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The SherpaVan Project
Daily passenger bus service 
on the Coast to Coast
  • From Easter 2011 the Sherpa van will be running two daily passenger services. In the mornings between Richmond, Kirkby Stephen, and St Bees and in the Afternoon from Robin Hoods Bay to Richmond. these combined with our secure car parking facilities in St Bees, Kirkby, and Richmond make planning your Coast to Coast walk and avoiding the problems involved in recovering your car at the end of your walk much easier. Here are a few ways to plan your trip.
  • Car parking costs 3.50 per day and the bus journeys Richmond to St Bees and RHB to Richmond 25 per person each journey

    Parking in Richmond
    Arrive Richmond on day 1 park your car and overnight.
  • Day 2 our bus departs Richmond (Old brewery Guest House)at 07:30 and arrives at St Bees by 10:00, giving you enough time to complete the first days walk to Cleator or Ennerdale Bridge.
  • At the End of your walk in Robin Hoods Bay, our bus leaves from opposite the Victoria Hotel at 16:00 arriving in Richmond at 17:45 when you can retrieve your car and depart or have an overnight stay in Richmond.

    Parking in St Bees
  • If you can arrive and park up before 10.00am you can begin your walk the same day. If not overnight in St Bees.
  • At the end of your walk you can take the bus from Richmond or any point West of Richmond the next morning
  • If you are going all the way to Robin Hoods Bay you can take our bus at 16:00 Arriving in Richmond at 17:45 overnight there then take the morning bus at 07:30 to arrive in St Bees at 10:00 and retrieve your car.
  • This avoids a tortuous journey by rail via Newcastle and Carlisle that can take more than seven hours.

    Parking in Kirkby Stephen
  • Arrive day 1 in Kirkby park up and overnight.
  • Day 2 our bus departs Kirkby ay 08:00 to reach St Bees by 10:00, giving you enough time to complete the first days walk to Cleator or Ennerdale Bridge.
  • At the End of your walk in Robin Hoods Bay, our bus leaves at 16:00 arriving in Richmond at 17:45 when you can  have an overnight stay in Richmond.
  • The following morning our bus will have you back in Kirkby to retrieve your car at 08:30.


    Rail Travellers:
    Booking a one way ticket to St Bees to start, and a one way from Scarborough at the end is a very expensive way to do things because 2 one way tickets cost almost double a return ticket. We recommend a return train to Darlington to connect with the 17:30 Sherpa Bus to Richmond. (free for those staying at the Old Brewery otherwise 7.50 per person). Overnight in Richmond then Sherpa bus to St Bees the following morning. Then at the end of the walk  Sherpa  bus from  Robin Hoods bay to Darlington Station at 15:45

    Arriving via Teeside Airport  (see details for rail travellers above)

         As there are only eight seats pre-booking is essential on 0871 5200124 if calling within the UK or    44+1748 826917 from outside the UK - or by email to info@sherpavan.com

 

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