Local information: Transport, accommodation and refreshments.
Below are some suggestions regarding transport and accommodation. All bookings for these must be made separately, not through Peakguide. Peakguide is not responsible for contents of external websites.
Getting to the walks
Trains run regularly from Sheffield and Manchester to Bamford, Hathersage and Grindleford. (Please note that if you are doing the Navigation and Compass Skills programme you will need to walk from Bamford station to the start of the walk which will take around 40 minutes.) The nearest train station to Castleton is in the village of Hope.
There are buses from Sheffield and villages in the Peak District that go to Hathersage, Bamford, Grindleford and Castelton.
Map-reading for Beginners: There is a pay and display car park in Hathersage opposite the swimming pool. If parking on the road please park considerately.
Navigation and Compass Skills: There is a pay and display car park at Heatherdene just off the A6013 opposite Ladybower Dam. There are also a limited amount of parking bays on the main road. Please don’t park in ‘residents only’ areas.
Dark Peak Explorer: There are parking bays (card only) near Grindleford station.
White Peak Explorer: There is a pay and display car park next to Castleton Visitor Centre.
There is a wide range of accommodation in the surrounding villages.
Hotels and inns
There is a campsite near Hathersage on the North Lees estate. This also has camping pods. Please note 'wild camping' is not permitted within the National Park.
Cafes and pubs
There are a variety of cafes and pubs in the Hope Valley. Here are just a selection: