The historic village of Disley in Cheshire can trace its origins back to the 16th Century and the powerful influence of the Legh family who shaped its development for over 600 years. At the crossroads in the heart of the village lies the historic Rams Head pub and close by are the stone memorial cross on Rams Green and the water fountain. St Mary’s Church sits on a hill overlooking Disley; its oldest parts also date back to the early 16th Century.
Today you’ll find independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants in the centre of Disley.
The nearest bus stops to the railway station are situated close by on the A6 main road. Information about bus services at Disley can be found by calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visiting their website: www.traveline.info
Details of buses and local taxi firms can be found on the Onward Travel posters displayed at the station.
The influence of the Legh family can be seen at nearby Lyme. The estate, including house and gardens, is now in the care of the National Trust. Here you can wander in freely across moors and woods, enjoy lakeside views and take the kids to the exciting adventure playground. Find out more about Lyme here. From the station, follow the waymarked Gritstone Trail.
The Gritstone Trail begins at the back of Disley Station. Close to the station building look for the display board next to the steps up the bank. The trail is a 35-mile long-distance footpath which follows the most westerly hills of the Peak District from Disley Station to Mow Cop, and on via the Macclesfield Canal to Kidsgrove Station. To avoid the steps head to the Ram’s Head pub and join the trail from there.
On the north side of Disley lies The Peak Forest Canal which passes the village en route to Bugsworth Basin and Whaley Bridge, linking with stations along the way. A pleasant walk along the towpath will take you to the flight locks at Marple in one direction or walk in the opposite direction towards New Mills Marina, Furness Vale Marina, Buxworth Basin and the Transhipment Warehouse at Whaley Bridge.
Friends of Disley Station
The Friends of Disley Station are proud and deserving winners of two ‘Cheshire’s Best Kept Stations’ awards, for 2021 and 2022. The active group are constantly tending to planters and gardens, looking at how they can support biodiversity at the station. Maps and waymarkers offer visitors helpful information and artwork brightens up the shelters, all planned and organised by the group, making the station a pleasant and welcoming place to be. The local community of Disley generously supports the group with regular donations of plants.
Keep up with the group’s activity on facebook @Friends of Disley Station