Local bus company EYMS has announced that its popular Moors Explorer bus from Hull, Cottingham and Beverley to the North York Moors will run again in 2016.
The Moors Explorer is the only direct public transport route up to the North York Moors from the Hull and East Riding area, and is especially loved by ramblers, who use it to access parts of the Moors which are otherwise inaccessible for those without a car.
The bus calls at Hessle, Anlaby, Willerby, Hull City Centre, Cottingham and Beverley before travelling up to Malton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside, Hutton le Hole, Blakey, Castleton and Danby. There is also the opportunity to travel from Pickering on to Helmsley and Thornton Le Dale, using other EYMS buses.
This year, the bus will be running during the May Bank Holiday weekend (29 & 30 May), and then on the summer Sundays and bank holidays of 24 & 31 July and 7, 14, 21, 28 & 29 August.
A spokesperson from Friends of Moorsbus, a group formed to support buses to the North York Moors, welcomed the news, and said:
“We’re delighted to see the popular Moors Explorer return for another year, allowing passengers from Hull, Beverley and Malton to access the North York Moors.”
“These services complement those that Moorsbus run from the North East very well indeed, and we hope that even more people will choose the Moors Explorer to access our beautiful Moors in 2016, so that EYMS will continue the service in 2017.”
“The Moors Explorer is a fine facility for those who want to see fewer cars in the National Park, have a relaxing day out in wonderful scenery, or don’t want to have to end a great walk early to head back to the car.”
More information can be found by picking up a leaflet from Hull Interchange, Beverley Bus Station, or local Tourist Information Centres, visiting the company’s website www.eyms.co.uk or ringing BusLine on 01482 59 29 29.