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Celebrate Mothering Sunday in High Peak and Hope Valley

Use the train to mark a memorable Mother’s Day this Sunday. Here are a few of our top picks along the High Peak and Hope Valley lines.

For woodland walks and cosy country pubs, Grindleford is the perfect place to mark Mothering Sunday. For a more easy-going level walk, head from the station along a track with scenic views over Hope Valley towards the Millstone, a bustling country pub where muddy boots and paws are welcome. Those in search of a woodland walk can be immersed in the ancient oak woods of Padley Gorge within minutes of leaving the station, while The Maynard pub is offering a special menu for Mother’s Day (booking strongly advised, please contact the venue directly).
New Mills
For art and craft enthusiasts, New Mills offers unique shopping and eating, with a strong independent vibe against a heritage backdrop of mills and traditional stone buildings. Stroll along the Millenium Walkway and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Goyt Valley before heading back into the town to treat your loved one coffee and cake or a locally brewed IPA. 
The Museum of Science and Industry and the Palace Theatre are within a 20 minute walk of Manchester Piccadilly station, or take a 10 minute stroll to enjoy a day out in Manchester’s fashionable Northern Quarter. There’s plenty of boutique shopping and eating in this vibrant and welcoming area, arguably one of the funkiest places in the North!  Northern Quarter Manchester
Take in the rugged scenery of Longdendale as you pick up the bike-friendly Longdendale Trail straight from the station. Perfect for walking and cycling, this quiet town was the filming location of Royston Vasey in BBC comedy League of Gentleman and offers local pubs and the sense of a traditional Derbyshire moorland town. Here’s an example walk, with more available on our website: Longdendale from Hadfield Station Walk – Peak District (

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