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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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  • 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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    Well run, good fun experience


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    My wife and myself had the most enjoyable day. We had the oppertunity to go back to our childhoods. We would highly recomend the experience to anyone adventurous. The staff are very helpfull and experienced and made us feel safe.

    Tyrone Gardner

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    Was fantastic fun. Instructors were very friendly and safety instructions beforehand was very thorough. Instructors were on hand if need be but just kept an eye on you from a distance. Every one involved all said they would all love to do it again and would highly recommend it. I had my 2 dogs with me and it was as easy for me to navigate the course and take photos and videos of my family. Well done everyone at Goape.


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    We were a group of 6 participants so larger than the 4 other couples in our group. We were asked to go at the back after all the couples which we were perfectly fine with as we could all stay together and didn’t have to rush so could take our time. Our instructor was Erica who was great at explaining everything in detail and looking after us. We had a great time, even though it rained all day so we were all cold, wet & muddy afterwards. We will definitely be coming back again!

    Amy Davies

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    Would defo do again, everyone had a laugh! Thank you for the experience!


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    Great site and even better staff! I was quite scared at points but with the help of the team I made it round. Thank You for a great experience.