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Moors Explorer is back for Summer 2018!

Our popular bus from Hull, Hessle, Anlaby, Willerby, Cottingham and Beverley up to the North York Moors will run on certain Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the summer.

Moors Explorer goes to some of the most beautiful areas of the wolds and moors, including:

  • Bainton
  • Wetwang
  • Malton
  • Pickering
  • Kirkbymoorside
  • Hutton Le Hole
  • Blakey
  • Castleton
  • Danby
  • (plus you can use our Service 128 to get to Helmsley or Thornton le Dale).

See the full Moors Explorer timetable

This year, Moors Explorer runs on the Spring Bank Holiday Sunday/Monday 27/28 May, Sundays 22 and 29 July, and Sundays 5, 12, 19, 26 August, plus Bank Holiday Monday 27 August.

Catch it at any stop on route, including Hessle Square, Anlaby Red Lion, Willerby Square, Hull Paragon Interchange, Cottingham Green and Beverley Bus Station.  There's no need to pre-book, just buy your ticket from the driver when you board.

Sorry, concessionary passholders cannot travel free on Moors Explorer, but those who can show a valid concessionary pass can get a discounted day ticket.

Save money!  Show your Moors Explorer ticket and get special discounts at attractions in the Moors, including:

  • Helmsley Walled Garden.  Get 20% off garden entry, and children free!
  • Lavenders Tea Room & Delicatessen, Thornton Le Dale.  Get 5% discount in tea room and delicatessen!
  • The Forge Tea Room, Hutton Le Hole.  Get 10% off any purchases in the tea room!

Walking in the Moors - some tips

Friends of Moorsbus often run guided walks in the North York Moors which are accessible by bus - take a look at their website for details.

Moors Explorer walks - Arnold Underwood of the Dales Trails website has kindly put together some ideas for walks you can using the Moors Explorer.  There are two linear routes for experienced walkers, and two shorter circular routes.  They include The Lion Inn to Hutton le Hole, The Lion Inn to Danby, The Lion Inn to Lastingham/Lower Askew and Pickering to Howl Dale.  Take a look on the Dales Trails website to see the routes.  Many thanks to Arnold for putting these together.

Do you know of some great walks from Pickering, Kirkbymoorside, Hutton le Hole, Blakey, Castleton or Danby that you want to share with other Moors Explorer passengers?  Send us the details and we'll post it here so others can enjoy it.  Email  

Do you belong to a walking society that is looking for more members, or are you looking for people to join group walks in the North York Moors that can be accessed by using the Moors Explorer?  Send us the details and we'll post them here: email

You don't just have to visit the North York Moors with Moors Explorer.  You can also access the brilliant Yorkshire Wolds Way.  Why not get off the bus at Wharram-le-Street and walk to the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy?  Find out more on the Yorkshire Wolds Way website.

We'd love to see your photos when Moors Explorer starts, please send them through to us at or via our Facebook page and we'll share them so other Moors Explorer passengers can see them!

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