Local Area Events: Peak

Start time: 10:00

BMC Peak Area hill walk – Buxton

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Location of event
Buxton raiway station, Station Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6AQ [View in google maps]
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BMC members and their friends are invited to join this peer-led walk delivered by BMC Peak Area volunteers on Saturday 30th March 2019 as part of the BMC AGM weekend activities.

The route

The planned route will visit the edge of the high gritstone plateau of Combs Moss for fine views, then drop down into the reservoir bottomed Goyt Valley, before returning to Buxton.

It is approx. 9 - 10 miles (14 - 16 km) in length and 1,600 ft (500 m) of ascent and will mostly use established paths and tracks, some are a little rough, eroded and steep, also a small amount of off-path terrain and boggy ground traversed with some minor streams and public roads to cross.

Meeting point and start time

Meet at Buxton Railway station entrance (OS grid ref SK 059 737) at 10 a.m. for a 10.15 a.m. prompt start.  For those arriving by train check www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.

What to bring

Participants will be expected to carry warm and weather resistant clothing (including gloves and headgear) suitable for the conditions prevailing on the day (which may well be cold, wet and windy) and also carry sufficient food and water (or other suitable drinks) for a full-day hill walk.

Under 18s are welcome, but only if in the company of a parent or legal guardian who takes responsibility for them throughout.

Part of the route is across restricted access land, where the landowner has specifically excluded dogs.  For that reason we are unable to allow dogs to come with us on this walk.

Although the walk is planned to be completed well within the hours of available daylight, participants might wish to pack a small torch/head torch in case an emergency results in a severe delay to the walk.

All of the walk route appears on both the BMC ‘White Peak’ British Mountain Map (available from the BMC’s online shop) and also on the OS Explorer map OL24 White Peak, should you wish to bring a map with you.

Event registration

This walk is open to BMC members and other interested hill walkers. It would be most helpful if you would be sure to register in advance using the ‘Sign up here’ button on the AGM page on the BMC website.

Any Questions?

Please email suzanne@thebmc.co.uk in the first instance.

Created by Tony Ryan on 14/02/2019 14:50:58
Last Amended by Tony Ryan on 14/02/2019 14:53:12