A pilot initiative by Stagecoach is running a new Ullswater Bus service this summer.
The service connects destinations such as Lowther Castle and Pooley Bridge with holiday accommodation around the valley and is designed to reduce private traffic in the Ullswater Valley area. This year it is a pilot project, meaning that there is only one bus available, but the hope is that to make it a more frequent service next year.
Priced reasonably, the Ullswater Bus serves both visitors and local residents with trips at £2 single, £4 return and under 5s free. Concessionary fares are supported, wheelchair space available and USB sockets at every seat. Tickets can be bought on board the bus, from Ullswater Steamers or via other Stagecoach platforms.
The bus has seen around 300 passengers in the first 9 days , with passengers commenting how useful it is to be able to get out for a one way walk and then take the bus back. The hope is that more passengers will be picked up as the word is spread.
The project has been made possible by several local partners.