A new community art display at Derbyshire’s Glossop Station’s Waiting Room Art Gallery celebrates the 200th anniversary of the iconic Snake Pass Road between Glossop and Sheffield. The display has been created by members of Glossop Arts Project in Arts for Wellbeing sessions. These sessions involve people with long term physical and mental health conditions taking part in creative arts in a friendly, inspiring and fully accessible environment.
The A57 Snake Pass Road was recently voted the fifth most scenic road in the UK. Since October 2020, a new weekly express bus service branded X57 Snake Bus operated by Hulleys of Baslow offers regular public transport over the Snake for the first time in over 50 years. The Friends of Glossop Station are promoting the service at the station to help onward travel connections from Glossop.
Derbyshire County Council has invested in new access easy bus stops enroute in locations such as the Snake summit, the Snake Inn, and Ladybower Reservoir to help people visit without using a car. It is hoped that the eye-catching art display, which shows the development of the Snake Pass from its early days as a turnpike road to present day, will highlight the engineering achievements in a very sensitive National Park environment. And we hope help with greener travel over the Snake Pass.