This scenic region is characterised by stonewalls that mark ancient field boundaries. It represents a slice of English countryside that just begs to be explored, as it combines picturesque valleys and rolling hills with quaint villages.
Considering that it is a largely rural area, the Yorkshire Dales has a good public transport infrastructure with the Settle-Carlisle Railway running from Leeds to Carlisle with a branch line to Lancaster as well as bus services into the park.
Travel Dales provides public transport information for the Yorkshire Dales.
There are several travel passes available that include:
The Dales Rover ticket is good for on day travel on the Dales Connections bus network on Sundays and Bank Holidays. It is valid on the following bus services 24, 25, 67A, 159, 800, 802, 803, 804, 804T, 805, 807, 812, 830 and 843 and also on the following Saturday service 210, 804, 804T. The Dales Rover ticket is divided into four zones with tickets costing between £7.50 for travel in either the Southern or Northern Dales to £10 for all zones.
One day unlimited rail travel between Skipton and Carlisle. It is good for off-peak travel ater 8.45am Mon-Fri and all day on weekends.
Settle-Carlisle Day Ranger rail network area map
1 day rail pass £25
Good for unlimited rail travel between Leeds and Carlisle on the scenic Settle-Carlisle line . It is good for off-peak travel ater 8.45am Mon-Fri and all day on weekends.
4 travel days in an 8 day period £44