How to find us
The Hayes Conference Centre
The Hayes Conference Centre is only 5 miles from the M1.
From Junction 28 of the M1 take the A38 dual carriageway towards Derby.
Leave the A38 at the exit marked A615 Matlock / A61 Chesterfield and at the roundabout take the B6179 towards Swanwick and Ripley.
After 0.8 miles turn left (B6016) at the traffic lighted cross roads by the Church in the centre of Swanwick. 500 yards down the road, past school buildings, turn right signed 'Conference Centre' into Hayes Lane. The Conference Centre is straight ahead.
There is ample parking on site at The Hayes. Cars are left at the owner's risk.
The local station is Alfreton station on the Sheffield-Nottingham line, although trains are limited. It is about three miles from the station to the Hayes.
It may be easier to travel to Derby station, then catch the Swanwick coach (see below) or taxi from Derby to The Hayes. N.B. Derby Station is 1 mile from the centre of Derby: buses heading into town from the Station all stop at the Temporary Bus Stops (Bus station being rebuilt).
It's a good idea to pre-book taxis if arriving at Alfreton or Derby station. As a guide, Amber Taxis (01773 836100) charge £25.00 from Derby station to the Hayes and £6.00 from Alfreton station to the Hayes (please quote 'The Hayes' to ensure these rates).
A Swanwick private coach picks up Swanwickers at Derby train station on Saturday afternoon and deposits them back at the station early on the following Friday morning for a return fare of £12.50.
This service must be booked with the school. We no longer issue tickets but you will need to register when you send your booking form to be allowed to board the coach. As the saying goes, 'If you're not on the list, you're not coming in!'
From Derby, take the 9.1 or 9.2 to Mansfield and ask to be let off opposite the 'Gate Inn', Swanwick. Then walk down Hayes Lane; the Conference Centre is straight ahead.
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