Volunteer run community bus services in the Western Yorkshire Dales
Check below for service issues and other news:
Last updated: 23 May 2021
S3 to resume from June 2nd
S3 will resume on Wednesday June 2nd for the Summer ceasing on October 27th. It will run on Wednesdays.
Resumption of services from 12 April 2021
All services (excluding S3) will be resuming from Monday, April 12th.
The S3 Tuesday service from Sedbergh to Hawes remains suspended, and is being reviewed.
We will not be taking private hire bookings for the time being, please watch this space for updates.
New S6 service.
From Tuesday April 13th we will be running a brand new service from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith via Brough and Warcop. See our "Timetables" page for details.
Limited bus capacity
Please note that due to Covid-19 restrictions and the need for social distancing, we are continuing to restrict all our services to a maximum of 6 passengers at any one time .
Since the start of the pandemic we have made changes to the way we accept payments, available methods are:
Concessionary bus pass.
Contactless debit/credit card
Cash (no change given so have exact fare ready).
COVID-19: procedures 2021
To keep everyone safe: 1. The whole bus will be sanitised daily and touch points will be regularly disinfected. 2. There will be fewer passengers on the bus, so to maintain social distancing, passengers must only use the seats that are available. 3. Windows and roof vents will be kept open to allow frequent air changes. 4. Passengers must wear a face covering on the bus, unless exempt, and must not travel at all if unwell. 5. We won’t be giving change, so passengers wanting to buy a ticket must have the exact amount or use contactless.
The buses have been purchased with grants from the Big Lottery Fund and the Garfield Weston Foundation, as well as from The Yorkshire Dales National Park Millennium Fund and the Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line.
Concessionary bus passes are accepted on all routes. Many buses connect with trains on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway line at Dent Station and Kirkby Stephen. This provides access to and from Dent, Sedbergh, the Howgills, Kendal and Kirkby Stephen and gives local residents and visitors the opportunity to visit Kendal, Carlisle, Appleby, Settle, Skipton, Leeds and more.
Why not come and enjoy a walk in our stunning landscape, lots of footpaths from gentle to strenuous? Alternatively, explore our distinctive villages and market towns such as Dent, Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen.
We also offer a Private Hire service for registered charities and community groups.
We are a community venture run entirely by volunteers.
to provide a safe, reliable and courteous local bus run by volunteers, serving those rural and urban communities centred on Sedbergh and not served by the commercial bus companies.
Western Dales Community Bus Service Ltd. A Charity and Company registered in England and Wales Charity Registration No 1150051 Company Registration No. 8121670 VAT Reg No: 170 7245 17 Registered Office: The Cottage, Flintergill, Dent, Sedbergh, LA10 5QR
Information and queries: Phone Sedbergh Information Centre 015396 20125 Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm