Road, Rail, Air & Ferry Travel information page for
Peak Activities Ltd's clients travelling to Hathersage


Getting to our accessible outdoor base in Hathersage 
is very easy by Train, by Car, by Air or North Sea Ferry.

You can travel quickly & very easily to Peak Activities Ltd's
popular training base in the UK's accessible Peak District
National Park from all parts of England and from Europe.
Click for information about travelling to
Rock Lea by
car, coach, rail, air or by ferry !


Unlike many out-of-the-way outdoor pursuits and training centres which  can 
take hours to reach, Peak Activities Ltd's base in the UK Rock Lea is situated 
right in the middle of the UK in the charming village of Hathersage which is 
quick & easy to reach by road, rail & air. 

The M1 motorway is just a few miles away and there's a inter-city main-line railway 
station ( Hathersage ) with a reliable service just 5 mins. (350 metres ) walk from our 
base in the village centre.  There are fast links from nearby Sheffield and Manchester 
to all major UK cities..and now Sheffield trains run by East Midlands Railways pull 
into London St. Pancras International with high speed liks to the Channel Tunnel 
with Eurostar from the same station.

Many of our international clients arrive here for their training courses with us after 
flying into nearby Manchester or East Midlands airports.  Some people fly in here 
just for the weekend from places as far afield as Poland and Germany !

Our bases' accessibility to major communications hubs such as inter-city interchanges, 
ferry ports & nearby airports can save you valuable time travelling, making it easy to come 
and meet with us beforehand to plan your group events with our events planning staff too.

UK Location Map... Regional Maps... Hathersage village : street plan... The surrounding HOPE VALLEY... Web site MAIN INDEX...

Driving to Rock Lea is quick & simple

...from all parts of the UK....

Peak Activities' home base Rock Lea is located in the very heart 
of the lovely unspoiled village of Hathersage in the heart of the 
accessible Peak National Park. If you decide to use our products
and services - or perhaps pay us a visit before deciding whether 
or not to use our services - you'll find we're easy to get to by road.

Hathersage is located in the scenic Hope Valley which is part of the Peak
District National Park. We are approximately 10 miles west of the city of 
Sheffield ( see map below ).

Our charming unspoiled village straddles the junction of the A6187 ( formerly 
the A625) and the B6001 (running up the R. Derwent from Grindleford Village
to the south)......and our popular operations base is  just 50 metres south of the
junction of the B6001 and the A6187 in the centre of the village of Hathersage.

There are excellent fast dual carriageway road links across the moors from 
the M1 Motorway over to the East. Junction 29 on the M1 to London & the 
South is just 18 miles away... & there are fast links to the M6 & M60 in the West. 

Click to go to Peak Activities Ltd's web page showing various 
local maps and aerial photographs of Hathersage.

We will, of course,  e-mail or post you maps and 
other travel information when you book with us.

Peak Activities Ltd's base and the local conference 
centres and hotels we use are very convenient central 
places for meeting up easily with dispersed colleagues
& friends !

Other major motorways such as the M63 & the M18 are close 
by too, so it's very quick & easy to get here from most parts of 
the UK for single days and relaxing weekends too.  Lots of firms
use our services to run events for their dispersed teams.

Typical car / minibus journey times to reach Hathersage : -
         Sheffield.............15 mins to 25 mins.    (see Sheffield hotels )
           Buxton................ 30 minutes drive
           Birmingham....... 1.5 to 2 hrs*
           Cardiff................ 3 hrs
           Derby................  1 hr*
           Leeds................  1 hr*

           London..............  3 to 4 hrs*
           Hull Ferry..........  1 hr  

           Manchester.........35 to 50 mins.
           Nottingham.......  1 hr*
           Newcastle.........  2 hrs*
Click for  maps  & travel maps   



Looking down the Hope Valley to Hathersage from Surprise View on the A6187.

Surprise View on the A6187 overlooks the village 
of Hathersage & the surrounding Hope Valley, which
is a scenic " Box of Delights " offering Peak Activities 
Ltd's customers a very broad choice of indoor training  
and outdoor activities all year round.

Peak Activities Limited's operational base, Rock Lea is 
located in the heart of Hathersage village within a few 
hundred metres of all the village's attractions including 
the heated outdoor swimming pool, numerous hotels, 
sports shops, cafes, restaurants & historic inns & pubs.     

We offer clients a free UK route planning service + free road maps...

Customers can simply call us on 01433-650345 for computer 
generated map and easy to follow travel directions. Also check 
out for instant door to door travel 
information - their navigation site is excellent !  

If using of a GPS system to get here - our 
base's postcode is S32 1DD.  Please note there is no 
vehicular access from Station Road, however, so you will 
need to use the map of the village we provide to find your 
way into our car park and adjacent main entrance which is 
off Oddfellows Road.

Car & Coach Parking in Hathersage Village...

Safe off street car parking in the village is generally at a premium.
However, Rock Lea has a spacious private gated car park at the 
rear of our centre for staff and customers are free to use this car
park whenever there's space available.  Our car park has room 
for two large coaches or c. fifteen cars / minibuses and immediately 
adjacent to our own car park is the village's large public "Pay & Display" 
car park, offering lots more space for guests cars, and coaches, etc. 
when our private car park is full or in use by staff and other clients. 

All the accommodation options we recommend have ample car 
parking facilities.

One of the inns we use for corporate events days has space for 
numerous coaches and up to 100 cars, so if you're bringing, say,
a large party of 100 + people car parking or coach parking is not 
a problem if we agree with you to rendezvous there.
Rail, Air & Ferry Travel information page for 
Peak Activities Ltd's clients travelling to Hathersage.

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By coach & bus...travelling here's a breeze !


The 272 Castleton - Sheffield service bus route runs right past 
our centre and this public bus stops just two minutes walk away 
- just by the village's Post Office.

Sheffield's major public coach interchange at Pond Street 
is located just across the road from Sheffield's Midland
railway station in the centre of Sheffield, making it very easy 
to arrive either by long distance public coach or by rail and 
switch to either the local 272 bus service or the local rail link 
connecting westward through to the centre of Sheffield and 
over the moors to Hathersage (10 miles).   

You can therefore choose to arrive in Hathersage from Pond 
Street coach and railway stations by service bus or by rail, 
with a wide choice of frequent connections. You can also
hire a private coach or minibus ( see below ) if there are a few 
of you coming here.

The "Stagecoach" bus company  runs intercity coach services into 
Sheffield from almost everywhere ...and the National Express Coach 
Service website is well worth checking out too. Tel. 08705-80 80 80.

The County Council's local public transport pages and 
"Destination Sheffield's" local guides are useful sources
of local bus travel information too..

Local bus timetable guides  tel. 0870-608-2608


Taxis are also available from Sheffield station & the adjacent
Sheffield Interchange coach hub.  Private hire cars and 
minibuses can also be booked if arranged in advance.


A  74-seater de-luxe double decker coach.

Peak Activities Ltd. staff are always willing to help our group 
customers who want to hire coaches and minibuses locally. 
Our friends and neighbours Andrew Coaches are often drafted 
in to meet groups of our guests at local airports - or to fetch them 
here from places as far afield as London, Leicester, Leeds and 

Phone us on 01433-650345 to discuss your requirements with us.  
or read on below for more information....


People organising large or smaller groups often discover that hiring a 
private coach or minibuses from our suppliers Andrew's Coaches in 
nearby Tideswell is nearly always cheaper and better than gettng one 
of their local coach hire firms to handle the contract for them.   It's a 
great way to arrive relaxed and fresh !  

Andrews modern VIP coaches are clean and comfortable. They have toilets, 
galleys for making drinks and snacks - and they some have DVDs and facilities 
for showing films on large plasma screens to enable your party to pass the time 
and speed you on your journey.

It's also often a much greener way to travel than bringing lots of cars !

Even if you are bringing up a party from, say, London, it can often be cheaper 
for Andrew's to send down a coach to collect you than to hire a coach from your
home town. Some of Andrew's  vehicles like the one pictured above can carry 
up to 74 passengers.  They also provide smaller coaches and minibuses with 
trailers for all your  luggage, etc. 

Phone us for more information on the wide range of transportation services 
we can provide for customers booking groups of people in for activities, 
team challenges, training courses, etc. with Peak Activities Ltd.  Compared 
with hiring in your home town, coach hire through Peak Activities is often a 
lot cheaper than one might at first imagine - so get a quote before you dismiss 
this idea.

We regret we can only arrange & discuss discounted coach hire quotes with our bone fide clients who are booking training and corporate events with Peak Activities Ltd.
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Peak Activities Ltd's clients travelling to Hathersage.
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Getting here by rail is quick & easy...


Peak Activities Ltd's base, Rock Lea, is conveniently located just 350 metres
walk away from
Hathersage railway station on the scenic Hope Valley Line
which runs E to W through the Peak Park between Sheffield & Manchester.

Photo : One of the Hope Valley Line's trains passing  Lose Hill & Win Hill as it leaves the 
Hope Valley to run along through the wonderful Edale Valley. 
Small local trains now operated by East Midlands Trains 
stop regularly & frequently at Hathersage Station on the 
scenic HOPE VALLEY railway line between the major 
transportation hubs of Manchester and Sheffield.
The scenic mountain & moorland views from the little local  trains 
coming into Hathersage village's modest railway station from either 
direction are quite superb. 

 You'll be pleasantly surprised how quickly you can
reach ROCK LEA from London and other major 
business centres by road or rail.

Small but perfectly formed ....Hathersage's little 
village railway station is on the scenic Hope Valley 
main rail line. The Hope Valley line runs between 
the city of Sheffield in the East & Manchester over 
in the West.   Hathersage railway station is only 
350 metres from our base - just follow Station Road - 
to Rock Lea..which is very convenient for our
guests and visitors.  Trains stop at Hathersage 
railway station  frequently...approx. hourly.  

Click for street map showing how near the railway 
station is to our operations base.

Local train from Sheffield to Hathersage ailway station.
The train at Platform 2C at Sheffield Midland Station 
about to leave for Mancheste & Liverpool Lime Street
stopping in about 10 minues time at  Hathersage. 

The train services into Hathersage are run now 
by East Midlands Trains which operate between 
London Saint Pancras International, Sheffield & 
Manchester and other major cities and towns.
Click for railway network map  showing how 
easy it is to get to Hathersage by railway.

Being just 350 metres from Rock Lea, getting here 
for meetings or events really just couldn't be easier !  
Avoid delays on motorways and traffic snarl ups by
letting the train do all the work !

Click for train timetables and .pdf files of traditional
train timetables and links to fare prices and the 
train operating company's live website with news 
of alterations and any late running trains at Bank 
Holidays etc..

For online ticket bookings visit  or try or

For all train service enquiries telephone 08457-484950
     (open 24 hours daily ).

For other rail travel enquiries try

Click for link to the UK NATIONAL TRAIN NETWORK 
ENQUIRIES SERVICE which covers passenger
journeys all over the UK rail network.

 N.b there are NO taxis waiting at our village's
well-lit  unmanned rural railway station ( there 
are lots of sheep around to keep you company
though !)   Most  of the local accommodation 
we use is usually within easy walking distance 
of Hathersage Railway Station & our customers 
with lots of luggage who need a helping hand 
can usually arrange for one or more of our 
outdoor centre's luxury activity vehicles or
 minibuses to collect them from the station.

Trains running between Sheffield & Manchester along the scenic 
Hope Valley line are regular and frequent. Local service trains stop 
at Hathersage rail station. 

Manchester - Chinley - Edale - Hope - Bamford - Hathersage - Grindleford - Dore - Sheffield
From Hathersage next stops along this line are Bamford (2 miles to the West ) & Grindleford ( 2 miles to the East). The lovely Hope Valley line runs E-W through the Peak National Park between the major cities of Sheffield (10 miles away ) and Manchester...each of which are hubs to the rest of the UK. Travelling here by train is a relaxing and environmentally friendly introduction to the splendid, varied scenery of the lovely Peak District National Park. Our centre's minibuses will run you around during your stay with us, so a car is not usually required during your stay with us. Why not consider the Green Option and arrive by train ? Lots of our clients arrive by car but increasingly the train is being seen by some as the most environmentally friendly way to arrive fresh & relaxed for your course with us ! There are already lots of cars & vans polluting and crowding the Peak National Park's road, so we've planned most of our events so you won't need your cars whilst you're enjoying an event with consider arriving by train and choose to either work or relax on the way here. Your carbon footprint will be lower than travelling by car too !
TRAVELLING TO OUR BASE BY RAIL FROM LONDON.... Sheffield offers frequent fast intercity trains and coach services linking to all parts of the UK rail & coach network. You can be there just over two hours after leaving London St. Pancras International on one of East MIdlands Railways fast & comfortable new Turbostar or High Speed Trains. If travelling by train from London, it will only take 2 to 3 hours to get here via London St Pancras or King Cross via Sheffield railway station. Regular frequent fast and comfortable trains from London to Sheffield are now operated by East Midlands Railways ( part of Stagecoach Group ). Midland Mainline no longer ooperates these routes/ Rail travellers may find that rail fares are often much cheaper if booked well ahead in advance, and if booked as a group booking - so do check out the options using your internet browser ! See details of train operators below.

For online ticket bookings visit or

Click for UK NATIONAL TRAIN SERVICE ENQUIRIES Phone 08457-484950 group or individual rail travel enquiries.
Below are details and links to some of the various Train Operators serving stations in and around Derbyshire : Buxton - New Mills, Sheffield - Manchester ( HOPE VALLEY LINE )......................... EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS Sheffield - Derby - Nottingham - London, & Manchester - London.......................... EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS Newcastle - Leeds - Derby - Birmingham - Plymouth.............................................. VIRGIN TRAINS Sheffield - Manchester Airport............................................................................... FIRST TRANS PENNINE TRAINS Norwich - Liverpool, & Crewe - Derby - Skegness, Matlock, Nottingham .............

Derbyshire County Council & Derby City Council jointly publish a superb little timetable &
local Train Services Guidebook. Contact Public Transport Unit, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG.

We're backing the use of the local railways in 
Derbyshire & hope our customers will do the same !

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Train timetables are subject to alteration at any time, especially 
at Bank Holidays and over weekends, so call the train operators
or your station (not us please !) to before travelling check if any
engineering works may be affecting your journey times.

Why not fly here & save some valuable time ?


Getting here by air is quick & less
costly than you would imagine...


Nowadays it's safer, faster and cheaper to fly into and around the 
UK than ever before. There are fast links by road and rail between 
our base in Hathersage and the nearby major international airports 
at Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford & East Midlands (Derby)
John Lennon  Liverpool & Robin Hood Airport Doncaster - Finningley.

Most of our international visitors attending Peak Activities Ltd's short 
training workshops fly via Manchester and hire cars there to drive over
here.  For larger parties we can easily arrange to collect groups of our 
customers on training courses from local airports and ferry terminals
...using our own minibuses and/or coaches from our tried and trusted 
local coach suppliers.

For groups, coach transfers from local airports can easily be arranged.

Sheffield's tiny little airport is now closed.


It is possible to get a train straight from Hathersage rail station to Manchester 
Airport.    For details of trains from or to nearby  Manchester Airport  over 
here (via Sheffield or direct ) please contact Arriva Trains Northern 
Tel. 08700-005151 or surf their website at

Customers can hire a car at Manchester Airport  
& drive across ... let the train take the strain and
take a train across to here via Sheffield.

You can travel by train between
Hathersage railway station and 

Manchester International Airport.


Manchester Ringway airport and East Midlands airport are both 
within 45 mins. pleasant drive from the centre of Hathersage. 
You can get here by train too direct from Manchester Airport.

Manchester and Leeds both have regular internal UK shuttle flights 
to and from London Heathrow as well as scheduled international 
services to many European hubs with major and smaller airlines. 

Birmingham International Airport is only 90 minutes drive 
away & London Heathrow is just 165 miles away  c. 3 hrs road 
journey time from Hathersage by road ( M25 & M1 motorway 
nearly all the way ).

Other local airports such as Leeds/Bradford and Liverpool also 
offer a wide variety of scheduled public flights as well as charter 
and private aircraft landing & hangerage facilities.

Many of Peak Activities Ltd's overseas clients can fly in from 
places like Stuttgart to Manchester or Birmingham International 
Airport using an executive turbo prop or jet and can be drinking 
tea with us here in Hathersage less than two hours after landing.

A "KingAir" Pressurised High Speed Jet on charter.

Our business associates Caernarfon Aviation based at Llandwrog near 
Caernarfon have light aircraft and a pressurised executive passenger 
jet plane which can be chartered by small groups - their  jet aircraft is
capable of landing at any suitable airport in the UK or in across Europe
and can be chartered for standard comercial charter rates.  This fast
private jet charter service seating up to 8 people may also be used 
by people wanting to fly to Salzburg or Innsbruck when visiting our 
other base in Tyrol.
We can arrange to land visiting helicopters on a private helipad near to our centre. By special arrangement we can also land helicopters at some of the hotels we use locally. Call Wing Commander Pete Daughtrey or Dr Iain Jennings when you book your course for more details.
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We can easily arrange local transfers for your party...

Parties of our training and corporate events clients can be 
collected from and returned to nearby airports and other 
local airports & railway stations by coach or in one of our 
centre's air conditioned luxury activity vehicles and minibuses.

Whether clients want a coach arranging to pick up a big party of our clients 
from Heathrow, an eight person executive plane transfer or a lift in a minibus 
to & from Sheffield railway station, we can arrange to transfer groups by 
coach or minibus from railway stations, airports, or the international North Sea
 passenger ferry terminals at Hull, Felixstowe & Newcastle (Scandinavia).

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Getting to Rock Lea via ferries... Whether travelling to Hathersage and the Peak park from Europe on foot or with your own vehicle - getting here using ferries across the North Sea into the docks at Hull ( 1 hr away by car ) is really easy and good value for money too ! There are excellent overnight European ferry services under an hour's drive away from Rock Lea. Above is P&O's "Pride of Rotterdam" which runs between Rotterdam and the nearby Port of Hull. Other ferry services from Hull include the excellent overnight ferry service from Hull to Zeebrugges ( Bruges ) in Belgum using the Pride of Bruges and Pride of York. We are just a short minibus, coach ride or train ride away from Hull. Above photo by James Jennings taken from P&O 's "Pride of York" whilst travelling with one of our minibuses going over to our other base in Austria. These modern ships offer you excellent food, comfortable en suite cabins, live music, dancing, shopping centres and even a casino. We can thoroughly recommend their excellent quality of service & GREAT FOOD ! Peak Activities Ltd's ground handling facilities for our international training clients are very reliable and are designed to help you make booking a package with us really easy and problem free.
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PLEASE PHONE US : Clients can call 01433-650345 or 07771-855105 for more information.


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