Buxton is a charming and historic town surrounded by beautiful countryside with plenty to offer visitors, from its stunning architecture and thermal springs to outdoor activities and cultural events. For more walks around Buxton download this handy guide - Buxton Walks to/from the railway station
This short walk from Buxton explores the Victorian Folly on the summit of Grin Low hill and you can enjoy some spectacular views across Buxton.
From the station turn right and cross the road at the pedestrian crossing on the left. Continue down Station Approach and pass the taxi rank. Cross Terrace Road at the pedestrian crossing and continue straight ahead past Cavendish Arcade, formerly the Thermal Baths, and Turner’s Memorial. Continue past the Crescent hotel on the right and the Pump Room and St Ann’s Well on the left. At the end of the buildings cross The Square and continue along Broad Walk or alternatively enter the Pavilion Gardens and keeping Broad Walk to the left exit the gardens at the end of Broad Walk. Cross Burlington Road and turn left and cross Macclesfield Road at the pedestrian crossing.
Continue ahead and proceed along Temple Road. As Temple Road becomes Mill Dale Avenue take the turning to the left which is also Temple Road. At the junction cross Green Lane and enter Poole’s Cavern and Buxton Country Park. Keeping the visitor centre on the right continue along the tarmac path and take the steps to the right. At the top of the steps turn left signed Solomon’s Temple. Continue along this path ignoring the paths that go off to the left. If you have time, it is worth exploring these paths. At the end of the path go through the gate in the wall and head towards the Temple.
At the Temple continue in the same direction and follow the grass path down the slope towards the trees on the left. Clamber down the slope and enter the wood through the gate turning right along the path through the trees. Continue across the wall and clamber down the slope ahead. Continue through the gap in the wall and down the grassy path. Continue along the path as it turns to the left and through the fence and follow the path between the two horse paddocks and through the gate at the end of the path.
Continue along the stony path to the riding stables. Continue to the left around the stables and past the stable yard until you reach the tarmac path past the hens and pigs. Turn left onto the path and continue until you cross the cattle grid and past the houses. At the end of the houses on your left turn left across the field and head for the bottom left corner. Go through the gate and continue to the end of the path. Cross Green Lane and continue along College Road opposite. At the end of College Road return to Broad Walk and retrace your route back to the train station.
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