The Friends of DalesBus AGM will be held at The Narrowboat, Skipton starting at 2pm on Saturday 9th March 2024. Doors open at 1.30pm. Members and non-members are invited to attend the meeting.
The Narrowboat will be open from noon for food and drinks in advance of the meeting.
There are of course numerous bus and train services to Skipton.
The popular folk music sessions at the Buck Inn in Buckden are now a monthly event during the winter. Each session can be accessed on DalesBus 874 from Wetherby, Leeds, Otley, Ilkley, Grassington and Kettlewell, with connections on DalesBus 864 from Bradford at Ilkley and on DalesBus 72 from Skipton at Grassington.
Come along and sing a song, play a tune, recite a poem, tell a tall tale in a warm & friendly atmosphere over a pint or two or just come and listen.
Sessions will be held as follows:
Details of DalesBus Ramblers' free guided walks now available online - click here to download the latest programme (PDF file).
North Yorkshire Council's 'minimalist” approach to public transport has been criticised by Vice-Chairman Colin Speakman in an article in this week's Craven Herald newspaper.
Friends of DalesBus would like to encourage everyone to respond to the North Yorkshire Let's Talk Transport consultation which runs until 17 July 2023 - and let them know what you think.
Details of DalesBus Ramblers' free guided walks until the end of June are now available - click here to download the latest programme (PDF file).
Following the success of the winter folk music sessions at the Buck Inn in Buckden, Muppett will be hosting a Late Spring Fling
(Musicians, Singers and Poets session) at the Buck on Sunday 4th June from 1400 to 1700.
Travel from Leeds on bus 874 (0915), 875 (0920) or 876 (1015) via Ilkley (dep. 1015 or 1110) and Grassington (dep. 1100, 1105 or 1200). The last return bus from Buckden is bus 875 at 1725 to Grassington, Ilkley, Leeds and York.
***UPDATE***This event raised £1,196.92 for the Friends of DalesBus. Many thanks to everyone for their support.
We're pleased to announce the return of the popular annual Friends of DalesBus Fundraising Concert on Saturday 25th February 2023 at Coopers Bar in Guiseley.
The concert will feature The Hall Brothers with John Carey, Scarlet Heights and Keeper’s Wood, hosted by Muppett.
Doors open at 6.30pm, and the concert starts at 7pm.
Tickets £10 on the Door
All proceeds in aid of Friends of DalesBus Operations Fund.
Coopers Bar & Brasserie is situated at 4-6 Otley Rd, Guiseley, LS20 8AH (opposite Morrison's) on the 27, 33, 34 and A3 bus routes and five minutes walk from Guiseley Railway Station (rail replacement buses will be running from Leeds, Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley).
Details of DalesBus Ramblers' free guided walks over the winter are now available - click here to download the latest programme (PDF file).
Following the success of the first Friends of DalesBus Folk Music Afternoon last year, this is now a monthly event at the Buck Inn in Buckden during the winter. Each session can be accessed on DalesBus 874 from Wetherby, Leeds, Otley, Ilkley, Grassington and Kettlewell, with connections on DalesBus 72 from Skipton at Grassington.
Folk Music Afternoons will be held from 1300 to 1600 on:
Friends of DalesBus are holding our annual meeting upstairs at Coopers Bar on Otley Road in Guiseley (opposite Morrison’s) on Saturday November 12th starting at 1pm.
Everyone is invited (you don’t need to be a member, although it would be great if you could join!) to find out about all the work the group has been doing over the past year and our plans for the future.
We’d like more people to join our group, and help demonstrate the need for good public transport into and around the Dales.