Following the success of previous years’ mid-week Vintage bus tours, this weekend sees the introduction of a new Sunday and Bank Holiday Vintage Bus service that is operating over the summer. This service is new for 2014 and is an extension to the established midweek service.
The service will operate this weekend on 25th and 26th May and will then run every Sunday from 15th June until 31st August including Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August. Please note however that the service will not operate on Sunday 6th July when roads in the area will be closed as Le Grand Depart passes through Haworth and Oxenhope.
The service operates between Haworth and Oxenhope Stations and will connect with ‘uphill’ (Oxenhope-bound) trains at Haworth and departures from Oxenhope. The outward journey will go from Haworth Station up into Haworth Village for the Main Street, Edinburgh Woollen Mill and the Bronte Parsonage Museum, will encompass stunning scenic views of the Worth Valley, Bronte Country and Pennine Moorland, at request to the Bus Conductor it may also stop at the top of Penistone Hill for scenic Bronte Country walks and picnics (including the Pennine Way walk to Top Withens [Wuthuring Heights]) before stopping at Oxenhope Station where a connection could be made with train services to Keighley. The return journey will go back to Haworth via a different route down Hebden Road, Crossroads and Mill Hey passing close to locations such as Haworth Youth Hostel.
The first journey will depart Haworth Station at 11.25 and from Oxenhope at 11.45 and will then operate every 45 minutes. The final journey will be the 15.50 leaving Haworth which will terminate at Oxenhope at 16.05 (no return from Oxenhope).
KWVR Day Rover tickets allow unlimited travel on this service all day. Otherwise a small fare for travel will be payable when boarding. Passengers holding the English National Concessionary Bus Pass should note that these are NOT valid for free travel on this service. Concessionary tickets, however, are available, see the Bus Conductor for more information.
The buses are provided from the restored collection of double deck buses owned by Yesteryear Vintage Vehicle Hire. In good weather, their ex-Southdown Motor Services Leyland PD3 (‘Queen Mary’) open-top bus, illustrated, may be in operation which offers passengers a fantastic open-top bus ride across Bronte Country!
Photo: Yesteryear Vintage Vehicle Hire