Buxton from Grin Low
The Buxton Octagon
Around Fern Farm Cottages and Buxton
Fern Farm is very well placed for anyone wanting to explore Buxton or the surrounding Peak District.
The farm has 95 acres of land which stretches almost to the summit of nearby Grin Low, a beauty spot and country park which overlooks Buxton.
This hill is topped by a 19th century folly called 'Solomon's Temple', which has a great view of Buxton.
At the foot of Grin Low, about half a mile from Fern Farm, there is Poole's Cavern - a spectacular show cave which is open all year round.
The centre of Buxton is approximately one mile distant, and is a pleasant walk, initially across fields.
Buxton is a spa town with some magnificent buildings from its golden age - the 18th and 19 centuries. Among these is the famous Crescent - modelled on the one at Bath.
Behind the Opera House lies the Pavilion Gardens, 18 acres of parkland with a minature train, a bandstand, boating lake and the Octagon, where Antiques fairs and other events are held.
The Peak also has a number of former railway lines which have been converted to cyle and walking routes, of which the 20-mile long Tissington Trail is perhaps the best known. It is possible to ride horses along these trails.
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Buxton Opera House
Buxton's Pavilion Gardens
Cyclists on the Tissington Trail
|David & Louise Thompson
Fern Farm, Fern Road
Buxton. SK17 9NP
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