Wildlife with Mark Cocker: Festival Walk

Wed 8 - Fri 10 July 2020

Wildlife with Mark Cocker: Festival Walk

It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.

Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.


Buxton International Festival could not be more perfectly timed from nature’s point of view. The wildlife of the High Peak is truly in its summer pomp and just a short walk from the Opera House are fields of glorious flowers and butterflies, birdsong and bumblebees. This a short countryside walk with some rough paths and steep inclines. Walking boots are vital, and anyone with any mobility issues should have a walking stick or walking poles. Sorry, no dogs. Meet at the pillar box at the junction of Corbar Road and Lightwood Road SK17 6RN. There is on-street parking.

(Note this event appears as Birding with Mark Cocker in the brochure)