The Wasdale Shuttlebus on the shore of Wastwater

Wasdale shuttlebus

The Wasdale Shuttle has now finished for the summer 2023 season, we hope you enjoyed using it, please pass on any feedback using these contact details. We hope that a bus service to Wasdale will be available in 2024, but this depends on funding and support.

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 limited, but at peak times you can park in the pop-up car park in Nether Wasdale and catch the shuttlebus to Wasdale Head. Wasdale Head is the starting point for walks to Sca Fell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable and other fells as well as Wastwater.

This year there will be a small charge to use the bus of no more than £2 adult, £1 under 21 and free for under 5s and concessionary pass holders. This income will help sustain sustainable travel in the valley in the longer term. Due to  lack of mobile connectivity payment is cash only, so please bring some change.

The first and last journeys of the day to will 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.

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.

Wasdale Shuttlebus Timetable 2023

The bus will run every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday in June, July and August.

The bus will pick up anywhere on the route where it is safe to do so. Well behaved dogs are allowed, just not on the seats!

The pop up car park at Netherwasdale will be open every day the bus is running for a small charge. The bus picks up in the turning area outside the car park. It is well signed or what 3 words  ///removable.unicorns.police

See also Wasdale Shuttlebus Timetable and Information (PDF download)

Bus timetable from Ravenglass, Gosforth and Nether Wasdale to Wasdale Head and Wastwater

Ravenglass village car parkGosforth bus stop, Whitecroft RdNether Wasdale car parkWasdale Head green

Bus timetable from Wasdale Head and Wastwater to Nether Wasdale, Gosforth and Ravenglass:

Wasdale Head greenNether Wasdale car parkGosforth bus stop, Whitecroft RdRavenglass village car park
Map of Wasdale showing the shuttlebus route

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

The Wasdale Shuttlebus in Wasdale valley