Celebrate the festive season in the Peak District

Derbyshire and the Peak District are home to unique festive traditions. Here’s our roundup of the best seasonal things to do, by train. Admire Christmas Trees in Hope Valley  Hop on the train to Hope and then take the 272 bus a short distance to Castleton, a village which is steeped in Christmas traditions. The well-loved Christmas Tree Festival […]

Remembering High Peak’s Second World War railway stories

This weekend marks a time of reflection and remembrance for many. Railways played a vital role in military and civic life in the Second World War; here we remember stories chosen by Station Friends groups which highlight the role of railways, from to transporting people to safety to the contribution of women to the war […]

Eerie encounters in the Peak District

It’s the start of the spooky season – dare you explore the Peak District’s most eerie locations, by train? The Longdendale Lights Nearest station: Hadfield The Longdendale Lights are a phenomenon said to haunt the moorland valley of Longdendale. The lights have been reported through the generations; once known as “the Devil’s Bonfires”, they are […]

Keeping You on Board – Autumn issue

The latest issue of our quarterly newsletter, Keeping You on Board, is out now. It’s another packed edition, so grab a cuppa and read all about it: Download the newsletter Huge thanks as always to our funders, partners and Station Friends who make a real difference to the communities of High Peak and Hope Valley.

Watch autumnal wildlife in the Peak District

Make the most of the season by exploring the sights, sounds and smells of autumn in the Peak District, by train. Red deer – Grindleford and Hathersage At this time of year, you might be able to hear the awesome bellows of red deer stags as they compete to win a harem of female deer. […]

Celebrating the Buxton Line on Derbyshire Day

Within 60 minutes of Manchester city centre, the Manchester-Buxton railway line opens up a world of countryside, heritage and nature and should be celebrated. This Derbyshire Day (Friday 22 September), a new-look website, logo, suite of photos and promotional film are among the assets we are using to promote train travel in the High Peak […]

Keeping You on Board – Issue 27

The latest issue of our newsletter is here! This issue is as jam-packed as ever, so grab a cuppa and stay up to date with everything we’ve been up to. Keeping you on board – Issue 27

Car-free travel guide Part 4: Events and festivals by train

Grab your sunhat and start your wristband collection, with our top events in High Peak and Hope Valley to reach by train and bus.  As always, this information is accurate to the best of our belief at the time of writing but please do check for local updates and changes before you travel. New Mills […]

Car-free travel guide Part 3: Travelling with the family

Travelling by train can be an exciting trip in itself for young children! Here are our top tips for travelling with the family. Tickets, please! Nationally, children under 5 travel for free and children aged 5-15 travel for half price on the majority of fares. You might be able to save money with a Railcard. […]