Grindon is a delightful moorland hill village strategically situated above the most interesting and exciting section of the Manifold Valley close to its junction with the Hamps and standing at 1,000 feet above sea level.
The village has a long history and was mentioned in the Domesday Book as 'Grendon', meaning green hill. It was a staging post along the packhorse route from Ecton Hill, once the most productive copper mines in the country.
There is a car park and picnic spot beside the church and there are fine walks from Grindon down into both the Manifold and the Hamps; to Thor's Cave, Wetton and Alstonefield.
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From Leek take the A523 towards Ashbourne (signposted Derby, Ashbourne A52) for approx 5 miles. passing through Bradnop. Continue on A523 until Bottomhouse. At the cross roads, turn left onto B5053 towards Longnor. Continue on B5053, passing through Onecote. Take next right turn, signposted Butterton. Continue through Butterton following signs for Grindon.