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6 walks near Buxton

PUBLISHED: 11:43 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 21:25 16 January 2018

Buxton Autumn Colours by Kevin Davies

Buxton Autumn Colours by Kevin Davies


Buxton is the perfect base for a walking holiday in the Peak District. We pick some of our favourites in the surrounding area.

Solomon's Temple by Kevin Davies Solomon's Temple by Kevin Davies

Buxton and Solomon’s Temple

Start out at the famous Pavilion Gardens, cross the River Wye and scale the dizzy heights of Solomon’s Temple for an aerial view of Buxton.

Buxton walk


The duck pond at Hartington The duck pond at Hartington


this walk is an undulating amble through a succession of fields and stiles to Sheen, followed by a gentle wander amid a scenic landscape beside the meandering River Dove.

Hartington walk


Monsal Dale by Martyn Wright Monsal Dale by Martyn Wright


A very varied walk with three quite steep climbs but well worth the effort as the views over Monsal Dale are quite stunning. The return paths are down a dale from Taddington and along Monsal Dale.

Taddington walk


Tideswell Church Tideswell Church


A stroll around the tangled web of Tideswell’s narrow roads, lanes, alleyways and ginnels, twisting between character houses and pretty cottages.

Tideswell walk


The path to Shining Tor The path to Shining Tor

Shining Tor and Errwood Reservoir

Venture across to the Cheshire side of the Peak District and enjoy the panoramic views from the neighbouring county’s highest point.

Shining Tor walk


Water-cum-Jolly Dale Water-cum-Jolly Dale

Monsal Head and Litton Mill

Start out from Monsal Head and take in some of the Peak District’s most famous landmarks, as well reminders of the Peak District’s industrial past at Litton Mill.

Litton walk


All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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