Funding for Peak Distict beauty spot bus

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A COMMUNITY transport organisation has put on a bus service to the Derwent Dams thanks to funding by the Peak District National Park Authority.

Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, a not-for-profit charity, is operating the 222 Derwent Dams Shuttle at the popular visitor area, which includes the Derwent and Howden reservoirs.

The Peak District National Park Authority is giving the company £11,972 to run the service on weekends and bank holidays until the end of September and then on Sundays until the end of March 2013.

The ‘hail and ride’ service runs every 40 minutes between Fairholmes Visitor Centre and King’s Tree, at the head of the Derwent valley.

Edwina Edwards, chief executive of Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, said: “We are pleased to enter into this partnership with the Peak District National Park.”