Location

Location

Uniquely placed to enjoy the natural beauty of the Peak District

Gradbach is a tiny hamlet located next to the River Dane and sitting in the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

Although we are officially in Staffordshire, our uniquely placed position means we are also close to Cheshire and Derbyshire – and therefore an ideal base to explore everything the local area has to offer. The popular market towns of Leek and Buxton are only a short drive away, while Bakewell, Haddon Hall and Chatsworth are also within easy distance.

Meanwhile, an abundance of natural beauty is right on our doorstep. Explore Lud’s Church and its tranquil woodland surroundings, enjoy breath-taking views from the Roaches or take a wildlife-spotting walk along the river.

Directions 

By road from Buxton take the A53 until you reach the secondary road for Flash, just passed the Knights Table pub (5 miles from Buxton) Proceed through Flash, turning left by the church, and follow the road to the bottom of the hill, past the left turn for Royal Cottage. About 100 metres after this junction, bear left down a farm road (signed Gradbach Scout Camp & Mill).  Continue on this road for around half a mile passing the carpark for The Roaches, and turning right into the driveway for Gradbach Mill.  

 

By road from Leek take the A53 until you reach the secondary road for Gradbach just before the Winking Man Pub (7 miles from Leek). Follow the road all the way to the end & turn left at the end of the road. About 100 metres after this junction, bear left down a farm road (signed Gradbach Scout Camp & Mill).  Continue on this road for around half a mile passing the carpark for The Roaches, and turning right into the driveway for Gradbach Mill.  

Grounds at Gradbach
Grounds at Gradbach
Grounds at Gradbach