Olympic torch relay in Buxton TODAY

Olympic Torch comes to Buxton this afternoon

Olympic Torch comes to Buxton this afternoon

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BUXTON is gearing up for Olympic celebrations with the Olympic Torch Relay visiting the town this afternoon.

The whistle-stop tour of the town will begin at 17:03 from Bakewell Road and will end at 17:30 on London Road

Rolling road blocks will be in as the torch moves through town while The Crescent, The Square and Water Street will be closed all day.

High Peak Borough Council are advising spectators to aim to be in town and parked up by 3pm at the latest.

Time The Route

17:03 Bakewell Road (A6)

17:07 Bakewell Road (A6) onto Spring Gardens (A6)

17:09 Spring Gardens (A6) onto Bridge Street (A53)

17:10 Bridge Street (A53) onto Station Road (A53)

17:11 Station Road (A53) past Buxton Railway Station

17:14 Station Road (A53) onto St John’s Road (A53)

17:15 St. John’s Road (A53) onto Water Street

17:15 Water Street past Buxton Opera House

17:17 Water Street onto The Square

17:17 The Square onto The Crescent

17:18 The Crescent onto Terrace Road (A515)

17:20 Terrace Road (A515) past The Slopes

17:22 Terrace Road (A515) past Bath Road

17:26 High Street (A515) past West Road

17:27 High Street (A515) past Mosley Road

17:29 London Road (A515) past Heath Grove

17:30 London Road (A515) past Highland Close

Celebrations will continue in the town with a host of events taking place in the Pavilion Gardens.

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