New Winter Timetable for Derwent Dams Bus Service

This is an archived press release

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Walkers and visitors to the reservoirs in the Upper Derwent valley this winter are being advised that the minibus service between Fairholmes and Kings Tree will finish earlier in the day.

The Sunday service 222 Upper Derwent Bus, carries passengers from the car park at Fairholmes to the end of the waterside road at Kings Tree, overlooking Howden reservoir.

The service is jointly funded by the Peak District National Park Authority and Severn Trent Water, and operated by Bakewell & Eyam Community Transport.

With the onset of early dark nights, there have been no customers for the last two journeys of the day. These late afternoon runs are being withdrawn over the winter.

From Sunday December 2 until Sunday February 24, the last bus from Fairholmes to Kings Tree will run at 15:50.

The last bus will leave Kings Tree at 16:10, arriving back at Fairholmes at 16:25, Fearfall Wood at 16:30, and Bamford Railway Station at 16:35.

Tim Nicholson, the Peak District National Park Authority’s transport officer, said: “Since the clocks went back and it gets dark earlier, the bus has not carried any passengers on the last two runs of the day and these are the services being withdrawn.

“The rest of the 222 bus timetable will continue to be operated as advertised, and we hope that people will continue to enjoy this scenic bus ride through the Upper Derwent Valley.”

The later services will resume on Sunday March 3 onwards.

For further information about the Upper Derwent bus service, contact Tim Nicholson on 01629 816281 or email

This is an archived press release

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