Little White Bus Services

The Little White Bus provides several services with its minibuses in the Upper Wensleydale, Swaledale and Richmondshire areas:


The Upper Wensleydale Community Office, Hawes  (01969) 667 400


Open Mon to Fri 09.00 - 17.30;  Sat 09.00 - 12.30

The Garsdale Station Shuttle Bus Driver
Mobile : 0781 698 6448  

The Little White Bus is operated by The Upper Wensleydale Community Partnership (UWCP) Ltd, a not-for-profit Community Company limited by guarantee. Little White Bus was recently awarded the title of Community Group of the Year 2017” in the Yorkshire Post Rural Awards.

The Little White Bus when not operating its scheduled services is available for booking as a
Demand Responsive Service. This operates 9.00 am to 9.00 pm on seven days a week (out of hours by advance arrangement).

Bookings can be made by ringing the Upper Wensleydale Community Office. Bookings being made out of the Office’s opening hours, or required before it re-opens, must be telephoned to The Little White Bus driver. Every effort will be made to accommodate immediate requests for the Demand Responsive Service, but wherever possible please give advance notice, and use the UW Community Office’s booking facility.

The following villages are served by the Demand Responsive service:

Upper Wensleydale: Hawes / Gayle / Burtersett / Bainbridge / Askrigg / Woodhall / Carperby / West Burton / Aysgarth / Worton / Thornton Rust / Sedbusk / Simonstone / Cotterdale / Lunds and all points in-between.

Upper Swaledale: Keld / Angram / Thwaite / Muker

Concessionary Bus Passes are not available on Demand Responsive journeys, but can be used on the scheduled service between Garsdale and Gayle.


The Little White Bus will also provide a Community Transport service, to meet both regular and one-off demand. For example it might be a special journey to one of the five secondary schools that serve the Upper Dales for an evening event, so that Dales students can enjoy the company of their classmates and friends without several sets of parents having to turn out. Or a group of you wanting a regular trip to / from the Sports and Fitness Club or the Children’s Centre based at Yorebridge, Askrigg.

The Little White Bus is also available for private bookings by both informal and more organised community groups, parties, for walking tours, one-way walks, or just a number of you getting together for an event. Bookings are welcomed from local people, local businesses, community / voluntary groups, and visitors. Very reasonable Community Transport fares will apply to all journeys, and reductions for Concessionary Fare passes may be available.

Please call in, ring, or e-mail the Upper Wensleydale Community Office, and they will do their very best to make the arrangements to suit your requirements. The Community Office contact details and opening hours are shown above.

The Little White Bus operates
Excursion Trips on selected days throughout the year. These typically leave Hawes Market Place at 10.30 am and return by 5.00 pm. Local collection / drop off points can be added to these journeys if booked in advance. Destinations have included Kendal / Skipton / Barnard Castle / Grassington / Harrogate. Fare for the trip from £8.00 return.  For further details click here (PDF file) or contact the Upper Wensleydale Community Office.

Little White Bus fleet

 Return to Dalesbus Home Page

This webpage is part of the website,

provided by the Friends of DalesBus and the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company

All information is provided in good faith, but we cannot be held responsible for any errors or inaccuracies. Please check details before travelling. This site also contains a number of external links the inclusion of which does not signify any endorsement. The Friends of DalesBus and the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company are not responsible for the contents of such sites, or any links contained within them.