Plan Your Visit
By car: Cromford stands on the A6, 17 miles north of Derby. It is within easy reach of the M1 – about 20 minutes. Satnav – please use postcode DE4 3RQ.
By train: there is a regular service between Derby and Matlock which stops at Cromford. The trains are operated by East Midlands Trains. Train times can be consulted on their website.
By bus: there are two services from Derby, the TransPeak and the 6.1, both operated by Trent Barton, Telephone: 01773 712265. Full bus information and timetable is available on their website.
Map of area: A map of the area around Cromford Mills is shown here.
Cromford Mills is a historic Grade 1 listed building, and we are sometimes constrained with what we can do to make our site accessible for all. Most of the attractions that we have on site are accessible, but there are areas which may prove more challenging.
Tickets for tours can be purchased on-line and Carers Go Free. The link below will provide you more details about parking, surfaces, toilets, seating, motorised scooter hire and more.
Enjoy visiting our cafes or the Countin House Coffee Stop during your visit to Cromford Mills. The cafes are open 10am to 5pm. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at all our cafes.
Soak up the history of the mill in our licensed café and experience the best scones in Derbyshire! Enjoy a lovely breakfast, light bite or a range of seasonal dishes. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
A great place to take a break while exploring the famous Derwent Valley. Take in the picturesque views from our canal-side café and relax with a lovely slice of cake and a coffee.
Counting House Coffee Shop
Ready to hit the trail or looking to grab a sandwich on the go? Visit our newest coffee stop, a great place to find tasty treats while you are on the move.
Nestled in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, Cromford Mills and the surrounding area provide a great range of walks for all ages and abilities. Some of our walks are out in the open, some are deep in the valley, and some are set in woodland, but wherever they are, there is no getting away from the fact that they are stunning.
Explore family-friendly nature trails, wild-play, gentle strolls along Cromford Canal, or even discover the paths of Slinter Woodland and Dunsley Meadow. Cromford Mills is a great place to start and finish your walk with parking, cafes and public toilets.
Find out more about local walks, including Black Rocks and the High Peak Trail.
Enjoy some retail therapy at Cromford Mills and support small, independent businesses. We have a great range of shops selling everything from hand spun wool to collectable treasures. Support local businesses and find that special gift for the person who has everything.
All shops on-site are independent, and their opening hours may vary. Please check their websites for more details.
Our tips on how to make the most of your visit to our historic Mill.
A natural area for strolls, picnics and relaxing.
Cromford Mills is a great base for visiting the rest of the historic area.