New summer Sunday bus service launches in Wensleydale

A new summer Sunday bus services is launching in Wensleydale.

The new Wensleydale Explorer minibus service 855 starts this weekend.

The service will restore the Sunday bus link between Garsdale Station and Hawes, creating a daily service, and also provide links between Hawes, Bainbridge, Askrigg, Carperby and Castle Bolton.

The bus will run every Sunday from June 4 until October 22 between Garsdale Station, Hawes and Castle Bolton, as follows:

From Hawes Market Place to Garsdale Station at 1010, 1600, 1730 and 1810

From Garsdale Station to Hawes at 1045, 1630, 1755 and 1835

From Hawes Dales Museum to Castle Bolton at 1110 and 1450

From Castle Bolton to Hawes at 1140 and 1530

The full timetable is available online at

Wensleydale Explorer bus 855 will be operated by Little White Bus as part of the DalesBus network managed by Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company with financial support from Upper Dales Community Partnership, the Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line, Bolton Castle, Friends of the Dales and other local supporters.

Northern DalesBus 832 will again provide a summer Sunday service from Hawes to Ribblehead, Ingleton and Kirkby Lonsdale.

It will run every Sunday from June 4 until October 22, and also on August Bank Holiday Monday, leaving Hawes Market Hall at 12.35pm, and returning from Kirkby Lonsdale Booths at 3.30pm.

The bus is run by Arriva North East, with support from Friends of the Dales and the Jack Brunton Charitable Trust.

The full timetable is available at

There is no need to book to travel on these buses.

Local bus fares are capped at just £2 for each journey all summer as part of a national initiative which includes these Sunday buses.  Concessionary bus passes are valid for free travel on Wensleydale Explorer bus 855, but not on Northern DalesBus 832.

Details of all local buses are available online at, and in timetable leaflets available from Hawes National Park Centre, Hawes Community Office and other local outlets.

Little White Bus minibus trips from Hawes Dales Museum to the Red Squirrel Trail at Snaizeholme are also now available to book daily throughout the summer, bookings for this service should be made in advance at:

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