A Quick Guide to the Manchester - Glossop Line
Board the Glossop-bound train at Manchester Piccadilly and thirty-five minutes later you can be amidst Derbyshire hills and peaks. This fourteen-mile line, once part of the Woodhead Line to Sheffield, now terminates at both Glossop and Hadfield and offers swift travel for visitors and commuters.
Glossop is a busy Victorian market town, nestled beneath the high moors of Kinder and Bleaklow at the start of the Snake Pass. The town offers a wealth of independent shops and cafes. Much of the town centre, including the station, has conservation status; take a seat in Norfolk Square to relax and admire the historic buildings.
At Hadfield you’ll have easy access to the Longdendale Trail which is the route of the former railway line to Sheffield.
There’s plenty to see and do in the area, take a look at the places to visit section to see where you’d like to explore.
Along the Glossop line you could stop off at these stations to see places of interest:
Ashburys, to visit the famous Gorton Monastery designed by Pugin or the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City.
Guide Bridge, to visit the Portland Basin Museum, with free admission to an exhibition about cotton town heritage as well as a shop and café.
Over the river Etherow and into Derbyshire you’ll travel across the huge Dinting Viaduct, with panoramic views of the valley and surrounding hills.