Holmes Chapel Railway Station

Holmes Chapel is a pleasant village with an attractive conservation area, situated in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. The station benefits from two direct services an hour to Manchester, one via Stockport and one via Manchester Airport. Holmes Chapel is conveniently situated for walks in the picturesque Dane Valley.

The station itself has some beautiful floral displays tended by the station’s friends group. While you’re waiting for you train, why not visit the stations book share club?

The Volunteers and Friends of Holmes Chapel Railway Station and Viaduct (VFH) had their inaugural meeting on the 8th March 2016 at Holmes Chapel Railway Station and that the aims of the group are as follows:

  • To promote practical environmental enhancement works especially by volunteers for the benefit of the community and train passengers.
  • To publicise and raised awareness of the benefits of ‘green transport plans’, the train, and attractions of the station area and its environs to increase station ‘footfall’.
  • To encourage community involvement and ownership, particularly by young people and schools, in conservation, environment and associated education artworks, poetry, competition, etc. at the station and its environs.
  • To encourage local businesses to improve their own properties and in sponsoring environmental enhancements at the station area.
  • To campaign for improved infrastructure facilities and services.
  • To work in partnership with All stakeholders to achieve these aims.

Enjoy a walk around Holmes Chapel  starting & finishing at Holmes Chapel Railway Station by Tony & Lindsay Wright – Click here to download.

Aspects of the History of Holmes Chapel Railway Station, Viaduct and the Swan Inn

Click here for more information on the September 14th 1941. Rail Accident at Holmes Chapel Railway Station.


Holmes Chapel

Holmes Chapel has a number of Geocaches surrounding the Station. An example circular route has been created that you may choose to follow to explore the nearby Geocaches, while enjoying the outdoors. Click the subtitle of this section to view the route on Google Maps.

This circular Route is 2.1 miles long and takes 45 to complete; with the opportunity to find 5 Geocaches along the route. (Time taken to find the Geocaches not included)

Below is the listed route that is shown on Google maps with the names and co-ordinates of the Geocaches. Click on Geocaches below to be re-directed to more information on each one (You must have an account to view content)

Holmes Chapel

Hound’s HQ and TB Hotel– N 53° 11.918 W 002° 21.804
The Island– N 53° 12.283 W 002° 21.840
Around Holmes Chapel- St Lukes ChurchN 53° 12.157 W 002° 21.443
Swettenham Round One– N 53° 12.134 W 002° 20.680
Around Holmes Chapel- Saltersford– N 53° 12.108 W 002° 20.527
Holmes Chapel

For Sale

The Northern Community Rail Seedcorn Fund are  helping to fund a series of publications for the The Volunteers and Friends of Holmes Chapel Railway Station and Viaduct to the benefit of the Station.There are  six publications in the ‘Surgam et circuibo civitatem’ series  (‘I will arise and go about the city’) so far.  More to be published after April 2018.

The History of the Original Bridge over the River Irwell linking Manchester and Salford. £4.30 including first class postage and packing. 20 pages. All illustrations in colour.

The Ford Madox Brown Murals in Manchester Town Hall. £5.30p including first class postage and packing. 23 pages. All illustrations in colour.

The Siege of Manchester During the English Civil Wars. £5.30 including first class postage and packing. 18 pages including A3 fold out map. All illustrations in colour.

The Bellhouse Legacy. A Walking Tour of Central Manchester. £4.30 including first class postage and packing. 20 pages. All illustrations in mainly colour.

Aspects of the History of Holmes Chapel Railway Station. £3.80. including first class postage and packing. 22 pages. All illustrations in black and white.

A Novelist’s View of the Cotton Industry. Disraeli in Manchester and Salford. £3.80. including first class postage and packing. 13 pages. Illustrations in black and white, apart from the cover.

Limited numbers are available,  please email tony2.wrigh@gmail.com for more details !