Wharfedale Saturday Night Buses:

Run First Saturday Each Month (Jan - Dec)


Grassington - Kettlewell - Buckden - Cray

Grassington - Appletreewick

Service: 72B

Service: 74B


Operates on the first Saturday of each month

72B

72B

72B

72B

Grassington Square

-

1925

2125

2330

Threshfield Junction - Old Hall *

-

1928

2128

2333

Long Ashes - Gamekeepers Inn

-

1933

2133

2338

Kilsney - Tennants Arms

-

1938

2138

2343

Kettlewell - King's Head / Blue Bell +

1805

1948

2148

2353

Starbotton - Fox & Hounds

1810

1953

2153

R1

Buckden - Buck Inn

1815

1958

2058

R1

HubberHolme - George Inn

-

2003

2203

R1

Cray - White Lion Inn

-

2008

2208

R1

72B

72B

72B

Cray - White Lion Inn

-

2010

2210

Hubberholme - George Inn

-

2015

2215

Buckden - Buck Inn

1815

2020

2220

Starbotton - Fox & Hounds

1820

2025

2225

Kettlewell - Blue Bell/King's Head +

1825

2030

2230

Kilnsey - Tennants Arms

1835

2040

2240

Long Ashes - Gamekeepers Inn

1840

2045

2245

Threshfield Junction - Old Hall *

1847

2052

2252

Grassington Square

1850

2055

2255

74B

74B

Grassington Square

1850

2255

Threshfield Fire Station - Old Hall *

1853

2258

Linton - Fountaine Inn ++

1856

2300

Burnsall - Red Lion

1902

2304

Appletreewick - New Inn/Craven **

1909

2311

Burnsall - Red Lion

1915

2317

Linton - Fountaine Inn **

1920

2322

Threshfield Fire Station - Old Hall *

1923

2325

Grassington Square

1925

2330

No service on Monday to Friday, Sunday or Bank Holiday Mondays

R continues to Starbotton, Buckden, Hubberholme and Cray on request

Important Information

The Wharfedale Packhorse is a minibus with 16 passenger seats.


Wharfedale Packhorse Fares:

£1.50 for one stop or £2.50 flat fare for unlimited stops one way based on an unbroken trip. Return fares double. Children under 18 flat single fare £1.  Fares are payable each time you get on the bus.


As a Section 22 operator, we are obliged to accept concession bus passes on all our services, though voluntary contributions can be made at your discretion.


Also, section 22 rules mean that we have to run our services as advertised, even if we have no passengers on board.


Our services are “Hail and Ride”. The bus will stop anywhere on its route where it is safe to do so.


Notes:

+ 72B Stops at the Blue Bell & Kings Head in Kettlewell

++ 74B Stops at High Bank at 1920 & 2300 - alight for Fountaine Inn

* 72B/74B Alight at Threshfield Junction/Fire Station for Old Hall Inn

** 74B Stops at New Inn & Craven Arms in Appletreewick

R1 72B Starbotton/Buckden/Hubberholme/Cray by request


NB. The service no longer goes to Ilkley and Skipton at the end of the night.


Bookings are available for up to 8 seats each, and can be made regardless of where you live. To check availability and book tel: 01756 636166 or

email: info@wharfedalepackhorse.co.uk.


Bookings can be made up to one month in advance but must be made by 4pm the day before travel.


The remaining 8 seats will be available for passengers boarding either at the start of the service or at stopping points along the route.

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Wharfedale Packhorse Operating dates 

Upper Wharfedale Routes 2017

Satutrday 7 January

Saturday 1 July

Saturday 4 February

Saturday 5 August

Saturday 4 March

Saturday 2 September

Saturday 1 April

Saturday 7 October

Saturday 6 May

Saturday 4 November

Saturday 3 June

Saturday 2 December


For Littondale bus servic operating dates - click here

Route Schedule

Service 72B. From Grassington Square via Main Street, Station Road, B6265, B6160, The Drive, Long Ashes Leisure Centre. The Drive, B6160, Kirk Bank, B6160, Kilnsey, B6160, Kettlewell, Middle Lane, The Green, B6160, Starbotton, B6160, Buckden, Dubbs Lane, Hubberholme, Stubbing Lane, Buckden Wood Lane to Cray. Return via outward route reversed.


Service 74B. From Grassington Square via Main Street, Station Road, B6265, B6160, Lauradale Lane, Linton Fountaine Inn (turn), Lauradale Lane, B6160, Burnsall to Appletreewick New Inn (turn) then Burnsall, B6160, B6265, Station Road, Main Street to Grassington Square. 

Journey at 2255 operates via reverse of above route.



The Wharfedale Packhorse is operated and administered by the Upper Wharfedale Community Interest Company with support from DalesBus, Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company and funded with the help of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Sustainable Development Fund, Dark Horse Brewery, Wharfedale Brewery, pubs throughout Wharfedale and Littondale and the Wharfedale Beer Festival.  Unlike most community minibuses, we receive absolutely no funding from Central Government nor North Yorkshire County Council.  We are entirely dependent on private finance and the goodwill of our users.  Collection tins are available on the bus - please give generously.