The Wasdale Shuttlebus on the shore of Wastwater

Wasdale shuttlebus

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.

The bus is free thanks to grant funding, but we appreciate donations on-board to put back into conservation projects in the valley.

This year 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 the train times before you travel on National Rail.

A flat bottomed valley with braken and trees on the hillsides

Guide to Wasdale, Wastwater and the 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 2022

The bus will run on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays during May half term and July, August and the start of September.

  • May: 28,29
  • June: 2,3,4,5
  • July: 2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24,28,29
  • August: 6,7,13,14,20,21,27,28,29
  • September: 3,4

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!

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
09:0009:1009:3010:00
  10:3011:00
10:3010:4011:0011:30
  11:3012:00
  12:0012:30
  12:3013:00
  13:0013:30
  14:0014:30
  14:1514:45
  15:1515:45
  15:4516:15
  16:1516:45
  16:4517:15
  17:4518:15

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
10:0010:30  
10:3011:00  
11:0011:30  
11:3012:00  
12:0012:30  
12:3013:00  
13:3014:00  
13:4514:15  
14:4515:15  
15:1515:45  
15:4516:15  
16:1516:45  
16:4517:1517:2517:45
17:1517:45  
18:1518:4518:5519:15
Map of Wasdale showing the shuttlebus route

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

The Wasdale Shuttlebus in Wasdale valley