Travelling Light in the Hope Valley
Visiting the Hope Valley by bus
Why not use the bus instead of the car to explore the Hope Valley this February half term? Local businesses are offering some great discounts if you travel to them by bus, from discounted bike hire to free coffee with your cake.
The Peak District's beautiful Hope Valley is a great place to visit with affordable half-term activities that are easily accessible by bus, and you can make the most of the Government’s £2 price cap on single bus fares too! Plus, you'll be doing your bit to reduce your carbon footprint by enjoying a car-free day out.
Lots of friendly local businesses are supporting visitors and residents to #UseTheBus by offering discounts from 11th-24th February 2023. To help you plan your car-free visit, we've compiled some handy information highlighting where you can travel to on the great network of buses across the Hope Valley.
Don't delay, hop on the bus today!
Find out more about the Travelling Light campaign and the Hope Valley Climate Action project here.
For details of bus routes and timetables, please visit our Travelling by bus page.
Travel by bus and enjoy great discounts
A great day out on the bus
Itineraries Day trip from Sheffield: Exploring the Hope Valley by bus
Offering some of the best views and most picturesque villages in the country, Derbyshire's iconic Hope Valley is one of the best-loved parts of the Peak District National Park.
Places to visit
Business Directory Peveril Castle
The imposing ruins of Peveril Castle stand high above the pretty village of Castleton in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District.
Business Directory Castleton Visitor Centre
Castleton Visitor Centre is the perfect place to begin your trip or stay in the Hope Valley.
Business Directory Treak Cliff Cavern
Visit an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites, rocks, minerals and fossils. Home of the unique mineral Blue John stone
Business Directory Hathersage Swimming Pool (outdoor)
A scenic open-air pool surrounded by Peak District countryside.
Business Directory Bike Garage
Bike Garage has been providing mountain bike hire since 2010 from its workshop in Bamford. Voted best cycle hire in the Peak District by Tripadvisor travel blog. Winner of Trip Advisor Travellers Choice 2020, 2021 & 2022.
Business Directory David Mellor Visitor Centre
The David Mellor Design Museum, Cutlery Factory, Country Shop and Cafe. A uniquely stimulating day out and a must-visit for anybody with an interest in good design.
Business Directory Padley Gorge
You'd be hard pushed to find a more magical spot than Padley Gorge. With gently flowing streams and tumbling waterfalls in a woodland setting
Business Directory Ladybower Reservoir
Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir in the Upper Derwent Valley, at the heart of the Peak District National Park.
Business Directory Kinder Scout
As the highest point in the Peak District, Kinder Scout boasts unforgettable views, unique moorland and even a waterfall.
Business Directory Mam Tor - Shivering Mountain
Mam Tor, meaning ‘Mother Hill’, is a 517 metre high hill near Castleton in the High Peak area of Derbyshire and is one of the most famous walks in the Peak District that well and truly deserves a place on your Peak District bucket list!
Places to eat and drink
Business Directory Food at The George
A Derbyshire Hotel ideally located for walking, bird watching and cycling in the heart of the Peak District, Derbyshire
Business Directory The George
Temporary closed-Our en suite bedrooms are spacious and contemporarily styled for your comfort. Luxury linen, local water and fresh coffee is all included, as is a hearty breakfast.
Business Directory Yorkshire Bridge Inn
Situated in the beautiful Hope Valley, the Yorkshire Bridge Inn is a family owned multi award winning inn located just a short stroll from Ladybower Reservoir. We have 14 en-suite bedrooms offering quality accommodation.
Business Directory Scotsman's Pack Inn
The Scotsman's Pack is located in the beautiful gritstone village of Hathersage in the Peak District National Park.
Great walks from bus stops
Trails Edale to Kinder Scout Walk
This circular walk takes you from the pretty village of Edale to the windswept moors of the Kinder plateau, the highest point in the Peak District.
Trails Hathersage to Stanage Edge Walk
A 9 mile walk from the village of Hathersage up onto Stanage Edge and back, with superb views of the Derwent and Hope Valleys, Mam Tor and Kinder Scout.
Trails The Kinder Loop - Rushup Edge to Ladybower Reservoir bridleway
A beautiful horse-riding route through the heart of the Peak District.
Trails Castleton, Mam Tor & The Great Ridge Walk
An exhilarating 6½ mile walk with the option to extend to 8 miles. It includes one of the best ridge walks in the country, with superb views of the Edale and Hope Valleys and the edge of Kinder Scout.
Other car-free days out
Discover some of Derbyshire's most popular towns and villages by bus.
The busy market towns of Matlock and Bakewell are a great day out for all the family and the bus is the hassle-free way to travel.
Offering some of the best views and most picturesque villages in the country, Derbyshire's iconic Hope Valley is one of the best-loved parts of the…
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