For the third and final part of his travels through the South Downs national park*, CHRISTOPHER CARTER is frustrated in his attempt to sample an independent’s service and instead rides seven Stagecoach buses from Pulborough to Guildford via Midhurst, Chichester, Winchester and Alton

This was what Christopher Carter hoped to find operating route 1, Stagecoach South 27755 (GX11 AKY), one of four Alexander Dennis Enviro300s in South Downs Connections livery. It was photographed preparing to leave Worthing for Midhurst. TOM McREYNOLDS

Part two ended with me waiting expectantly for a two-tone green South Downs Connectionsliveried Stagecoach route 1 bus in Pulborough on the South Downs national park’s northern border.


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