Walker's sadness after 'disrespectful' vandals strike at Goyt Valley beauty spot

A walker has spoken of her sadness at seeing benches destroyed and tyre tracks on the grass in the Goyt Valley.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 2:14 pm

The 39-year-old walker from Harpur Hill contacted The Advertiser after seeing the vandalism near to the Errwood Hall car park.

She said: “There are deep tyre marks in the grass and its clear the driver has been doing doughnuts behind the ruins and tried and failed to get back up the hill as you can see the attempts to make it back up again.

"Two benches have been also destroyed and I think they are memorial benches which makes it even worse.”

The damage caused by vandals in the Goyt Valley

The damage was spotted on Tuesday afternoon, but the walker believes it was done overnight on Monday, March 22.

She said: “A lot of people use this walk it’s a nice place to get out but it seems some people just want to ruin it for everyone else which is very disrespectful.

"It seems this sort of behaviour is happening more and more frequently now which is sad. The other week it was up at Fairfield Golf Club now here there’s just no need for it."

The damage caused by vandals

The vandalism has been reported to Derbyshire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Team.

They have been contacted for a comment.

Anyone with any information on the damage, or who may have seen a vehicle in the area around the time of the offence should contact Derbyshire Police on 101 or speak to the rural crime time. You can find them on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/ruralcrimeteam.

The damage caused by vandals

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