Due to strike action by ASLEF members no Northern train services are expected to operate on Saturday 30th September or Wednesday 4th October 2023.
For further information please see Northern's website.
Some changes will be made to Western Dales Bus services from 2nd October 2023:
Eden Express service S6 will continue unchanged on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Buses will replace trains between Skipton, Settle and Appleby on the Leeds - Settle - Carlisle railway on Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th September 2023 due to engineering works.
The revised timetable is available here (PDF file).
Revised timetables will be introduced on the following Monday to Saturday bus services from 4th September 2023 to improve reliability, with some journeys running slightly earlier or later than currently:
From the same date additional journeys will run on North Yorkshire Council minibus service 74A as follows on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
Woof's service W1 between Sedbergh and Kendal was withdrawn from 21st July 2023 due to increasing costs and low revenue.
A service between Dent Station, Dent, Sedbergh and Kendal is provided on Saturdays by Western Dales Bus service S1.
A service will be provided between Dent, Sedbergh and Kendal on Wednesdays by Western Dales Bus service S1 from 4th October 2023.
Bus links in Upper Wensleydale will be improved on Summer Sundays from 4th June 2023, with the introduction of new Wensleydale Explorer minibus service 855.
The new Wensleydale Explorer minibus service will restore the Sunday bus link between Garsdale Station and Hawes (creating a daily service), and also provide links between Hawes, Bainbridge, Askrigg, Carperby and Castle Bolton. Castle Bolton is around a mile’s walk from Redmire Station on the Wensleydale Railway. The bus will run every Sunday until 22nd October between Garsdale Station, Hawes and Castle Bolton, as follows:
From Hawes Market Place to Garsdale Station at 1010, 1600, 1730 and 1810
From Garsdale Station to Hawes at 1045, 1630, 1755 and 1835
From Hawes Dales Museum to Castle Bolton at 1110 and 1450
From Castle Bolton to Hawes at 1140 and 1530
Wensleydale Explorer bus 855 will be operated by Little White Bus as part of the DalesBus network managed by Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company with financial support from Upper Dales Community Partnership, the Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line, Bolton Castle, Friends of the Dales and other local supporters.
There’s no need to book, so you can simply turn up and go. Local bus fares are capped at just £2 for each journey all summer as part of a national initiative which includes these Sunday buses. Concessionary bus passes are also valid for free travel on Wensleydale Explorer bus 855.
Details of all local buses are available online at www.dalesbus.org/hawes, and in timetable leaflets available from Hawes National Park Centre, Hawes Community Office and other local outlets.
Little White Bus minibus trips from Hawes Dales Museum to the Red Squirrel Trail at Snaizeholme are also now available to book daily throughout the summer, bookings for this service should be made in advance at: www.littlewhitebus.co.uk/red-squirrels/
Northern DalesBus 831 from Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees and Darlington to the Yorkshire Dales returns for the Summer 2023 season running every Sunday and Bank Holiday from 4th June 2023.
This popular service runs past Scotch Corner to Richmond, then travels along beautiful Swaledale to Reeth and Muker, then climbs over the spectacular Buttertubs Pass to Hawes.
It is probably one of the most scenic bus rides in the British Isles, with unspoilt wilderness, wildflower meadows, heather moorland, caves and waterfalls, limestone scenery, long distance footpaths, classic views of the Three Peaks and Ribblehead Viaduct as well as shops, cafes and pubs dotted along the route - there is something for everyone to see and do.
The service will run every Sunday and Bank Holiday until 22nd October 2023 departing Middlesbrough Bus Station at 0920, Stockton High Street at 0932, Darlington Town Hall at 1000, Richmond Market Place at 1030, arriving at Hawes Market Place at 1150.
Onward connections are available on Northern DalesBus 832 leaving Hawes at 1235 for Ribblehead, Ingleton, and Kirkby Lonsdale. The return bus departs Kirkby Lonsdale at 1530 arriving back in Hawes at 1625.
The bus continues from Hawes at 1640 for the return journey on Northern DalesBus 831 arriving in Richmond at 1755 and Middlesbrough Bus Station at 1858.
Single tickets for each journey are just £2, as part of a national initiative.
Elderly and disabled concessionary bus passes are not valid for free travel on Northern DalesBus 831 or 832 on journeys starting in North Yorkshire. Passholders can pay a single fare of £2, or purchase a £5 Dales Privilege Rover for a day’s travel.
Northern DalesBus 831 and 832 are managed by Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company, part of Friends of the Dales, with financial support from the Jack Brunton Charitable Trust, Friends of the Dales and local fundraising.
Access to the picturesque Washburn Valley is improved from this weekend with the reintroduction of the Sunday DalesBus service from Keighley, Shipley, Guiseley and Otley, with an increased service for Summer 2023.
This popular service into Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been improved to provide an hourly shuttle service on DalesBus 820 between Otley, Fewston village (for the Washburn Heritage Centre), and Fewston/Swinsty reservoirs every Sunday and Bank Holiday until 22nd October 2023. Buses leave from Keighley Bus Station at 0925 & 1025, Shipley Market Place at 0950 & 1050, Guiseley White Cross at 1000 and 1100; and from Otley Bus Station at 1020 and every hour until 1520.
Nidderdale DalesBus 821 will also provide the usual link from Guiseley and Otley to Pateley Bridge and Scar House Reservoir in Upper Nidderdale, connecting at Pateley Bridge with double-decker DalesBus 822 to Grassington. The bus leaves Keighley Bus Station at 0925 and Otley Bus Station at 1020 & 1320, providing access not just to the Washburn Valley but also Blubberhouses, Coldstones Cut, Pateley Bridge, Gouthwaite Reservoir. Lofthouse and Scar House Reservoir in Upper Nidderdale. Stronger walkers can walk from Scar House either past or over Little Whernside then climb up to Great Whernside summit, before descending to Kettlewell to catch other DalesBus services back to the West Yorkshire area.
Full details of both these services are available online at www.dalesbus.org/821 and in a timetable leaflet available locally.
Visit the Love Yorkshire section of the www.yorkshirewater.com website for ideas for walks around reservoirs in the Washburn Valley.
Summer timetables started at Easter on weekend DalesBus services to Wharfedale, Wensleydale and Malhamdale.
This year, there is an additional Sunday and Bank Holiday service (DalesBus 876) running from York, Leeds, Otley and Ilkley to Grassington, with onward connections to Upper Wharfedale and Hawes.
DalesBus 875 is also extended to start from York, calling at Seacroft.
DalesBus services 875 and 876 will both normally be operated by double-decker buses to provide more space and great views.
£2 single fares will continue to be available until the end of June.
On Saturdays Wharfedale DalesBus 74 again links York, Harrogate, Otley, Ilkley, Bolton Abbey, Burnsall and Grassington, connecting with double-decker DalesBus 59 between Harrogate, Bolton Bridge and Skipton.
On Sundays and Bank Holidays these DalesBus services are now running:
Other Sunday and Bank Holiday DalesBus services will start later in the year, including:
Following a major review of bus services in the Burnley area the Pendle Wizz service between Burnley and Skipton will be replaced by new service M6, running via Nelson, from 16th April 2023 Buses will continue to serve Skipton approximately hourly seven days a week.
The new timetable can be downloaded here (PDF file)