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The small village of Grindleford lies on the banks of the river Derwent, about a mile downhill from the station. The area is very popular for walkers and climbers because of its variety of landscapes, from open moorland and gritstone edges to wooded hillsides and the river valley.

Train journeys to Grindleford station take one hour from Manchester Piccadilly and 15 minutes from Sheffield and are operated by Northern Trains Ltd. Find up to date ticket and timetable information here.

Find a list of all Grindleford station facilities, including access information here.

There is a gap between the platform and train. Call the Assisted Travel Team at Northern Trains on 0800 138 5560 before you travel to inform the traincrew should you need assistance.

The nearest bus stops are outside the Maynard Arms, about 500 metres away, on the main road.

Information about bus services at Grindleford can be found by calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visiting their website:

Details of local taxi firms can be found on the Onward Travel posters displayed at the station.

Grindleford station sits halfway up a hill, a mile above the village and at the bottom of the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate, next to Padley Gorge. Find more information about Longshaw here.

Padley Gorge is immediately accessible from the station. The footpath starts beyond the end of the road bridge over the railway. Look for the National Trust sign on the wall. Here are two downloadable circular walks from the station to help you explore the area: 

Train Station Walk Padley Gorge and Surprise View > 
Grindleford audio trail | Moors for the Future > 

From the station and down into Grindleford village you’ll find a range of places for refreshments, from the Station Café to the Maynard Arms and the village community shop in St Helen’s Church. There’s a footpath along the river Derwent which flows through the centre of the village, for a gentler riverside walk.

Totley Tunnel runs under the hills from Grindleford Station towards Sheffield. It’s one of the longest railway tunnels in the UK at 3.5 miles long, built in 1893 by Midland Railway, whose initials are on the tunnel’s entrance.

Friends of Grindleford Station

The Friends Group was formed in 2017 and made an immediate impact on the station by clearing the bank behind Platform 1 and turning it into a beautiful garden area. Since then more garden areas have been created, making a wonderful environment for passengers as well as a welcome source of food for pollinators. The group were awarded a plaque in 2022 by the National Garden Scheme, a great recognition of their efforts.

Plants are usually donated by the local community and the school often supports the station with contributions of artwork.

Keep up with the group’s activity on facebook @Friends of Grindleford Station and on their website here.

Volunteers clearing the bank at Grindleford station