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A bus ride from Sheffield to Bakewell
218


A bus ride of city and country taking you through the South West side of Sheffield then over the moors and on to Bakewell

Service 218
Operater TM Travel
Journey Time Approx 50 minutes

Currently there is roughly an hourly service through the day but very limited in the evening Monday to Saturday. There was no Sunday Service but currently from July 2014 this service does now run on Sundays although this may or may not change in the winter months. Please note a bus can still be caught to Bakewell from Sheffield on a Sunday but it is a different route. See traveline for details
Timetable download pdf format

Download the tm travel 218 Sheffield Abbeydale Millhouses Beauchief Totley Owler Bar Baslow timetable bus times

Download the current 218 215 Sheffield Baslow Bakewell Chatsworth House Matlock timetable in pdf format

Please note this timetable also includes the 215 which runs to Bakewell on Sundays and in the evenings when the 218 does not run

Please note download was correct on the date shown on timetable if in doubt visit
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Please note since July 21st 2013 the 218 continues to Matlock from Bakewell


Sheffield bus station.

On the 218 in Sheffield bus station waiting to depart for Bakewell this is where the 218 starts


Leaving Sheffield. bus station

Leaving Sheffield Bus Station about to pass under a bridge that is part of Sheffield Hallam University


Patanoster Row. The hubs.

Patenoster Row the 2 buildings shaped like drums that have become a well known Sheffield landmark can just be seen infront of us on the right in this shot.


Charter Square Sheffield

Passing through Charter Square Sheffield city centre


Cumberland street Moorfoot Sheffield

Crossing the bottom of the Moor on Cumberland St at Moorfoot. The Moor is one of Sheffields main shopping precincts. The new Sheffield Market hall can be seen on the left in front of us. When this shot was taken in April 2013 the Market Hall was still been built


Crossing the Sheffield Inner ringroad at the bottom of London Rd.

Crossing the inner ring road through the bus gate at the bottom of London Rd


London Road Sheffield

Traveling up London Rd


Junction of Abbeydale Rd and London Road at Highfields Sheffield

The Junction of Abbeydale Rd and London Rd at Highfields. Abbeydale Rd is the Road that is straight ahead and the road we will be taking. Just by chance the bus coming in the opposite direction is the 97 a Sheffield city route and just one of many that use Abbeydale Rd in and out of the city we will be following the same route as the 97 and passing its terminus at Totley in South west Sheffield on our way to Bakewell


Approaching the old Abbeydale Cinema.

On Abbeydale Rd approaching the old Abbeydale Cinema


Abbeydale Rd crossing Broadfield Rd.

On Abbeydale Road approaching its crossroads with Broadfield Road.


Approaching bus stop number 21110 Abbeydale Road Edgedale Rd at the bottom of Carterknowle Rd.

Approaching bus stop number 21110 Abbeydale Road Edgedale Rd at the bottom of Carterknowle Rd.
This is where I started my
Abbeydale Rd Sheffield to Lands End
journey by bus that took me 3 days and one hour.


Passing Tesco at Millhouses Sheffield

Passing entrance to Tescos at Millhouses


Passing the Abbey Friar Millhouses

Passing through Millhouses village.
As a point of interest the Abbey Friar fish and chip shop that can be seen in this shot does superb chips


Wagon and Horses Millhouses Sheffield

Passing the Wagon and Horses at Millhouses. Millhouses park is behind the pub


Passing Millhouses Park.

Heading towards Beauchief past Millhouses Park.


Beauchief traffic lights

Beauchief traffic lights. The Beauchief hotel can be seen in front of us on the left


About to pass Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

About to pass Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. This is a mueseum detailing some of Sheffields industrial history. The bus stop ahead is right at the entrance. This is a very popular attraction in Sheffield. If you are planning a visit here using public transport whilst the bus we are on the 218 passes here you would be better catching the 97 bound for Totley or the 98 bound for Totley Brook from the city centre these leave from High Street these are frequent city services where as the bus we are on only runs once an hour.
Visit the
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
website for more information on this attraction.


The Mill pond at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Passing the Mill Pond at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet


Passing the bottom of Ryecroft Glen Ecclesall woods

Passing the bottom of Ryecroft Glen near Dore and Totley Railway Station.
Dore station gets a mention in my
train ride from Sheffield to Manchester express style
and my
train ride from Sheffield to Manchester stopping style
This is also where my
Dore Station to Ringinglow walk
starts, Dore Station is on the left a little further up but cant really be seen in this shot


218 on Abbeydale Rd South Sheffield outside the Abbeydale Park Sports Club

218 coming in the opposite direction between Dore Station and Totley Brook Road just outside the Abbeydale Sports Ground


Passing the end of Totley Brook Road.

Passing the end of Totley Brook Road. This is where my
Walk from Totley Brook Rd to Fox House
starts


Totley Rise.

Climbing up Totley Rise


Higher up Totley Rise

Higher up Totley Rise. The Moors come into view at this point. A 97 bus can be seen heading in the opposite direction


Totley Cross Scythes

Passing the Cross Scythes Totley. Just out of sight is the Fleur De Leuys pub on the left.
Here begins the tale of two terminuses.
The old Totley terminus used to be in front of the Cross Scythes Pub that is where the black car is parked in this shot this was where the Totley bus had terminated for many years.. Then just a few years ago Enterprise inn's the owners of the Cross Scythes objected to buses turning outside the pub so South Yorkshire PTE had to come up with a solution this was to build a new terminus at Gillfield Wood further up the main road towards Owler Bar which we shall pass soon. Then you will see why this must be one of the countrys strangest bus terminuses.


Between Totley and Gillfield Wood Terminus

Heading out towards the Gillfield Wood Terminus and Owler Bar


Looking across at the moors from the road we are really heading out into the wilderness

Looking across at the moors from the road we are really heading out into the wilderness


Totley Bus terminus Gillfield Wood.

And then Totley terminus Gillfield Wood where the 97 terminates. No houses here.
The only other option to this terminus would have been to carry on the short distance up to Owler Bar and use the roundabout but as the South Yorkshire and Derbyshire Boundary lies between here and Owler Bar this would have meant buses funded by South Yorkshire running into Derbyshire which could have caused problems. From a practical point of view though the 97 would have at least served the 2 pubs at Owler Bar Moorlands which is a Crown Carvery and the Peacock but that was not to be. At least the new terminus is much nearer to these than the old terminus at the Cross Scythes. It leaves you with a 10 to 15 walk to get there
The new terminus opened in either 2009 or 2010


Approaching Owler Bar

However the 218 is not affected by any of this and carries on into Derbyshire. Approaching Owler Bar Moorlands the Crown Carvery can be seen on the left. The food here is very reasonably priced.


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Owler Bar Roundabout

The Owler Bar Roundabout this has to be one of the strangest roundabouts in the UK as it is not round at all just a long island between the carrigeways serving the purpose of a roundabout



Peacock Inn Owler Bar near Sheffield

Passing the Peacock at Owler Bar


Leaving Owler Bar on the road heading towards Baslow.

Leaving Owler Bar on the road heading towards Baslow


Making our way across the moors towards Baslow.

Making our way across the moors towards Baslow


The top of Baslow Hill

About to start our desent to Baslow from the top of Baslow hill


Moorland

A view across the moors as we head down Baslow Hill


Baslow Hill Derbyshire

Dropping down Baslow Hill


Approaching the Curbar crossroads

Approaching the Curbar Crosswords


Curbar rock formation

Passing a typical sandstone rock formation just below Curbar crossroads. Hard to believe millions of years ago these rocks were formed on a seabed


Getting nearer to Baslow.

As we get nearer to Baslow the scenery becomes gentler


Roundabout Baslow

Approaching the roundabout at the bottom of Baslow hill


Baslow Nether End

Arruving at Baslow Nether End


The bus stop at Baslow Nether End

The bus stop at Baslow Nether End. As a point of interest the Duke of Devonshires Chatsworth Estate is very close to here and it is a pleasant walk to Chatsworth House by the River Derwent that is not far to get there from here. Please note there are also buses that run directly to Chatsworth House as well.


About to leave Baslow.

About to leave Baslow. Baslow church can be seen ahead


Turning onto the Bakewell Rd.

Turning onto the Bakewell road. The road straight ahead carries onto Chatsworth House


Countryside near Bakewell

Pleasant views between Baslow and Bakewell


Approaching Bakewell bends.

Approaching Bakewell bends


Bakewell bends.

Climbing up Bakewell bends. These are quite bad bends where drivers have to be careful


Approaching the top of Bakewell bends.

Approaching the top of Bakewell bends just before we start our descent into Bakewell


Starting our descent into Bakewell

Starting our descent into Bakewell


View towards Hassop

The view towards Hassop


The outskirts of Bakewell

The outskirts of Bakewell


Crossing the river Wye at Bakewell

Crossing the River Wye at Bakewell


Entering the centre of Bakewell

Entering the centre of Bakewell


Rutland Square Bakewell

Rutland Square which is the drop off point of the 218. As we go round the roundabout in Rutland Square to get to our bus stop we are actually on the A6
The A6 is also used on my
journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via Chesterfield, Nottingham, Manchester, and Huddersfield
and my
bus ride from Bolton to Preston
also my
bus ride from Derby to Leicester
also my
bus ride from Sheffield to Buxton part 2
also my
bus ride from Manchester to Bolton
also my
bus ride from Derby to Manchester
and my
A journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District Day 3 Buttermere to Sheffield
and my
bus ride from Preston to Burnley
It also gets a mention in my
train ride from Carlisle to Preston

Bakewell is the end of my
walk from Millers Dale to Bakewell along the Monsal Trail

Lets go for a little walk round Bakewell


The bridge at Bakewell

The bridge over the River Wye at Bakewell. We have just crossed this bridge on the bus


River Wye Bakewell Derbyshire

Looking back along the River Wye. A word of warning a few years ago people came here to feed the ducks (and other birds geese etc) and had done for time in eternity however in 2012 - 2013 this is taken a dim view of and wardens will tell you off for doing so as allegedly this is bad for the wildlife, me personally am not conviced the birds love it and the kids love it thats life fortunately many people still do feed the birds and good luck to them


The park at Bakewell

Bakewell Park. There is a really good childrens playground here my grandchildren love it


Looking towards Portland Square Bakewell

Looking towards Portland Square Bakewell


Matlock Rd Bakewell the A6

Looking down Matlock Rd this is the main A6 road. This shot is looking in the direction of Matlock, Derby and the south. The A6 continues as far south as Bedfordshire


Looking along the A6 in Bakewell towards Buxton and Manchester

Looking along the A6 towards Buxton and Manchester. The A6 actually runs as far north as Carlisle


Spending any time in Bakewell why not visit

Ruralthreads Menswear clothing shop Bakewell



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