A PARTY of walkers from the Ramgarhia Gurdwara Sikh community of Bradford enjoyed a visit to Upper Wharfedale with members of Friends of DalesBus.

The group, pictured on Linton Falls footbridge near Grassington, were using a specially chartered DalesBus to test out the feasibility of running a Saturday DalesBus service direct from Bradford to Bolton Abbey, Burnsall and Grassington on Saturdays in spring and summer 2019.

Members of the Ramgarhia Gurdwara are working in partnership with Friends of the Dales, Friends of DalesBus and the Dales & Bowland Community Interest Company to seek new ways of funding this popular DalesBus service to give a new direct Saturday bus from Bradford and Shipley to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

If funding and sponsorship packages to support the new service can be identified and put into place, it is hoped to start the service from April 2019.

Local businesses and organisations are also being asked to offer their support – anyone interested in helping support the service is asked to contact friendsofdalesbuschair@gmail.com.