The Brilliance Of Buses

Posted on 14th February 2011 | in Community

I want to talk of buses and the freedom that they bring
Of all the fun and interest that comes from travelling
To places in the North East, that often bring a smile
From passengers who can travel many a country mile.

If you want to start from Amble, you can catch the 518
To Newcastle, Morpeth, Alnwick for a busy shopping date
There’s lots to do in all these towns, and many things to see
For those with interests that extend to more than shops and tea.

A 685 from Eldon Square, the busiest of the bunch
Will go to Corbridge, Hexham and even Carlisle for lunch
Of course, that takes the whole day up but who would make a fuss
About the ride and brilliant scenery that greets you from the bus.

From Alnwick you can catch the 501 along the coast
To Craster, Seahouses, Bamburgh, whichever you like most
It goes right on to Berwick, but the journey’s pretty long
You’re better with the 505, along the main A1.

A trip to Beamish on the 28 from Eldon Square
Or to Durham with a half-hourly bus to get you there
How about a trip to Washington to visit the Old Hall?
A fairly tricky bus trip, but it’s really worth a call.

From Alnwick on to Wooler with Glen Valley Tours
Will take you to the gateway of our lovely northern moors
From Wooler we can get to find, a lovely place to see
And then go on to Berwick for the walls and scenery.

That’s just a little taster of the bus routes we can travel,
But be careful to check the timetables, or your journey could unravel
Here’s to buses old and new and all the joys they bring
Let’s get up in the morning and do some travelling.

Harry McQuillen

Enjoy The Northumberland Coast By Bus

Fans of bus travel may be interested in the Northumberland AONB’s “Explore the Northumberland Coast by Bus” details of which you can find on their website. On there you will find details of coastal walking routes and the relevant bus timetables. Despite being part of the County Council, we we couldn’t find it via their website. We suggest you google Northumberland AONB.

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