Little White Bus Services
The Little White Bus provides several services
with its minibuses in the Upper Wensleydale, Swaledale and Richmondshire areas:
The Upper Wensleydale
Community Office, Hawes (01969) 667 400
Open Mon to Fri 09.00 - 17.30; Sat
09.00 - 12.30
Garsdale Station Shuttle Bus Driver
Mobile : 0781 698 6448
The Little White Bus is operated by The Upper Wensleydale Community Partnership
(UWCP) Ltd, a not-for-profit Community Company limited by guarantee. Little
White Bus was recently awarded the title of Community Group of the Year 2017” in
the Yorkshire Post Rural Awards.
The Little White Bus
when not operating its scheduled services is available for booking as a Demand Responsive
Service. This operates 9.00 am to 9.00 pm on
seven days a week (out of hours by advance arrangement).
Bookings can be made by
ringing the Upper Wensleydale Community Office. Bookings being made out of the
Office’s opening hours, or required before it re-opens, must be telephoned to
The Little White Bus driver. Every effort will be made to accommodate immediate
requests for the Demand Responsive Service, but wherever possible please give
advance notice, and use the UW Community Office’s booking facility.
The following villages are
served by the Demand Responsive service:
Upper Wensleydale: Hawes /
Gayle / Burtersett / Bainbridge / Askrigg / Woodhall / Carperby / West
Burton / Aysgarth / Worton / Thornton Rust / Sedbusk / Simonstone /
Cotterdale / Lunds and all points in-between.
Upper Swaledale: Keld /
Angram / Thwaite / Muker
Concessionary Bus Passes are
available on Demand Responsive journeys, but can be used on the scheduled
service between Garsdale and Gayle.
The Little White Bus will also
provide a Community Transport service, to
meet both regular and one-off demand. For example it might be a special journey
to one of the five secondary schools that serve the Upper Dales for an evening
event, so that Dales students can enjoy the company of their classmates and
friends without several sets of parents having to turn out. Or a group of you
wanting a regular trip to / from the Sports and Fitness Club or the Children’s
Centre based at Yorebridge, Askrigg.
The Little White Bus is also
available for private bookings by both informal and more organised community
groups, parties, for walking tours, one-way walks, or just a number of you
getting together for an event. Bookings are welcomed from local people, local
businesses, community / voluntary groups, and visitors. Very reasonable
Community Transport fares will apply to all journeys, and reductions for
Concessionary Fare passes may be available.
Please call in, ring, or
e-mail the Upper Wensleydale Community Office, and they will do their very best
to make the arrangements to suit your requirements. The Community Office contact
details and opening hours are shown above.
The Little White Bus operates Excursion Trips
on selected days throughout the year. These typically leave Hawes Market Place at
and return by 5.00 pm. Local collection / drop off points can be added to these
journeys if booked in advance. Destinations have included Kendal / Skipton /
Barnard Castle / Grassington / Harrogate. Fare for the trip from £8.00
return. For further details
click here (PDF file) or contact the Upper
Wensleydale Community Office.
webpage is part of the Dalesbus Website,
by the Friends of DalesBus and the
Dales & Bowland
Community Interest Company
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