Community Community Wheels Minibus Link Parish Council

Local Transport Update


Warcop Parish Council is a member of the Friends of Eden Valley Transport Group, which meets to lobby for the best transport provision for residents in the Eden area. Please note that bus operators are implementing various measures due to the coronavirus outbreak including social distancing and enhanced cleaning on buses, in line with Government guidance.

Here is the latest information regarding bus services in our area:


Updated 23 September 2020

BUS SERVICES OPERATING with normal timetables

563 Appleby to Penrith (Mon – Fri) service

574 Kirkby Stephen to Appleby to Penrith (Tues) service

571 Brough to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Mon) service

572 Ravenstonedale to Kirkby Stephen to Barnard Castle (Wed) service

570 Ravenstonedale to Kendal (Thurs) service

S4 Brough to Kirkby Stephen (Fri) service

S5 Sedbergh to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Thurs) service


506 Appleby to Kendal via Penrith (Mon – Fri) service

502 Brough to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Mon – Fri) service

The 502 and 506 services have been withdrawn by Stagecoach following Kendal College awarding the contract to KT Coaches, who are providing services for College students and to specified schools in Kendal and Sedbergh only. (KT Coaches are unable to provide a vehicle which meets the requirements necessary for the services to be available to the general public).

Community Transport ie Community Wheels, Rural Wheels, Voluntary Social Car schemes

The Community Wheels service to/from Appleby on Fridays is operating including connecting with the 563 bus to Penrith as normal, although capacity on the Community Wheels minibus is limited due to social distancing requirements (To join the CW scheme or make bookings phone 01228 226428) For other transport needs, phone Cumbria County Council on 0333 240 69 65 (option 5) or send an email to


New Northern temporary rail timetables started on 14 September until 12 December, including the Leeds to Carlisle line. For more details, please use this link

LEEDS – CARLISLE rail service 

Current reduced timetable due to Coronavirus outbreak is dated 18 May. As with bus services, please be aware that the timetable may change again due to Government guidance. Go to  for information or follow link below for the latest simplified timetable.


Community Parish Council

A66 Preferred Route Announcement – May 23rd 2020

The government has now published its Preferred Route for the dualling of the A66 between Penrith and Scotch Corner.  The link to the website with the full brochure is below. You will notice that there are no changes to the Appleby-Brough section. However, a number of people have questioned the fact that we have only been offered one option and Highways England have been contacted asking them to re-consider a northerly route which goes across MOD land and also A.O.N.B. land. We believe that the published route is too close to Warcop and the junction into Warcop will include a 30′ high bridge and a slip road over the army playing field to achieve east and west access to the new road. This will increase noise and pollution levels. The Sandford junction is west only thus increasing traffic through Warcop for drivers wanting to go east.

Our proposals suggest a fully northern route behind all houses with east-west junctions at Sandford road end and at Brough. The old A66 road would be used to join the new dual-carriageway, and would avoid a big junction at Warcop and keep the army playing field intact. It can then be used for local traffic and cyclists.











Here is an extract from Highways England:

The selection of the preferred route follows an exhaustive review of options over several years. We have taken into consideration ecological, environmental and historical features as well as our analysis of responses to the public consultation which took place between May and July 2019.

Our aim is to increase safety, reduce congestion and improve journey times by dualling the remaining single carriageway sections along the A66 between M6 junction 40 at Penrith and the A1(M) at Scotch Corner. Other improvements are also proposed along its length, such as at Kemplay Bank roundabout and the junctions with the M6 and A1(M).

You can find out more about our decision in the Preferred Route Announcement brochure, which is available from along with our Options Consultation Report.

Next Steps

We will now develop the preferred route design ahead of a future public consultation. This will offer you and other interested parties more opportunities to provide your views on more detailed designs before we apply for a Development Consent Order which provides the necessary planning approvals to enable us to start construction on the project.


If you have views on this route or our suggested northern option, please contact Highways England on this email address: 



Community Parish Council

Garden Waste Skip Scheme

After an initial suspension of the scheme because of the Covid-19 pandemic, EDC has now restored the garden waste skip scheme for villages. We receive 7 skips per year and the first one is already in place by Crook’s Beck in Warcop.

Many other parts of Eden have kerbside green wheelie bin collections. We have over 200 households in our parish and this would be a preferable scheme for us in the future as it would be easier for the elderly or those who can’t drive.

This is what the skip looked like in June 2018 after about two days!

David Keetley

Community Methodist Chapel Parish Council St Columba's Church


Warcop Parish Council, Sandford & Warcop WI and the two churches are working together to offer help and support for any local resident who is vulnerable or in self-isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. Leaflets with contact numbers will be distributed to all households so that anyone who needs help with shopping, prescriptions, emergencies or just general support and reassurance can phone someone and obtain the help they need.

Parish Council coronavirus leaflet

David Keetley on behalf of Warcop Parish Council

Community Parish Hall

New Art Group Starts at Warcop Parish Hall – Fridays 10-12

Further details to follow…

Community Parish Hall

Great North Air Ambulance Bag Collection – December 2019

Thank you to everyone who donated clothing, printer cartridges, bedding etc for our December collection. We had about 110 bags and raised £732, our second highest ever total, so well done to all! This brings our cumulative total to almost £4,000 since we started the collections at the Parish Hall.

David Keetley, Organiser

Community Parish Hall

Halloween Dance with Covernote Cancelled – Saturday 19th October

Unfortunately, the planned Halloween dance and supper on Saturday 19th October has had to be cancelled because of low ticket sales. We hope that another similar dance will be scheduled some time in the New Year.

We’re sorry about this as it is always a great night with excellent music, lovely food and good company.

Parish Council

Warcop Parish Council Meeting Dates 2019-2020



  • Monday 28th October 2019
  • Monday 9th December 2019
  • Monday 13th January 2020
  • Monday 2nd March 2020
  • Monday 11th May 2020
  • Monday 6th July 2020
  • Monday 7th September 2020
Community Parish Council

4th Defibrillator for the Parish

The Parish Council recently decided to use some of its funds to purchase a fourth defibrillator to extend coverage in Warcop in case of emergencies. It will be located in the old BT phone box, which we have been discussing what to do with for some time. We hope to run some defib training at the Parish Hall in the near future for local residents who would like to know how to use the defibs.

We now have defibs in Bleatarn, Sandford and Warcop (2.)

Community Community Wheels Minibus Link Parish Council

Community Wheels Friday Minibus Link Service Extended from Friday 4th October

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:

Village Wheels Appleby Poster – Warcop

Cumbria County Council
Serving the people of Cumbria

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.