Economy, Transport and          Environment, County
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Station-to-Station Guided Walks

Come and join our free guided walks amidst some of Derbyshire's most beautiful scenery.

It is essential to book a place on all our guided walks. Booking has been introduced in the interests of health and safety, to ensure that the size of the group is appropriate to the type of walk.

For each Saturday walk, bookings must be made by 1200 midday on the Thursday before. To book, please call the High Peak Borough Council Call Centre on:

01298 28400
Opening hours: 0800 – 1800 Monday to Friday

If you would like a leafet listing the guided walks and folk trains, please email you details to [email protected] or ring 01629 538093


The walks start and finish at a railway station in good time for trains home. The walk leaders will meet you on the platform, even if your train is delayed. All walks are free unless otherwise stated. Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The Guided Walks use the scheduled rail services. Please check times and possible engineering works before travelling.


TRANSPEAK WALKS organises the 'Station to Station' guided walks programme, concentrating on the Hope Valley (Manchester - Sheffield), Buxton & Glossop railway lines. Transpeak Walks are run by a group of current walk leaders . Visit the Transpeak Walks website to view the latest events programme.

What to bring
No specialist equipment is required but it is essential to wear strong footwear, appropriate clothing and bring a waterproof, drink and packed lunch*.

*unless otherwise indicated.

Which walks are for me?
There are 3 grades of walk, to suit different levels of fitness: Easy, Moderate and Strenuous.

  • Easy walks are designed for families and the occasional countryside walker.
  • Moderate walks involve some hill-climbing, and/or longer distances, and require some walking fitness.
  • Strenuous walks cover long distances over steep and rougher terrain, and need good walking fitness and stamina.

Getting There
Book your place on any of the walks by calling 0845 129 7777 - then simply arrive at the time stated and the walk leaders will be there to meet you on the platform.

Many of the walks are accessible via local bus services as well as by train: visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buses for details.

Please note that for walks that start and finish at different stations, it is cheaper to buy a return ticket to the furthest station. Wayfarer tickets may be an economical option.

Safety Notes
Walk leaders will adapt the pace of the walk to keep the group together and reserve the right to refuse anyone not suitably equipped. Every care is taken on our guided walks but no liability can be accepted for accident or loss.

Walk routes may be varied at the discretion of the walk leader, for example in case of bad weather.

If you have any special needs, for example as a result of a medical condition, please let our leaders know at the start of the walk.

Can I bring my dog?
Unless otherwise indicated, dogs are allowed at the discretion of the walk leader and if kept on a short leash

Booking is Essential for all Walks

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