Peak District

Buxton Walk

This is a walk that starts and finishes in the Buxton Pavilion Gardens. It goes to Solomon’s Tower (on Grin Low) where there are spectacular views, then via the wooded Country Park to Poole’s Cavern, then returns via a walk along the River Wye. It passes a number of magnificent Victorian and Georgian buildings in …

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Ashford Bobbin Mill

Located on the south bank of the River Wye at (SK182696) is the old Ashford Bobbin Mill. This is accessible heading east on the A6 at Great Shacklow Wood – just prior to Ashford-in-the-Water (see map) This was formerly a bone mill which created fertiliser, and later a timber mill. By the side of one …

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Cycling To Buxton

The Monsal Trail is a great cycling experience. It is well surfaced and has easy gradients. The Monsal Trail runs from Bakewell to just near Buxton and there are cycle hire locations on the Trail at Hassop Station – http://www.monsaltrail.co.uk/Blackwell – http://www.peakblackwellcyclehire.com/ The Monsal Trail also takes you to a lot of locations with good …

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Pavilion Gardens

Located in the centre of Buxton, the 23-acre Pavilion Gardens show off the Victorian splendour of Buxton. The Gardens are surrounded by the Buxton Opera House and other architecturally interesting buildings like the Dome and the Crescent. In the centre of the gardens is the Octogan Concert Hall, Winter Conservatory, and Gallery. Further details at …

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Upperdale Walk

This is a favourite walk. It can be varied and reversed depending on your wishes. The first part of the route doesn’t use the Mondal Trial, but the pathways over-the-top of the hills that Litton and Cressbrook Tunnels go through. The views from the top are amazing, but the paths are steep in places and …

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Cressbrook Tideswell Walk

This walk starts and finishes at Litton Mill and it takes some stunning scenery along the River Wye, Cressbrook Mill, Cressbrook Dale and Tansley Dale, the villages of Litton and Tideswell, and returns to Litton Mill via Tideswell Dale and below Ravenstor. It should take around 4 hours – but can be modified to be …

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