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Cliff College


Hope Valley


S32 3XG

Tel: 01246 584200 or 01246 584205

(please discourage phone calls during your weekend - it may disrupt your ability to concentrate on each other and thereby gain the best from it.)

Cliff College is situated in the Peak District National Park.  It has glorious views of the Derwent Valley, Curbar Gap and Baslow Edge. The main College building has evolved from an 18th century manor house, extended in the 1930's, the building overlooks a secluded lawned terrace.

The College has a combination of twin, single and double rooms. Standard rooms with shared toilet and shower facilities are available on the lower level of the building. The middle and upper floors are en-suite bedrooms, occupied by the students during term time.

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Getting There

Public Transport

The nearest railway station is Grindleford, which lies about 4 miles from Cliff College and has an hourly or more frequent service through the day.  The 214 bus from Sheffield Interchange (about 15 miles from Cliff College) passes the station and the college every hour during the day.  Our weekends finish in time to catch the bus back to Sheffield (bus number 215 on a Sunday runs every hour). The 66 Buxton to Chesterfield bus also passes the college entrance, but it is much less frequent.


Cliff College is about halfway between the villages of Calver and Baslow on the eastern side of the A623 Baslow to Chapel-en-le-Frith road.  It is clearly signposted from both north and south.

It is about 9 miles in a westerly direction from Chesterfield, 15 southwest of Sheffield, The historic market town of Bakewell is five miles to the southwest.  

There are so many possible routes into the area that the best advice has to be to put the postcode into your satnav or use one of the route planning websites in order to find the best route for you.

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