Dales and Bowland CIC
The Forest of Bowland AONB has been working with Betham Community Rail Partnership and the Dales & Bowland CIC to promote a summer Sunday/Bank Holiday bus service between Bentham and Clitheroe, linking with rail services in both these towns. The bus starts and finishes in Lancaster, providing a service between Lancaster and Bentham when there is no scheduled train service.
As well as providing a local public transport service across the heart of Bowland, linking with rail serivces from Manchester and Leeds also allows visitors from these urban areas to access the AONB, opening up walking opportunities and the chance to support local tourism businesses.
The service has been promoted in the press, on the partners' websites and regularly via social media and will be reviewed in October.
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|3.6D||Promote (and support where funding permits) public transport links, particularly with neighbouring urban areas, such as. Lancaster, Morecambe, Blackpool, Fleetwood and the East Lancashire towns||
Maintain public transport information in AONB publicity