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Buxton

(Derbyshire)

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 (...it 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 Vihing - Tree Top Adventure, on 15 September 2014
Me personally, I was not taking part as I am nearly 30 weeks pregnant, but I so wanted to...!!! However my 2 daughters thoroughly enjoyed their second Go Ape experience. They set out to outdo themselves by performing acrobatics in the air when going down the zip wires and splits in mid air on the course. They're certainly adrenalin junkies. This made my partner have to man up and not be outdone by my daughters, even though he's afraid of heights....!!! Overall, it was a fantastic day for us all. I will be joining in next year and intend to visit as many Go Ape locations as possible.
Rated 5 Bananas Bev - Tree Top Adventure, on 15 September 2014
Brilliant fun, loved the zips best. Bit worried when the emergency whistle had to be blown by the party in front of us. Although the response was immediate, once the girl was helped onto the cargo net, the helper then left. She was still in a panic and had to be helped by her friends. However, she eventually got going and recovered but I thought that she should have been kept an eye on until she was on the platform and had started the next challenge. No harm done though and I realise that it set a good example to anyone else who may be 'struggling'. Would still come again, and recommend you to friends!
Rated 5 Bananas Sally - Tree Top Adventure, on 15 September 2014
We had a brilliant day Matt who showed us what to was great (and hot lol ) ..... Slightly scary but a brilliant achievement fab day had by all x
Rated 5 Bananas Rachel - Tree Top Adventure, on 15 September 2014
Really enjoyable day.
Rated 5 Bananas Daniel - Tree Top Adventure, on 15 September 2014
Such a brill time, went for my birthday and my 3rd date ;), a great day to get to know each other, plus great fun. Best bits zip wires and the Tarzan swing had me thinking twice. Thank you to ur team and forest.
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