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Near Buxton

One of our highest adventures, close to a 2 million year old natural limestone cave.

Our Buxton Tree Top Adventure is set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park and within walking distance of the historic Spa town itself. One of the best days out in Derbyshire, you’ll enjoy high ropes, a zip wire and much much more.

The Go Ape experience involves fun and adventure across up to six sites. Each site features our award winning high ropes, awesome crossings, tunnels, bridges and an epic wind-in-your-face zip wire to finish.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of an explorer, you could also visit the adjacent Poole’s Cavern, a 2 million year old, natural limestone cave. Now that’s ancient. There’s some epic activities in the beautiful Derbyshire and Go Ape is one of them.

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Get out and about this season

For full availability simply click on our 'Check Availability & Book Now' function for the exact times and dates Buxton will be open.

Times will vary on daylight hours. Some of our adventures even open at 08:00 in the summer for those early gorillas!

Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.

We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January ( gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go).

Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)

Weekends in March.

Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.

Term Time (closed Tues/Weds).

Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).

Open November Weekends.

Course stats

Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Buxton.

  • Number of sections 5
  • Longest Zip Wire 159 metres
  • Longest Crossing 19 metres
  • Total Length 733 metres
  • Number of Crossings 32
  • Highest Point 11.4 metres

The Team at Buxton

The Address

Go Ape Buxton
Buxton Country Park
Pooles Cavern, Green Lane
Buxton, Derbyshire
SK17 9DH

You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates: 53.2500618,  -1.9258799

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By car

Once you reach Buxton, follow the brown signs to Poole's Cavern.

Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using satellite navigation. Please always check the route it has given you before setting off, and cross reference with a map.

Please note that parking charges are as follows: Cars, Minibuses & Coaches: £1.50 for 4 hours or £3 for the day.

By train

The Northern Line operates a train service to Buxton.
Bus and rail links to Buxton town centre are 20 minutes walk to Poole's Cavern.

The train line finishes at Buxton and starts at Manchester Piccadilly. The course is approximately 20 minutes walk from the Buxton train station. Alternatively you can arrange a taxi to take you to the course or hop on your bike.


By bus

Trent Barton Buses and Bower Buses run services in and around Buxton.

There are several different buses operating in the local area and surrounding towns/ villages but direct buses can also be taken from Manchester, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield. The course is approximately 15 minutes walk from the Market place where the majority of buses terminate.

Local Area

Some nearby places which may be of interest:

There's plenty of things to do so you can fill your day in Buxton. How about a trip to Pooles Cavern? A 2 million year old natural limestone cave.

Or why not enjoy some other outdoor activities and wander and picnic in the country park itself. There's plenty of wildlife and beautiful woodland to view.

Please note that parking charges are as follows: Cars, Minibuses & Coaches: £1.50 for 4 hours or £3 for the day.

Feedback from Buxton

Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.

Rated 5 Bananas wendy - Tree Top Adventure, on 29 July 2014
the best day out ever and you also get one heck of a work out climbing those ladders (hardest bit) the best bit was being on that scared but excited adrenalin rush the whole way through.
Rated 5 Bananas Victoria - Tree Top Adventure, on 28 July 2014
First visit and I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, and to be honest, I was terrified. That's part of the reason I booked onto it online - less chance of me backing out of it on the day. The woman who welcomed us was amazing though. She could tell I was scared in the training area, kept talking to me whilst I was going across, and kept saying how well I was doing. There was never any pressure to hurry up or get out the way on each part of the course. The woman of us was even more scared than I was and the whole group were lovely about it. I soon relaxed into it, and although I might not have opted for the extreme routes on each one, I definitely felt like I had achieved something by the end of the three hours.I went from being nervous about heights and getting stuck halfway across something, to thinking zip lines are amazing. :)
Rated 5 Bananas Michael - Tree Top Adventure, on 18 July 2014
Our experience at Buxton was indeed an adventure; the safety brief was formal but fun. Both my daughter and I felt safe and relaxed going into the course, with my daughter’s confidence being instilled by the very professional and encouraging instructor. It was fantastic climbing the trees and exhilarating on the zip wire. Be you ten or forty, this is a great shared experience.Well done to Daisy for remembering twenty names in a millisecond and being such a brilliant representative of your company!
Rated 5 Bananas Rachel - Tree Top Adventure, on 15 July 2014
We all had an excellent time. I was mortified to get myself "stranded" on the net after the Tarzan swing thing, but I was expertly "rescued". The kids of course had no such problems! I will try to be a bit fitter next time I come!I am cheating a bit in ticking value for money, as it was a birthday present for my kids from my mum, so the cost was not my concern...
Rated 5 Bananas Alice - Tree Top Adventure, on 12 July 2014
Zipwires and the Tarzan swing were awesome. Just doing it and getting over my fear. Can't wait to go again.
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