Sometimes it's good to be driven instead of driving yourself, casting off the care of needing to know where to go, which routes to choose. Climb aboard a country bus!
Public transport in the Yorkshire Dales isn't as plentiful as we might like, but in the summer months there is an extended timetable of buses calling at key visitor locations.
DalesBus has all the information you'll need to make journey planning easy.
An added benefit of travelling by bus is that you tend to travel a little more slowly and the seats are higher than in a car, so you can see much more. There's often a lovely friendly, community feel, with plenty of greetings exchanged and short snippets of conversations as passengers get on and off. Many people see buses as a way to get from A to B, but they can be more than that: a form of relaxation in their own right.
A couple of years ago the bus on the 'Northern Dalesman' route was fixed with cameras to film its scenic journey from Richmond to Ribblehead. BBC broadcast the entire film in a programme called 'All Aboard! The Country Bus', which attracted a million viewers. The Telegraph published an article 'Is this the most beautiful bus route in Britain?'
Why not enjoy this in real life, sitting back and appreciating the sights and sounds of the Yorkshire Dales? See DalesBus for more information.