Public Transport Routes to the Yorkshire Dales from Lancaster
To Mid Wharfedale (Dales Way) – Bolton Abbey, Barden and Burnsall
Weekdays: Lancaster-Leeds train from Lancaster to Skipton for bus X59 to Bolton Bridge (Devonshire Arms) then for short walk to Bolton Abbey or bus 74 to Barden, Burnsall and Grassington
To Upper Wharfedale (Dales Way) Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden
Weekdays: Lancaster-Leeds train from Lancaster to Skipton for bus 72/72R from Skipton Rail Station to Rylstone, Grassington, Hebden, Kettlewell and Buckden
To Malhamdale – Gargrave, Airton, Kirkby Malham and Malham (Pennine Way)
Weekdays: Lancaster-Leeds train to Long Preston, Hellifield, Gargrave and Skipton
Mondays to Fridays: Train from Lancaster to Gargrave then Postbus P8 or bus 210 from Gargrave to Malham
Saturdays: Lancaster-Leeds train from Lancaster to Gargrave or Skipton then bus 843 to Airton and Malham
To Ribblesdale (Pennine Way, Dales Way, Ribble Way, Pennine Bridleway) – Hellifield, Long Preston, Settle, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead and Garsdale
Weekdays: Lancaster-Leeds train from Lancaster to Hellifield for Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line from Hellifield (Bus 113 weekdays from Garsdale Station to Hawes)
To the Western Dales - Giggleswick, Austwick, Clapham and Ingleton
Weekdays: Lancaster-Leeds train to Bentham, Clapham (NB Clapham Station is 1¼ miles (2km) from village), Giggleswick, Long Preston and Hellifield.
Weekdays: Bus 80/81 from Lancaster to Ingleton
To Dentdale and Sedbergh
Weekdays: TransPennine Express train to Kendal, then Bus 564 to Sedbergh; limited onwards service to Dent village Wednesdays and Saturdays only.
To Swaledale - Richmond, Reeth, Gunnerside, Muker, Thwaite and Keld
Weekdays: Lancaster-Leeds train to Leeds then TransPennine Express to Darlington for bus 27, X27, 28, X28 from Darlington Station to Richmond, then bus 30/30A for Reeth, Gunnerside, Muker and Keld.
To Wensleydale - Leyburn, Middleham, Aysgarth, Redmire, Askrigg, Castle Bolton, Bainbridge and Hawes
Weekdays: Lancaster-Leeds 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.