Valley View, Golden Grove, Whitby, YO22 5HH   |   07962 505906   |   [email protected] |

Take the coast road

Dec 10, 2019 | wellness

Coastliner Bus from York to Whitby
Leeds or York to Whitby in comfort

Last week-end I ditched the car and travelled 250 miles by public transport. The highlight was the Coastliner bus which runs from Leeds and York direct to Whitby, stopping at Ruswarp, one mile from Yoga & Spice at Valley View. While I wasn’t enthused with the idea when I set off, I can’t wait to do it again.

Not only were the views from the bus stupendous, but I could charge my ailing phone on a USB point. As a late starter in the world of digital tickets the prospect of a flat battery had been causing me concern. There was even a free wifi and a lap top friendly workspace. Not that it tempted me as I was too busy looking out of the window…….

So back to the stunning scenery. The route starts with historic York with its Roman walls and famous Gothic style Minister. It passes through the market towns of Malton and Pickering. Then it crosses the spectacular North Yorkshire Moors National Park, passing by the awe-inspiring Hole of Horcum.

Goathland of Heartbeat fame

There are stops at picturesque towns and villages including the riverside Malton and market town of Pickering. The highlight is probably Goathland, home to the ITV series Heartbeat.

Goathland of Heartbeat fame

All year round

And this amazing service operates seven days a week all year round For anyone considering a retreat or relaxing holiday what better way to make the transition from hectic life to peace and tranquility?

My New Year’s resolution is to look for public transport options first. Another joy of my recent travels was the friendly exchanges I had with fellow passengers. In this era of answer machines and computer chats it was truly refreshing. And if a comfortable seat, wonderful scenery, nice people, and a stress free journey aren’t enough, there is always the carbon footprint benefit too.