak Railway can be seen near this point.

The Goyt then passes through Taxal and Horwich End where it is joined by the Todd Brook. Thereafter it passes through Whaley Bridge, New Mills (where it is joined by the River Sett) and Marple Bridge.


Having been joined by the River Etherow, the Goyt joins the River Tame at Stockport, forming the River Mersey.


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