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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

1652Three Shires Head from Danebower Holloweasy4.50
1185Chrome Hill (Dragon's Back) from Hollinsclougheasy/mod4.50
1596Lud's Church and Roach End from Gradbach easy/mod4.50
3445The Dragon's Back (Chrome Hill) from Hollinscloughmoderate4.50
1861Chrome and Parkhouse Hills from Earl Sterndaleeasy/mod5.00
3136Shining Tor & Goyt's Clough from Derbyshire Bridgeeasy/mod5.10
1650Miller's Dale & Cressbrook Dale from Tideswell Daleeasy/mod5.50
2576Fernilee Reservoir, Goyt Valleyeasy6.00
1206Chelmorton & Flagg from Taddingtoneasy/mod6.00
1862Earl Sterndale and High Wheeldon from Longnoreasy/mod6.00
2233Flash & Three Shires Head from Danebower Holloweasy/mod6.20
2837Parkhouse & Chrome Hills from Longnoreasy/mod6.70
1598Lud's Church, Back Forest & Clough Headeasy/mod6.80
2573Tideswell, Miller's & Cressbrook Dales from Littoneasy7.00
3510Shining Tor, Cats Tor & Foxlow Edge from Errwoodeasy/mod7.00
3323Gradbach, Three Shires Head & Knotburyeasy/mod7.10
1728Axe Edge Moor & Three Shires Head from Derbyshire Bridgeeasy/mod7.20
2534Chinley Churn & South Headeasy/mod7.50
2635The edges of Combs Moss near Chapel-en-le-Fritheasy/mod7.50
2531Upper Dove Valley from Hollinscloughmoderate7.50
1233Shining Tor & Windgather Rocks from Lamaloadmoderate7.50
2577Hawk's Nest, Goldstitch Moss & Lud's Churchmoderate8.00
1043Chelmorton & the Monsal Traileasy/mod8.10
3197Flash, Knotbury & Three Shires Head easy/mod8.20
1092Taxal Edge, Jenkin Chapel & Pym Chair from Errwood Reservoir Dammoderate8.50
2545High Edge & Chrome Hill from Hollinscloughmoderate8.50
1183Shining Tor & Axe Edge Moor from Cat & Fiddlemoderate9.00
3407Chinley to Edale without a carmoderate9.25
2723Pilsbury Castle, Hartington & Sheen from Longnor easy/mod9.60
2527Kettleshulme & Taxal Edge from Lamaloadmoderate10.00

The walks listed above are the nearest 30 from Buxton when measured in a straight line.

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