Take in dramatic scenery, quaint villages and some of the Peak District's most iconic attractions along the Hope Valley Line between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield,. this scenic line offers the perfect opportunity to admire the stunning scenery, with plenty of stations to hop off the train and begin your own outdoor adventures.
Visit the charming village of Edale, well-known by ramblers and outdoor enthusiasts as the famous starting point of the long-distance Pennine Way National Trail, which stretches from here all the way to the Scottish Border. Discover breathtaking views, interesting rock formations and even a waterfall - the dramatic Kinder Downfall - before heading back down for well-deserved refreshments at The Old Nags Head.
Just a short trip down the line, Hope Station is the access point for the pretty villages of Hope, Bradwell and Castleton. Enjoy riverside walks and afternoon tea in the village of Hope
Take the train to the beautiful village of Bamford. Situated in the Upper Derwent Valley, where you can discover the Dambusters history and dramatic views in Bamford. Its just 2 miles from Bamford station to the Derwent Dams, famously used by the Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron in World War ll to practice using their bouncing bombs for the “Dambuster Raids” against Germany.
Another stop not to be missed is the outdoor hub of Hathersage, a part of the Peak District that has inspired writers and artists for centuries, to discover the area's unique literary links and legends.
Alternatively, hop on the train to Grindleford, the access point for The Longshaw Estate, a large area of open moorland and rugged cliffs owned by the National Trust. Perfect walking country with many fine scenic views, this area of the Peak District National Park is a walker's paradise.