The new Brimham Explorer bus 825 runs direct from Harrogate and Ripon to Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage Site (National Trust), and the fantastic wind-carved crags of Brimham Rocks – a paradise for children (free entry; small visitor centre and refreshments available).
It's a pleasant walk of around four miles back to Ripon City Centre from Fountains Abbey - click here for more information. You can also catch Brimham Explorer bus 825 to Brimham Rocks, and walk back to Fountains Abbey on the "In the Footsteps of Monks" walking route (7.5 miles).
Look out for details of guided walks from the bus - details available soon!
Buy a Southern Dales Explorer ticket from the bus driver for a day’s travel any Sunday or Bank Holiday on any Harrogate Bus Company bus in the Harrogate Plus zone and on the Brimham Explorer bus. Adult Southern Dales Explorer Ticket: £9 Family Southern Dales Explorer Ticket: £15 (for up to 2 adults and 3 children)
If you’re a student or ENCTS elderly/disabled bus pass/railcard holder you can travel throughout the DalesBus network, including Brimham Explorer bus 825, for a day for £7.50 with a Dales Privilege Rover,also valid on service 1 between Knaresborough and Harrogate, and on service 36 between Leeds, Harrogate and Ripon. Everyone else can buy a Dales Freedom Rover for travel on the same services for £12. Up to two children travel free with each Dales Rover!
Concessionary bus passes for the elderly and disabled are not valid for free travel on Brimham Explorer bus 825.
Single and day return fares are also available. Under 19s travel for £1 per journey (teenagers need ID)
Example day return fares: From Harrogate - to Brimham Rocks £6; to Fountains Abbey £7.50 From Ripon - to Brimham Rocks £6; to Fountains Abbey £4
Brimham Explorer Bus 825 is operated by Dales & District as part of the DalesBus network, with financial support from the National Trust, North Yorkshire County Council Stronger Communities Fund and Locality Fund, Two Ridings Community Foundation “A Life Less Lonely”, Darley, Hartwith cum Winsley & Birstwith Parish Councils, Reynard Crag Caravan Park and Fullers Foods International.
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