Regular bus services in the dales are enhanced with additional routes in the Summer months (mainly between Easter and mid-October), most of these running on Sundays and Bank Holidays only, with a few extra buses on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The services operated for the 2013 summer season are listed below. Services for the 2014 summer season are currently under review.
Bowland Rambler 9/13 from Burnley, Accrington and Clitheroe to Slaidburn and Settle (Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Wensleydale Vintage Tour Bus service 127 from Ripon to Leyburn, Redmire, Hawes and Garsdale (Tuesdays)
Dales & District R159/S159: Catterick - Richmond - Leyburn - Masham - Ripon (Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Dentdale Explorer 564B from Sedbergh to Hawes - circular (Summer Sundays)
Cumbria Classic Coaches service 569 from Ravenstonedale to Hawes (Tuesdays)
Yorkshire Dalesman 800: York - Leeds - Ilkley - Grassington - Buckden - Hawes (Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Fountains Flyer 812: Easingwold, York and Ripon to Fountains Abbey, Nidderdale and Wharfedale (Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Eastern Dalesman 818/820/821 from Dewsbury, Bradford and Otley to Pateley Bridge, Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Leyburn and Aysgarth (Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Nidderdale Rambler 823/825: York, Wetherby and Harrogate to Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge and Upper Nidderdale (Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Northern Dalesman 826/830 from Darlington, Catterick and Richmond to Reeth, Muker, Hawes, Ribblehead and Ingleton (Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Northern Dalesman 830 from Hawes to Muker, Reeth and Richmond (Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Northern Dalesman 832/831 from Morecambe and Lancaster to Ingleton, Ribblehead and Hawes (Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Malham Tarn Shuttle 881 from Skipton and Malham to Malham Tarn, Settle and Ingleton (Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Dales Experience Bus 898 from Bradford to Malham (Peak Season Wednesdays)
Dales Experience Bus 899 from Bradford to Bolton Abbey and Grassington, connecting with bus 800 to Aysgarth and Hawes (Peak Season Tuesdays)
Widdale Red Squirrel Trail Bus: from Hawes to Snaizeholme (Mondays and Thursdays - must be pre-booked)
Metro produce a handy pocket size timetable of most leisure bus routes in the Dales, including all buses from West Yorkshire to the Dales. The summer 2013 edition can be downloaded here (3MB PDF file). Click here for updates.
A map of the main bus routes can be downloaded here.
There are also many all-year bus services in the Dales.
A list of places in the Yorkshire Dales served by bus on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays in 2013 is also available.
See separate pages for all-year services and winter leisure services.
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