Alternatively, there is a single service which connects direct from Darlington to Leyburn. The Procters 610R Bus is the Darlington College service into the Dales, so again runs only Monday-Friday, but there is a single service a day each way – 5:25 PM from Darlington to Leyburn, and 7:44 AM from Leyburn to Darlington. The journey takes about one hour and leaves from Darlington Town Hall.
On Sundays only, you can take the Little White Bus 856 Wensleydale Flyer to travel direct between Leyburn and Northallerton.
On Saturday and Sunday this year, there is also the option of taking the Wensleydale Railway. You can use this to travel between Redmire (for the Castle) on the one hand, and Leyburn or Bedale on the other, and thus connect to the 856 Wensleydale Flyer.