Getting there & away
Hawes is a public transportation nightmare. From Northallerton, buses 156/157 run to Hawes (two hours, four Monday to Friday) via Leyburn, where you can connect with transport to/from Richmond. On Sunday (March to October) there are buses to Hawes from Manchester (X43) via Skipton and Grassington, and from Leeds (803). Between Hawes and the Lake District, bus 112 runs to/from Kendal (1½ hours, twice daily), very early in the morning and late in the evening, with a few extra services on some other weekdays. The tourist office can advise on other bus services aimed at visitors.