STILL TIME TO ENJOY THE GLORIOUS NORTH YORK MOORS WITH MOORSBUS THIS AUTUMN!
Stunning seasonal scenery awaits as planning begins for an even better 2018 season
Organisers behind Moorsbus – the scenic bus network in and around the North York Moors National Park – are reminding visitors that even though the school holidays may be over, there’s still time to enjoy a great value day out across some of England’s finest scenery.
With the unique Moors landscape draped in purple heather, and the golden colours of Autumn transforming ancient woodlands, September is the perfect month to enjoy a trip to the North York Moors before the Moorsbus network takes its traditional winter break at the end of this month.
Both Moorsbus and MoorsPlus will return in 2018 – and from next year, an all new MoorsPlus add on ticket will be introduced providing travel on trains and MoorsPlus bus services all on one ticket. More details of the new ticket deal will be announced next Spring before the bus services resume.
This year has seen Moorsbus flourishing on Sundays and Bank Holidays – while the companion MoorsPlus services on Saturdays and Mondays from York and Malton railway stations into the heart of the National Park have also proved very popular, thanks to support from train operator Transpennine Express.
And the MoorRewards discount scheme exclusively available to members of the supporters’ group Friends of Moorsbus is growing all the time, adding extra value for regular Moorsbus users. Membership of the Friends of Moorsbus is available online at http://www.moorsbus.org and costs just £5 per year for an adult - much less than the amount which can easily be saved by taking advantage of the generous discounts on offer.
Moorsbus spokesman Bill Breakell says: “2017 has been a very successful season for Moorsbus – but it’s not over yet! “There’s still plenty of time to enjoy an Autumn day out on the Moors, and our website moorsbus.org is packed with ideas including a fast-growing selection of ‘Buswalks’ which combine a trip on the Moorsbus with an easy-to-follow linear walk ranging from 2 to 8 miles – we’ve something for all the family.
“Our MoorRewards programme is growing all the time. And, as well as benefiting from the many discounts on offer, those who join the Friends of Moorsbus are also helping to keep our growing network of bus services on the road, not just this year, but also for 2018 and beyond.”
Moorsbus services operate every Sunday until 24 September 2017, with direct services to the National Park from Darlington, Teesside, East Cleveland, Northallerton, Thirsk and Malton. MoorsPlus journeys run every Saturday and Monday until 30 September 2017, serving York, train passengers at Malton and Danby stations, and a host of moorland villages en route.
Low priced all day Moors Rover travel tickets are available from drivers, with all day travel starting from £8 – and up to four under 16s travel free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Moors Rover tickets are also sold and accepted on Arriva bus routes 5, 63, 81 and X93, and on the Scarborough and District 128 bus between Thornton Dale, Pickering and Helmsley.
English National Concessionary Travel Scheme bus passes are also accepted on all Moorsbus services.
Full ticket and timetable details for Moorsbus, including how to join the Friends of Moorsbus scheme and benefit from the growing range of discounts is available online at: www.moorsbus.org