3rd Buxton Scout Group is based in Harpur Hill, below are some pictures of the village
to 3rd Buxton Scout Group website. A Scout Group
catering for around 75 youngsters. On this site we
aim to give anyone details of the Scouting
activities and events within Harpur Hill, Buxton.
3rd Buxton Scout Group is based in Harpur Hill on the southern outskirts of Buxton in the beautiful Peak District. Scouting in Buxton started in 1908 and the history of Scouting in Harpur Hill can be traced back to 1911. Whilst not continuous or
with the same identification number 3rd Buxton can trace its modern origins
continuously from 1973.
Hill is a quiet and small village on the southern
outskirts of Buxton. Evidence of early occupation
dates from the Neolithic, the Roman's built a road
close by (Aquae Arnemetiae - Derventio).
as it is known locally straddles the "old coal
road" which is documented as early as 1675 but
the village was developed during the 18th century as
a home for workers at the local quarries.
The Church of St James Harpur Hill is a delightful building and a former meeting place
for the Scout Group. The church is built with stone
from the local quarry.