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Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport
Unit 4
Great Longstone Business Park
Great Longstone
DE45 1TD

Phone: 01629 641920

Dambuster feature

Service 222 - The Dambuster

Explore the glorious Derwent and Howden dams and reservoirs and enjoy the stunning scenery in the Upper Derwent Valley.

Dambuster shuttle bus

Make this exciting and scenic ride part of your visitor experience.

The road between the Fairholmes Visitors Centre and Kingís Tree - a distance of five miles - is closed to public traffic at weekends and on Bank Holidays. This makes the Dambuster the only way to access the popular head of the valley - apart from walking or cycling.

The Dambuster is ideal for:

  • keen walkers who want to spend as much time as possible exploring the head of the valley and the moors beyond
  • occasional walkers who want to do as much of the 12 or 18 mile walking loops around the reservoirs from Fairholmes as possible - take the bus part of the way to create a walk back along the valley - or further vice-versa
  • day-trippers and picnickers heading for the popular area around Slippery Stones (which is six miles from the nearest car park!)
  • anyone who just wants to enjoy the scenery on a leisurely 40-minute round trip.

The Dambuster can carry up to 16 passengers and is wheelchair accessible. Special arrangements can be made for any large groups who wish to use the service by contacting us in advance, tel: 01629 641920.

The Dambuster service operates every Sunday and Bank Holiday (including Good Friday) during British Summer Time, and every Saturday during June, July and August.

The Dambuster timetable links with Hope Valley Line train services from Manchester and Sheffield arriving into Bamford before 9am and bus services from Sheffield that stop at Fairholmes Visitor Centre. The timetable for 29 March 2016 to 25 October 2016 is available in the related documents section.


Single one-way fares:

  • adults £2
  • children under 14 years £1.

Round trip (unbroken journey):

  • adults £3
  • children under 14 £1.50.

Open return tickets are not available.

Dogs are welcome at the driverís discretion, at no extra charge, subject to capacity.

The Dambuster is a 'hail and ride' service which you may flag down at any safe point along the route.

The Dambuster service is operated by Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, a registered charity (No. 1049389) with funding from Severn Trent Water, the Peak District National Park Authority and the Sustainable Development Fund.

Related documents

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