Coronavirus news - 17th September 2020

Western Dales Bus have resumed most of their services.

  • Service S1, Saturdays Dent – Sedbergh – Kendal. From Saturday September 19th. this will be extended to Dent Station.
  • Service S3, Tuesdays to Hawes remains suspended
  • Service S4, Fridays Dent and Sedbergh to Kirkby Stephen and Brough resumed from August 14th
  • Service S5, Thursdays Kirkby Stephen to Kendal resumed from from August 13th
  • When buying a cash fare please use use contactless card payment or have the exact amount because no change can be given..

    We aim to keep this information as up to date as possible but the Coronavirus situation is constantly changing and you should contact the establishment directly if you want more up to date information.

Western Dales Community Bus Service Ltd. (to give it its full name) is a not-for-profit company providing transport for the Western Dales and Lune Valley. It is a charity and all its drivers, operations staff and managers are volunteers. In 2015 it brought a new 16-seat minibus into service with Lottery funding. It runs scheduled services between Sedbergh, Dent and Kendal on Saturdays and one to Hawes on Tuesday (market day in Hawes). It runs more scheduled services in the summer months.

The service helps residents with shopping, medical and social trips to Kendal and connects to rail services at Dent and Oxenholme stations, bringing visitors to the Western Dales and allowing residents to reach Preston, Carlisle and Leeds. The minibus (with driver) is available for hire (when the minibus is not running a scheduled service) to registered charities and community groups.

More information, including service timetables, is available from the Western Dales Bus website. They are always looking for volunteers for driving and support roles, so please get in touch if you are interested.