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Take the train this Easter holiday

Bypass the Easter holiday traffic and take a green scenic journey along the Buxton, Glossop and Hope Valley lines this Easter. Here are our top 3 ideas for family days out by rail this Easter.
Just 30 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly, a train ride to Glossop is the perfect first family adventure by rail. Enjoy a picnic in one of the beautiful parks, including Manor Park, Howard Park and Pyegrove Park or sample Easter treats in one of the many independent family-friendly cafes.
Peak Forest canal

Whaley Bridge to Furness Vale canal walk (approx 2 miles, 3.5 km)

This is a great route for young explorers. From Whaley Bridge station simply cross the A5004 and head north along the Peak Forest Canal towpath for approximately 1 mile (1.6km) to Furness Vale. Take the train back to the start point or pause to enjoy a picnic by the water before retracing your steps. You might spot signs of spring such as ducklings, daffodils and blossom on the trees. 

There’s lots to explore in Sheffield this Easter holiday. Visit the Millenium Galleries and Winter Gardens or for a day out with a difference take the Look Up! augmented reality art trail around the city centre. If you liked Pokemon Go, you’ll like this! For more information head to

We hope you have a great day out by rail this spring. Let us know what you get up to on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok.

For more walks and things to do, head to Things To Do – Visit the Peak District by train

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