#AYearOfBuses 78: Seatoller – Keswick

Seatoller 78

Located at the foot of the winding Honister Pass, stunning, scenic Seatoller is where we’re headed today on #AYearOfBuses.

Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire’s 78 has to be one of the UK’s most scenic bus routes.

From Keswick, in the heart of the Lakes, the route skirts around the southern tip of Derwent Water, snaking its way down to Borrowdale and Seatoller – gateway to Castle Crag and the National Trust. Close to Seatoller is the tiny hamlet of Stonethwaite, home to the beautiful, tiny St Andrews Church. And a brisk two miles on foot from Stonethwaite in the Langstrath Valley is Black Moss Pot, a deep pool in a small ravine with high rocky sides, popular with wild paddlers and swimmers.

The 78 runs all year round, but in the summer, you’ll find a selection of open-toppers running along the route – perfect for taking in what is surely one of the most spectacular bus rides the UK has to offer.

Image credit: Teggers 419 on Flickr.


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