Buxton Country Park and Woodland Walks

 

Buxton is blessed with many beautiful woods, nine of which are owned and managed by Buxton Civic Association. Click here to find out more about the woods on their website. Below are details of some of the suggested walks and routes although, of course, you are welcome to wander.

 

If you would like a guided tour through Buxton’s green spaces, or are interested in the natural history of Buxton and the Peak District, check out Discover Buxton‘s ‘Uncover Buxton’ Explorer Tour.

 

To see popular walks in the Peak District near Buxton, click here.

 

Ring of Trees Walk

A walk through the woodlands around the edge of the town. Click here to see the map on the BCA website.

 

Grin Low Woods & Sculpture Trail

Head through Grin Low Woods and Buxton Country Park. Originally planted to screen the lime-burning on the hillside, it is now a home to rare flowers and plentiful woodland wildlife. Accessed from Green Lane and Poole’s Cavern Visitor Centre. Follow the trails, discover the wonderful, wooden sculptures and head up to…

 

Solomon’s Temple

(or Grin Low Tower) A Victorian folly built on a Bronze Age barrow on the top of Grin Low (hill). Climb to the top for wonderful views across the town from which, on a clear day, you can spy Mam Tor, the Shivering Mountain at the head of Hope Valley. Accessed from Poole’s Cavern Visitor Centre car park or Temple Fields.

 

Corbar Woods & Cross

Towering above the town on the opposite side to Solomon’s Temple, Corbar Cross stands above Corbar Woods offering a complementary view over the town. Buxton’s only semi-natural ancient woodland, renowned for its bluebells in the spring, was planted above gritstone quarries to provide further walks for leisurely Victorian couples. Accessed from Manchester Road or Corbar Road.

 

Lightwood Reservoir

Accessed from the end of Lightwood Road, take a walk through the atmospheric woods around the old reservoir and works.

Grin Low Woods & Sculpture Trail

Solomon's Temple

Corbar Woods & Cross

Lightwood Reservoir

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