Latest news: Ahead of the delivery of a new bus, we are looking for ten or twelve new volunteers to join our team of drivers. This involves two hours in the morning and two in the afternoon, with a couple of hours free in Carlisle or Brampton while the passengers are doing their shopping. All the current drivers find volunteering really rewarding, with most taking a turn at the wheel once or twice a month. Please email if you are interested in joining the team.

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Border Rambler Bus - Rural Bus Service in Carlisle & Brampton

The Border Rambler has been running since 2015 and now has two routes.

We have replaced the withdrawn scheduled bus services to and from villages along the A69 and A689.

Hadrians Wall Walkers can use our service each day to and from various points along The Wall:

On Tuesdays and Fridays from Carlisle Airport Business Park, Laversdale, Irthington, Newtown, Hethersgill, Smithfield, Scaleby Castle, Brunstock, Linstock, Rickerby and Carlisle returning.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays from Laversdale, Newtown, Irthington, Brampton, Walton, Lanercost, Banks, Birdoswald, Gilsland, The Dentons, Low Row and Brampton returning.

All are welcome!

For more information please email us at

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