Getting There

Public transport to the Pennine Bridleway is good. Many of the trains carry bikes, although we recommend that you check first. 

For public transport information and journey planning visit the Traveline website or call 0871 200 22 33. 

Middleton Top

The nearest rail station to Middleton Top is Cromford, a mile from the start of the High Peak Trail. Alternatively, catch the train to Matlock (via Derby) and transfer to either bus 411 or 17A. Bus R61 (from Derby) also calls at nearby Middleton.

Hartington, Chelmorton and Wormhill

There is a rail service from Manchester to Buxton with onward bus services to Hartington, Chelmorton and Wormhill. Bus 442 (from Buxton or Ashbourne) calls at Hartington. Bus 17 (from Chesterfield and Matlock) and Bus 181 (from Sheffield) call at Hartington and Parsley Hay on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays only.

Peak Forest

There are three buses a day to Peak Forest from Manchester and Chesterfield (Bus X67) and 3 buses from Buxton to Peak Forest (Bus 190) Monday to Saturday.

New Mills and Chinley

There are rail links to New Mills and Chinley on the Manchester to Sheffield line and buses to Hayfield from New Mills, Buxton and Glossop (61 and 361), Monday to Saturday. You can also catch bus 61A to Hayfield from Huddersfield, New Mills and Buxton on Summer Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Hourly buses also from Stockport (358 and 361) from Monday to Saturday.


Train from Manchester (cycles carried). There are also frequent buses 236 and 237 from Manchester which call at Tintwistle.


For Greenfield (also Mossley and Marsden) take a train from Manchester Victoria Station or Hudderfield. Bus 180/183 from Manchester runs every 20 minutes throughout the day.

Kirkby Stephen

At the northern end of the trail the official route ends at the A683 in Ravenstonedale. The nearest train station is on the southern edge of Kirkby Stephen, approximately 6km away. There is an alternative route using public rights of way which will take you directly to Kirkby Stephen (download map). There is an in-frequent bus service from Ravenstonedale to the train station at Kirkby Stephen, see the Dales Bus website for details  

Parking for Horse Box/Trailer

There are a number of car parks along the trail that are suitable for short stay horsebox parking, however it is not advisable to leave your transport in rural car parks overnight. For longer stays, many of the farmhouse accommodation providers are able to arrange parking for several days at a time.

Restricted parking is available in Settle in Greenfoot Car Park, near North Ribblesdale Rugby Club, however please note there is a 1.5 tonne (unladen) weight restriction in this car park.  You must park WITHIN the marked bays (size 2.4m x 5m).  Charges are per marked bay. If you are organising a trip for a number of people, you may wish to ask about using the rugby club's car park and facilities. Contact them in advance to check availability and to make a booking. In Stainforth, horse boxes and trailers can use the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority car park. This links to the Settle Loop via Goatscar Lane.


Interactive Map

Plan your visit to the Trail on our interactive map
Plan your visit using our Interactive Map.
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