The Wasdale Shuttlebus on the shore of Wastwater

Wasdale shuttlebus

The Wasdale Shuttle will be running in 2024! It will run from 25th May and run Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays until 15th September. If you have any questions please get in touch with us using these contact details

Take the Wasdale Shuttlebus and make your visit to Wasdale easier and better for the climate, the community and the landscape. Parking in the valley is very limited, but you can catch the shuttlebus to Wasdale Head. Wasdale Head is the starting point for walks to Scawfell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable and other fells as well as Wastwater. In the summer the bus will be running to Muncaster Castle and Gardens, providing links to this great historic  house. We've included more journeys that link up with Ravenglass train station, where there's lots of parking and you can travel along the scenic Cumbria Coast railway line.

Check train times before you travel on National Rail.

If walking in Wasdale (and anywhere else!) please be adventure smart.

Ask yourself 3 questions before you set off:

– Am I confident I have the KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS for the day?

– Do I know what the WEATHER will be like?

– Do I have the right GEAR?

Wasdale Shuttle Bus Timetable

Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 25th May to 15th September 2024

Operated by Reays Coaches Ltd.

Ravenglass, village car park, bus shelter0855 1025   1350   
Muncaster Castle, car park entrance0900 1030   1355    
Gosforth,  village bus stop,  Petton Place0910 1040   1405    
Nether Wasdale, car park0930103011001130120013001425150016001700 
Wasdale Head, the  Green1000110011301200123013301500153016301730 
Wasdale Head, the Green1000110011301200123013301500153016301730
Nether Wasdale, car park1030113012001230130014001530160017001800
Gosforth, village bus stop, Petton Place   1250  1550  1820
Muncaster Castle, car park entrance   1300  1600  1830
Ravenglass,  Village Car Park, bus shelter   1305  1605  1835
A flat bottomed valley with braken and trees on the hillsides

Guide to Wasdale, Wastwater, West Coast

Our guide to this dramatic valley has easy flat walking routes and hikes up some of the Lake District's highest fells. Where to hire bikes, where to camp and where to stay in Wasdale, Eskdale and Ravenglass.

Map of Wasdale showing the shuttlebus route

The Wasdale shuttlebus route - click image for a large version.

The Wasdale Shuttlebus in Wasdale valley