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All aboard the Dambuster shuttle for the Derwent Valley

This is an archived press release

Monday 14 April 2014

Visitors to the famous Derwent dams can forget about the car this Easter with a shuttle bus link to the scenic spots.

The "Dambuster" Shuttle – service 222 – will run on Good Friday, Sunday and Easter Monday, operating a "hail and ride" service every 50 minutes between the Fairholmes Visitor Centre at Ladybower Reservoir and King's Tree at the head of the valley. People can also hop on or off at Fearfall Wood.

For those who want a completely car-free journey, the first and last buses of the day call at Bamford Station at 8.45am and 5.50pm.

The service is not just for Easter – it runs on Sundays and Bank Holidays from March 29 to October 27, and on Saturdays between June and August, when the road from Fairholmes to King's Tree is closed to general traffic to help visitors enjoy a traffic-free experience

Service 222 is provided by the Peak District National Park Authority and Severn Trent Water to ease traffic congestion at this popular tourist spot.

Single fares are £2 for adults, £1 for children, with a 2 for 1 deal available from Fairholmes Visitor Centre for those who buy a £4.70 all day parking ticket at Fairholmes car park.

This is an archived press release

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