Grindleford is a lovely village situated with woods either side and next to the River Derwent.

Grindleford is a great spot to start many walks in the Peak District, especially if you want to walk to the very popular Padley Gorge, a picturesque remnant of the deciduous forest which once covered the whole area.

Close by is Grindleford train station with limited parking and a lovely little cafe.

Grindleford is a ‘modern’ parish, formed as recently as 1987, out of the parishes of Eyam Woodlands, Stoke, Nether Padley and Upper Padley. This ended a lot of confusion as since the 14th century the road bridge had been known as Grindleford Bridge, though ‘ Bridge’ was dropped after the Second World War. The railway station, although in Nether Padley, was named Grindleford in the 1890s.

On the Padley side there is a large hotel, the Maynard Arms, while on the edge of the village nearest Hathersage there is the Sir William, a pub taking its name from the old turnpike road which runs up the hill to Bretton. There are various shops and also the Derwent Gallery, which exhibits and sells the work of local artists.