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Buxton, Peak District

Looking for things to do in Buxton? Well, you've arrived at the right place. Go Ape Buxton is built high in the hilltops of the UK’s oldest National Park, our Peak District location offers breathtaking views and big adventure.

Featuring one of our biggest Tarzan Swing drops, you’ll leap off the platform into stomach-turning free fall before being swung into our giant cargo net.

Buxton’s one of our highest courses ever built. Climb, leap and zip through the tree tops to soak in amazing views of Buxton town and the sprawling countryside below.


Seasonal Saving: Experience Treetop Challenge for just £28

On selected dates and sessions this winter, make a big saving when you take on a shortened version of our Treetop Challenge.

Featuring sites 1, 2 and 5 of the course, your winter adventure will include three zip wires, two Tarzan Swings and a lot of tree top fun!

To snag your winter saving select a session highlighted green on the booking calendar.

Things to do in Buxton

Just the journey in to Buxton Go Ape, through the beautiful Peak District National Park, will set the scene of what awaits you. Conveniently located within walking distance from the historic spa town of Buxton, and just under an hour’s drive from Sheffield city centre, you can spend the whole day in England’s largest and oldest national park. Explore the area on one of the many walks including Mam Tor and The Great Ridge Walk which offer one of the best views in the Peak District. 

For beautiful views across the town of Buxton climb to the top of Grin Low to find Solomon’s Temple, a Victorian folly built on a Bronze Age barrow. Discover Poole’s Cavern, the first ‘Wonder of the Peak’ and one of the finest limestone show caves in England.

Once you’ve walked, climbed and hiked your way around the area, why not head back to Buxton, a thermal spa town famous for its stunning ornamental gardens, Georgian and Victorian architecture. 

So, if you're looking for things to do in Buxton, make it a day full of adventure at Go Ape Buxton!

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

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure.
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip-off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.

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A view of the Go Ape course in the tree tops, ideal fun for those looking for Buxton things to do

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