Please consider using public transport
On Sunday 29th September the UCI Road World Championships will be passing through Skipton. A great opportunity to come early and enjoy both events!
Please note there are rolling road closures in place that morning and we are working with the local authorities to ensure Yarndale runs smoothly.
Access to Skipton from the north via the B6265 and A59 / A65 / A6131 will be affected before 9.45am. Please plan your route carefully. For more information about the UCI World Championships event please click here or here.
Skipton has excellent public transport links with buses connecting to Skipton from across the north and regular trains from Leeds, Bradford, Morecambe and Carlisle.
Joy and Jean, our two red Yarndale buses will run from the railway station to Yarndale all day on Saturday from 9.30am until the end of the show.
Due to the road closures in place for the UCI World Championships on Sunday our usual Yarndale buses will run from 10am until the end of the show.
Mini buses will be in operation from 9.30am.
Or you can take a delightful 15 minute stroll from the railway station through the yarn bombed Aireville park to Yarndale.
Parking for cars on site is extremely limited.
There is limited parking for those with access needs.
The Mart is a short walk from the town centre. Please use town centre car parks where possible.
PLEASE NOTE: The Mart car park opens at 9:30am
The park and ride buses from the Rotary Charity Car Park will run from 9.30am on Saturday and from 10am on Sunday.
Two big red buses, Jean and Joy, will run to and from Yarndale from the railway station, via the High Street where you can hop on at the bus stop outside the Library, from 9.30am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday. They will also stop at the bus stop on Gargrave Road, near the Coach Street car park.
These buses are free of charge. Donations can be made on the bus to this year’s charity MercyShipsUK. Please give generously.
Sadly these buses are not fully accessible however accessible taxis can be arranged from the station to the Mart.
Please note: Coach parties must be booked in advance – please see here for details of the great benefits of travelling to Yarndale by coach.
Please contact [email protected] for details.
Ever considered organising your own trip?
For parties of 10 or more travelling by coach or minibus we offer the facility to book tickets beforehand without paying a booking fee.
Once final numbers have been established I will forward an invoice, once paid I will send the wristbands for the particular day.
The main benefit, besides no booking fee, is that guests in your party can be given the wristbands before arrival and gain immediate entry at the designated entrance.
Coaches or minibuses can then park up on site free of charge and passengers can make their way back to the coach at the end of the day or at any time during the day.
Should any of your party prefer a trip to Skipton town centre during the day we offer free return transport every half hour on a double decker bus.
The cost of a pre-booked ticket using this method is £ 12. Tickets on the door will be £15 and only available after 11am if the venue is not already sold out.
These wristbands can only be booked directly with myself and will be available by the end of March.
Contact Paul at [email protected] for more details.
Taxi Services in Skipton
Crown Taxis 01756 797969
Dalesman 01756 794757
Skipton Taxis 01756 701122
Star Taxis 01756 700505
Station Taxis 01756 798811
Taxis to the mart cost around £6
Yarndale Station shuttle bus!
Joy and Jean – our two red Yarndale buses – will run from the railway station from 9.30am and will shuttle between the railway station and Yarndale for those who would like to arrive in style on a traditional London bus during show opening hours.
Due to the road closures in place for the UCI World Championships on Sunday the double decker buses will run from 10am until the end of the show.
Mini buses will be in operation from 9.30am.
Or why not stroll through the park to Yarndale and catch the bus back at the end of the day?
Park and Ride
We are really pleased to offer alternative parking if you are driving into Skipton for Yarndale.
We will be operating a Park and Ride service with kind permission of Skipton Building Society. We are working with Red Bus Days and the Rotary Club of Skipton so that you can park for a small fee of £2.50 at Skipton Building Society, on the Bailey (A6131), just past the Castle at the top of the High Street.
The Rotary Charity Car Park is clearly signed on the Bailey – follow the white signs.
Address for sat nav:
Skipton Building Society
Car parking at the Rotary Charity Car Park is £2.50 per day.
Red Bus Days will run mini buses from 9.30am on Saturday and from 10am on Sunday. They aim to depart every 20 minutes throughout the Yarndale weekend.
Please note: The Rotary Charity Car Park will open at 9am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday (subject to the road closure for the UCI World Championships being lifted)
- The nearest toilets are in the Town Hall car park off the High Street.
- This is a charity car park, run by volunteers, with all monies being managed by the Rotary Club and used to help local good causes.
- Once you have parked your car hop on the Red Bus Days minibus to continue to Yarndale.
- The mini buses will drop off and collect at the bus stop outside the Wharfedale entrance to the show which has level access.
- The mini buses will run from 9.30am on Saturday and from 10am on Sunday and shuttle back and forth each day.
- The gates close at 6pm so please ensure your car is removed in plenty of time.
- The Mart car park will open at 9.30am.