The Peak District National Park is set in the centre of Britain and easily reached from all parts of the country. Flights into Manchester, East Midlands and Birmingham airports bring overseas visitors just a short distance from Swainsley Farm.
Rail access is available from London via the West Coast mainline stations in Stoke-on-Trent or Macclesfield. The nearest East Coast mainline station is Derby and there is an onward connection to Matlock. From the North of England there is easy access by rail from Manchester to Buxton.
Coach services direct from London pass through the local market towns of Ashbourne, Leek, Buxton and Bakewell.
If you need a local taxi try Nigel Burnett at Country Wheels on Tel: 01538 260012, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us.
Visitors coming north on the M1
We suggest you avoid Derby by taking exit 23A onto the A50 and then the A515 to Ashbourne.
Visitors approaching from Leek or Ashbourne on the A523.
Turn onto the B5053 at a major cross roads and pass through Onecote village. 1½ mile past Onecote take the second turning on the right into Butterton. Drive through Butterton to the far edge of the village and bear left towards Hulme End. We are located ¾ mile down this lane on the right. The entrance to our driveway is clearly marked.
Visitors approaching from Bakewell, Buxton or Ashbourne on the A515.
Turn onto the B5054 and pass through Hartington to Hulme End. At the Manifold Inn turn left and after 400 yards take the first right onto a very narrow lane. After 1½ miles a hump backed bridge takes you over the Manifold River. Carry on up the hill towards Butterton for about 200 yards (going past the gates of Swainsley Hall) and the entrance to our driveway is clearly marked on the left.