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Steel Cotton Rail Trail: Bamford to Hope

A moderate guided walk beginning at Bamford Station and ending at Hope Station via Win Hill and Hope Brink.

  • Booking essential

To celebrate 130 years of the Hope Valley train line passenger service, we are leading a series of guided walks traversing the entire length of the Peak District from Dore to Chinley. Each walk will begin and end at a different train station, exploring the peaks and footpaths that flank England’s most picturesque train line.

This fourth section is a moderately challenging 6-mile walk beginning at Bamford Station and ending at Hope Station. The route ascends Win Hill, with panoramic views of the Hope Valley and Ladybower Reservoir and follows Hope Brink until descending back into the valley and on to Hope Village.

This walk includes short sections of road, a steep ascent and an uneven footpath. Dogs on leads are welcome but there may be some stiles. The walk is not suitable for pushchairs or prams.

These walks coincide with the launch of High Peak and Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership’s Steel Cotton Rail Trail. This waymarked trail snakes from Midland Station in the centre of Sheffield to Piccadilly Station in Manchester.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All £7.50

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Older accompanied children are welcome.

Meeting point

Please meet at the information board by the shelter in Bamford Station car park.

What to bring and wear

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water. Dogs on a lead are welcome.

Accessibility

This is a moderate 6 mile and includes a short section of road, a moderately steep ascent and an uneven footpath. Dogs on leads are welcome but there may be some stiles

Other

Please note, that this is a linear walk and return travel must be bought separately. However, the walks have been curated to fit alongside the Hope Valley train schedule as much as possible. The walk may be cancelled in the unlikely event of extreme weather.

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