Buxton FC v Darlington

Tuesday 25th October 2022, 7.45pm
Vanarama National League North


Buxton FC, The Silverlands Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6QH

Tel: 01298 23197; Twitter: @Buxton_FC

History: A long history saw Buxton FC founded in 1877 as an offshoot of the local cricket club and has been at its present ground since the 1880s. The club was promoted to the NPL in 1974 and its highest final position was 4th in 1980/81. After a few years of financial problems and relegation, Nicky Law led The Bucks back in 2005 and the club managed a creditable 7th place in 2012/13 under new manager Martin McIntosh. Darlo played the Bucks here at the start of the 2015-16 season, losing 2-0, after earlier crashing out to the Bucks in a FA Trophy replay, which went to penalties. The 2021/22 campaign saw Buxton defeating York City in the FA Cup and winning promotion by sealing the Northern Premier title.
Record Attendance:
Capacity: 5,200
Last season: 1st, Northern Premier League
Honours: Northern Premier League Premier Division champions 202122; Northern Premier League Div One champions 200607; Northern Counties East champions 200506
Record victory:
Nickname: The Bucks
Colours: Blue shirts and shorts
Chairman: David Hopkins
Manager Jamie Vermiglio
Trivia: Buxton play at the highest ground in England - which is 1,000ft above sea level.

Click for Streetmap of ground

Ticket prices (2022/23): Prices are 15 adults, 10 concessions, 5 for 1621s, 2 for 515s and under-5s free with a paying adult.

From the North (132 miles from Darlington, approx 2hr 33 mins): Leave the M1 at junction 30, take the 1st exit onto the A616 (signposted Newark) then follow the A619 (signposted Chesterfield). Eventually follow the signs for Bakewell and Buxton. Eventually turn right onto the A6020 (signposted Buxton) and at a T-junction turn right onto the A6 (signposted Buxton, Manchester) At roundabout take the first exit onto Dale Road (B5059 signposted Poole's Cavern and country park) and right onto Peveril Road. Turn left onto Clifton Road and then right onto Silverlands.

Parking There is parking for disabled fans at the ground but it can be a problem for other fans. Additional car-parking is available pn Buxton Market Place and in the Spring Gardens area. The following are suggested for street parking: The Silverlands, Pevril Road, Holker Road, Woodside and Hardwick Square


Darlington FC Supporters' Club
Coach Contact: Darlington FC Supporters Group, call 01325 250531 or 07951 434731 to book a seat. Details of the supporters' group travel can be found here.

A Cabs 01298 70423
Allied Taxis 01298 72123
Jam Taxis 01298 72333
Premier Cars 01298 77767

Buxton station can be reached from services from Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport. The ground is within walking distance across town.

For more details, go to National Rail Planner


The official Buxton FC website is OK for basic details.

Visit Buxton has details of accommodation in the spa town. If you've not been to Buxton before it's a popular resort in the Derbyshire end of the Peak District, known for its gardens and culture. Accommodation can get booked up in the summer. There are other places nearby worth visiting if you're planning a stopover.

The Tourist Information Centre is in the Pavilion Gift Boutique in The Pavilion Gardens, St. John's Road. 01298 25106 Email: tourism@highpeak.gov

For news and sport there is the Buxton Advertiser


At the ground:

The clubhouse bar is stocked with all kind of bottled beers plus Worthington and Carling on draught. There is a large lounge which will open at 1pm until after everyone leaves post-match.

Near ground/town centre:

There are plenty of pubs in Market Place including The King's Head - a Marston's pub, a Hyde's pub called The Eagle Hotel (10 Eagle Parade, Market Place SK17 6EQ) and the Vault Cafe Bar, (2-4 High Street SK17 6EU).

Real ales


Buxton Brewery Tap (in the Old Court House) George Street, Buxton, SK17 6AT
This craft beer pub promises 13 draft beers on tap, including five continuously changing Buxton-only cask ales and also ciders. A short walk from the station and not too far from the ground. Open from 10am and food from 12 noon. A comfortable and welcoming place, with a cafe-bar atmosphere.

The Cheshire Cheese, 37-39 High Street, Buxton SK17 6HA
This is an historic inn, refurbished by the Titanic Brewery and has 10 real ales. It also does food and is open from 12pm.

The Ale Stop 3 Chapel Street, Buxton
Welcoming micro-pub with three real ales on close to the market square. A few yards away from the Vault bar on the corner of the High Street.

The Wye Bridge (JD Wetherspoons) Fairfield Road, Buxton, SK17 7DJ
It has been a past CAMRA recommended pub, the usual food and opening times. It's a walk up a steep hill to the ground.

Old Hall Hotel The Square, Buxton SK17 6BD
You can find it opposite the Opera House and Pavilion Gardens. A selection of local ales.

The club has two canteens which serve a selection of pies, bacon baps, burgers, chips, sweets and hot and cold drinks.

Thanks to Mike Barton