Perfect for walking or sightseeing in the Yorkshire Dales – England’s favourite National Park. All single fares are just £2 this summer (£1 for under 19s).There’s no need to book in advance, tickets are available from the driver, so you can simply turn up and go!
Hawes’s 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.
From Hawes Wensleydale Explorer 855 runs down Wensleydale, passing through Bainbridge, Askrigg and Carperby. Alight at the small village of Castle Bolton for magnificent Bolton Castle – the superbly preserved 14th century castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned and briefly escaped from, with exhibitions, café, falconry displays and gardens.
Wensleydale Explorer 855 is operated by Little White Bus as part of the DalesBus network managed by Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company with financial support from the Upper Dales Community Partnership, Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line, Friends of the Dales and Bolton Castle.