Bus Pass Britain
Bus-Pass Britain Travel Guide – Travel advice and information on 50 of the best local bus routes in England, Wales and Scotland. Includes timetable tips, maps, personal stories, history and explanation of what to see along each route, plus advice on bus passes, recommended pubs and cafés, the best walks nearby, maps and colour photos.
Published: 23rd May 2016
About this book
This new edition of the classic hit title Bus-Pass Britain is a colourful celebration of travelling by bus around the British Isles and features a selection of 50 favourite bus-routes submitted by members of the public in response to a Bradt competition. Their favourite bus routes reveal a wonderful mosaic of journeys across Britain, from a leafy meander through the Home Counties to the exhilarating seascapes of the northeast coast, from the wilds of Snowdonia to the Outer Hebrides. Evocative and fun, the book reveals how free bus passes have encouraged a new generation of keen explorers. Join us on the top deck for a fresh perspective on towns and villages across Britain. Each journey includes recommendations on where to stop and explore, providing details of inspiring sights, suggested walks and the best local cafes, pubs, restaurants. All the practical details: bus times, the length and duration of each route and travel connections to the start and finish, are provided and the book features a scattering of quirky stories and reflections (entitled Bus-stops) on the wonders of this more leisurely form of travel.
About the Author
The authors of the book are mainly members of the public, self-avowed bus enthusiasts, who were invited to write about their favourite bus routes and took part in a community writing initiative. Many writers responded to invites on Twitter and other media, including through the Daily Express. The editors are Susanne Kries, Nicky Gardner and Tim Locke. Susanne and Nicky have for many years specialised in exploring Europe by train, bus and boat. They are editors of hidden europe magazine, and their work has featured in publications across Europe. Tim Locke has written on places and landscapes the length and breadth of Britain, and edits guidebooks for Bradt Travel Guides and other publishers. He is the author of Bradt’s Slow Sussex & South Downs National Park, and has recently worked on projects funded by the South Downs National Park and by the High Weald AONB.
‘….an engaging guide book ……. packs in plenty of practical advice about its 50 chosen routes.’
‘… one of our favourites .. a guide to 50 of the best bus journeys.’