DALESBus summer services return to the Yorkshire Dales starting on Saturday with the return of the popular 74 service.

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This year the 74 service will run from Bradford calling at Ilkley, Addingham and Bolton Bridge and then divert via Embsay, before climbing up over Halton Moor with panoramic views across Barden Moor and surrounding dales to Simon’s Seat, before descending to Barden Tower, Burnsall and Grassington. Services leave Bradford at 9.25am, Shipley Market Place at 9.40pm and from Ilkley Bus Station at 10.15am, 12.45pm and 3.45pm. Return services from Grassington National Park Centre leave at 11.30am, 2.30pm and 5pm.

From Sunday the all-year round Cravenlink 884 service between Ilkley and Skipton will be extended for the summer months to start from Bradford at 9.25am and calling at Shipley and Guiseley to Ilkley and to continue from Skipton to Gargrave, Airton and Malham. Sunday, April 18 will also see the return of the 874 DalesBus service from Wetherby, Leeds, Ilkley, Bolton Abbey and Grassington to Buckden and also the 875 DalesBus service from Leeds, Otley, Ilkley, Cracoe, Grassington, Buckden and then up over Kidstones Pass to Bishopdale and Wensleydale calling at Aysgarth and Hawes. The 875 service will once again be a double decker providing wonderful views through Upper Wharfedale and over into Wensleydale, as it makes its way to the bustling village of Hawes. The 875 services leave Ilkley Bus Station at 10.15am and Grassington National Park Centre at 11am and noon. Return services from Hawes Market Place depart at 2.25pm and 3.35pm. Further DalesBus Summer services are planned to return from Saturday, May 15.

Full details of the timetables, calling points and service updates can be found on the DalesBus website at www.dalesbus.org or follow @DalesBus on Twitter or Facebook.

The availability of printed timetable booklets is currently limited whilst some outlets are subject to restrictions on opening. It is hoped printed timetable booklets should become more widely available during May and June.


DalesBus services are managed by Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company, and made possible with funding support from the Bramall Foundation, Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust, Friends of DalesBus, Friends of the Dales, Kirkby Malhamdale Parish Council, North Yorkshire County Council’s Locality Fund, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Wharfedale Charitable Trust.