Darlton Quarry

Train crash at Darlton


This crag was made famous in 2021 when Tom Cruise visited to use it for a train crash stunt in the film Mission Impossible 7. The quarry is situated on the opposite side of the road to Stoney West. The main wall gives a number of tough wall climbs on generally good rock in a typical quarry setting. There are also a number of easy sport climbs on the opposite, south facing White Stripes Wall though the rock is less reliable here so care should be taken.


The rock generally dries quickly after rain. The Main Wall, also known as Shady Wall, faces north west and stays in the shade until late afternoon. The White Stipes Wall is the opposite and faces south east and is the sun most of the day.


Low Carbon options

The nearest railway station is Grindleford which is 5.8km or 21 mins by bike from the crag.

Leave the station and turn right (south) on Station Road. After 500m join the B6521 (New Road). Cross over the Derwent river and carry on through Grindleford. Follow this road for about 2.5km past a parking area on the right. Take the next right, about 200m past the parking, into Eyam. Follow the main road, The Dale (B6521) south out of Eyam to the A623. Turn R here and after 200m find a small road on the left leading into the quarry.

The Eyam to Stoney Middleton bus service stops on near the quarry entrance on the A623.

Check bus services and times for Stoney Middleton.

By car

From Stoney Middleton drive up The Dale and park on the left just past the turn off on the right for Eyam. This is the same parking place for Stoney West. Walk up back toward Stoney Middleton a short way to a small road on the right.

Go past a barrier into a small ’loading bay’. Pass the fence and hop over the next fence - this point can also be gained from the public footpath directly below (limited parking) - and into the quarry. The main wall will be seen in the top left-hand corner of the quarry.


No access has been granted so if asked to leave please do so courteously.