Scenic Dales bus service returns for summer

Northern DalesBus to Muker.

Northern DalesBus 831 will return to operate a summer service in the Dales from this weekend.

The bus runs from Richmond to Swaledale via Reeth, Gunnerside and Muker to Keld, then up the Buttertubs Pass to Hawes. The service then continues to Ribblehead, Ingleton and the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

The service will operate every Sunday and public holiday from May 15 to October 23.

It leaves Richmond Market Place at 10:30 a.m. and arrives at Hawes Market Place at 12:05 p.m.

After a short break, the service leaves Hawes Market Hall at 12.30pm for Ribblehead and Ingleton, arriving at Kirkby Lonsdale at 1.23pm.

The return service will leave Kirkby Lonsdale at 3.30pm and return to Hawes at 4.30pm.

After a short break, the service continues from the Hawes Dales Countryside Museum at 4.50pm for the return journey to Swaledale, arriving in Richmond at 6.05pm.

Full timetables are available online at www.dalesbus.org/831.

Other Sunday DalesBus services also start this weekend, with the Northern DalesBus 830 also running between Wensleydale and Swaledale.

The bus leaves Hawes National Park Center at 11am to cross Buttertubs Pass towards Swaledale, returning from Richmond Market Place at 4.20pm and Muker at 5.12pm.

Eastern DalesBus 825 connects Richmond to Leyburn, leaving Richmond Market Place at 12.50pm and returning from Leyburn Market Place at 3.40pm.

Single and return tickets are available.

Dales Rover tickets offer unlimited one-day travel on Sundays and public holidays on the DalesBus network – £10 for adults and £18 for groups (up to 2 adults and 3 children traveling together).

Elderly and Disabled Concessionaire Bus Passes are not valid for free travel on DalesBus 825, 830 or 831 buses – pass holders can pay a single fare of £3 or purchase a Dales Privilege Rover at £5 for a day trip.

Northern DalesBus 831 is operated by Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company, part of Friends of the Dales, with financial support from Darlington Community Grants, the Jack Brunton Charitable Trust and local fundraising.

Full details of the DalesBus network are available online at www.dalesbus.org or follow @DalesBus on Twitter or Facebook.

Melvin Z. Madore