Whaley Bridge  is a small town in Derbyshire, surrounded by the Peak District National Park, at the head of the Peak Forest Canal. It is a popular place to start walking along the Goyt Valley
- By rail on the line between Buxton and Manchester
- By bus including the 199 Skyline bus running from Manchester Airport to Buxton
- Car parking at Tom Brad's Croft near the Canal Basin 
- Peak Forest Canal 
- Goyt Valley 
- Toddbrook Reservoir 
- Whaley Bridge Memorial Park
Cafes and restaurants include
- Cock Inn, Buxton Road 
- Memories of India, Indian restaurant on Buxton Rd.
- Bella's cafe 
- Teazel's cafe on Canal Street
- Vito's Trattoria - An Italian Restruant on Market Street 
- Zayka. Indian restaurant in town centre
- Drum and Monkey. Chapel Road. Free House. Formerly the Board Inn
- The Goyt. 8 Bridge Street, Whaley Bridge. SK23 7LR. Tel: 01663 732840 . Popular back-street local on Bridge Street with beers from the Punch Taverns range.
- The Railway. 33-35 Market Street Whaley Bridge,SK23 7AA. Tel: 01663 732245 . Beer from Robinsons. Function room. Live music & film showings.
- The White Hart. Market Street, SK23 7HN
- The Shepherd's Arms. 7 Old Road, Whaley Bridge, SK23 7HR. Tel: 01663 732384 . Very popular small traditional pub. Extensive range of beers from Marstons. Beer Garden
- The Cock Inn. 22 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge, SK23 7JE. Tel: 01663 733384 . Beer from Robinsons. Recently renovated. Food 
- The White Horse. 141 Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge. SK23 7HX. Tel: 01663 732617 . At the south end of the town at the junction of the A5004 and B5470
- The Shady Oak. Fernilee, Nr. Whaley Bridge, SK23 7HD. Tel: 01663 733658 A Marston's country pub about 2 miles south of the town centre on the A5004 at Fernilee in the Goyt Valley. Food. Rooms. The start and end point of many good walks in the Goyt Valley. 
Currently closed, but may reopen
- Jodrell Arms. Imposing town centre pub by the Railway Station. Apparently undergoing renovation.
- Spire House, a converted chapel 
- Kinrara Bed and Breakfast, with views over Toddbrook reservoir and the High Peak .
- Springbank, 
- Shady Oak,