Nostalgia-fans will be in their element this summer with two heritage buses offering trips to and around the North York Moors National Park.
The buses are part of the National Park Authority’s Moorsbus network and all day travel costs just £5 with up to four children travelling free [with a fare paying adult].
A lovingly restored green and cream 1946 Leyland coach, known as the Heritage Bus, tours the south-west corner of the North York Moors.
The bus travels between Thirsk and Helmsley calling at the picturesque villages of Kilburn, Coxwold, Ampleforth, Hawnby and Hutton-le-Hole along the way as well as Sutton Bank National Park Centre.
People can also use the bus to visit Byland and Rievaulx Abbeys and Rievaulx Terrace and Temples. It operates every Sunday from 4 July to 29 August and Bank Holiday Monday.
From Whitby, people can hop on board a beautiful 1958 Bedford Coach to get to The Moors National Park Centre and the wonderful views from Danby Beacon. The Vintage Bus departs Whitby at 11am every Sunday from 25 July to 29 August plus Bank Holiday Monday.
Janet Armstrong, the National Park Authority’s Transport Project Officer, said:
“Both buses offer people the chance of a great day out with some fabulous views of the North York Moors. They’re also good value for money and help keep congestion on our narrow moorland roads to a minimum.”
Timetables for the Heritage and Vintage Buses can be found in the Moorsbus network timetable available from National Park and Visitor Information Centres and online at www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/moorsbus