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Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:24 am
by liverpoolken
goodness me diane i have just returned from london after seeing andrew scott's magnificent take on hamlet and as much as i try i have to say i can't see any connection between the prince of denmark and the 'prince of yorkshire'...but anyways about time we started thinking about our weekend in buxton.....

seeing as we are calling it a walking weekend methinks we should start thinking of a planning a walk on the saturday...there are plenty of easy circular walks starting and finishing in buxton ....i was thinking of choosing a walk were we could have a traditional pub lunch somewhere on the way...

so any suggestions?.....i'm sure pete must have an idea or two.....

i will start with suggesting the 5 mile walk from buxton to dove holes ...although not a circular walk we could get to dove holes for lunch and have a mosey around...hourly trains back to buxton which only takes 8 minutes...or alternatively buxton to chapel-en-le-frith...ta ken

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:42 am
by Diane
Ken, you're right of course. The Prince of Yorkshire is far more complex, poetic and funny.

Your suggestions sound good to me. I don't know the area, and if nobody else shows up here to bash out a plan, maybe the group is sufficiently small that we can sort our itinerary in the pub on the first night there?

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:42 pm
by liverpoolken
i know paula has already booked her train so i was wondering what time folk are arriving on friday...time for lunch or dinner?...or dinner or tea as we say up north...hopefully everybody will be around in the evening...i can arrive anytime friday and can head home anytime on sunday.....looking forward to meeting up again with the orignal leonard cohen walking group...t

ta ken

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:41 pm
by Paula
I am arriving at 4 p.m. in Buxton on the Thursday and leaving at 1:30 p.m. on the Sunday.

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:28 pm
by margaret
Hi folks,
I have been totally out of reach on holiday after leaving home without my phone, which I have just found stuck down the side of the seatbelt holder of my car after a short journey I made before going away.

John and I will be arriving on Thursday for 3 nights so can pick up some information from the tourist office. I had hoped to have a night away in Buxton before our weekend to "test the water" but life has been a bit busy!
I will need a shorter walk on Friday before I can work up to a 5 mile one!

Margaret

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:26 am
by liverpoolken
diane...i love your idea of planning our walks in the pub the night beforehand...i have so many happy memories of our previous planning meetings in pubs....ta ken
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Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:38 am
by liverpoolken
as has been suggested we can choose our saturday walk in the pub on friday night...but howsabout a little walk up to solomon's temple on friday?...it's only a 1.3 mile 30/40 minute walk up from the town and the views from up there are fantastic....so who is around from say noon on friday?..i will be arriving sometime between 10 and 11am...anybody up for it?....; - ))))

http://www.buxtononline.net/solomons-temple-c41.html

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:47 am
by liverpoolken
the walk up solomon's temple...ta ken
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Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:56 am
by liverpoolken
views from solomon's temple...i think it would it would make a nice start to the weekend...ta ken
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Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:10 am
by liverpoolken
great arial shot looking down on solomon's temple..buxton in the top right hand corner

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and the clincher ...we can do that tower of pisa thing....ta ken


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Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:42 am
by margaret
Thanks Ken for all that. Did you have a day out in Buxton?

I re-did a local walk yesterday to lead a group of 12 -15 today,
and got so lost that for a time I panicked about finding my way back to where I left my car!
See you soon.

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:55 pm
by liverpoolken
hi margaret...

no I haven't been doing a recee just photos i pulled from the interweb...seeing as the walk is only a few weeks away I thought I would do some research for handy walks around buxto

I also came across the ring of trees walk...which seems to circle around the town and it keeps on the flat...although 10 miles in length you can leave it at many points along the way...sounds like a nice pleasant woodland walk...just something else to consider....ta ken

http://buxtoncivicassociation.org.uk/woodlands/

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:58 pm
by margaret
Noon on Friday seems a good idea. we can meet outside our lodgings to go to Solomons temple.

Margaret
(got a bit lost again this morning and took a different route again. Thankfully there was safety in numbers and someone with GPS on their phone!)

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:22 pm
by Paula
Noon on Friday would be perfect we only really have two full days. I think it's a good idea

Re: Buxton, England 1st Sept.

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:48 am
by Mabeanie1
Tony and I were hoping to join you all in Buxton. However, I realised after I booked the hotel that I am supposed to be in Gateshead on 2 Sept and was wondering whether it made any sense to spend just Thursday & Friday night in Buxton on the way north. A walk on Friday would be great if we can sort out the logistics.

Wendy