Monsal Trail 2A

Many people who visit Buxton and the Peak District area enjoy walking and cycling around the beautiful countryside and there is something for everyone here, whether you just want a leisurely paced, easy walk, to challenging trails. You can explore national or local trails or simply take advantage of the miles of open access land or rights of way available around the district.

We have a local information folder at the front desk which our reception team will happily photo copy walks from which range from a short 30 minute stroll to a full 4 hour adventure!

We can (subject to availability) store bikes and hiking equipment overnight and can also provide filling packed lunched to keep you going whilst out.


Buxton Opera House (0.4 miles)
Pavilion Gardens  (0.4 miles)
St Annes Spring Water Well (0.5 miles)
Pooles Cavern (1.2 miles)
Errwood Hall (4 miles)
The Goyt Valley (4 miles)
The Roaches  (9 miles)
Blue John Cavern (9.3 miles)
Lyme Park (12.5 miles)
Eyam Plague Village (13.9 miles)
Chatsworth House (16.2 miles)
Heights of Abraham (22.6 miles) 
Alton Towers (23.1 miles)


Nestling in the heart of the beautiful Peak District, England's largest National Park, Go Ape Buxton is one of our highest courses. The site is walking distance from the historic spa town itself, and you'll also find the two-million-year-old natural limestone cave Poole's Cavern, in Buxton Country Park.


The Monsal Trail is a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District's most spectacular limestone dales.

The trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale and Coombs Road, at Bakewell.