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Buxton

You’ll find one of our more challenging sites here in the heart of the Peak District. This leafy course is beautiful in all seasons – a lush green tunnel high up in the tree tops.

This is one of the highest Go Ape courses in the UK which features one of our biggest Tarzan Swings.  With this claim to fame we’ve added a whole host of zip wires meaning there’s an exhilarating extended course with its own tree-to-tree section to fly through. 
 

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Hide out in the High Ropes

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. 

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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.

MAKE A DAY OF IT

  • 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.

  • We went to Buckston Go Ape. Sunday day we was due to go do it was raining Heavily so we went early see if we could swop to a other day. As we are closer to 60yrs of age than 50 yrs. We was worried about slipping in wet conditions. The staff were So So helpfull at swopping it even checked weather for finer day. We was doing at as my husbands birthday treat while on holiday in Bradwell. So had free time to swop. When it came to day the guy remembered us. All staff explained thourhly. & lots time to practice under suppervition. That was essential key. All ways made us comfortable even when got it wrong.. We were left to it only when we felt safe. There was always some one on ground if we needed.. The whole experience was exillatating & worth while. Want to do it again.. Thanks Buxton

    Julie Haigh

  • Excellent briefing session. Friendly and helpful staff. The course itself was really good fun. Highly recommended.

    Andy

  • Had a fabulous time yesterday, I dislike heights but I wanted to do something fun with my husband and children aged 12 and 14. It was one of the best activities I have ever done. I was buzzing all day. Probably good idea to take a spare set of clothes for after though.... especially for those who end up on their back after the zip wire... adds to the extra fun!

    Sarah D

  • Leigh was a fantastic instructor, very informative and funny.

    Sara Wright

  • Great experience with friendly, professional staff who were focussed on our safety.

    Michael Stewart

  • A brilliant and exhilarating experience. The site is well managed and looked after. The zip wires are fantastic.

    Laura B