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Happy Buses to Keswick & Coniston

We offer an optional Bus Service called the Happy Bus, the cost for this in 2024  is £10.00 . Once booked these Happy Bus seats are non refundable/not transferrable so make sure you need a seat before booking. 

Once your team has been APPROVED you can pay for  a Happy Bus seat  to the start of the K2B or C2B Walk from your dashboard. You can either pay for your Happy Bus seat when you pay your non refundable/not transferrable proceesing fee or you can return and do it later, again, via your dashboard.

From your dashboard you can review and  update /pay for your Happy Bus  pick-up point at any time up to 3 weeks before walkday, affter this the Happy Bus pick-up point will be locked out and Happy Bus booking service will be closed (This allows us time to plan and organise the bus time table)

Buses start from various points, picking up at locations along the route as listed below - As these Timings are very APPROXIMATE make sure you are early as the Bus won't wait.

Please be aware that all buses do not stop at each location (most only pickup at 2 / 3 locations). You must get on the bus at the location specified on your e-Bus Ticket.

Please Note:- We do NOT provide a return, post walk,  Happy Bus Service so please plan on how you will get back to where you are staying

Bus Tickets

Apart from the K2B Runners Bus, all Bus tickets are a Personalised e-Bus Ticket which will be emailed to the email address you are registered with on the Thursday Evening before the walk.

K2B Runners Bus

Please contact us about a  seat on the 2025 Runners Bus .  You will need to be able demonstrate that you completed the K2B in the past in under 7  hours  

Pickup locations

The May 2025 PROVISIONAL Pickup times for walkers are shown below.

Please do not be late BEST TO BE EARLY - The bus will not wait and if there is a spare seat take it - Don't assume another bus will come.

LocationK2B WalkersC2B WalkersMap
The Ferry, Promenade, Walney03:3008:15 
The Premier Inn03:3008:15 
Travel Lodge, Walney Road, Barrow03:3008:15 
Holiday Inn Express03:2508:15 
Ramsden Square, Abbey Road, Barrow03:3008:15 
White House (Furness Park), Abbey Road, Barrow03:3508:20 
The Strawberry, Abbey Road, Barrow03:3508:20 
Askam Railway Station03:3008:15 
Dowdales School, Dalton03:3008:20 
Tudor Square, Dalton03:3508:25 
Anchor Bus Stop, Lindal-in-Furness03:3508:15 
Cross-a-Moor, Swarthmoor03:3508:20 
Victoria Gardens, Ulverston03:4008:25 
Bus Stop, Poolside/ Main Street Roundabout , Haverigg03:1008:15 
Market Square, Millom03:1508:20 
Bus Stop, The Hill, Millom(Subject to Demand)08:24 
A5093 / Roanlands Brow junction, The Green, Millom03:18 (Subject to Demand)08:25 
Ulpha junction, Duddon Bridge03:23 (Subject to Demand)08:28 (Subject to Demand) 
High Cross Inn, Broughton03.2508:30 
Greenodd bus stop03:45 08:51K2B Map     C2B Map
Haverthwaite bus stop03:49(Subject to Demand)08:46 
Backbarrow bus stop(Subject to Demand)08:43 
Newby Bridge bus stop03:5408:40 
Royal Oak, Lindale03:5908:25 Map
Brettargh Holt bus stop04:1008:20 (no bus this year)K2B Map
C2B Map
Dalton Square, Lancaster03:3507:50 
St John's Hospice, Slyne, Lancaster03:4208:00 
Carnforth - Carnforth High School03:5408:10Map
Kendal Bus Station04:1008:05Map
K2B Only - Windermere ( Bus Stop outside Mountain Goat Office)04:20NO BUS 
K2B Only  - Ambleside ( White Platt Recreation Grounds )04:33NO BUS 
K2B Only - Grasmere ( Bus Stop opposite White Swan)04:46 (Subject to Demand)NO BUS 
K2B Only  - Keswick Bus Station05:05NO BUS 

There is a strict NO DOGS rule on the Happy Buses, except for assistance dogs. The bus operators will enforce this rule.

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Public Transport

For public transport options, we recommend the Traveline website, or phone 0871 200 22 33, 7.00am - 9.00pm (7.00am to 8.00pm in Cumbria) every day of the week (calls cost 10p per minute plus any charges your network provider makes). Also try the following numbers: Traveline Cumbria Helpline: 01946 598201 Apollo 8 Travel: 01539 824086