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Town Centre

Town Centre


Whaley Bridge, the "Gateway to the Goyt Valley" is an attractive small town situated on the edge of the Peak District. The town is at the head of the Peak Forest Canal with the canal basin designated as a conservation area and home to the Grade II* Transhipment Warehouse.

The towpath from the canal basin allows pleasant walks and cycles to Bridgemount and Buxworth or can be the starting point for longer distance routes such as the Goyt and Midshires Way.

A wonderful array of local pubs, restaurants and cafes can be found in the town along with a number of independent shops selling a fine selection of wines, food and gifts. A monthly Farmers' Market, usually held on the second Saturday of each month takes place at the Uniting Church on Buxton Road.

Situated high above the town is Toddbrook Reservoir, providing a beautiful setting for fishing, sailing and canoeing and walking.

The town is home to a number of summer events including the Rose Queen Festival and Carnival, Water Weekend and Well Dressing.

Cash PointDisabled accessDisabled toiletsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDogs accepted



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Map reference: SK 012816  Lat: 53.33176 Long: -1.98268

On the A6 north of Buxton

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whaley Bridge station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted