2018 Shropshire Hills Shuttle Buses
Owing to secured additional funding we are pleased to announce that we are running the Shuttle Bus service on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays between May and September. Help us to keep the service going and become a supporter, see our new Shuttle Bus Supporter Scheme.
Celebrating 60 years of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Step aboard our weekend Shuttle Buses to enjoy easy access onto the Long Mynd & Stiperstones for walking, sightseeing, pub lunches, picnics and more…
Weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays,
5th May to 30th September 2018.
Click below for route description and map, timetable and ticket prices:
- Suggested walks, key stops and events
- 2018 timetable
- 2018 Ticket Prices
- Shuttle SUPPORTERS Scheme – we need your help to keep the service going
- Shuttle Season Ticket – a simple way to support the service
- Passenger Feedback – please get in touch with us, we love to hear from passengers
Please purchase your ticket from the driver when boarding the bus.
- Adult – £10.00
- Children under 16 – £4.00
- Family – £25.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
SINGLE TICKETS start from £3.00, and a child (5-15) single ticket is a flat rate of £3.00 for each journey.
You can travel for FREE with a valid concessionary pass.
Dogs, accompanied by their owners, are allowed on the bus at the driver‘s discretion.
Planning to use the Shuttles a lot this year? Or want to make a financial contribution towards the future of the Shuttles? Then why not buy a season ticket allowing you unlimited travel on all the Shropshire Hills Shuttles in 2018. This also allows those with concessionary passes and who would like to financially support the Shuttles, to do so.
- Adult – £50
- Children – £20
- Family – £100
Please email us for more information firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on 01743 254740. The season ticket can not be purchased on the bus.
2018 passenger comments:
“We have done two trips so far this year, both starting from Cardingmill Valley, on the first trip we got off at The Bog Visitors Centre and then on again there later; the second trip we got off at The Shooting Box and walked back into Cardingmill. We both have bus passes, but have made donations towards keeping the service going. I hope that we may be able to use the service at least two more times this year, so we are not likely to be very frequent users but are keen for it to be there!” July 2018
My wife and I caught the 10:10 shuttle bus on Saturday 23rd June and were again pleased with the service offered and the friendliness of the driver. It is such a useful thing to have if one is not confident driving on single lane roads and it makes some walks possible that otherwise would not be. Thanks again, please keep it going!” June 2018
“I spent last weekend (19/20 May) in Church Stretton and made lots of use of the Shuttle. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t visit at all if the Shuttle stopped running as I love to get into the hills and am not a good enough walker nor a confident enough driver. I visited the pub in Bridges, the Bog Centre and Stiperstones Inn none of which I could get to without the Shuttle. I also went for a walk from Shooting Box and another in the Carding Mill Valley. The drivers are so friendly and knowledgeable and its a joy to see the beautiful countryside, well with the three hours drive each way and the cost of accommodation.” May 2018
“A fascinating couple of hours letting the bus driver deal with all the stresses of blind hairpin bends, the “alpine” roads of the Burway and numerous cyclists, while I enjoyed the ever changing views.” Comment from Facebook page, May 2018
“Boulton’s – on time, comfortable, and very good and friendly drivers – a clear 10/10!” May bank holiday weekend, 2018
2017 passenger comments:
“It’s not every day your bus driver stops for a chat with a friendly horse. But, you see, that’s the beauty of living in rural Shropshire and having the fantastic facility of a weekend sightseeing bus to take you through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We took the Shropshire Hills Shuttle this weekend, and were rewarded with a truly enjoyable trip high up through the Stiperstones and Long Mynd, meandering along the narrow road through a glorious carpet of purple heather and meeting only the occasional vehicle, cyclist, walkers or, indeed, even stopping for a few minutes to meet driver Mervyn’s old chum the horse. Friendly chat, total peace, breathtaking views and a too-brief escape from grim reality – you just don’t get all that on the Number 33 do you? Thanks to the Shuttle team for providing this service and long may they be enabled to continue it.” August 2017
“Big thanks to the great drivers on the Shuttle Buses. Had an amazing day out yesterday. Real treat to meet both of them. Friendly, helpful & extremely knowledgeable about the area. Hope this fantastic service continues, it’s a real asset to tourism in your area.” July 2017
“Used the service for the first time – very good. Entertaining banter and good (and bad) jokes from Mervyn. Friendly service and good way to see and enjoy the Long Mynd and surrounding areas without the hazards of driving the narrow hilly roads yourself.” July 2017
“When in sunny Shropshire use the Shuttle service!” May Bank Holiday 2017
“Brilliant service, ten times better than driving yourself. See the fabulous scenery and enjoy the commentary by driver Mervyn. Can’t beat it for getting to know this lovely area.” 27th May 2017
“Just to say thank you for the great shuttle bus service you provide. The route is great and provides good coverage of the area. The drivers (and other passengers) are very friendly and also great tour guides. I really did not want to get off the bus as we were all having such a laugh – accompanied by a very talented accordion player at Bridges! Please keep this great service going and please consider running it in June. A memorable weekend – for the walking, the weather (appalling on Saturday/fantastic on Sunday) and the fun we had on the bus.” May 2017
“Excellent to be able to walk from Church Stretton to Bridges and get the bus back. Please keep this service going. It keeps cars off the road and is a great way to see the beautiful Shropshire Hills.” Easter weekend, 2017