What is the Recreation Ground?The village of Bamford in the High Peak has the largest sports ground in the Hope Valley area. Its
size and position make it ideally placed to support the development of sports and other outdoor activities for the local community.
The Ground is
about 11 acres; it has three sports pitches, and it also serves as the sports ground for the local primary school. It
contains an extensive enclosed playground area that is well used by families on a daily basis. Uniquely, it contains
a highly significant area of ‘neutral unimproved grassland'.The Recreation Ground is owned by the Bamford with
Thornhill Recreation Ground Trust, a charity with a Management Committee of Trustees.
Bamford Village Games
Sunday, 2nd June 2013
12noon to 3.00pm
Bamford with Thornhill Recreation Ground
We were very lucky, we had
a beautiful sunny and a very successful day in which lots of people, young and not so young, enjoyed and joined
in the various activities that were on offer.
A big 'Thank you' to Emma Beswick, High Peak Games Officer
and her team who organised the event and were on hand on the day to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves. We would
also like to thank everyone who gave up their time and helped out the day. Last but not least we would
like to thank all the kind people who baked all those
lovely cakes for us. A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!
The History of the Recreation Ground
for the Recreation Ground
for the sports pitches, the pavilion or whole site bookings should be made through the Secretary and a charge will normally
Download the Booking Form (PDF)
Outdoor activities in the Recreation Ground
Used as playing fields by Bamford Primary
School, and the unimproved meadow provides opportunities for wildlife & ecology learning activities.
Bamford has 2 football clubs fielding 2 senior teams and 5 junior teams. Only
Bakewell and Bamford in the Derwent Valley Leagues have 3 pitches, making it ideal for tournaments.
Bamford Recreation Ground has access to the only moving water with canoe rights
in the Peak Park
There is an orienteering
map of the ground which provides a safe environment for young children, where they can be both supervised and given the freedom
The enclosed children's playground has recently been upgraded and is well used by families on
a daily basis.
The Trustees and Management Committee
John Soady (Hon Chair)
Harry Beckett (Hon Secretary)
Sue Beckett (Hon Treasurer)
The Trustees meet in the
Bamford Village Institute at 8.00 pm every 3rd Monday of the month. New members are always welcome.