Alleyn's    School  

Buxton Field Centre

168 Leek Road Ladmanlow Buxton Sk17 6UQ

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Alleyn's School Field Centre is situated SW of Buxton Derbyshire, about a mile and a half from the centre of town and 1265 feet above sea level. It is the very last building on the right of the A53 road to Leek, opposite Grin Low Road that leads to Harpur Hill. It can be found on Ordnance Survey Outdoor leisure Map 24 the Peak District - White Peak Area 041717.  The centre is ideally positioned and right outside the door, you can walk straight out onto the footpath.

Getting There                                                                                        

The Centre is about 160 miles from London by road (M1 Jct. 24 take the A50 towards Uttoxeter and then turn off onto the A515 via Ashbourne and into Buxton.  By rail one may either travel to Stockport and change for Buxton, or alternatively to Macclesfield and then make one's own arrangements for transport over the moors (about 25 minutes)

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The field Centre was originally a crossing - keeper's cottage on the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, but has since been extended and modernised. The upper gate leads into a small yard, where there is room to park a couple of cars. The lower gate is the entrance to the paddock, a large grassy area of about an acre, where there is plenty of room for parking minibuses, camping, relaxing or playing games.

From the Field Centre looking towards the paddock The footpath right outside the centre

The Field Centre as it was in 1953


There is sleeping accommodation for 32. All bedding - sheets, duvets, pillows, sheet sleeping bags and special mattress covers are supplied.

The upper floor comprises 6 bedrooms of varying sizes, accommodating respectively 10 (Temple) 8 (Stanley) 6 (Terret) 4 (Burbage) 2 (Errwood) Shower & wash basin and 2 (Goyt) Shower & wash basin  . Storage is provided by fitted drawers measuring 7" x 22"x21"


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The lower floor comprises of a newly fitted kitchen, which has a catering cooker and fridge freezer and a dish washer. There is also a serving hatch so the food can be served and easily carried into the dining room. There is also a full range of cooking utensils. There are two kettles, tea urn, 12 slice toasters and sufficient crockery and cutlery for about 35. There is also a large freezer and additional fridge in the garage. Just outside the kitchen there is a washing machine and a tumble dryer as well as a separate staff toilet.


Dining Room


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The lounge area, which is approximately 22 feet by 14 feet, contains comfortable chairs a selection of board games, puzzles and a small library of reading books, and Ordnance survey maps and tourist books on the surrounding area as well as a TV and  DVD/video.

There is also a fully equipped dining area, which has enough seating for 40 and a white board for any briefing or de-briefing sessions. There is also a projector and DVD / Video player

There are also separate washing and showering toilet facilities for both sexes. Each contains 3 basins, 2 showers and 2 toilets. There is a staff toilet in the lobby that runs parallel to the kitchen. There is also a payphone in the porch.

The Local Area

The town of Buxton is about a 20 minute walk from the Centre and is full of things to see and doInteresting local visits made be made to Solomon's Temple, Poole's Cavern. Buxton Museum, Peak Rail (Steam Railway), The opera house or the Pavilion Gardens. Click here to find out more

peak district images 

Other Activities

Further afield places of interest include Chatsworth House and Garden, Haddon Hall,  The Heights of Abraham, Derwent Dams, Gladstone Pottery Museum, High Peak Cycle Trail. Alton Towers which is only 25 minutes from the centre.  Only 2 minutes down the road is a Go kart centre. Swains

Stoke - on - Trent is a short journey away, where you can visit, Royal Dolton, Royal Grafton, Moorcroft, Spode and Wedgwood for factory tours, special demonstrations and gift shops.

The Peak District National Park Provide opportunities for many outdoor activities. Cycling has become increasingly popular and many riders appreciate the easy gradients of the high peaks and Tissington Trails. The trails are also popular with horse riders. The peak is a mecca for rock climbers who can test their skills on classic routes both on grit stone and limestone, while below ground, the cave systems of the White Peak offer a challenge to potholers. 

If so then contact Outdoor pursuits

Use the link above or ring and speak to Nigel 01283 210666

  For more details and prices on the Centre Please contact :


@Alleyn’s School

Townley Road, Dulwich, London SE22 8SU

TEL : (020) 8557 1549

FAX : (020) 8557 1511

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