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Volunteer run community bus services in the Western Yorkshire Dales


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Last updated:11 January 2022

Volunteers needed

We always welcome new volunteers to help run our business from drivers to admin. We currently have a need for new directors to drive our business forward, please click here for more details.
If you can help in any way please get in touch via our Contact Us page.

Bus Capacity and Masks

All our buses are running at full capacity (16) for 2022 but masks must still be worn on board as part of our conditions of carriage.


Since the start of the pandemic we have made changes to the way we accept payments, available methods are:

  1. Concessionary bus pass.
  2. Contactless debit/credit card
  3. Cash (no change given so have exact fare ready).

COVID-19: procedures 2022

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.




What we do:

We run two 16-seat minibuses on timetabled services in the western Yorkshire Dales linking Kendal,Sedbergh,Kirkby Stephen,Brough,Dent and Hawes.

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.

See our TIMETABLES page for details.

We also offer a Private Hire service for registered charities and community groups.

We are a community venture run entirely by volunteers.

Mission Statement....

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.