Stagecoach has announced a new summer timetable for its Lake District services.
The new timetable, which came unto force on Saturday, covers routes within the national park, as well as those that link with the region.
As the country prepares to ease out of lockdown, routes with limited services will be returning to a full service, while coronavirus safety guidance still remains in place.
The new timetable also includes the popular open-top 599 route between Bowness and Grasmere – which will be in operation every 20 minutes – and the spectacular Borrowdale Bus, the 78 between Keswick and Seatoller.
Stagecoach buses are one of the greenest ways to explore the Lake District, while the 599 also offers spaces for two bikes at 20p per journey, per bike.
With the Lakes expected to have more visitors than ever once restrictions are eased, the timetable also details Stagecoach Cumbria and north Lancashire’s routes on the fringes of the national park and outside the Lake District borders, including services that depart from Carlisle, Workington, Barrow, Kendal, Penrith, Morecambe and Lancaster.
Rob Jones, managing director of Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire, said: “We are pleased to be able to announce our new summer timetable for the Lake District.
“It has been a challenging past 12 months, but we are looking forward to being able to welcome back our passengers safely and in accordance with the latest Government guidelines.
“With staycations expected to be extremely popular this summer, we also look forward to meeting all the first-time visitors. Getting around the Lake District by bus is easy and relaxing; take a break from driving and explore the tranquil waters and outstanding scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
The Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire Summer 2021 timetable will remain in force until November 7.