places to go

With such breathtaking scenery to be explored and enjoyed, Moorlands Connect is a great way to get right into the heart of it, whether on your bicycle or on foot.

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We guarantee to get you to your destination on time.

To ensure you enjoy the most direct journeys into Leek, Ashbourne or Buxton, we will sometimes arrange a guaranteed connection on to one of the local scheduled bus routes at a convenient point for the last part of the ride.

If you have booked a journey to arrive at a specific time, we guarantee to get you to your destination on time.

You will be given full details when you book and what to do when you come back.


The Opera House, Buxton


The highest market town in England has elegant spa architecture like the Devonshire Dome, with a span larger than St Paul's Cathedral, and the Edwardian Opera House, home of internationally-renowned Buxton Festival.

It has a good range of independent retailers and High Street names plus great cafés, tea rooms and restaurants.


A roller coaster at Alton Towers

Alton Towers

Book a comfortable ride on Moorlands Connect to take some decidedly uncomfortable - even scary - rides at the world famous Alton Towers theme park.

Alton Towers is the UK's largest theme park, spanning over 900 acres of land, split over 10 themed areas of adventure with over 40 rides and attractions - so there's something for everyone to enjoy!


The market town of Ashbourne


This lovely market town has fine Georgian houses and St Oswalds Church, one of the glories of Derbyshire. The diarist James Boswell visited Ashbourne in the 18th Century as did Princess Victoria in the 19th before she was Queen.

The absolutely bonkers Shrovetide Football is in March - it has to be seen to be believed - and Ashbourne Show is in August.


A cake from an award-winning tea shop


Characterful shops cluster around a historic stone-cobbled market square with local butchers, bakers, greengrocers, delis and award-winning teashops.

There are traditional markets indoors in the beautifully restored Victorian Butter Market and outdoors in the Market Place.