Fantastic £2 bus route that takes you right through the Lake District
Public transport isn’t the most appealing, the price, and the unreliability are something that is eliminated when you hop in the car.
But, sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy the views of the Lake District and you can’t do this if you’re driving. You might be inclined to hop on the bus if you know a single will only cost you £2 and you’ll get to see the unrivalled views across the shores of Windermere.
The £2 cap on bus fares in England has been extended again until the end of October, the government has announced. If this doesn’t persuade you to get on the bus and get exploring, I don’t know what will.
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The cap, which applies to more than 130 bus operators outside of London, will then rise in November to £2.50 for 12 months, before prices are reviewed. The current limit on fares has now been extended twice after warnings hundreds of services could be cut without it.
Its aim is to ease the cost of living pressures on passengers but also to encourage people to use buses. With the £2 fares in mind, we’ve chosen a route that you definitely need to try.
The 599 travels between Kendal, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere. The bus calls at Windermere rail station so connections from trains are possible.
Along the route, you’ll pass through Windermere & Bowness, Brockhole, Ambleside, Rydal and Grasmere. You’ll be able to hop on and off this open top bus and enjoy the Lake District.
Jump off and take a stroll around Ambleside or go down to the lake at Windermere. You could also get off at Grasmere and walk the lake combining it with Rydal water.
Once you’re done you could even head into Kendal and explore this market town. This route definitely gives you plenty of options for exploring the lakes.
You can see more about the route here.