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The best and most beautiful cross border £2 bus journeys

19 January 2023

As we all feel the January pinch, don’t miss out on this great offer.  We’ve done the hard work for you and picked out some of the best and most beautiful cross border, £2 bus journeys. Give it a go while you have the chance.    

The UK Government has followed our own £2 cap with their nationwide £2 single fare cap scheme until 31 March 2023. 130 operators are taking part in this nationwide scheme, including operators who run cross-border services. This means you can now travel in and out of West Yorkshire on some routes and still only pay £2, until the end of March. 

Sowerby Bridge - Rochdale     

Service: 587 

You are guaranteed to see a wealth of scenic beauty on this route. Highlights of the 587-bus service start from Sowerby Bridge, which is well worth a stop. Why not include the heather soaked Norland Moor and its pockets of woodland and wildlife. The area hosts a number of great walks which can be found on the Calderdale Council Weaver to Web website page. Littleborough sits in the foothills of the South Pennines and is home to fantastic views and surrounding natural beauty, including Blackstone Edge.  

 

 

Huddersfield – Oldham via Saddleworth 

Service: 184 

The 184 bus service from Huddersfield to Oldham takes you over the very tops of Marsden Moor and the huge swathes of rugged moorland that stretch as far as the eye can see. The area offers an abundance of walks to explore this remote but beautiful landscape with more than 5000 acres to discover. Spectacular views unfold as you get to the top of the South Pennines looking across the Moorland down to Saddleworth. 

 

Leeds – Whitby 

Service: 840 

The 840 Coastliner service was famously crowned the “the most scenic” bus route in Britain in 2018 and it won that title for a reason. Passing through the North York Moors National Park, the journey is littered with incredible views of the eastern edge of the National Park and stunning sea views as the journey reaches the coast at Whitby where the breathtaking Abbey ruins overlook bay. 

 

Ilkley – Skipton  

Service: 64 

Brush the Dales and discover Skipton, with views of Beamsley Beacon and Lippersley Pike on your right and Ikley Moor on your left as your head over to Skipton. Discover a wealth of independent shops, stunning landscapes, an iconic 900-year-old castle and charming markets in Skipton. It also serves as a great gateway to the magnificent Dales.  

 

Leeds – Ripon via Harrogate 

Service 36 

A straight route leading up to Ripon, this service runs parallel to the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A landscape of rich contrasts and beautiful pockets of wildlife. Rugged moorlands and rolling pastoral scenes are aplenty. The route is also only a stone's throw away from Fountains Abbey, an ancient ruin and water garden which is a World Heritage Site. It does however take you right into both Ripon, a medieval cathedral city, and Harrogate, famous for being Agatha Christie’s favourite Spa town.  

 

DalesBus  

Services: 874 and 884 

The Dales Bus services 874 and 884 enable you to discover the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. A Sunday service runs from Leeds and Otley to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, including key destinations including Grassingtron, Kettlewell and Bolton Abbey. Whichever route you choose, the beauty and character of the Dales will greet you as you hop between its many charming stone-built villages. 

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