Buxton Country Park

Buxton Country Park

Despite the dismal weather on our last camping trip, we were still keen to get out and walk whenever possible. For our first proper walk with the baby we headed north up the A515 to Buxton Country Park.  The site is also the home of Poole’s Cavern (and Go Ape if you’re so inclined), however we skipped the cavern tour and headed straight out for a walk.

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As it was our first walk with the baby carrier, we chose the most direct route


I popped into the visitor centre and grabbed a leaflet outlining different routes up to the viewpoint of Solomon’s Temple. If it had been sunny we could have enjoyed some glorious views, although even as it was distinctly gloomy, we still enjoyed our woodland walk, and in fact it was rather atmospheric.

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                              The path heading up to Solomon’s Temple


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                                       The path through the woods 


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                             Solomon’s Temple rising out of the gloom


It was a lovely walk, despite the weather and a great first outing for the baby. He wasn’t put off at all. In true British style, he donned his waterproof jacket and laughed and smiled all the way.

 

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  • Jenny Eaves Jenny Eaves August 10, at 13:20

    Solomon’s temple looks very atmospheric in the mist! Lovely photos and you’re right that it doesn’t matter too much if it’s wet, just dress right and it’s fine.

    Thanks for sharing with #whatevertheweather linky 🙂 x

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    • TheHelpfulHiker TheHelpfulHiker August 10, at 15:46

      Thanks, and definitely agree-you have to just get out there! If you worried about the weather here you’d never leave the house. Thanks for hosting such a fab linky, really enjoyed reading some great blogs

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  • chloelifeunexpected chloelifeunexpected August 10, at 22:29

    Are those baby carriers any good? I’ve been looking at getting one for my daughter. What amazing pictures you’ve captured, it looks really eerie and like there is quite an atmosphere there but beautiful all the same. Thank you so much for linking this with #whatevertheweather x

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    • TheHelpfulHiker TheHelpfulHiker August 11, at 10:28

      Yes, we love the carrier and means we can carry on walking-albeit a bit slower! We borrowed that one, but prior to getting it we did a bit of research, went to Go Outdoors to try a few out etc. Definitely worth getting one that’s fully adjustable. Baby absolutely adores it, he’s very nosey so loves looking around. I was disappointed that the weather wasn’t better and we missed the brilliant views, but actually enjoyed walking in that spooky atmosphere, made it all the more memorable!

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  • Suz Suz December 06, at 11:41

    Love the look of Solomons Temple. the fog gives it a bit of a magical feel.

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    • TheHelpfulHiker TheHelpfulHiker December 08, at 17:04

      We were disappointed when we saw the weather, but it was actually a great walk and very atmospheric!

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