Enjoy a scenic trip to the Washburn Valley, Pateley Bridge or Upper Nidderdale
Every Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday Nidderdale DalesBus 821 runs 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 Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 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 Nidderdale DalesBus 821 climbs over Norwood Edge to the pretty village of Fewston in the Washburn Valley (heritage centre by the 18th century church), Fewston Reservoir and Blubberhouses - starting points for several wonderful lakeside, woodland and moorland walks. The bus then continues past 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, 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.