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Britain’s ‘most scenic’ bus route revealed

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Media captionThe 840 Leeds to Whitby service takes in historic York before intersecting the North York Moors National Park

A double-decker serving the North York Moors has been crowned the “most scenic” bus route in Britain.

The 840 Coastliner runnings from Leeds to the coastal township of Whitby. But it’s the leg that crosses the moorland, from Pickering via Goathland and Sleights, that has earned the service the trophy.

At the wheel, driver Adam Davis knows why: “You can get some misty days when you come out on top but on a clear day the colours up here are forever changing.

“People do come from all over the world to journey this path. Every day is a joy.”

The award was devised by campaigner and bus enthusiast Paul Kirby and has been run by Bus Users UK.

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