Woo dale via Buxton Crescent


Woo Dale Circular Walk from Buxton Station

A lovely circular walk exploring this little-known dale starting and ending from Buxton station.


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

A lovely circular walk exploring this little-known dale. A fairly easy walk with one steep descent as you leave the regally sounding village of King Sterndale.

Trail directions

Step 1

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. At the end of Broad Walk cross Burlington Road and turn left. Cross Macclesfield Road at the pedestrian crossing and continue along College Road on the left. At the end of College Road cross Green Lane and continue along the sign posted lane directly opposite.

Step 2

At the end of the lane cross the field keeping to the right. Turn right onto the tarmac road and turn left after the cattlegrid and continue along the grass path and enter Sherbrook wood. Follow the path to the left after crossing over the bridge. Go through the gate at the end of the path which takes you directly onto the busy road at Harpur Hill. Cross the road and turn left. Cross the A515 and turn onto Dukes Drive.

Continue along Dukes Drive and take the sign posted bridleway on the right. Continue along the bridleway and go through the gate on the left. Continue along the grassy footpath and through the gate and follow the path round to the right passing the caravan park on the left. Continue across the field to the stile in the left-hand corner of the field next to the caravan park. Continue along the path and enter the caravan park passing the farm shop on the left. Go through the gate and take the grassy track straight ahead. Go through the next gate and continue along the path keeping the wall to the left.

Step 3

Continue through the gate keeping the farm buildings to the left and proceed straight ahead following the signed footpath. Continue over the stile and head down the left side of the field keeping the wall on the left. Continue over the stile and follow the grass path across the field towards the farm buildings. At the end of the path go through the gate and over the stile in the wall opposite. Continue along the path past the house on the right and through the gap in the wall as you enter the village of Cowdale.

Continue to the right and on the left just before the bench cross over the wall into the field using the steps in the wall. Cross and at the end of the farm buildings go through the gate in the wall and continue across the field keeping the wall on the left.

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