Five minutes from the station is Norfolk Square the heart of Glossop town centre’s conservation area. Here you can sit and relax. Across the adjoining High Street behind the colannaded entrance lies the Market Hall which is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There is an outdoor market too which, on the second Saturday of every month becomes a local speciality Farmers’ Market. The town’s main shopping area is based around the High Street containing a mixture of independent businesses and national names. Take time to wander and be sure to go down some of the side streets!
Also just over five minutes’ away using Howard Street as your start point is the Town’s Library which is found in the Victoria Hall one of Glossop’s many landmark Victorian buildings. A further ten minute walk brings you to the delightful Howard Park in which the town’s restored Victorian swimming pool is situated. Ascending the park’s paths gives glimpses of the many hills surrounding Glossop.
Ten to fifteen minutes away lies Old Glossop marked by the Parish Church. Some of the buildings here are over 300 years old. A heritage trail using specially placed interpretation panels can be followed. Family activity packs for this trail can be obtained from High Peak Borough Council’s Information point at the Municipal Buildings near the Market. Manor Park, the former grounds of Lord Howard of Glossop, lies at the heart of Old Glossop. Features include bowling greens, tennis courts, an imaginative children’s play area, a sensory garden, a small lake and, often missed, a walled rose garden! A café and miniature railway operate in season. Old Glossop is an ideal start point for shorter and longer walks around the town.
The station is covered by our colleagues at the High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership.