PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN DERBYSHIRE
AND THE PEAK DISTRICT - PART I
Derbyshire and the Peak District have one of the best rural transport networks of bus and train services in Britain providing access to all the towns, many of the rural villages and most of the county’s top visitor attractions.
Travelling around the area by bus or train means you can relax, whilst somebody else does the driving. With just a little planning, by travelling one way by public transport, walkers will discover countless opportunities for interesting walks, avoiding the need to return to a car park!
The use of public transport reduces congestion in the Peak District National Park and helps to preserve the precious landscape. If you usually travel by car, then why not relax and help safeguard the countryside by using the bus or train. All the walks on this website start from a town or village making the use of public transport an easy option, and you will find links to all the information you are likely to require on this page.
Visitors will find that there are frequent links from all neighbouring towns and cities reflecting the long-standing tradition of city dwellers travelling into Derbyshire and the Peak District for walking and climbing. Services are particularly good on Sundays and on Bank Holidays throughout the year with additional routes and destinations being served.
The Hope Valley Line that runs between Sheffield and Manchester, is one of the most popular and scenic train routes in the United Kingdom. At weekends and during the summer months, it is packed with visitors wanting to explore the glorious countryside that surrounds the line. On a monthly basis, the Hope Valley line plays host to the popular 'Folk Train' which brings musicians and beer drinkers from Sheffield to The Rambler Inn at Edale and from Manchester to the Little John Inn at Hathersage. Folk trains also operate regularly from Manchester to Glossop. For more information visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buses and click on the Peak Connections logo.
The Derwent Valley Line between Derby and Matlock serves the historic Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and many other top attractions such as Heights of Abraham and Gulliver's Kingdom at Matlock Bath and Peak Rail at Matlock.
From local stations on both the Hope Valley and Derwent Valley Lines a series of linear walks can be enjoyed. The collection of leaflets which form the 'Walks from the Hope Valley Line' provide eight self guided walks and in the Derwent Valley a series of 3 Station to Station Walks leaflets offer 12 different linear walking routes. Both railway lines also provide access to different stages of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way - a 55 mile walking route which follows the course of the river Derwent from the Derwent Dams to its confluence with the river Trent at Shardlow.
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If you want to
enjoy the scenery, take a trip on one of this selection of scenic routes.
All run daily unless otherwise shown.
Rail Hope Valley
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LOCAL TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
Tel. 01335 343666.
Tel: 01629 813227.
Tel. 01298 25106.
Tel. 01246 345777/8.
Tel. 01332 255802.
Tel. 01457 855920.
Tel. 01629 583388.
Tel. 01629 55082.
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