Buxton has many attractions for the visitor. These include the  Buxton Crescent Heritage Visitor Experience  , Pooles Cavern,

Go Ape   – a high wire forest adventure course, Buxton Museum,  Discover Buxton Walking Tours and the Pavilion Gardens. You can also pamper yourself at Buxton’s Devonshire Spa.  All are within easy walking distance of the Roseleigh.

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Chatsworth House (© Visit England)

Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall

There are many places within easy reach of Buxton which are well worth a visit.

These include Haddon Hall, Castleton Caverns, and the Derwent Dams.

Whilst Chatsworth House, being the most popular attraction within the Peak District is just a 30 minute drive from Buxton.

While you can also arrange a Blue Badge Guide – Ellen Outram   OR  Blue Badge Guide – Carol Crook      to provide you with an informative overview.

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Sunrise over Edale, viewed from Mam Tor (© Phil Sproson)

Kinder Scout , Hayfield , Edale and more

Edale, Kinder & The Dark Peak    offers a wide array of activities, Kinder Scout, the famous gritstone and peat moorland plateau area lies within easy reach.

Kinder Scout Historical Mass Trespass Walk From Hayfield

Kinder Scout Circular Walk from Edale

Kinder Scout Weather Forecast  Before attempting the ascent of Kinder Scout , always check the Kinder Scout weather forecast – especially the section on WIND CHILL factor  “feels like”

For those with an interest in History, the famous henge of Arbor Low is only a few miles from Buxton, as is the Plague village of Eyam. Step back in time when visiting   Cromford Mills providing an insight into the history of the industrial revolution, the home of Sir Richard Arkwright’s first mill complex, birthplace of the modern factory system and internationally recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Alton Towers is approximately an hour away by car, and the many attractions of the Matlock area (such as the Heights of Abraham) are closer still.

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Footbridge over the River Dove in Beresford Dale (© Phil Sproson)

Goyt Valley , Dovedale , Macclesfield Forest and Cheshire Matterhorn


There are many fine walks in this unique landscape, crossed by the Pennine Way. Other fine areas for walks are Bleaklow, Win Hill and Lose Hill and the Goyt Valley – all within easy reach.

Dovedale, with its wonderful landscape, is less than 20 miles from Buxton.

Matterhorn of Cheshire  Shutlingsloe Walk from Wildboarclough (via Macclesfield Forest)

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Taking in the view (© Phil Sproson)

Outdoor Activities in the Peak District

The Peak District is a wonderful area for WalkingCycling,  (National Park Cycle Hire ,  Monsal Trail Cycle Hire ), Water Sports at Carsington  ,   Climbing, and  Caving .


Also for the more adventurous,  Gliding and a Hang-Gliding / Para-Gliding School.


Walks , Trails and Running Routes via Lets Go Peak District

Peak District Walks via Peak District Walks

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Outdoor Activities in Buxton

Buxton and the surrounding area has many facilities for outdoor activities – including two golf courses – Cavendish Golf Club ,  Buxton and High Peak Golf Club

Whilst spectator events include Buxton Raceway Thrills in the Hills.

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