Murphy walked Buxton Country Park and up to Solomon’s Temple on 10th September 2017. A few things have changed since Hamish walked there back in 2003 but, if anything, it’s now an even better place to walk your dog. On the downside, there’s now a charge to park your car – but there’s plenty of street parking a couple of minutes’ walk away (we parked on Temple Road). The country park has even better laid paths with several waymarked routes. There are even more information boards to improve a family experience – these didn’t interest Murphy but he had to have a second look at a very impressive wooden sculpture of a Grin Low lime burner! Once he’d given the statue a sniff Murphy was happy to sit by him for a photo (shame it was rather a dull day).
We followed one path up to the top of the ridge and walked the field to Solomon’s Temple. There were bovines in the field but they must be well used to visitors with dogs as they paid us no attention. Murphy wasn’t bothered either – but he was on lead well before we got close. One thing that hadn’t changed was the stiff breeze at the top. It was mizzling too – but the views were still good. We returned via a different path into the country park before joining up to the main route down again.