To make things easier for people wanting to visit Farndale’s wild daffodils, the North York Moors National Park Authority will once again be running its special shuttle bus from Hutton-le-Hole to various stops in the dale. The bus will be on the road every Sunday from 25 March to 15 April plus Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Monday.
The bus stops at several points along the dale enabling people to access the Farndale Daffodil Walk, which 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.
The National Park Authority’s Rangers have been keeping a watchful eye on the daffodils and report that they are just beginning to bloom and should therefore be at their peak when the shuttle bus is in operation. Each year over 40,000 people visit Farndale to enjoy the spectacular floral display. By using the bus, people can help keep traffic on the narrow moorland roads to a minimum and enable the largely farming community to go about its daily life.
Janet Armstrong, the National Park Authority’s Transport Project Officer, said:
“Farndale’s narrow roads and limited parking are a recipe for congestion when hundreds of cars arrive so please consider using the shuttle bus to keep traffic to a minimum. The fields, wooded riverbanks and winding lanes are beautiful all year round so please call in at our mobile display unit for suggestions of other walks and cycle rides in Farndale.”
All day-travel on the shuttle bus costs £3 per person and all-day Moorsbus tickets are accepted. The main Moorsbus network starts on Sunday 1 April and will run on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays (plus Good Friday and Easter Saturday) until 28 October. Moorsbus Timetables and further information about the Daffodil Bus service are available from local shops and National Park and Tourist Information Centres or can be obtained by calling 01845 597000. The information is also available online at www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/moorsbus