Poole's Cavern and Buxton Country Park
A walk around Buxton Country Park and a visit to Poole's Cavern - a natural limestone cave used as a lair by an outlaw in the fifteenth century. The walk starts underground in limestone caverns with crystal stalactites illuminated with paved walkways and handrails. You then come outside to explore the beautiful country park and woodlands. The route visits Solomon's Temple viewpoint with superb views of the Peak District.
The park is located a short walk from Buxton town centre. If you would like to continue your walk then the Dane Valley Way also runs through the park. You could also head to the nearby Pavilion Gardens.
You can also pick up other long distance trails near the park. The Midshires Way runs through the town and will take you to the lovely Wye Dale on the River Wye. The Pennine Bridleway also runs past Buxton.
PostcodeSK17 9DH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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There is a decent on site cafe for refreshments after your walk.
The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking and the on site cafe is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Axe Edge Moor Walk starts from the car park at Buxton Country Park. It takes you across the expansive moorland before reaching the significant site of Three Shires Head. It's a very picturesque spot where the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet. There's a fine Grade II-listed packhorse bridge over the River Dane and lots of pretty waterfalls to see here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Derbyshire Walks page.