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Hope valley explorer

Hope Valley Explorer

Every weekend - 24th July - 30th October 2021

Step on-board the Stagecoach Hope Valley Explorer hop on hop off service to experience the stunning Hope Valley corner of the Peak District National Park. 

Leave the car behind, take the train from Sheffield or Manchester and join the Hope Valley Explorer at Hope or Bamford as it's timed to link with the trains so no waiting around. Or hop aboard the bus direct from Chesterfield.  


Don't stress over driving and parking during the summer holidays. Every trip on the Hope Valley Explorer is one less car journey in the UK’s original National Park!


New for 2021 - each bus can carry 2 x bicycles on the back so you can adventure further

Begin your National Park adventure 

The National Park visitor centres at Castleton and the Derwent Valley are packed with information and advice from the friendly ranger teams at the Peak District National Park so that you can make the most of your day out.

Castleton - The heart of the Hope Valley, on the doorstep of the Great Ridge, Mam Tor and Winnats Pass, and gateway to the Peak District’s fascinating cave networks (Rail Station – Hope, one stop)
Derwent Valley - Set in the imposing ‘Dark Peak’ on the banks of the Derwent reservoirs, explore miles of walking and cycling trails, or immerse yourself in history – including the famous ‘Dambusters.’

Ticket prices - frozen at 2019 prices

All tickets are valid all day on the Hope Valley Explorer. Day, single and child tickets for this service are only available to buy on the bus, not on our website or app.

Adult day ticket £6 - Not valid on any other service
Family day ticket (up to 2 adults and 2 children) £12 - Not valid on any other service

Child day ticket £4 which includes travel all day on the Hope Valley Explorer.   Not valid on any other service

Single journey £4 - Not valid on any other service

ENCTS half single fare or £3 day ticket when presented with a valid concessionary pass - Not valid on any other service

NEW FOR 2021!
More tickets available for this service - 

Gold DayRider, Child Gold DayRider, GoldMegaRider, Derbyshire Wayfarer, GM Wayfarer  
When can you catch this service?

The Hope Valley Explorer will run Saturday 24th July until Saturday 30th October during weekends and bank holidays

Full timetable for 2021


Map of the Hope Valley Explorer route

Hope valley explorer map