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Leader Project

Grant funding brings a welcome to the woods

The Welcome Sign to Grin Woods

One of the Summer Interpretation Signs in Grin Woods


Until a few years ago one of the best kept secrets in Buxton was who was the owners of the beautiful woods that surround the town and add so much to its character.

Most locals and many visitors have spent time in the woods, enjoying the trees, the bird song and in May in Corbar the spectacular blue bell display.

They enjoy following the sculpture trail in Grin Low woods or perhaps stopping to pass the time of day with the quarryman who sits on the main route up to Solomon's Temple.

But ask them who owns the woods and 4 out of 5 will look blank before offering the Council as a possibility.

Now with the help and support of the Leader Project, part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Economic Development, the woods have welcome signs at the entrances and a range of interesting, informative interpretation signs at key points in the woods, to explain and encourage people to look about them. To add to the interest some of these signs change with the seasons.

So now there is no excuse for not knowing who owns the beautiful woodlands.

And the owners?

Buxton Civic Association of course.

Correction to Page 3 of Summer 2018 Newsletter

One of the events in the 2018 Buxton Fringe Festival

The article on page 3 about Trapped, the dance piece by the Experiential Dance Company is part of the Buxton Fringe Festival and not as stated the Buxton Festival.

We apologise for any confusion this may have caused.

The event is at Poole's Cavern on July 18-21.

Bookings via Opera House or rachel.johnson17@icloud.com or 07870 481057

Newsletter Summer 2018

Read our NEW LOOK Summer 2018 Newsletter online

We are launching our new look Newsletter online, though of course members will still receive a printed version in the post over the next few days.

BCA member Bob Bohme has been working with Newsletter Editor Alyson Phillips to create an exciting newsletter to help explain and promote BCA and its values.

Alyson commentated "It is really exciting to have Bob's creativity and skill to help create a brand new look to the newsletter. We hope you enjoy it and we are already working on the next edition. We welcome contributions and suggestions and please let us know what you think about the new look."

Events Post

The BCA Annual events listing covers a range of activities including family friendly events, socials, talks, presentations, performances, music and art installations. Join to gain full membership access to all BCA events

Please note that all events start at 7.30pm and are held at Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre, unless stated otherwise.