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Buxton's hidden depths - there's much more to the moor!

Buxton's hidden depths - there's much more to the moor!

Buxton's hidden depths - there's much more to the moor!

Saturday 8 July 2023  

8 miles  

A guided walk across Buxton's coalfields and high moors to Three Shires Head returning via the Cat and Fiddle. Stories of intrepid miners, underground canals, roof top capers, and the infamous activies at Three Shires Head.

An opportunity to visit the site of hundreds of coal mins at one of the most exposed industrial sites in the country, and to learn about the impact they had on the surrounding communities. At the same time, you'll get the chance to see and hear a range of wildlife including summer moorland bird visitors such as lapwing, curlew and golden plover.

If the weather plays its part, you can enjoy fantastic views over all compass points from Wreckin and Long Mynd, Beeston Castle and the Welsh hills, and the Peak District high points of Kinder Scout and Mam Tor.   

Event Terrain: Moorland tracks and paths, occasionally boggy in places with steep rock sections and uphill paths.  

Event Grade:  Hard - longer more challenging walks usually with ascents and descents and rough terrain.  

Extra Items: 

Start: 10.00am    Finish: 16.00pm  

Meeting Point:  Derbyshire Bridge Car Park

Grid Reference: SJ 018 716   Postcode: SK17 6TT   What3Words: tentacles.depending.workshop    

Parking: Free parking. Toilets at start of route.  

Near a Bus Route: No  

Near a Rail Route: No  

Dogs: Assistance dogs only.  

Cost: £10 per person aged 18 and above. Children aged 17 and below go free on any suitable event.  

Click the date in the calendar to see how many places are available and to book on.