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.