It has to be better than scanning the lay-bys for an empty parking spot, especially if you manage to get the front seat on the top deck.
Many popular areas have bus services that cater specifically for walkers – such as the Dalesbus or the Snowdon Sherpa – while in many other places, the network of local buses does the job just as well.
If you’re carrying a mobile with you, it’s also useful to keep a note of the Traveline phone number – 0871 200 2233. They can provide you with updated travel information should your plans change. Their lines are open from 8am to 8pm most days. And if your mobile is one of them fancy ones with the internet on, Nextbus should be able to tell you how long you have to wait.
Handy bus websites
Top tips for going for a walk by bus