News & Moorsbuzz.

In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, you’ll probably not be surprised that we have reluctantly decided to cancel Moorsbus operations for 2020. This hasn’t been an easy decision especially as we know that Moorsbus is often a spiritual lift for those who are lonely or isolated, as well as for those who want to enjoy the healthy opportunities offered by a visit to the Moors. So we understand that this will be a blow, but we want to be responsible towards the whole of society.

Our operators (Arriva, First York, Reliance and York Pullman) have generously agreed to cancel the contracts we had established and we’re asking our funders to help us get our services back on the road as soon as practicable. If the disease abates during the summer and government advice suggests we can get back to providing a safe service later on, we’ll try and provide a shorter season for you.

We’re also aware that Moorsbus passengers provide a very important income for many small rural businesses, so we want to ensure that we’re able to sustain our local businesses as best we can in the future.

Sadly, this would have been the 40th Anniversary of Moorsbus so we won’t be able to celebrate that. But we’ll work hard to ensure that when we’re back, Moorsbus will offer the very best we possibly can.

Lastly, we sincerely wish you, your family and friends continued safety and good health at this difficult time.

It's the Flower Power plant fair at Newburgh Priory again on the 27th. Use the Moorsbus to get there; get off in Coxwold and follow the signs. It's less than a mile from the stop with a good roadside pavement all the way.

A lovely event in a superb stately home.

Farndale Show 27th of August Bank Holiday Monday. Get a Moorsbus to Blakey Junction and walk down the hill the mile or so to the Show. You'll then have to either re-climb the pretty steep valley side that you walked down or instead walk the much less hilly and very nice six to six and a half miles to Hutton le Hole for a well deserved ice cream, pot of tea or a pint before catching the bus home.