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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.

Check out the Go Ape Mini Course!

Now available at Go Ape Buxton Near Poole’s cavern. The Mini course is designed to give under 10’s an introduction to Go Ape and living life adventurously. Under 6’s must be accompanied around the course and a responsible adult must supervise over 6’s from the ground. There is a minimum height of 1M and costs £4 (this includes equipment hire and instruction). Note: bookings only taken at Go Ape Buxton.

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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 3 Bananas paul - Tree Top Adventure, on 17 November 2015
This is a very pricey activity for what you get.We went on a really wet and horrible day, there was nowhere to get changed before or after the event.The instructor was brilliant but that took place in the pouring rain and was long and laborious, by the time we had actually started we were cold, wet and fed up.The course was ok but not as exciting as I thought it could be, certainly nothing like described on your website.It was very short too.It was a birthday treat and all in all the day was disappointing.
Rated 5 Bananas rebecca - Tree Top Adventure, on 16 November 2015
We were a bit late due to a diversion en route. The instructor was keen we didn't miss our slot and was very efficient getting our large group of 14 to read all the safety infonand get kitted out! A lady then went through safety talk and firs obstacle and was fab! We all had an amazing time even though it was battering with rain throughout our whole treetop adventure. May of us conquered our fears and we all had so much fun. We will definitely be back!
Rated 5 Bananas Lida - Tree Top Adventure, on 16 November 2015
Great fun and friendly staff!
Rated 5 Bananas Penny - Tree Top Adventure, on 10 November 2015
From our greeting at the cabin, staff were wonderful - safety conscious (I had 2 children with me and one, a first timer on the big course), empowering to my youngest and gave the clear message "have fun" and "I'll be watching out for you". The weather was shocking, which made it even more fun, with a few slips and bruises to show for it! The Tarzan swing was fantastic!
Rated 5 Bananas congyun - Tree Top Adventure, on 9 November 2015
Great experience! Love it even when it rained and was a little cold. Tree top adventure is exciting and my friend and I encouraged each other during the activities. Love the Taizan Swing most!
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