Daffodil bus returns to Farndale 2010




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A popular shuttle bus offering a frequent service between Hutton-le-Hole and the picturesque valley of Farndale with its carpet of wild daffodils begins its five week run on Sunday 21 March, 2010.

The Daffodil Bus – part of the North York Moors National Park Authority’s Moorsbus service – will run on Sundays from 21 March until 18 April plus Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday.

Daffodil

Daffodil

With some 50,000 people visiting Farndale each year to see the daffodils, the shuttle bus helps keep congestion on the narrow roads to a minimum. Last year saw 1636 passengers make use of the bus – an increase of 120% on 2008.

All day-travel on the bus costs £2.50 per person and anyone parking at the National Park Authority’s car park in Hutton-le-Hole will get the cost of their car parking (£2.20 or £1 after 4pm) deducted from the price.

Please note; concessionary passes can no longer be used on the Farndale service.

The bus stops at several points along the dale enabling people to access the Farndale Daffodil Walk that runs alongside the River Dove between Low Mill and Church Houses.

A mobile display unit staffed by the Authority’s voluntary rangers is at Low Mill throughout the daffodil season providing information on what to see and do in Farndale and the wider North York Moors.

David Smith, the National Park Authority’s Senior Ranger for the Southern Area, said:  “The winter’s heavy snow and frost will mean a later showing for the daffodils this year but with its patchwork of fields, wooded river banks and picturesque hamlets,

Farndale is a beautiful place to walk irrespective of whether the daffodils are out. Farming is the mainstay of Farndale and using the bus enables the community to go about its daily life uninterrupted.”

Moorsbus Timetables and further information about the Daffodil Bus service are available from local shops and National Park and Tourist Information Centres and online at www.moors.uk.net/moorsbus .

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