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Ilkley

Public Transport Routes to the Yorkshire Dales from Ilkley
To Wharfedale (Dales Way) – Bolton Abbey, Barden, Burnsall, Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden

Weekdays: Bus 74 Ilkley to Grassington (connection at Grassington Interchange onto bus 72 for Kettlewell and Buckden)

Sundays and Bank Holidays: Dalesbus 800/874 from Ilkley to Bolton Abbey, Barden, Burnsall, Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden. Special Fare: Dales Rover

Sundays and Bank Holidays: Cravenlink 884 from Ilkley to Bolton Abbey and The Strid.

To Malhamdale – Gargrave, Airton, Kirkby Malham and Malham (Pennine Way)

Daily: Wharfedale Line train to Shipley or  bus X84 (not Sundays) to Skipton to catch Leeds-Settle-Carlisle/ Morecambe train service to Gargrave.

Mondays to Saturdays:  Bus X84 to Skipton, then bus 210/211 to Gargrave, Airton, Kirkby Malham and Malham

Selected Winter Sundays, Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays: Bus 883/884 from Ilkley to Gargrave and Malham.

To Ribblesdale (Pennine Way, Dales Way, Ribble Way, Pennine Bridleway) – Hellifield, Long Preston, Settle, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead and Garsdale

Daily: Wharfedale Line train to Shipley or bus X84/883 to Skipton to catch the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line. (Bus 113 weekdays from Garsdale Station to Hawes)

To Western Dales and Ingleton (Giggleswick, Austwick, Clapham, Ingleton)

Daily: Wharfedale Line train to Shipley or bus X84/784 to Skipton to catch Leeds-Skipton-Morecambe line train for Giggleswick and Clapham village (NB Clapham Station 1¼ miles (2km – from village)

Mondays to Saturdays: Wharfedale Line train to Shipley or bus X84 to Skipton to catch Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line train to Settle then bus 581 from Settle Market Place for Austwick, Clapham village and Ingleton

To Dentdale and Sedbergh

Daily: Wharfedale Line to Shipley or bus X84/784 to Skipton to catch Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line train to Dent Station (NB Dent Station is 4½ miles 7 km from Dent village)

To Wensleydale - Leyburn, Middleham, Aysgarth, Redmire, Askrigg, Castle Bolton, Bainbridge and Hawes

Weekdays: Wharfedale Line train to Leeds then TransPennine Express to Northallerton for bus 73 to Leeming Bar (for Wensleydale Railway) and Bedale for connecting bus 156/157 to Leyburn (weekday connection with bus 159 for Middleham, Masham and Ripon), Redmire, Castle Bolton, Askrigg, Aysgarth, Bainbridge and Hawes.

Weekdays: Wharfedale Line train to Leeds to catch bus 36 from Leeds to Ripon and then bus 159 to Masham, Middleham, Leyburn and Richmond

Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays: Dalesbus 800 from Ilkley to Aysgarth, Bainbridge and Hawes. Special Fare: Dales Rover

To Nidderdale – Darley, Summerbridge, Pateley Bridge and Fountains Abbey

Daily: Wharfedale line train to Leeds to catch Harrogate Line train to Harrogate to catch bus 24 to Darley, Summerbridge and Pateley Bridge

Weekdays and Summer Sundays: Wharfedale line train to Leeds to catch bus 36 to Ripon then Ripon Roweller bus to Fountains Abbey

Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays: bus X84 to Otley to catch Dalesbus 820 to Darley, Pateley Bridge (for Dalesbus 825 to Ramsgill, Lofthouse and How Stean Gorge), Fountains Abbey, Ripon, Lightwater Valley, Masham, Middleham, Leyburn and Richmond. Special Fare: Dales Rover (not valid on X84)

To Washburn Valley - Blubberhouses

Weekdays: Bus X84 to Skipton to catch X59 from Skipton to Blubberhouses

Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays: bus X84 to Otley to catch Dalesbus 820 to Lindley, Norwood and Pateley Bridge. Special Fare: Dales Rover (not valid on X84)

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