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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...

 

Aladdin Cast

Aladdin

Chesterfield

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Fasten your seat belts as we take off on a magical carpet ride to Old Peking where Widow Twankey and her sons Aladdin and Wishee Washee in a lather! Starring Liz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten) and Lee Brennan (boy band 911).

Belshazzar's Feast

Belshazzar's Feast

Chesterfield

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Seasonal musicianship and wry humour from this stunning duo! Paul Sartin and Paul Hutchinson make one of the most entertaining acts on the folk scene. This concert is being held at the Chesterfield Library Theatre.

Renishaw Hall at Christmas

Christmas

Dronfield

Thu 1 - Sun 4 Dec 2016

Come and see Renishaw Hall dressed for a traditional family Christmas! Tours will run at 1pm and 2.3o pm and must be booked in advance. Café open from 10.30 - 4.

Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band

Christmas Band Concert

Bolsover

Fri 2 Dec 2016

A concert of Christmas music from Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band. Venue St Michael's Church, Pleasley (NG19 7TD)

Christmas Snow Business

Christmas Snow Business

Alfreton

Thu 10 Nov - Sat 24 Dec 2016

This November will see McArthurGlen Designer Outlet East Midlands start the Christmas season in style as it’s transformed into a snow-covered winter wonderland.

Modern Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Chesterfield

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Learn how to make an all-natural wreath, plus reusable base with Pollendine's Christmas Wreath Workshop day courses.

The Vicar of Dibley Play

Operatic Society presents 'The Vicar of Dibley'

Chesterfield

Mon 28 Nov - Fri 2 Dec 2016

The Chesterfield Operatic Society presents ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ Christmas Special. Adapted from the original TV Series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. Event at Hasland Playhouse, 50 Storforth Lane, Chesterfield S41 0PW

Phoenix Concert Band 'Spirit of Christmas'

Phoenix Concert Band - The Spirit of Christmas

Chesterfield

Fri 2 Dec 2016

Phoenix Concert Band in association with the Friends of Eastwood Park, Hasland present ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ – an evening of festive music and song. Tickets from Hasland Chiropody (01246 279521) or Gill Horne (01246 275978)

Getting Married

Rites of Passage

Chesterfield

Sat 8 Oct 2016 - Tue 17 Jan 2017

Marriage, death, birth, first day at school, first job... These milestones are an important part of everyday life. This exhibition looks at some of the traditions and the stories behind them. Museum closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hall Leys Park

Victorian Matlock Christmas Weekend and Market

Matlock

Fri 2 - Sun 4 Dec 2016

Over 150 stalls in two marquees. The market will see the widest variety of goods from both local producers and stall holders from all parts of the country. Street entertainers etc and fireworks on Sunday at 5.15pm

Polar Bear Encounter

A Magical Polar Bear Encounter!

Chesterfield

Sat 3 Dec 2016

A life-like sized polar bear will be paying a visit from the Arctic to the Vicar Lane Shopping Centre. Come along to meet him as he strolls the centre looking for cuddles and love! He will be making appearances throughout the day.

Aladdin Cast

Aladdin

Chesterfield

Sat 3 Dec 2016

Fasten your seat belts as we take off on a magical carpet ride to Old Peking where Widow Twankey and her sons Aladdin and Wishee Washee in a lather! Starring Liz McClarnon (Atomic Kitten) and Lee Brennan (boy band 911).