Chinley is a large busy village with many stone-built Victorian buildings. It is situated just on the western edge of the Peak District National Park. It is a good base for exploration of the western side of the Peak District and for walks up onto Kinder Scout and its outlying hills.
The area around the village was part of the Royal Forest of the Peak and there was probably little but a few isolated farms here until the 17th century. The oldest building in the area is the Elizabethan hall built at the nearby hamlet of Whitehough by the Kyrke family at the end of the 16th century The industrial revolution came to the Chinley area and brought the construction of three mills along the Blackbrook valley which runs through the village. Later on the introduction of a tram and railway enabled a rapid growth of the village during the 20th century in which many of Chinleys modern houses were constructed form local quarried stone at nearby cracken edge.
The village features good local amenities including shops, cafes and pubs. Chinley is beautifully situated with plenty of walking close at hand and a walk up Chinley Churn or Cracken Edge gives an excellent view across the area.
Chinley Primary School
Tel: 01663 750 367
Buxworth Primary School
Tel: 01663 732 426
Secondary education is based in the surrounding village’s of Chapel-en-le-Frith and New Mills.
Chinley Independent Chapel
Tel: 01663 750 751
St. Marys Church
Station Road Chinley
Tel: 01298 812725
Good road links to surrounding areas off the A6.
In close proximity to the A6 with links to Manchester, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, Woodford, Poynton, Parrs Wood and Hazel Grove
Chinley Station – (Manchester – Sheffield Line)
Located in nearby Buxworth this local treasure marks the end of the Peak Forest Canal and is now a conservation area.
Chestnut Centre (Nature Reserve)
Located between Hayfield and Castleton this nature reserve includes birds of prey, otters and other UK mammals.
Sett Valley Trail
The Sett Valley Trail is two and half miles in length and used for recreational purposes by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It follows the former track of the railway line that linked Hayfield with Manchester as far as New Mills. The route forms part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail between Hayfield and Birch Vale and is of outstanding natural beauty.
New Mills Heritage Centre and Torrs River Side Park
A landscape regeneration scheme that has seen the development of an incredibly scenic park that lies along the river basin flowing through new mills. Sitting at the bottom of a deep gorge the area is also popular with rock climbers that scale the gorge walls.
Restaurants & Public House
Old Hall Inn
The Lamb Inn