Clay Cross


Clay Cross is a small former mining town in Derbyshire, it is 5.3 Miles from Chesterfield Town Centre and on the Five Pits Trail walk which leads you into the beautiful countryside. With a range of amenities and various things to do, Clay Cross is a fantastic town to live in.



Clay Cross is situated on the A61 which is the main road through to Chesterfield/Sheffield.

There are plenty of Buses from Clay Cross – the main ones to Chesterfield Town Centre being the Stagecoach 51 (Danesmoor, Clay Cross, Holmegate, Tupton, Derby Road, Town Centre) and the Stagecoach 54 (Clay Cross, North Wingfield, Grassmoor, Hasland, Towncentre)

Certain 51 Buses also drop off at Chesterfield Train Station which is perfect for commuting.

On the main A61 road, there are also the Comet Buses which go to Alfreton, Ripley and Derby City Centre.

There is also a number of local taxi firms that operate from Clay Cross.



There is the main Sharley Park Community Primary School, which has children from the ages of 3+ up to year 6 and is rated 'good' by Oftsed.

Tupton Hall Secondary School is only about a 20 minute walk away and there are regular buses to and from the school.

There are a number of nurseries in the area providing childcare, such as Stepping Stones Nursery, Clowns Nursery and Little Petals Nursery.



There is a number of independent shops selling homemade crafts, coffee shops, and butchers selling local produce as well as lots of hairdressers, nail salons, and food shops meaning you never have far to go to get what you need. Check out some of our recommendations below;

The Beige Studio - for everything from nails, lashes & brows to facials, waxing, and aesthetics. 

The Flower Shoppe - beautiful flowers for all occasions.

Surreal Boutique - an independent, women's clothing store

Host Coffee - offering brunches, beverages and hot drinks!


The local S45 Hub in Clay Cross offers a variety of activities and services for members of the community to enjoy all year round providing a place for shopping, coffee or afternoon tea, and meeting friends.

Dentists, opticians, and doctors are available as well as local pharmacies such as;


There are also many independent takeaways, pubs, and restaurants in the town. There is also a Dominos Pizza, Tesco Extra, Pets at Home, and Poundland. Some of our favorites are independant spots are;

Kathmandu Gurkha - A Nepalese & Indian fine-dining restaurant and takeaway

The Fat Panda - Chinese takeaway

The George - Country pub specializing in fine dining and tapas

The Three Horseshoes - a thriving food and drink establishment

Sweet Retreat - the perfect place for the sweet tooth, with waffles. cookie dough, pancakes and cheesecakes! 


Sharley Park is a nice local park, with a children’s play area, nice walks, and a local leisure centre with a pool, gym classes, and a gym.

The welfare pub/club is also situated in Sharley park for a nice place to stop for a coffee.


Just off the main A61 road, down to Holmgate you will find the Clay Cross library, which has a great selection of fiction and non-fiction books, children's area, and local knowledge.

The library is situated in Kenning Park, which is home to nice walks, a fishing pond, and a lovely Children’s park (Children’s forest school also takes part here too).


Things to do

There are lots of things to do in Clay Cross, nice walks with lovely coffee shops and pubs along the way.

The Three Horseshoes and The George really are gems in Clay Cross, offering a fabulous menu for both food and drink, and even the option to stay over in The George.

The leisure centre offers a lot to do, with swimming, a fully equipped gym, gym classes for all ages and availabilities and a large sports hall.

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