It’s Brew Monday – the third Monday of January when Samaritans invite everyone to take time for a cuppa and a chat.
The simple aim of Brew Monday is to encourage relatives, colleagues, friends and neighbours to check in with each other over a favourite brew. January can be a hopeful time of year for some people and more challenging for others; however you’re feeling, taking the time to talk about it with someone you trust can increase your sense of wellbeing.
High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership would like to invite you to check in with someone over a drink of your choice today – and what better place to meet a friend than in the wonderful independent cafes and venues in High Peak and Hope Valley.
Brew Monday inspiration
If you’re looking to combine a no-frills cuppa with a woodland walk, Grindleford is a great place to visit. From the station you can walk into the ancient oak woodland of Padley Gorge, or out towards stunning Hope Valley views, in minutes. Grab a brew at the Station Cafe, or Grindleford Community Shop.
For a more adventure-focussed day, Hope is the place to go for muddy-boots, dog and cycle-friendly cafes. From the station, take the scenic route on foot towards the slopes of spectacular Win Hill and cross the River Noe to arrive in Hope ready to warm up in a coffee shop of your choice.
Buxton is the perfect place to enjoy the hustle and bustle of a thriving Spa town. Enjoy a walk in the beautiful woods which surround the town, managed by Buxton Civic Association, and relax at the Cafe at the Cavern, or head towards the town centre where you’ll find a range of quirky cafes, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. You might even like to try a glass of the town’s famous spring water!
A friendly welcome can be found in New Mills. A hub for creativity and arts in the beautiful High Peak, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Visit New Mills’ list of independent cafes to try. Catch up over a cuppa, then try one of New Mills Walkers are Welcome’s list of walks around the area.
There are fantastic cafes and hospitality venues throughout High Peak and Hope Valley. For information about the towns and villages along the railways lines, head to Visit Peak District & Derbyshire.
To plan your Brew Monday journey, head to northernrailway.co.uk for up to date timetables and tickets.