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getting around the peak district & derbyshire

The Peak District & Derbyshire needn't be explored by car, many of the areas attractions and highlights can be easily accessed by public transport.

There are also many ways to get to the rolling moors of the Peak District from major cities either by coach or train.

By Bus

Trent Barton Buses
By Train

Get To The Peaks With East Midlands Trains

There are many ways to travel to the rolling moors, market towns and rustic pubs of the Peak District:

 

National Express

National Express coaches are the perfect thrifty way to escape to the country, with fares from London Victoria to Derby, Chesterfield or Sheffield from as low as £5 you will be smiling all the way here.

 

EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS

 

East Midlands Trains is perfect if you just want to whizz off to the Peak District; and they can get you from London St Pancras to Sheffield in just over 2 hours.

Click here for their Best Fare Finder.

 

Trent Barton Buses

 

Trent Barton buses are a great way to get around from one part of the Peaks to the next; from Derby and Nottingham to Matlock, Bakewell or Chesterfield. The Peaks are your oyster with all the possible connections.

 

Megabus

Megabus is another great way to save pennies when traveling to the Peak District; they are coaches and trains at great prices, and stops all over the country.

 

 

Events That Are Worth Travelling For...

 

Grand Tour

A Grand Tour of The Devonshire Collection

Chatsworth

Sat 19 Mar - Sun 23 Oct 2016

From the Grand Tour of the 2nd Earl in the company of his tutor, the famous philosopher Thomas Hobbes, to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire’s exile on the continent.

Chesterfield Flea Market

Chesterfield Flea Market

Chesterfield

Thu 29 Sep 2016

Come and experience Chesterfield’s flea market which isone of the largest in the country. Browse around the stalls and find yourself a bargain, or maybe a priceless antique in disguise – after all, one man’s junk is another man's treasure.

Ghostly 'Crooked Spire'

Chesterfield Ghost Trail

Chesterfield

Thu 29 Sep 2016

Join your Ghoulish Guide on a ghostly tour around the darkened streets of historic Chesterfield! Tour starts from outside the Market Pub. Tickets can be bought in advance from the Market Pub or you can turn up on the night.

Pottery lion

Chesterfield Menagerie

Chesterfield

Sat 9 Jul - Sat 1 Oct 2016

A display of great objects in the collection showing animals and looking at animals in the town's past. See the circus come to town, meet animals who worked for us and discover our pottery menagerie. Museum closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Guided walks

Free Guided Walks

Ashbourne

Thu 29 Sep 2016

The free guided tours with local and knowledgeable guides will introduce you to Ashbourne's history and give you glimpses into the yards, buildings, famous people and old traditions.

Christian Reilly

Spotlight Comedy Club September

Chesterfield

Thu 29 Sep 2016

An evening of comedy with Compere Anthony J Brown, Spirit of the Fringe award winner Christian Reilly and reigning UK Pun Championship winner Masai Graham. Doors open at 7.15pm

This Might Hurt by John Godber

This Might Hurt

Chesterfield

Thu 29 - Fri 30 Sep 2016

A new comedy by John Godber. Actor Jack Skipton takes on the NHS with his aunt, who refuses to admit she is even ill! Told in a bold physical theatre style with breath-taking grit and honesty. Take a deep breath, because This Might Hurt!

Crafts at Chesterfield Museum

Creative Crafts

Chesterfield

Fri 30 Sep 2016

Come along to the museum to get creative and have some hands on fun at our monthly craft session. Suitable for children aged 3-5 years.

Elio Pace singing Billy Joel's hits

The Billy Joel Songbook

Chesterfield

Fri 30 Sep 2016

Don't miss this opportunity to relive Billy Joel’s greatest hits including Uptown Girl, My Life and many more in this electrifying concert performed by singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band.

Brampton Food Market

Brampton Food Market

Chesterfield

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Local small businesses come to the Centre at St Thomas’ Church in Brampton, Chesterfield, to sell their delicious produce. Not to be missed! No market in August or January. Christmas market in November.

Your Grisly Guide!

Chesterfield Murder Trail

Chesterfield

Sat 1 Oct 2016

Brought to you by the Chesterfield Ghost Trail. Take a guided tour into Chesterfield's most Macabre History and discover stories of Murder and Betrayal in the back streets of this quaint market town. Tickets can be bought on the night.

Firework Nights

Fireworks

Matlock Bath

Sat 1 Oct 2016

There's a fantastic firework display every Saturday evening from 17th September, which sees the skies around Matlock Bath lit up in multi-colours.