Community groups from across Buxton have joined forces to mark the launch of a new leaflet of walks, all setting off from the town’s railway station.
Walks Around Buxton has been produced by Sarah Rawlinson of Buxton Town Team, a community organisation made up of local people who want to make Buxton a better place to live, work, and visit.
The leaflet features seven walks, from 1.5 to 10 miles, taking in landmarks from Corbar Cross to Solomon’s Temple. Routes include parts of Brown Edge and Burbage Edge, as well as the old Lightwood Reservoir and a heritage tour of the town centre.
Sarah said: “Visit Peak District offered walks from Matlock and Hope Valley stations, but nothing from Buxton – so I went about plugging the gap, encouraging more people to come to our town by train or bus and to explore on foot.”
The project was supported by the Friends of Buxton Station, who helped secure funding for 10,000 leaflets: “We’re supportive of any projects that promote sustainable tourism and active travel” says Chair Dave Carlisle.
Members of the Buxton Town Team and Friends of Buxton Station gathered for an official launch with Josh Granite, Captain of Buxton FC, and other local community groups, including Transition Buxton, Buxton Ramblers, and the Buxton & District U3A – followed by an inaugural test run of all seven routes.
The leaflets are available from Buxton Tourist Information Centre for £1 each, to help ensure supplies can be replenished when necessary. Leaflets can also be downloaded free of charge from the Buxton Town Team website.
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