Whaley Bridge is a small town and civil parish in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, situated on the River Goyt. Whaley Bridge is approximately 16 mi (26 km) south of Manchester, 7 mi (11 km) north of Buxton, 9 mi (14 km) east of Macclesfield and 28 mi (45 km) west of Sheffield, and had a population of 6,226 at the 2001 census. This includes the village of Furness Vale, which falls within the boundaries of Whaley Bridge. Other districts of 'Whaley', as it is known locally, include Horwich End (grid reference SK006806), Bridgemont (SK011825), Fernilee (SK017784) Stoneheads and Taxal.
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