New leaflets urge visitors to use trains to visit Peak District

February 7, 2012 by  

A series of free leaflets has been produced to encourage tourists and visitors to the Peak District to use public transport to reach the area.

The new leaflets focus specifically on the villages of Hathersage and Hope and have been produced by Peak Connections to give visitors information on how to reach these areas. There is a particular focus on encouraging users of public transport to visit the areas and the leaflets are packed with tips on reaching Hope and Hathersage.

A project officer for Peak Connections spoke about the new leaflets, saying:

“Peak Connections is all about getting people on to buses and trains to visit the area and enjoy a day out, without the hassle of driving or finding parking spaces. Hathersage and Hope were chosen for the leaflets as both have good public transport links, a good network of local businesses, facilities and points of interest for a visitor. We hope the leaflets will give people reasons to visit the villages and enable them to do that in a sustainable way.”

The leaflets have been produced and distributed locally using flyer printing. Chesterfield, Sheffield and the surrounding areas are all home to people likely to visit the Peak District on weekends or holidays. By publicising how easy it is to reach picturesque local villages like Hope and Hathersage, the Peak District is likely to see an increase in the number of people visiting the region and will hopefully see a decrease in the number of cars traveling the roads of the Peaks.