Bamford is a village of about 1400 people set in the Peak District National Park. It has a fine Anglican church built in the nineteenth century by Butterfield the famous architect; it also has a Roman Catholic Church in a scenic setting, a Methodist Church, itself a fine example of a countryside Methodist church with a warm welcome.
The village has a notable all-in-one pub , post office and and cafe- The Anglers Rest -at the top of the village, which is owned by the local community. It has a Beacon primary school; a scenic water feature where the River Derwent forms a mill pond and weir; fine walks along the old railway track, proximity to the world famous Lady Bower, Derwent and Howden Dams and reservoirs. There is fishing on the Ladybower reservoir , and many fine local walks are within easy access, including Jacobs Ladder and the start of the Pennine Way.
The picturesque Bamford Edge looms high over the village, and a local sculpture trail can be followed to explore the local landscape. On the Edge is a complete neolithic stone circle.
Bamford welcomes visitors from far and wide. It is popular with day trippers from the large cities which surround the National park- Manchester, Sheffield, Leicester, Nottingham, Derby , Huddersfield, Leeds. There are local train service from Sheffield and Manchester, much used by walkers, and excellent cycling facilities. This is country which has Roman camps, castles, and strong links with Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest.
The Churches believe that this is a God-inspired place where people can come to recharge their spiritual senses. So please come and sample it for yourselves.