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

Weekdays: Trans Pennine Express or Virgin Cross Country train to Leeds then Wharfedale Line train service to Ilkley then Dalesbus 74 Ilkley to Bolton Abbey, Barden, Burnsall and Grassington (connection at Grassington Interchange onto 72 for Kettlewell and Buckden). Special Fare from Leeds: DalesBus Ilkley (train+bus).

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

Daily: Trans Pennine Express or Virgin Cross Country train to Leeds then Settle-Carlisle/ Morecambe train to Gargrave.

Mondays to Fridays (afternoons only): Trans Pennine or Virgin Cross Country train to Leeds for Airedale Line Skipton train then Postbus P8 or 210 from Skipton Bus Station to Malham

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

Daily: Trans Pennine Express or Virgin Cross Country train to Leeds then Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line train to Hellifield, Long Preston, Settle, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead and Garsdale (Bus 113 weekdays from Garsdale Station to Hawes)

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

Daily: Trans Pennine Express or Virgin Cross Country train to Leeds then Morecambe train for Giggleswick and Clapham village (NB Clapham Station is 1¼ miles (2km) from village)

Mondays to Saturdays: Trans Pennine Express or Virgin Cross Country train to Leeds then Settle-Carlisle line train to Settle then bus 581 from Settle Market place to Austwick, Clapham village and Ingleton

To Dentdale and Sedbergh

Daily: Trans Pennine Express or Virgin Cross Country train to Leeds then Settle-Carlisle line train to Dent Station (NB Dent Station is 4½ miles 7 km from Dent village)

Mondays to Saturdays: Trans Pennine Express or Virgin Cross Country train to Leeds then Morecambe line train to Lancaster and onward rail service for Kendal, then bus 564 to Sedbergh; limited onward bus service to Dent village Wednesdays and Saturdays only.

To Swaledale - Richmond, Reeth, Gunnerside, Muker, Thwaite and Keld

Weekdays: Bus 27, X27, 28, X28 from Darlington Station and Town Centre to Richmond, for onward service 30 for Reeth, Gunnerside, Muker and Keld.

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

Weekdays: TransPennine Express train from Darlington 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: Bus 27, X27, 28, X28 from Darlington to Richmond then bus 159 to Leyburn (connections onto bus 156 and 157) for Middleham, Masham and Ripon

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