HOPE VALLEY LINE
The village of Hope lies in the heart of the Hope Valley. Win Hill and Lose Hill rise up on either side of the village; legend has it that their names date back to a 7th century battle when the winners and losers allegedly camped on separate hills. Across the valley you’ll see the tall chimney of the cement works, a valuable local employer, situated here because of the unique geology of the landscape.
Train journeys to Hope station take 49 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly and 25 minutes from Sheffield and are operated by Northern Trains Ltd. Find up to date ticket and timetable information here.
The railway station is about half a mile east of the village of Hope and is located at the top of a long driveway clearly signed from the main A6187 road.
Find a list of all Hope station facilities, including access information here.
Access to the platform for trains towards Sheffield is over the footbridge only, please call the Assisted Travel Team at Northern Trains on 0800 138 5560 before you travel should you need assistance.
Bus stops are located on the main road at the bottom of the driveway.
Information about bus services at Hope can be found by calling Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visiting their website: www.traveline.info
Details of local taxi firms can be found on the Onward Travel posters displayed at the station.
Walk half a mile from Hope station to reach the village. Here you’ll find the 13th century church and beyond it, cafes, pubs, a small supermarket and independent shops. Hope Valley College and Hope Sports Club, both serving the valley and wider area, are further along the valley road. Turn right at the Old Hall Inn to discover old Hope’s pretty houses and narrow lanes.
Hope Valley provides great walking country with footpaths in every direction. The Ordnance Survey Dark Peak OL1 map covers this area and there are two downloadable walk options here:
Hope Village to Hope Cross Walk | Lets Go Peak District >
Win Hill audio trail | Moors for the Future >
At the head of Hope Valley looms one of Britain’s most spectacular prehistoric hillforts, Mam Tor, the Mother Hill. It’s also known as the Shivering Mountain because of its landslips.
Hope provides the nearest train station for Mam Tor and the popular village of Castleton. It’s a 2 mile walk or a short bus ride away. Alternatively, you could climb Lose Hill and walk along the Great Ridge to reach it.
Visit nearby Castleton
Castleton is at the head of the Hope Valley, at the joining of the Dark Peak’s gritstone and the White Peak’s limestone landscapes. Numerous caves have formed here, some of which are open to the public. The ruin of Peveril Castle, built during Norman times, perches on a cliff above the village.
Castleton offers plenty of shops, cafes and pubs to enjoy and is notable for the rare ‘Blue John’ gemstone found only locally and used to create jewellery and ornaments.
Friends of Hope Station
At Hope the Friends Group was established in 2018.
The station now benefits from several attractive garden planters on both platforms and artwork created by children from the local school regularly appears in the waiting shelters.
The area at the top of the car park has been improved, with seating and planters and new fencing along both platforms has transformed the station.
The group is very small and always keen for more support. Keep up with the group’s activity on facebook @Friends of Hope Station.