Public Transport

Due to our isolation and rural setting, we are not well served by public transport.  The nearest train station is at Bamford, approximately 9.5 kilometres away. Trains arrive at Bamford from Manchester and Sheffield.

The closest buses from Sheffield and Bamford  get to Lockerbrook Farm is the Bamford turn off on the A57.  In the summer there is a bus service at the weekends from Sheffield to Fairholme Visitors Centre, 20 minutes walk from our centre. If you are arriving by public transport do contact us to see if we can help with arrangements.


Find Us

Lockerbrook Farm Outdoor Centre can be found just over a mile up a track from the A57 Snake Pass between Sheffield and Manchester. It is signposted ‘Lockerbrook Farm Centre’.

The track is accessed via Rowlee Farm from the only crossroads on the A57 which is also signposted ‘Lockerbrook Farm Centre’. Turn right from Sheffield and left from Manchester. Drive up through Rowlee Farm, past the farmhouse on your left and the barn on your right. Continue through the first of two wooden gates (always to be shut after you pass through please) which says ‘Woodcraft Folk Lockerbrook Farm 1 mile’ and follow the track until you reach us. More detailed instructions from specific locations are available below.

Please be aware that the track has some steep sections, sharp corners and  a rough track surface which can be affected sometimes by adverse weather conditions.  Please note normal cars and normal sized minibuses (not low-floor long minibuses) are able to access the centre with very little difficulty and have been doing so for 50 years.  If you have any concerns with regards to access do get in touch and please ensure your group is aware of the access track when arranging your visit.


Travelling by private coach

If you are travelling by coach, we ask your group to arrive at Fairholme Visitors Centre, Derwent Valley.  We will meet your group and transport your belongings to the centre, whilst the group walks twenty minutes uphill to the centre.  This is a memorable start to a visit to Lockerbrook Farm – the walk is uphill through woods and fields making the arrival an activity in itself.


Maps

The best map to find us on is Ordnance Survey Sheet OL1 “The Peak District, Dark Peak Area”.

Our grid reference is SK165894


Sat Navs

Use with extreme caution. Our post code covers a very large area and if you rely on your Sat Nav alone you could be struggling. So please do use maps and these instructions to avoid confusion.


Mobiles

Don’t get close and try to phone for final guidance – your phone will probably not work. We are very happy to talk you through the final part of your journey, so if travelling from Sheffield and the M1 stop in Bamford or on the bridge over the reservoir and call from there. If travelling from Manchester, stop in Glossop and call us from there.


Directions from the M1 north of Sheffield

Leave the M1 at Junction 36 (signed Sheffield North), then follow the A61 past Sheffield Wednesday football ground. At Owlerton dog track turn right onto A6101 following signs to Glossop A57. Follow A6101 along Rivelin Valley and then bear right onto the A57 heading to Manchester.

Follow the A57 up over Moscar and descend towards the reservoir. At the Bamford turning (A6013) continue straight on towards Manchester, following the A57.

Go over the reservoir on the bridge, and carry straight on with the reservoir on your left. Continue past the turn-off to Hagg Farm and then watch for the big  sign warning you of a crossroads and cycle crossing ahead. Slow down and indicate right: just round the bend is the ramp up to Rowlee Farm signposted ‘Lockerbrook Farm Centre’. Turn right and drive up towards Rowlee farm.

Drive up through Rowlee Farm, past the farmhouse on your left and the barn on your right. Continue through the first of two wooden gates (always to be shut after you pass through please) which says ‘Woodcraft Folk Lockerbrook Farm 1 mile’ and follow the track until you reach us.


Directions from the M1 south of Sheffield

Leave the M1 at Junction 29 signed Chesterfield, follow signs through Chesterfield to Chatsworth House and join the A619.

Follow for about 9 miles and at the roundabout take the Baslow exit.

At next roundabout take exit 2, signed Calver and continue for about 2 miles.

At traffic lights turn right onto B6001, signed Grindleford and Hathersage.

On arriving in Hathersage, at the T junction turn left under the railway bridge and continue for about a mile until you get to Sicklehome Service Station, then turn right to Bamford.

Having gone through Bamford drive for approximately 2 miles and then arrive at another T Junction. Turn left and follow A57 Glossop and Manchester.

Go over the reservoir on the bridge, and carry straight on with the reservoir on your left. Go past the turn-off to Hagg Farm and then watch for the big sign warning you of a crossroads and cycle crossing ahead. Slow down and indicate right: just round the bend is the ramp up to Rowlee Farm signposted ‘Lockerbrook Farm Centre’. Turn right and drive up towards Rowlee Farm.

Drive up through Rowlee Farm past the farmhouse on your left and the barn on your right. Continue through the first of two wooden gates (always to be shut after you pass through please) which says “Woodcraft Folk Lockerbrook Farm 1 mile” and follow the track until you reach us.


Directions from Manchester

The Stockport, Sheffield A616 will help you get to the A57 (direction Sheffield, Hyde) and then follow A57 towards Glossop. Descending turn right following A57 signed Glossop. Drive on through Glossop following A57 and start the climb up over the Snake Pass.

Follow A57 Snake Pass and after the Snake Inn look for big yellow signs warning you of a crossroads and a cycle crossing. The crossroads is signposted ‘Lockerbrook Farm Centre’. Turn left and drive up through Rowlee Farm, past the farmhouse on your left and the barn on your right. Continue through the first of two wooden gates (always to be shut after you pass through please) which says “Woodcraft Folk Lockerbrook Farm 1 mile” and follow the track until you reach us.


Directions from Sheffield

From the University Roundabout follow A57 to Glossop and climb through Broomhill. At Broomhill shops bear right on the A57 signed Manchester and Glossop. Follow the Manchester Road through Crosspool and down in to the Rivelin Valley.

Then follow the A57 up over Moscar and descend towards the reservoir. At Bamford turning (A6013) go straight on towards Manchester following A57.

You go over the reservoir on the bridge, carry straight on with the reservoir on your left. You go past the turn off to Hagg Farm and then watch for the big sign warning you of a crossroads and cycle crossing. Slow and indicate right and just round the bend is the ramp up to Rowlee Farm, turn right and drive up to the farm, past the farmhouse on your left and the barn on your right. You come to the first of two wooden gates (always to be shut after you pass through please) which says “Woodcraft Folk Lockerbrook Farm 1 mile”. Having passed through the gate continue to follow the track and you will get to us.

lockerbrook@woodcraft.org.uk  |  01433 651412