Chapel-en-le-Frith is a small market town on the edge of the Peak District. Dubbed “The Capital Of The Peak District” This grand title lays its origins to the Normans in the 12th century. The village was originally a hunting lodge within the Forest of High Peak. This led to the French-derived name of Chapel-en-le-Frith (“Chapel in the forest clearing”). The market place is still cobbled and market is held every Thursday, bringing in people from surrounding districts. The area is is surrounded by pubs and most of the remaining old buildings of the town. A wide choice of walking trails are easily accessed from Chapel-en-le-Frith including connecting footpaths to the Peak Forest Tramway Trail; the short Eccles Pike walk affording spectacular views of the Peak District; and walks from Combs Reservoir. Popular Peak District walks such as Mam Tor near Castleton are also easily accessible from Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Chapel-en-le-Frith Primary School
Tel: 01298 821 000
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School
Tel: 01298 813 118
St. Thomas Becket C of E Church
Tel: 01298 812 314
St. John Fisher & St. Thomas Moore Church
Tel: 01298 813 491
Blythe House Hospice
Tel: 01298 815 388
Tel: 01298 812 725
Good road links to surrounding areas with a local bypass providing a quick link to A6 Manchester routes.
Several Bus service providers give connections to surrounding towns and villages of New Mills, Hayfield, Glossop, Buxton and Stockport.
Chapel-en-le-Frith Station (Manchester – Buxton Line)
Chestnut Centre (Nature Reserve)
Located between Hayfield and Castleton this nature reserve includes birds of prey, otters and other UK mammals.
A popular destination for walking and fishing also features a sailing club.
Parkland Golf Course
18 hole course, membership or pay per play
The Parkwood Leisure Centre
Contains a choice of leisure facilities including a 37 station gym, cafe bar, tennis courts, sports hall, sauna & steam rooms and an astro-turf floodlit pitch.
Restaurants & Public House
15 Market St, Chapel
Tel: 01298 815 121
Coco Ristorante & Pizzeria
20 Market St, Chapel
Tel: 01298 813 180
The Cross Keys Inn
Tel: 01298 812198