Greetings, all! I am the appointed planner for my book group's 2014 trip to England, and while planning and studying the transportation system, a question arose. We are spending a couple of days in London, then moving north to Haworth. We then would like to go to the Lake District for a couple of days. What would be the best way for us to get from Haworth to Ambleside, using public transportation? I realize renting a car would be ideal, but it is simply out of the question for us. I'm clear on the long-distance journeys (on which we'll use the train or coach), but I'm not certain about the Haworth-Ambleside trip. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)
For this type of journey by public transport in the U.K., you can use Traveline at www.traveline.info. Choose the "National door to door" option and enter your departure point and destination, together with the date and time of your journey. The site will work out the choices you have. Using buses and trains, Traveline offers journey times between Haworth and Ambleside of about 4 hours at hourly intervals.