Hope Valley Line

Take a trip through the Hope Valley between Manchester and Sheffield.

Hope Valley Line

Photograph Countryside between Manchester and Sheffield
Travelling by train is the perfect way to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscapes of the Hope Valley. Our convenient and frequent service offers a hassle-free alternative to traffic jams and finding parking spaces. Just sit back, relax and take in the scenery as it glides past your window. And we don't just offer great views; there are brilliant value tickets and handy links with other services.

Journey along the Hope Valley Line and see awe-inspiring landscapes stretching as far as the eye can see. From bustling city streets to quiet countryside, eco-buildings to woolly rhinos there are plenty of museums, theatres, galleries and top-class attractions to make a day to remember! Between Manchester and Sheffield, Northern operates a two hourly service with additional peak trains Monday to Friday, an hourly frequency on Saturdays and approximately hourly on Sundays.

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Hope Valley Line

Where to purchase:
Ticket offices are located at Manchester Piccadilly, Reddish North, Brinnington, Bredbury, Romiley, Marple, New Mills Central (mornings only) and Sheffield. Tickets can also be purchased from the conductor on the train if you start your journey from an unmanned station or where the ticket office is closed.

Most of our trains have space for up to 2 bicycles. For further details call our customer relations team on 0333 222 0125.

Group Travel
We may give discounts for ten or more passengers travelling together as a group. For more details please call 0113 247 9659 (9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday).

Tourist Information Castleton Visitor Centre
Tel: 01433 620 679

The Moorland Centre, Edale
Tel: 01433 670207
Email: castleton@peakdistrict.gov.uk
Email: edale@peakdistrict.gov.uk

Manchester Tel: 0871 222 8223
Sheffield Tel: 0114 221 1900

Hope Valley and High Peak Transport Partnership
The Hope Valley and High Peak Transport Partnership is a consortium of local authorities, Northern Rail and other transport providers, community groups and businesses. We share the common aims of promoting and enhancing public transport services into and from the Hope Valley and High Peak areas of Derbyshire, specifically the Hope Valley, Buxton and Glossop railway lines. The partnership also organises regular Folk Trains and Guided Walks.

For information visit: www.hvhptp.org.uk
Email: events@hvhptp.org.uk,
Tel: 01663 746377 or Events Line: 0161 244 1880.
For Guided Walks visit www.transpeakwalks.co.uk

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Manchester Lowry Building Romiley Photograph Marple Canal Photograph New Mills Central Photograph Chinley Dusk Photograph Edale Moorlands Centre Photograph Hope Valley Photograph including Green Lush Scenery and Farm Buildings in distance Hathersgate Photograph Dore Photograph Sheffield Town Center photograph Manchester
Experience Manchester, the free-spirited city like no other! Still glowing after the huge success of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester is renowned not only for its excellent sports facilities but also for its wealth of top bars, restaurants, shops and attractions. Explore the history, science and industry of Manchester, the world's first industrial city, at the Museum of Science and Industry at Castlefields. The collections, which are set in some of the oldest railway buildings in the world, include historic working machinery, scientific instruments and old household appliances as well as some great interactive displays. A short tram ride from the city centre takes you to Salford Quays, home to the Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry Art and Entertainment Centre. Shopaholics are also well catered for – Manchester is home to big name department stores and high street retailers, whilst the Trafford Centre is a short bus ride from the city centre.

Romiley station is situated in the centre of this historic village close to Chadkirk Chapel and Country Estate – a 14th century chapel set in a nature reserve. There's also a collection of both high street and independent retailers to choose from and the village is also a great base for walkers – the Midshires Way and Cheshire Ring Canal trails pass nearby.

The district of Marple covers just over 11 square miles of attractive countryside, ranging from heavily wooded valleys to hilltop moorland. Marple town is a great starting point for walkers who can enjoy spectacular views of North Wales and Yorkshire from Cobden Edge. For a more relaxed stroll, Marple's 16-lock flight, which is the second steepest in the country, is worth a look. Marple Aqueduct, which is also known as the Grand Aqueduct, carries the lower level of the Peak Forest Canal across the River Goyt.

New Mills Central
New Mills lies on the northwestern fringe of the Peak District, making it an excellent location from which to explore the surrounding countryside. The Heritage and Information Centre is just a stone's throw from the station, located on a track leading down to the Torrs – a dramatic gorge of outstanding natural beauty, which the town overlooks. The Torrs Millennium Walkway, which sweeps through the gorge, forms the final link in the Midshires Way long distance footpath. Hayfield is just a short bus journey away and is very popular for intrepid walkers wishing to conquer the Peak District's highest points.

Chinley was once an important railway junction with trains running to London, Sheffield and Manchester until 1968. Today it is a popular stop for ramblers and an excellent base for exploring the western side of the Peak District.

Edale is the perfect place to 'get away from it all'. It's tucked beneath the Kinder Plateau and is surrounded by countryside just waiting to be explored. The new Moorlands Centre, which is located conveniently close to the station, provides an excellent insight into the moorland landscape. This eco-building was constructed on the original site of the Old Fieldhead Information Centre and hosts regularly updated interactive displays and events throughout the year.

Below the impressive silhouettes of Lose Hill and Win Hill nestles Hope village, with its choice of welcoming pubs and tearooms. Take a stroll around the village, where St Peter's Church is home to a carved oak pulpit and headmaster's chair dating back to 1652 and the remains of a 9th century Saxon preaching cross which stands in the churchyard. A local bus service runs to Castleton, a pretty village overlooked by the remains of the Norman Peveril Castle and the location of four of the district's famous caverns.

Bamford is a favourite spot with walkers, lying below an impressive gritstone edge and with a lively collection of pubs and shops. Good bus connections link the village with a number of nearby locations, including the scenic Upper Derwent Valley, home to forests, moorland and the famous Howden and Derwent Reservoirs where the Dambusters practiced their raids during World War II. If you are feeling more adventurous, take a trip to Bradwell where you can explore the depths of Bagshawe Cavern.

Hathersage village is surrounded by beautiful moors and local countryside and has a good selection of shops and accommodation. Charlotte Brontë was a visitor to the village in 1845 when she stayed with a friend at the vicarage. It is believed that Hathersage was the inspiration for the fictitious village of 'Morton' in her novel Jane Eyre. You can visit St Michael and All Angels Churchyard, where you can find the grave of Robin Hood's companion, Little John.

Grindleford is a small village which lies below the dramatic Froggatt Edge. Visitors can see the ruins of Padley Hall just a short distance from the station, although all that remains of the hall is a small section of the foundations, the original gatehouse and the restored Padley Chapel. Walk through the beautiful ancient oak woodlands of Padley Gorge on the National Trust's Longshaw Estate, or take a short bus trip to the Fox House Inn.

Although Dore is in the Sheffield suburbs, there are still lots of outdoor opportunities to enjoy. Beauchief Abbey and Ecclesall Woods are close by, with the station also offering easy access to the Sheffield Round Walk. Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works with waterwheels, tilt hammers, a grinding hull and the world’s only surviving intact crucible steel furnace! The Abbeydale Miniature Railway offers steam train rides on alternate Sundays in Summer.

If Manchester is the heart of the north then Sheffield is the soul. With its vast selection of shops, sporting venues and top attractions, Sheffield has something for everyone. Journey through the history of the world and come face to face with a woolly rhinoceros at the newly refurbished Western Park Museum, which will keep even the youngest of explorers entertained. Or, for shopping days, there’s a huge selection of shops in the city centre and at nearby Meadowhall, one of Britain’s premier shopping destinations. Music lovers can catch the biggest names in pop at the Arena, whilst the best up and coming bands can be heard in one of Sheffield’s many smaller music venues. Numerous art galleries can be found close to the city centre and major theatres such as the Crucible and the Lyceum host a variety of productions from all over the globe. The Winter Gardens is one of the largest temperate greenhouses in the country to have been built in the past 100 years and offers a green retreat right in the heart of the city.

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