The Keswick to Borrowdale Bus (Stenlake)

Back Order

A pictorial history of the bus route between Keswick and Seatoller via Borrowdale in the northern Lake District, known as “the most beautiful bus ride in England”, from the 1920s until the present day.

The first few pages feature photos from a journey on service X87 from Bradford to Keswick in 1954, where the author changed onto the Borrowdale bus itself. There are several photos of the different vehicles used by the various operators on the route over the years (with the service having been shared between five different companies at the time of the author’s trip on the route in 1954).

Vehicles featured include Bedford OBs and WTBs, Commer Avengers and Commandos, Bristol REs and LHs, an open top Bristol VR, and open top Alexander bodied Dennis Tridents and an Optare Solo on the present day Stagecoach Cumbria route 79. There are also several copies of old timetables.

56 pages. Approximately 70 photos, mostly colour.

Sign Up to Our Newsletter

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better.