Buxton is surrounded on three sides by the Peak District National Park with its rolling hills, sweeping moorlands, deep valleys, dales, bridleways and green lanes. With a fantastic network of public footpaths, you can make up your own routes depending on time and ability. Venture deep into the Peak District National Park or soak up the atmosphere of this wonderful spa town from the hills around Buxton.

For walks in and around Buxton, see our Buxton Country Park and Woodlands Walk page or to see popular, nearby walks in the Peak District, click here.

You can pick up walking guides and maps at the Tourist Information Centre in the Pavilion Gardens. There are a number of guides who lead walks in the Peak District and walking groups if you do not want to walk alone.

Forgotten your raincoat? Get kitted out in one of our walking shops.



OS Explorer OL1 – Dark Peak

OS Explorer OL24 – White Peak


Buxton Rambling Club

Buxton Rambling Club offers walkers a chance to experience the Peak District on foot. Club members meet each Sunday and sally forth, no matter the weather! The walks are open to those either familiar with or new to the area, those visiting, or those keen on walking but not particularly confident with maps. Two walks are offered each week: one walk is for stronger walkers and ranges between 8 – 16 miles in length. The second walk ranges from 6 – 8 miles in length and tends to be over less difficult terrain.

Both groups leave from the Pavilion Gardens Car Park in Buxton, the first group meeting at 9.30am and the second group meeting at 10.00am. Where walks start further afield – for instance in Alstonfield, Eyam or Grindon, club members car share. Other walks might involve catching a bus but some walks simply start from the car park itself.


Footpath signs at The Frith. Image courtesy of Ali Quas-Cohen
Forest Wood near Gradbach. Image courtesy of Ali Quas-Cohen.
View of Coombs Reservoir from Coombs Moss. Image courtesy of Ali Quas-Cohen.
Stream in valley. Image courtesy of Ali Quas-Cohen.
View of the White Peak from Arbor Low stone circle. Image courtesy of Ali Quas-Cohen.
View of a Dark Peak moorland in the Peak District. Image courtesy of Ali Quas-Cohen.
White Peak dale in the Peak District. Image courtesy of Ali Quas-Cohen.

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