This scenic bus route, featured on BBC4's All Aboard! The Country Bus, links Preston, Lancaster and Ribblehead Station with Wensleydale and Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Perfect for walking or sightseeing.
There’s no need to book in advance, tickets are available from the driver, so you can simply turn up and go!
Visit Ingleton and enjoy its waterfalls, shops and cafes, or stay on the bus past the magnificent Ribblehead viaduct to Hawes in Wensleydale. Hawes’ many attractions include the wonderful Dales Countryside Museum with the celebrated Hartley-Ingleby collection of lead mining and farming artefacts from the Northern Dales, and Wensleydale Creamery, where the world-famous Wensleydale cheese, rescued from oblivion by the legendary Kit Calvert, is made. There is a visitor centre where you can see cheese being made and a restaurant and shop. Hardraw Force, England’s highest single drop above ground waterfall, is little more than a mile’s easy walk away along the Pennine Way at Hardraw.
You can spend a full day in the Hawes area or stay on Northern DalesBus 830 to visit Swaledale.
Leaving Hawes Northern DalesBus 830 ascends one of the most spectacular mountains passes in the British Isles – Buttertubs, of Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire fame. There are breath-taking views from the bus windows back to Yorkshire’s famous Three Peaks and once over the 526 metre summit, down Swaledale. The bus then travels along the valley, regarded by many people as one of the most sublimely beautiful of all the Yorkshire Dales – through the iconic villages of Muker, Gunnerside and Reeth to the bustling town of Richmond.
Buy a Dales Rover ticket from the bus driver for a day’s unlimited travel on the Sunday DalesBus network. Dales Freedom Rover: Adult: £10 Group: £18 (for any group of up to 2 adults and 3 children)
Under 19’s travel for just £1 per single journey (ID required by teenagers)
Concessionary bus passes for the elderly and disabled are not valid for free travel on Northern DalesBus 830. Standard fares to a maximum of £3 single/£5 day ticket are payable by passholders.