Directions to Elm Tree Farm
Elm Tree Farm is conveniently located just 20 minutes from junction 28 of the M1 motorway. See below for detailed directions for visitors from the west and north-west, as well as from the M1.
- Directions from the M1 – if travelling from the North, South or East.
- Directions from Cromford – if travelling from the West or North-West.
For those using a SatNav system the address is:
Elm Tree Farm,
Main Road, Lea,
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5GR
From M1 junction 28 take the A38 west towards Derby, Matlock & Alfreton.
Travel for 3.4 miles to the third exit slip road which is signed Chesterfield & Matlock.- see picture below
A large sign 200m before the junction provides advanced warning. Turn left onto High Lane following signs for Lea & Holloway.
Follow High lane for 0.8 miles to an oblique cross roads. Turn right onto Lea Moor Road and follow it downhill for 0.8 miles until you reach signs indicating the edge of Lea village.
Continue for a further 400m past a row of cottages,(and parked cars) looking out for a traditional red telephone box.
Just before the phone box turn left uphill towards some cottages. Elm Tree Farm is through the double gates on your right. There is ample parking space in the field. The main door with the key box is the middle one of the 5 – feel free to open the large gate and bring the car into the courtyard and closer to the door to facilitate unpacking if you wish.
Directions from Cromford – route for visitors from west and north-west
Routes from the west and north-west tend to converge upon the village of Cromford which lies 3 miles south of Matlock. The A6150 meets the main A6 through the Derwent Valley at a crossroads with traffic lights. From Cromford village, keep straight on at the slightly offset crossroads to cross the A6 onto Mill Road – signed to Lea and Holloway.
Follow this rather narrow and winding road for 2 miles, passing Cromford Station on the left, until you reach Lea Bridge.
Turn left, following sign for Lea.
Pass under the historic bridge at John Smedley’s Mill – part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
Continue a further mile, passing Lea Green Outdoor Activities Centre on the right and the ‘Jug & Glass’ on the left.
Continue along Main Road for 250m to the brow of the hill, where you will suddenly see a red telephone box on the right. Immediately after the telephone box, turn right up the track, then immediately right again through the pair of new gates into Elm Tree Farm.