2019 Convention


Our 73rd Annual Convention will take place between Wednesday 9th October 2019 and Sunday 13th October 2019 at the Rutland Arms Hotel in Bakewell, Derbyshire in the heart of the Peak District. Details of the hotel can be found at their website.

Some travel details on how to get to and from Bakewell can be found below.


If coming from outside the UK, the nearest international airport is Manchester (some 33 miles away and with the advantage of its own railway station) although many will probably prefer to fly into the London airports. See below for rail links from either option. Another nearby option is East Midlands airport (some 48 miles away).


Bakewell itself is not on the rail network. The nearest mainline station is at Chesterfield some 13 miles away. A taxi from Chesterfield Station to the Hotel will cost around £25 - £30.

Chesterfield is on the mainline from London to Sheffield and as such is served by regular fast trains. Typical frequencies and journey times are as follows:-

From London (St Pancras); every 30 mins - journey time approx 2 hours or a little less.

From Birmingham; every 30 mins - journey time approx 1 hour.

From Manchester Airport; two trains an hour- journey time approx 1 hour 45 mins with one change in Sheffield.

Details of rail links from other UK locations and for more details visit the National Rail website


Bakewell is located on the A6 and A619 roads, readily accessible from the M1 to the east, and the M60/M6 to the west. The Hotel is situated in the centre of the town and has adequate car parking on site/ opposite the hotel. For those of you with satnav, the postcode of the hotel is DE45 1BT.





Last updated on 23 January, 2019  
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