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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 One World Festival

Saturday 1 July 2023, High Lea Park

The One World Festival explores themes of sustainability, peace and community. New Mills has two train stations; New Mills Central is on the Hope Valley line and New Mills Newtown is on the Buxton line. Both have an hourly train service from Sheffield and Manchester and Buxton and Manchester respectively. New Mills is also served by the 60, 61, 199 and 358 buses from Macclesfield, Stockport, Buxton, Glossop and Manchester Airport.

Buxton International Festival 

Wednesday 5 – Thursday 6 July, venues across Buxton

Buxton Festival is an annual summer festival of opera, music and a literary series, held in Buxton.

Arrive by train in an hour from Manchester Piccadilly, or hop on the 61, 190, 199 or Transpeak TP3 bus (amongst others).

Buxton Festival Fringe

Wednesday 5 July – Sunday 23 July 2023, venues across Buxton

Buxton Festival Fringe is one of the biggest UK Fringes between Edinburgh and Brighton and features an exciting programme of theatre, comedy, music, dance, film, spoken word, street theatre, visual arts and fun for all the family.

Arrive by train in an hour from Manchester Piccadilly, or hop on the 61, 190, 199 or Transpeak TP3 bus (amongst others).

Hope Show

Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2023, Hope Showground

One of the biggest agricultural shows in the Hope Valley area, Hope Show is a traditional country show. Arrive by train at Hope Station, with trains every hour from Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly, or the 272 bus from Sheffield.

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