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Six Dales Trail - public transport links

Eastern Dales Bus Service 820


Dales Bus Service 820 (The Eastern Dalesman) is a great bus service for walkers on the Six Dales Trail.  It runs from Leeds via Otley, Pateley Bridge and Middleham to Leyburn and Richmond, with a connecting service to/from Upper Nidderdale. The service runs on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays from May Day weekend through until mid-October.

For further information click here.


From the bus station there are services to Leeds, Ilkley, Skipton, Bradford, Harrogate and Leeds-Bradford Airport.

A shuttle bus connects Otley with Menston Station for trains to Bradford and Leeds, which connects with the national rail mainline network.

For further transport information, call Metroline  0113 2457676 or visit the metro website


Pateley Bridge

Bus 24 runs from Pateley Bridge to Harrogate all year round, and is operated by Harrogate and District - tel: 01423 566061 or harrogateanddistrict.co.uk

Pateley Bridge is also served by Dales Bus which is operated throughout the year, but the schedules alternate between summer and winter timetables.  dalesbus.org


Operated by Dales and District buses, tel: 01677 425203 or see dalesanddistrict.co.uk

Bus 159 runs from Ripon via Middleham to Leyburn and Richmond every two hours through the daytime on Mondays to Saturdays.  From Ripon there are links to Harrogate, Leeds and York, whilst from Leyburn there are links to Northallerton and Hawes.

For journey planning visit TravellineYorkshire or the DalesBus website