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Heritage Routes 2016

Join our trips and excursions throughout the year on our vintage half-cab buses, capturing the spirit of England's rural history.
Summer Routes 2016 include:

 


Route 571 Brough – Kirkby Stephen to Kendal
A once a week service, on a Monday (Excluding Bank Holidays).  Starts at Brough and calls at Winton, Kirkby Stephen, Ravenstonedale, Newbiggin on Lune, Tebay, Grayrigg and on to Kendal. This is a Hail & Ride service.

If you are travelling to meet us by train on the Settle and Carlisle Railway please telephone ahead in case of train delays.

  Outward Return
Brough Clock 1005 1615
Winton 1011 1610
Kirkby Stephen 1020 1606
Kirkby Stephen West Station 1030/1035 1553/1600
Ravenstonedale School 1043 1544
Newbiggin on Lune Village Hall 1048 1540
Junction 38, Tebay 1100/1115  
Mount Pleasant Bus Stop, Tebay 1118 1526
Barnaby Rudge Bus Stop, Tebay 1120 1527
Grayrigg 1134 1510
Kendal Morrisons Bus Stop 1145 1500
Sticklandgate 1151  
Blackhall Road 1155 1455
Morrisons layover 1hr 1215-13.15  

 

Route 570 Kirkby Stephen to Kendal via Shap

Again a once a week service,  this time on a Thursday.  Starts at Bowber Head, calls at Ravenstonedale then travels along the A685, up to Shap using the M6 before returning via Orton to Tebay, Grayrigg and on to Kendal. This is again a Hail & Ride service.

 

  Outward Return
Bowber Head Depot 1000 1645
Shap Village Hall 1045 1557
Orton Square 1110 1537
Old Tebay Roundabout 1113 1528
Mount Pleasant Bus Stop, Tebay 1118 1527
Barnaby Rudge Bus Stop, Tebay 1120 1525
Grayrigg 1134 1510
Kendal Morrisons Bus Stop 1145 1500
Strickland Gate 1151  
Blackhall Road 1155 1455
Morrisons layover 1hr 1215-1315  
Blackhall Road layover 1hr 40mins     
     

 

WINTER Route 572 - Barnard Castle (Beginning Nov - Easter)
A once a week service different from the summer route, we run out and back over the A66 missing the challenging Middleton in Teesdale detour.
Route 572: Ravenstonedale - Kirkby Stephen - Barnard Castle.
Every Wednesday from the beginning of November to Easter
ALSO HAIL AND RIDE SERVICE 

Outward   Return  
Ravenstonedale Bus Depot 1010 Barnard Castle Galgate 1430
Ravenstonedale Fat Lamb 1015 Bowes Museum (request) 1435
Ravenstonedale Town Head 1020 Brough Clock 1505
Ravenstonedale School 1023 Kirkby Stephen Square 1515
Kirkby Stephen Station 1035 Kirkby Stephen Station 1522
Kirkby Stephen Square (arrive) 1045 Ravenstonedale School 1530
Kirkby Stephen Square (depart) 1055 Ravenstonedale Town Head 1533
Brough Clock 1103 Ravenstonedale Fat Lamb 1538
Barnard Castle Galgate 1140 Ravenstonedale Bus Depot 1540
Bowes Museum (request) 1145    

 

SUMMER Route 572 - Barnard Castle.

Another once a week service going from Ravenstonedale through Kirkby Stephen and then over the tops passed dramatic fells and scenic reservoirs to Middleton in Teesdale. You get 10 minutes for a quite 'Tea and Pee' stop before ambling along the valley through Eggleston to Barnard Castle. We coincide with the weekly market at Barney and for the more culturally minded there's the Castle and Bowes Museum. Return is straight back along the A66.
Ravenstonedale - Kirkby Stephen - Barnard Castle

Every Wednesday from Easter to the end of October
ALSO HAIL AND RIDE SERVICE

Outward   Return  
Ravenstonedale Bus Depot 1010 Barnard Castle Galgate 1530
Ravenstonedale Fat Lamb 1015 Bowes Museum (request) 1535
Ravenstonedale Town Head 1020 Brough Clock 1605
Ravenstonedale School 1023 Kirkby Stephen Square 1615
Kirkby Stephen Station (arrive) 1035 Kirkby Stephen Station 1622
Kirkby Stephen Station (depart)

1035*

Ravenstonedale School 1630
Kirkby Stephen Square 1045    
Brough Clock 1103 Ravenstonedale Town Head 1633
Middleton in Teesdale (arrive) 1145 Ravenstonedale Fat Lamb 1638
Middleton in Teesdale (depart) 1155 Ravenstonedale Bus Depot 1640
Eggleston 1205    
Barnard Castle Galgate 1225    
Bowes Museum (request) 1230    

 

Route 569 - Kirkby Stephen to Hawes

Our 569 Route is a once a week service from 31st May to 25th October and goes from Ravenstonedale via Kirkby Stephen & the scenic Mallerstang Valley to the lively town of Hawes on market day (Tuesday). We stop at Hawes Creamery, home of Wensleydale cheese, and Hawes Station in good time for lunch. Your bus ticket entitles you to great special offers at various shops and attractions. The views from the bus are terrific and the leisurely pace allows time for contemplation and conversation. This is also a hail and ride service so we can pick you up and drop you anywhere along the route.
A guided tour through the Mallerstang is available if pre booked for larger groups (over 10)
If you know your plans please book ahead so we can put on an extra bus if necessary although this is a regular service bus, so we go regardless.
Tuesdays at Hawes are definately one for a bus lovers diary as we also connect with the Wensleydale Heritage Service operated by Chris Bulmer.
Every Tuesday from 31st May to 25th October. ALSO HAIL & RIDE SERVICE
Fares:
Max. adult fare £10.00 return. Stage reductions and concessions 
(English bus pass holders free, children half price, group and family special offers)
 

Outward   Return  
Ravenstonedale Bus Depot 1010 Hawes Countryside Museum 1510
Ravenstonedale Fat Lamb 1015 Hawes Creamery 1515
Ravenstonedale Town Head 1020 Moorcock Inn 1535
Ravenstonedale School 1023 Blades Farm 1538
Kirkby Stephen Station (arrive) 1030 Aisgill Cottages 1548
Kirkby Stephen Station (depart) 1040* Outhgill 1557
Kirkby Stephen Square (arrive) 1045 Pendragon Castle 1600
Kirkby Stephen Square (depart) 1055 Nateby Black Bull 1605
Nateby Black Bull 1100 Kirkby Stephen Square 1610
Pendragon Castle 1105 Kirkby Stephen Station 1615
Outhgill 1108 Ravenstonedale School 1627
Aisgill Cottages 1117 Ravenstonedale Town Head 1630
Blades Farm 1125 Ravenstonedale Fat Lamb 1640
Moorcock Inn 1126    
Hawes Creamery 1150    
Hawes Countryside Museum 1200    

 * We wait for the train up to 10 mins if it's late, but it doesn't wait for us!