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Ground Address: Silverlands, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6QH

Ground Capacity: 5,200

Has the first team played there before?

Date Competition Opposition H / A Result Attendance
15:00 Sat 23 Aug 2008UniBond PremierBuxtonA0-1W2,090
15:00 Sat 6 Mar 2010UniBond PremierBuxtonA3-0L1,232
15:00 Sat 19 Mar 2011EvoStik PremierBuxtonA2-2D1,726
15:00 Sat 27 Aug 2011EvoStik PremierBuxtonA0-4W904
15:00 Sat 2 Feb 2013EvoStik PremierBuxtonA0-3W1,121
13:00 Sat 28 Dec 2013EvoStik PremierBuxtonA0-2W1,112
19:45 Tue 4 Nov 2014EvoStik PremierBuxtonA1-1D810
15:00 Sat 18 Jul 2015FriendlyBuxtonA1-2W379
19:45 Wed 14 Oct 2015FA CupBuxtonA0-2W874
15:00 Sat 25 Jan 2020Northern PremierBuxtonA2-2D1,206
TBANorthern PremierBuxtonA 

What's the ground like?

Buxton is the home of bottled Peak District water and Silverlands - the highest football ground above sea level in England at 1,000 feet, and one of the oldest.

The ground is one of the best in the league, holding up to 5,200 spectators with an impressive 500 seater main stand on the half way line with some standing either side. Opposite is the Scratching Shed or ’Shed’ as it is known with covered terraced standing.

Behind the goals, there is uncovered standing at one end and the Railway End Terrace at the other. On trips to Buxton, away fans are often in the Shed and the open end behind the goal.

Facilities include a bar, small club shop, and a food hut which sells the usual burgers, hot dogs, chips, teas and coffees all at reasonable prices. Buxton railway station is also nearby, but it is a short steep walk uphill from there to the ground.

The surrounding area of the stadium is nice and Buxton is pleasant with little shops, parks and some good pubs, making it a perfect away day.

Ground review by FC United fan - Richard Jones.

Getting to the ground by public transport

There is an hourly direct train service from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton departing Manchester at 8 minutes to the hour.

The return trains depart Buxton at 22 minutes past each hour.

Off-Peak Day Return - £9.20 (Sept 2012).

Getting to the ground by car

From Stockport (A6): Turn left at first roundabout, turn right at next roundabout, right at traffic lights (London Road pub) to Buxton Market Place. After two sets of pedestrian lights turn right at Royles shop then turn immediate left and follow road approx 500 metres to ground (opposite police station.)

From Bakewell (A6): Turn left at roundabout on to Dale Road and follow road to traffic lights, then as above.

From Macclesfield/Congleton/Leek: Follow road to Burbage traffic lights and take right fork in the road at the Duke of York pub (Macclesfield Road.) Then at next traffic lights turn left (London Road pub) and follow as above.

From Ashbourne (A515): Go straight on at first traffic lights (London Road pub) and follow directions as above.

Good Beer Guide Pubs

Wye Bridge House
Fairfield Road
SK17 7DJ
Mile(s) from ground: 0.2

Swan Hotel
40 High Street
SK17 6HB
Mile(s) from ground: 0.4

Reproduced from CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide (GBG) 2013 with permission, these are the GBG pubs closest to the ground. Distance is as per GBG 2013 Android version, using the ground’s post code.