Buxton Walks and Walking Guide
Peak District, Derbyshire
Buxton 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 all have GPS files. The routes vary from easy circular walks ideal for families to harder full day hikes in the hills.
★ = GPS file available
|1652★||Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow||easy||4.50|
|1596★||Lud's Church and Roach End from Gradbach||easy/mod||4.50|
|1185★||Chrome Hill from Holinsclough||easy/mod||4.50|
|3445★||The Dragon's Back (Chrome Hill) from Hollinsclough||moderate||4.50|
|1861★||Chrome and Parkhouse Hills from Earl Sterndale||easy/mod||5.00|
|3136★||Shining Tor & Goyt's Clough from Derbyshire Bridge||easy/mod||5.10|
|1650★||Miller's Dale & Cressbrook Dale from Tideswell Dale||easy/mod||5.50|
|2576★||Fernilee Reservoir, Goyt Valley||easy||6.00|
|1862★||Earl Sterndale and High Wheeldon from Longnor||easy/mod||6.00|
|1206★||Chelmorton & Flagg from Taddington||easy/mod||6.00|
|2233★||Flash & Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow||easy/mod||6.20|
|2837★||Parkhouse & Chrome Hills from Longnor||easy/mod||6.70|
|1598★||Lud's Church, Back Forest & Clough Head from Gradbach||easy/mod||6.80|
|2573★||Tideswell, Miller's & Cressbrook Dales from Litton||easy||7.00|
|3510★||Shining Tor, Cats Tor & Foxlow Edge||easy/mod||7.00|
|3323★||Three Shires Head & Knotbury from Gradbach||easy/mod||7.10|
|1728★||Axe Edge Moor & Three Shires Head||easy/mod||7.20|
|2635★||The edges of Combs Moss near Chapel-en-le-Frith||easy/mod||7.50|
|2534★||Chinley Churn & South Head||easy/mod||7.50|
|1233★||Shining Tor & Windgather Rocks from Lamaload||moderate||7.50|
|2531★||Upper Dove Valley from Hollinsclough||moderate||7.50|
|2577★||Hawk's Nest, Goldstitch Moss & Lud's Church||moderate||8.00|
|1043★||Chelmorton & the Monsal Trail||easy/mod||8.10|
|3197★||Flash, Knotbury & Three Shires Head from Gradbach||easy/mod||8.20|
|1092★||Taxal Edge, Jenkin Chapel & Pym Chair from Errwood||moderate||8.50|
|2545★||High Edge & Chrome Hill from Hollinsclough||moderate||8.50|
|1183★||Shining Tor & Axe Edge Moor||moderate||9.00|
|3407★||Chinley to Edale without a car||moderate||9.25|
|2723★||Pilsbury Castle, Hartington & Sheen from Longnor||easy/mod||9.60|
|2527★||Kettleshulme & Taxal Edge from Lamaload||moderate||10.00|
The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Buxton when measured in a straight line.
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