Woodlands – Ring Of Trees Walk

The Ring of Trees Walk was developed to help visitors navigate the BCA woodlands, enjoy these hidden tranquil spots and investigate the natural habitat within them. The circular walk around Buxton through its woodlands consists of a 10 mile (16km) walk passing through most of the woods that surround Buxton. Because its so convenient to the town you can escape and whenever you like.

We have created a walk “The Ring of Trees” which takes you on a circular route through our woods. The walk is 19.3 kilometres in length and can be broken down into small sections. The Walk is available as a Guide from Poole’s Cavern Visitor Centre.

You can spend a day completing the entire walk and gain an ever changing perspective of the town from its woods. Or pick a bite sized chunk of the circle, covering one or more woods, choosing a direction and a starting point that suits the time you have available and your particular interests.
To complete the ‘core’ walk comfortably, allow 4.5 to 5 hours. It divides into three sections:
You can purchase the Ring of Trees guide book from the visitor centre at Poole’s Cavern.
 Grin Wood (Poole’s Cavern) to Ashwood Dale (3.1 miles/5km)
 Ashwood Dale to Gadley Wood (2.8 miles/4.5km)
 Gadley Wood back to Grin Low Wood (4.1 miles/6km)