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Apr 17, 2019 - Wood Lanes

Day 15 from Wood Lanes back for an overnight stay in Buxton (16.1 miles) Exactly two weeks after setting off I started my last days walk that would finish with an overnight stay where I had started the delightful Grosvenor house in Buxton. I got my taxi back from the Hollin country hotel after breakfast. Lovely place but like many hotels they had a toaster that delivers no more than hot bread. Another hotel irritation key cards that only work if you don't have it near another credit or cash card or mobile phone....essentially if you have...

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Apr 3, 2019 - Set Off from Buxton

Day 1 Buxton to Chapel-en-le-Frith (17.5 miles) After a pleasant journey by rail from Lowestoft the previous day, changing just twice at Norwich and Stockport (See map on home page), an enjoyable evening and a restful night in Buxton it was time to start my fourth long distance walk, solo in 18 months. My destination the oddly named Chapel-en-le-Frith several miles away. After breakfast in a breakfast room overlooking the prettier parts of Buxton, I left my overnight accommodation at the wonderful Grosvenor House not far from the railway...

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Apr 20, 2017 - Move to Buxton

We had an early start today as we needed to take the coach to a repair shop as we had a leak on the front axle oil reserve. It was quickly fixed and we were on the road. Our destination was Buxton in the Peak District. We had a good journey but missed the road to the campground but quickly recovered turning around in an industrial estate. We were shown to our site by the very welcoming campground owners and quickly set up and chilled out for the rest of the day.

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Jul 27, 2012 - A busy time with visits and visitors

As we were in Buxton close to Stoke-on-Trent and Derby we took the opportunity to meet up with some of our respective cousins who lived in the area. Our first visit was to Tony's cousin Hilary and her husband Don. Hilary and Don still live in the house where Tony's Dad was born and his Capper grandparents had lived. It was a lovely day again so we enjoyed sitting out in the garden, enjoying the views and Tony and Hilary reminiscing. A very enjoyable day. The next day was equally enjoyable. We started with a visit from Heather's Aunt Joan...

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Jul 25, 2012 - A walk through some dales

The started misty but reasonably warm so we headed out to enjoy a walk through Wolfscote Dale and then Biggin Dale before returning to the car by the Tissington Trail. The first part of the walk took us deep into the dale and alongside the River Dove a beautiful lush environment. We then made our way through Biggin Dale wich was surposed to be a dry dale but there was plenty of water around along the trail. The final part and return was along the Tissington Trail a multi-purpose trail along an old railway track wich was infact quite boring...

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Jul 23, 2012 - Monsal Trail and Buxton

We had left Wales and moved our base to Buxton in the Peak District. The weather at last was starting to feel like summer. We decided to walk a portion of the Monsal Trail. The trail follows a section of the former Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway, built by the Midland Railway in 1863 to link Manchester with London. The line was closed in 1968. The trail runs between just outside Buxton to Bakewell. The Peak District National Park had recently made major investment in stabilising, lighting and now opening the old...

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