The High Peak lies at the centre of the M1-M62-M60 motorway network. There are two major cross-Pennine routes through the High Peak, the A57 (Manchester/Sheffield) and A628 (Manchester/Barnsley) linking to the M67 and M1. In addition the A6/A625 (Manchester/Chesterfield M1) route is the prevailing route for transport to Nottingham/Derby and South East.
The settlements of Glossop, Hadfield and Dinting, New Mills, Furness Vale, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Dove Holes, and Buxton are served by rail link to Manchester, whilst the Hope Valley, New Mills and Chinley lie on the Manchester to Sheffield line.
Manchester International Airport, the only global gateway to Northern England currently connects over 19 million passengers to over 200 destinations - more than any other UK airport. The airport is only 30 minutes from Glossop and 45 minutes from Buxton. Manchester Airport has won prestigious industry recognition for customer service, and holds the title Best UK Airport (2011). The airport also has awards for safe parking, environmental practice awards and services over 200 worldwide destinations are serviced by 65 airlines and dedicated freighters.
Manchester Airport World Freight Terminal can accommodate all types of freight and passenger aircraft, and has all the facilities required to offer worldwide carriage around the clock. It is served by nearly 100 freight forwarders and on site agents and currently handles in excess of 170,000 tonnes of freight per year. Facilities include a dedicated chiller unit, a Border Inspection Post and five transit shed operators: British Airways Regional Cargo, Swissport Cargo Services, Menzies World Cargo, Plane Handling and Servisair.
For further information re Manchester Airport's World Freight Terminal, Manchester Airport Tel: +44 (0) 161 489 3000 Manchester fright website
Last updated: 27th July 2012