JOHN YOUNG spends three days experiencing one of the UK’s most scenic bus networks

The first bus of the trip: Keighley Bus Company Optare Solo SR 152 (YJ16 DVF) rests at Skipton.
Connexions Buses Scania N94UD/OmniCity Y20 CXB (YN56 FCC) was found during the break in Leeds.

The prospect of a journey through parts of the Blazefield empire had appealed for some time. A plan was put together based around a Skipton start and finish, with a couple of nights in Malton. A date was set, and we duly found ourselves in Skipton bus station shortly after 08:00 on Thursday, August 24 with time to observe some early morning arrivals prior to boarding our first bus.

A Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire Volvo B8RLE/MCV eVoRa arrives in from Settle.

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