Our weekly Friday minibus service to Appleby has been extended to include more local communities from Friday 4th October. The aim is to cover areas previously included by the former Robinsons service, so elsewhere the bus will go out to several fellside villages as well as parts of Appleby to allow residents to get into Appleby for a couple of hours.
The timings are slightly different but the connection to the 563 Stagecoach bus to Penrith at 09:58 will continue, as will the collection on its return at 2:20 from The Sands in Appleby. The price will be the same but travellers will need to obtain a prepayment card from the Heritage Centre in Appleby to cover the cashless payment for each journey.
The Sandford/Warcop service will now include Great Asby and Ormside but the bus will only operate if travellers phone or email the Heritage Centre by Thursday at the latest on 017683 53350.
The scheme operates by means of a team of volunteer drivers and we are always looking to increase this team to share the driving load.
A poster and application form can be found via this link:
Cumbria County Council
Serving the people of Cumbria cumbria.gov.uk
Friday Single fare to Appleby
Appleby 08:55 12:00
Asby 09:05 12:10 £1.50
Ormside 09:15 12:20 £1.00
Warcop 09:30 12:35 £1.50
Sandford 09:40 12:45 £1.25
Appleby 09:50 12:55
Return: 12:00 14:25
Community Wheels to Appleby – Effective from 4 October 2019
How to travel
Phone 017683 53350 to join the scheme.
Journey requests to be requested via Appleby Heritage Centre by 12 noon the day before you travel.
Subject to demand on the day.
Meets the Stagecoach 563 to/from Penrith arriving Penrith 10:38 and returning from Penrith at 13:40
Want to become a Volunteer Minibus driver? Get in touch with Katy on 07788 396194 to find out more.