Western Dales Bus

Volunteer run community bus services

in the Western Dales and Southeast Cumbria


Latest News



Last updated: 12th November 2023


Our new weekday S1 service started on Wednesday October 4th and our S5 service has moved to Fridays from October 1st, see our timetable pages for details.  


Great news! Our £2 single cap has been extended beyond the end of October 2023.


Happy anninversary WDB.

WDB was 10 years old in June, click here for a look at our very first bus in 2013.



What we do

We run two 16-seat minibuses on timetabled bus services in the western Yorkshire Dales linking Kendal, Sedbergh, Kirkby Stephen, Brough, Penrith, Dent and Hawes.

The buses have been purchased with grants from the Big Lottery Fund and the Garfield Weston Foundation, as well as from The Yorkshire Dales National Park Millennium Fund and the Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line.

Concessionary bus passes are accepted on all routes. Many buses connect with trains on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway line at Dent Station and Kirkby Stephen. This provides access to and from Dent, Sedbergh, the Howgills, Kendal and Kirkby Stephen and gives local residents and visitors the opportunity to visit Kendal, Carlisle, Appleby, Settle, Skipton, Leeds and more.

Western Dales BusWhy not come and enjoy a walk in our stunning landscape, lots of footpaths from gentle to strenuous? Alternatively, explore our distinctive villages and market towns such as Dent, Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen.

See our TIMETABLES page for details.

We also offer a Private Hire service for registered charities and community groups.

We are a community venture run almost entirely by volunteers and as such rely on charitable funding as well as fares to meet our expenses. If you can possible help financially please visit our donations page.

Mission statement ....

to provide a safe, reliable and courteous local bus run by volunteers, serving those rural and urban communities centred on Sedbergh and not served by the commercial bus companies.




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Western Dales Community Bus Service Ltd.
A Charity and Company registered in England and Wales
Charity Registration No 1150051 Company Registration No. 8121670 VAT Reg No: 170 7245 17

Registered Office: The Cottage, Flintergill, Dent, Sedbergh, LA10 5QR
Information and queries: Phone Sedbergh Information Centre 015396 20125 Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm

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