Every Summer Sunday Nidderdale DalesBus 820 and 821 run from Keighley via the SHUTTLE 662 route to Bingley and Saltaire, then via Shipley and Otley to the Washburn Valley, gateway to the wonderful Nidderdale National Landscape, Pateley Bridge and Upper Nidderdale.
There’s no need to book in advance, tickets are available from the driver, so you can simply turn up and go!
From Otley the buses climb over Norwood Edge to the pretty village of Fewston in the Washburn Valley (heritage centre by the 18th century church), and Fewston and Swinsty reservoirs.
DalesBus 820 then loops back to Otley via The Roebuck and Newall.
Nidderdale DalesBus 821 continues to Blubberhouses - starting points for several wonderful lakeside, woodland and moorland walks. The bus then continues past Mackenzies Farm Shop and the Stone House Inn (alight for Thruscross Reservoir) to Greenhow, Coldstones Cut (viewpoint sculpture feature - free entry) before descending to Pateley Bridge.
Pateley Bridge is the perfect base to explore Upper Nidderdale. There are cafés, pubs, boutique shops, galleries, a small park and beautiful riverside walks, and the outstanding Nidderdale Museum. Or plan a longer hike along the Nidderdale Way or Six Dales Trail.
Continue on Nidderdale DalesBus 821 from Pateley Bridge for a highly scenic journey past Gouthwaite Reservoir to Ramsgill, Lofthouse and Scar House Reservoir, starting point for lakeside or moorland walks through wild and desolate countryside.
Alight at Lofthouse for 20 minutes’ walk to the spectacular How Stean Gorge – limestone gorge and waterfalls, plus Tom Taylor’s cave and café.
Nidderdale DalesBus 820/821 is operated by the Keighley Bus Company 01535 603284 as part of the DalesBus network managed by Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company with financial support from Yorkshire Water.