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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.


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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Things to do in Buxton


  • 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.

Plan Your day out in derbyshire

  • Explore nearby Poole’s Cavern, a spectacular natural limestone cave.
  • Stroll to the historic town of Buxton.

  • Climb the stairs of Solomon’s Temple – the views are incredible!
  • Explore the natural ruins of Peveril Castle.

  • Had a fantastic time - organised this as a surprise for my partner’s birthday and his friends - The team could not have been more helpful, expanding the normal maximum size of group from 15 to 20 to accommodate us, and they were also brilliant with the fact that we were delayed in arriving at the location due to unexpected roadworks. An absolutely fantastic time was had by everyone, and we will definitely go back!!

    Tom Macdonald

  • Brilliant fun

    Kate Sandal

  • Fabulous, knowledgeable staff who made sure we were safe and having fun right from the start. Exciting and exhilarating experience and well worth a visit!


  • The course at Go Ape Buxton is brillian long zip lines and sites, I can't remember the name of our instructor but it was 12oclock on Thursday 4/10/18 had a brilliant time, instructor was very good! Will be back in the future!

    Sam Culley

  • 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

  • Just such great fun! Would highly recommend for a group of students like us. Super friendly, really helpful staff. They even moved our booking back an hour for us when half our party got lost on the way

    Ellen Wilson