GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Solomon's Temple Buxton Walk

1 miles (1.4 km)

This circular walk climbs to a splendid viewpoint and folly in Buxton Country Park in Derbyshire.
The distinctive Grade II listed Victorian folly is located atop the summit ofGrin Lowhill at the south eastern corner of the park. You can start the walk from the car park just off the Grin Low Road and then follow footpaths east to the tower. Here you can climb to the top of the folly and enjoy some wonderful views over Buxton to the surrounding Peak District hills.
After taking in the views you can descend on alternative paths to turn it into a short circular walk.
On the route you will pass other interesting features including the old Grin Low Quarry and Lime Kilns.
Part of the route uses a section of the Dane Valley Way, a waymarked long distance trail you can use to extend your outing. Following it west would take you onto Axe Edge Moor where you can climb to Cheeks Hill and visit the ancient packhorse bridge at Three Shires Head.
In the park you could also visit the atmospheric Poole's Cavern where you can explore the splendid underground limestone caverns.

Postcode

SK17 9DH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Solomon's Temple OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Solomon's Temple Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Solomon's Temple - geograph.org.uk - 2304677

Solomon's Temple. The structure is a 20-foot-high (6.1m), two-storey tower built on top of a Bronze Age barrow, sitting on top of a ridge at a height of 440 metres (1,440ft) above sea level. From the open top of the tower there are good 360-degree views over the town and the surrounding countryside and parts of the Peak District.

Seat with a view - geograph.org.uk - 2309129

Seat with a view

Remains of a lime kiln at Grin Low

Remains of a lime kiln at Grin Low

Footpath to Solomon's Temple - geograph.org.uk - 3133916

Footpath to Solomon's Temple

Looking up the hill - geograph.org.uk - 2303577

Looking up the hill

Leaving the car park - geograph.org.uk - 2303515

Leaving the car park

Grin Low Quarry - geograph.org.uk - 1518769

Grin Low Quarry. Originally created for the purpose of crating lime, in succession to the smaller scale workings still to be seen on the surrounding hillsides. Operations ceased in the 1950s, but were restarted in 1967 for the extraction of roadstone. This however was short lived due to local protests, ceasing in 1972. The quarry floor now houses a large caravan park and the car park for Buxton Country Park and Grin Low.

Fenced off pond - geograph.org.uk - 2304635

Fenced off pond

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GPS Files

GPX File

Solomons Temple.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)