A bus ride of city and country taking you through the South West side of Sheffield then over the moors and on to Bakewell
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
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
Please note since July 21st 2013 the 218 continues to Matlock from Bakewell
On the 218 in Sheffield bus station waiting to depart for Bakewell this is where the 218 starts
Leaving Sheffield Bus Station about to pass under a bridge that is part of Sheffield Hallam University
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.
Passing through Charter Square Sheffield city centre
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 inner ring road through the bus gate at the bottom of London Rd
Traveling up London Rd
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
On Abbeydale Rd approaching the old Abbeydale Cinema
On Abbeydale Road approaching its crossroads with Broadfield Road.
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 entrance to Tescos at 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
Passing the Wagon and Horses at Millhouses. Millhouses park is behind the pub
Heading towards Beauchief past Millhouses Park.
Beauchief traffic lights. The Beauchief hotel can be seen in front of us on the left
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.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
website for more information on this attraction.
Passing the Mill Pond at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
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
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 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. This is where my
Walk from Totley Brook Rd to Fox House
Climbing 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
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.
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
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
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.