NEWS FROM EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK
More Moor Rover!
The popular Moor Rover demand responsive bus service is now in service year round.
The Moor Rover is available for places within Exmoor National Park not covered by a public bus service, helping people to enjoy the area whether for walking, cycling or any other leisure activity.
Dan James, Sustainable Economy Officer at Exmoor National Park said: “We’re really pleased that ATWEST has chosen to extend this popular service into the winter season. Exmoor has so much to do and see throughout the year and extending the seasonal offer is one way of helping to build our economy whilst minimising the impact on this special place. We would encourage local businesses to ensure their guests know about the service. The service is great for one way linear walks and for accessing more remote areas of the National Park.”
The Moor Rover minibuses can carry bikes, wheelchairs and dogs and can even be used to transport luggage while people enjoy a walk.
The buses can pick up and drop people off at any pre-arranged point within Exmoor National Park (contact ATWEST to discuss journeys outside this area including along the Coleridge Way). The buses have 8-16 seats and all are fully accessible with drivers trained in passenger care and wheelchair loading.
The service runs between 8.00am and 8.00pm and all journeys must be pre-booked at least the day before travel is required. The booking line (01643 709701) is currently open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. There is no booking line on a Saturday or Sunday.
Brian Worrall from ATWEST said: “People should call and arrange their pick-up time and place, and drop-off point, with the scheduler, and also arrange the return journey if needed.
“We ask that you are in good time to be picked up for an outward journey, and if possible have a mobile phone with you to let the driver know if you will be late at the pick-up point for a return journey. Drivers will normally only wait 10 minutes unless advised otherwise.”
Fares are a flat rate for a single journey of £6 per person, children £2 (children up to 16 must be accompanied by an adult), group of 4 or more £4 per person, dogs and bikes £1, luggage transfer (while you walk) £6. Concessionary fares are not applicable on Moor Rover.
For more details visit www.atwest.org.uk or book on 01643 709701.