Buxton Walks and Walking Guide
Peak District, Derbyshire
Find circular wlks near Buxton which is surrounded by the Peak District National Park. It is perfectly placed for walking in many areas in the northwest of the National Park. Dovedale and the Manifold Valley. The town has excellent local amenities including cafés, bars and restaurants. Accommodation in the area is varied including campsites and caravan parks. Public transport does provide links to some of the walks in this beautiful area and there is a rail service from Stockport and Manchester. Highlights include Upper Dovedale including Chrome Hill, the Roaches, Three Shires Head and the Goyt Valley and surrounding hills.
All walks are free to download and print, and all have mapping and GPX files. The routes vary from easy circular walks ideal for families to harder full day hikes in the hills.
★ = GPS file available
|Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
|Chrome Hill (Dragon's Back) from Hollinsclough
|Lud's Church and Roach End from Gradbach
|The Dragon's Back (Chrome Hill) from Hollinsclough
|Chrome and Parkhouse Hills from Earl Sterndale
|Shining Tor & Goyt's Clough from Derbyshire Bridge
|Miller's Dale & Cressbrook Dale from Tideswell Dale
|Fernilee Reservoir, Goyt Valley
|Chelmorton & Flagg from Taddington
|Earl Sterndale and High Wheeldon from Longnor
|Flash & Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
|Parkhouse & Chrome Hills from Longnor
|Lud's Church, Back Forest & Clough Head
|Tideswell, Miller's & Cressbrook Dales from Litton
|Shining Tor, Cats Tor & Foxlow Edge from Errwood
|Gradbach, Three Shires Head & Knotbury
|Axe Edge Moor & Three Shires Head from Derbyshire Bridge
|Chinley Churn & South Head
|The edges of Combs Moss near Chapel-en-le-Frith
|Upper Dove Valley from Hollinsclough
|Shining Tor & Windgather Rocks from Lamaload
|Hawk's Nest, Goldstitch Moss & Lud's Church
|Chelmorton & the Monsal Trail
|Flash, Knotbury & Three Shires Head
|Taxal Edge, Jenkin Chapel & Pym Chair from Errwood Reservoir Dam
|High Edge & Chrome Hill from Hollinsclough
|Shining Tor & Axe Edge Moor from Cat & Fiddle
|Chinley to Edale without a car
|Pilsbury Castle, Hartington & Sheen from Longnor
|Kettleshulme & Taxal Edge from Lamaload
The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Buxton when measured in a straight line.
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