If you love hiking, beautiful scenery and pampering spa sessions, don’t miss out on Buxton Crescent’s new luxury wellness programme in the Peak District
If you’re looking for a new wellness experience, it’s time to head to the Peak District. A historic hotel located amongst some of the UK’s most impressive landscapes, Buxton Crescent is launching a brand-new ‘Achieve Peak Health in the Peak District’ programme. Ideal for some rejuvenation, relaxation and scenic rambling, guests can now book a three-night exclusive wellness offering, incorporating two privately guided hikes in the notoriously hilly Peak District National Park paired with three special altitude-focused spa treatments.
No ordinary stroll, the partnership with the award winning, MyGuidedWalks ensures a breadth of knowledge, acquired over 25 years of leading walks in the Peak District National Park, is reflected in the tailored hiking options.
Following a challenging year which led many to rediscover the simple pleasures of the great outdoors, the programme allows walkers of all abilities to reconnect with nature in this area of outstanding natural beauty and contrasting rolling farmland. And besides, who isn’t sick of walking their same local route for the 5000th time?
The new wellness programme includes two bespoke hikes accompanied by an experienced local guide, Paul Smith from MyGuidedWalks and range from 3 to 12 miles, journeying through the National Park’s iconic stony plateaus and deep valleys, as well as picturesque routes away from the tourist trails.
With something for everyone and every ability, guests will be contacted by Paul prior to the hike to discuss interests, level of fitness and previous walking experience before receiving a proposed programme of tailored walks.
Highlight walks include a 7.5 mile Mountain Hares Discovery Walk which takes walkers to one of the highest points in the Peak District, promising sensational views over the valleys from 800ft and is the only place in England where walkers can spot Mountain Hares. The most popular walk in the Peak District, Mam Tor & Great Ridge, journeys to the summit of Mam Tor and the site of an ancient hill fort before heading along the incredible Great Ridge which boasts views that have been voted as one of the best in England.
Quieter routes include Kinder Scout from Edale walk, visiting the Druids, the little-known rock formations on the way to the fantastic eastern corner of Kinder with its magnificent sights over to the Eastern Edges.
Following a day of hiking, guests can relax and unwind in the beautifully designed hotel spa and enjoy bespoke altitude focused treatments. Book the experience to enjoy three tailored treatments as part of the programme – the Therapeutic Thermal Mud Pack, a unique mud pack derived from Heviz in Hungary mud, packed full of minerals and heated to 40 degrees to warm muscles and relieve aching joints, the Underwater Jet Massage with alternating water pressure to target tension in the muscles to leave a feeling of weightlessness and the Co2 Infusion Mineral Bath, which harnesses the unique thermal mineral water for which Buxton is famed, alongside the added benefits of Co2 to enhance micro circulation within the body, helping to lower blood pressure.
Adding to the wellness enrichment, guests can spend their time between the Thermal Pool, a fully refurbished Victorian pool boasting the unique feature of having Buxton mineral rich water flowing into it, which is heated and left chemically untreated; a relaxation pool with an atmospheric dark ceiling pierced with shafts of light and an impressive indoor-outdoor rooftop pool.
Constructed upon an ancient underground spring, which still provides an exclusive source of mineral water, the opening of Buxton Crescent in October 2020 is reviving the ancient traditions of the spa town, placing Buxton on the tourist map once again just as the 5th Duke of Devonshire who developed the town and its grand architecture intended.
Buxton’s fame originates from the Roman times thanks to the springs beneath the hotel, and now spa enthusiasts can experience the therapeutic qualities of the water for themselves and enjoy the unique hydrotherapy treatments to aid in post hike recovery.
Make it happen
Cost: The programme ‘Achieve Peak Health in The Peak District’ is priced from £650 per person based on a 3-night stay in an Attic Room for two people on a Dinner, B&B basis. It includes two privately guided hikes and three bespoke spa treatments.
How: Find out more and make a booking via ensanahotels.com/buxton/en