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Peak Sightseer open-top bus tours expand to cover two routes

The Peak Sightseer open-top tour bus tours are now up and running for 2024, with operator Stagecoach announcing an expanded service.

Peak Sightseer was launched last year, and is back again with a more extensive service this Summer, giving visitors the chance to explore some of Derbyshire’s best-loved attractions.

There are two routes, both based on Chatsworth House. The blue route serves Baslow, Calver, Grindleford, the National Trust Longshaw Estate, Surprise View, Hathersage, Bamford, Hope, Castleton and the spectacular Winnat’s Pass to Blue John Cavern.

The red route links Pilsley, Hassop Station (for the Monsal Trail), Bakewell and the village of Ashford-in-the-Water.

There are linking trips from Chesterfield Rail Station at the start and end of day, ensuring visitors and residents in our town can access the Peak Sightseer buses easily.

Partially funded by DfT BSIP funding, the tours have been made possible thanks to partnership working between Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire County Council and Visit Peak District and Derbyshire as well as many others.

John Young, Commercial Director for Stagecoach in Chesterfield said: “We are delighted to have expanded the Peak Sightseer service to cover two routes.

“It has been fantastic to see the popularity of the new services since launching, which showcases the best of Derbyshire’s local attractions and beauty spots.

“Having the connectivity of Chesterfield Rail Station in such close proximity to the Peak District National Park makes the whole area much more accessible as a destination for visitors, and we can’t wait to welcome more people to North Derbyshire over the coming months.”

Nick Hogan, Destination Chesterfield Board Member commented: “We strongly welcome this initiative from Stagecoach, providing an innovative and sustainable way for people to enjoy Chesterfield and the surrounding area.

“Our town is a great base for exploring the Peak District, and the Peak Sightseer service adds another valuable link for those wishing to make the most of their visit.”

For more information on the service, including routes and timetables, go to:

Chesterfield is ideally located in the centre of the UK, and is easy to reach via road and rail. Find out more about visiting Chesterfield at:

Looking for things to do in Chesterfield this summer? Head over to our Summer in Chesterfield page for some great ideas.

View from open top bus travelling through Winnats Pass

Josh Marsh

Destination Chesterfield Coordinator (Investment and Marketing)

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Peak Sightseer bus in the Peak District

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