The licencees of various pubs in the Hope Valley are getting together to promote themselves as easy to reach via the various public transport routes from Sheffield with a website, app and published guides. Real Ale is available in all the participating pubs and from time to time beer festivals are held in some of the pubs on the route.
One of the champions of this scheme is Rick Ellison, landlord of the Old Hall in Hope and the Peak Hotel in Castleton, who is holding one of his regular Hope Valley beer festivals this Easter.
The public transport routes from Sheffield into the Peak District include:
Hope Valley railway line runs from Sheffield to Manchester, taking in Dore & Totley, Grindleford, Hathersage, Bamford, Hope and Edale.
Bus 218 runs from Sheffield to Bakewell via Totley and Baslow
Bus 240/241 runs from Sheffield to Bakewell via Ecclesall Road, Ringinglow, Fox House, Grindleford and Baslow.
Bus 272 runs from Sheffield to Castleton via Ecclesall Road, Fox House, Hathersage, Bamford, Bradwell and Hope.
Bus 273/274 runs from Sheffield to Castleton via Crosspool, Ladybower, Bamford and Hope.