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.