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Route 36 Route 36
1-2: Bettys Tea Room 3-4: Whats on in leeds 5-6: Revamp & Red Kites 7-8: Harewood House & The Sweet Shop 9-10: Puzzles & Iphone app 11-12: Whats on In Harrogate 13-14: Route of the year 15-16: Whats on in Ripon
Welcome to Route 36! Your in bus magazine, with the latest events, reviews and features to keep you entertained on your journey.
We’re looking forward to our million pound revamp for 36 bus which will be ready early next year, and speak to Nigel Eggleton to get the latest progress. We are also getting in the Christmas spirit by visiting Harewood House Christmas Fayre. So take a look inside! Why not pop into Bettys Tea Rooms if your passing by Harrogate to warm your cockles on a luxurious tea and scone.
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Bettys stroy starting in Harrogate in 1919 has made afternoon tea the height of fashion throughout England. Before you enter Bettys Tea Room, you will notice the wrought iron canopy that stands above you, and feast your eyes on the delicious cakes and window displays. Greeted with a warm welcome and led to your table either in the Imperial Room or the Montepellier Cafe Bar, you will notice the dining style is that of the cosmopolitan cities of Switzerland and France. The menu is vast with selections of continental-style sandwiches and filled rolls, handmade cakes, tortes and patisserie. Enjoy a Tea for Two with delicious scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, don’t forget to use the tea strainer to have the perfect brew. On a early crisp October afternoon travelling on the Route 36 surrounded by beautiful surroundings we drove past Bettys and knew we had to venture in. The eye-catching exterior drew us in. Arriving at Bettys we saw the stunning window displays of Halloween treats with parcels and packages, from pumpkins and witches to novelty biscuits. We were welcomed and greeted by a smartly dressed waitress who led us to our table in the Montepellier Cafe Bar. Taking in the atmosphere, enjoying the company of fellow diners of all ages, we noticed a fond memory most of us have, a grandma and granddaughter enjoying their afternoon tea straight from school. We enjoyed tea, sandwhiches and scones, with high class table service. The food was excellent prsented on silver tiers. Our experience was more than we expected and visiting Bettys is a must.
Get your skates on for the Ice Cube in Leeds. Come to the temporary ice rink located in the millenium square for a fun filled experience for all! Wrap up warm in your hats and gloves and watch your scarves flutter and you wizz round the ice. Enjoy the festive, vibrant atmosphere and get cosy in the on-site winter cafe, where a range of hot food and drinks are served. Perfect for couples, families or simply hanging out with friends. With prices from around £8 per person with child and concession discounts its the perfect time to come to millenium square. One not to miss.
This market is the largest and most established traditional German Christmas Market in the UK. There are over 40 traditional wooden chalet stalls set in a scenic winter village, with alpine style cabins and many seating areas to sit and have a warmed mulled wine. You can buy unique seasonal gifts such as hand-crafted jewellery, decorations and toys. As well as speciality food, drink and traditional German delicacies including Stollen, Gingerbread and Bratwurst and many more. Come and enjoy the traditional Carousel, Dodgems and festive family fun fair rides.
The Sky Lounge.
s Rest raunt
Go to the roof-top restraunt which offers sky line views of Leeds, the stylish and relaxing atmosphere is perfect for dining in style or enjoy a cocktail in the contempary bar or make the most of the view with the modern outdoor roof terace. Its luxurious ambience, means Leeds Skylounge provides perfect surroundings for any occasion. Opening Times: Sun-Thu 8pm- Midnight Fri-Sat 8pm -1am
A more sophisticated restraunt which serves classic and freshly prepared dishes in elegant surroundings. A place where you can relax, enjoy a drink, a fine meal and good conversation. Enjoy special offers of £4.50 cocktails from Sunday to Wednesday starting at 4pm. Browns is locted near the Radission Hotel in the cuty center. Opening Times: Monday toFriday 1am - 10pm Weekends10am - 11pm Sunday 10am - 10pm
One million pound revamp for 36 busses. One million pound revamp for 36 busses.
Extra buses are being drafted in to replace buses.
1 million Revamp for 36 buses. Transdev Harrogate and District Bus Company are investing over a million pounds in creating “the people’s bus”. The entire ﬂeet of 14 double decker buses in use on the number 36 service from Ripon, Harrogate to Leeds, are being completely rebuilt following a unique consultation with passengers on the route.
As the new vehicles are being reated extra buses are being drafted in to replace buses as they go off to the workshops. Buses are going to be completely rebuilt including: new engines, gearboxes, new heating systems as well as totally refurbishing the interiors and increasing passenger seat and leg room, to give passengers greater comfort and space. Still with the selection of double and single seats, acknowledging that sometimes Nigel added, “Rebuilding the buses isn’t passengers want to sit on their own. a cheap option, we have spent £80,000 Marketing Director for Transdev on each vehicle, have done the work, the Harrogate & District, Nigel Eggleton buses will be like new and more imporsaid, “The 36 is a unique bus tantly they will be exactly what we and service and although many passengers our passengers want.” make short hops on the route many are travelling quite long distance with us. We looked at the new vehicles on offer incorporating all the ideas that proved a from a range of builders but we success with the passengers. concluded none of them met our needs “The no 36 was one of the ﬁrst routes in the and the needs of our passengers. So country to have leather seats and the high we ﬁtted our buses with different seats, quality vehicles have already won awards layouts and equipment and asked and plaudits. Passenger numbers are steadpassengers to tell what they did and ily growing on the route and we hope the didn’t like”. Clearly the passengers imput new look vehicles will help attract even more is important to nigel and the company, it people to use the number 36”. had a big effect on their thinking. In the The ofﬁcial launch of the new buses will be end the team decided it was better to held at the grand 18th century Harewood create their own bus design House which is on the route.
As part of a UK conservation initiative, The Red Kites were released on the Harewood estate in 1999. They were reintroduced in to the Lowland areas of Yorkshire. The scheme is now complete and the self-sustaining population gradually increased each year. How to spot a Red Kite! The Red Kite has a grey/white head with a reddish brown body and a deeply forked tail and it has a mewlike call which isrepeated quickly. A Red Kite can live up to 25 years, but and average life of a Red kite in the wild is around 8-10 years. It’s usually around 60-65cm in length and has a wing span from 175-195cm.
Other names for the Red Kite: Swedish: Glada. Old English: Puttock. Midlands: Buzzards. Cornish: Scoul. Essex: Crotchtail. Welsh: Barcud. Yorkshire: Gled Threats to the Red Kite: Red Kites still suffer from threats in Great Britain such as: injury and death being hit by vehicles, electrocution on power lines, poisoned rat to their young, all the Red Kite chicks may die.
Harewood Bird Garden is working with Yorkshire Red Kites, headed by Doug Simpson, who has been involved in the reintroduction project from the beginning, in partnership with Yorkshire Water PLC to provide a rehabilitation pen. The enclosure gives injured Red Kites time to recover in an area away from people, for eventual release into the wild again. Along with Harewood Estate we help provide staffing to feed and care for any injured Red Kites brought to Harewood. They are primarily scavengers, eating mostly carrion (dead birds and mammals) as their feet are too weak to kill any prey much bigger than a small rabbit, though they will feed on chicks, small mammals and invertebrates such as worms, beetles and even ﬂies.
arewood is now open all year round. Open from 10.00am - 4.00pm daily. Come for winter walks in our award winning Grounds and Gardens. You can also have lunch at the Courtyard Cafe or grab, serving a wide selection of food and drinks. Theres also a Courtyard Shop where you can browse and pick up a gifts. For the christmas period there are a range of decorations and unique Christams parcels. an browse and pick up a gifts. Friday 25 November 2011 - Friday 23 December 2011 Weekends & 19th - 23rd December, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Grotto opening times: 3rd-18th December 10am – 4pm Christmas School Holiday Week Prices: Santa’s Grotto £7.50 per child, which includes your very own Harewood gift. For more information or to book over the phone call: 0113 218 792
After the success of last year, Santa has decided to return to Harewood House. The vast picturess landscape provides home to Santa’s glorious grotto. It’s a fantastic Christmassy event to get the kids extremely excite and the parents too as they can sit back and enjoy roast chestnuts and mulled wine. The grotto will be open at weekends throughout December (including the school holiday week) Get involved in ‘a magical Harewood Christmas’ in the winter fun with festive Christmas markets and stalls in the covered Courtyards. Children can enjoy Christmas pony rides and enchanting festive shows with adventure trails and lots of prizes. There’s live music from local carol singers and bands and enchanting winter walks through the grounds, gardens & deer park.
Come for winter walks in our award winning Grounds and Gardens
The Sweet shop
Harewood House is now home to a fantastic pick and mix sweet shop. There is a wide selection of sweets from ﬂumps, loyy pops and old school giant gob stoppers. With such a selection, everyone is sure to ﬁnd their favourite! The all-new sweet shop has a ice cream parlour with many different ﬂavours. Whilst the kids are enjoying the sweets, the adults can enjoy a coffee in the new coffee shop located within the sweetshop.
Favourites we found there...
Gobstoppers Flumps Flapjacks Candy snacks Rhubarb & Custard Kola Kubes Fruit Salads
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Bettys Tea Rooms Castle Galleries Christmas Harewood House Killing Hall Markets Quarry Moor Richard Axe River Nidd Six
Woodland Blue Bell Lodge Cathedral Cockles Harrogate Kirkgate Marsden Red Lion Ripley Castle Route
South Lodge Ymca Bus Christkindle Field Harvey Nichols Thirty
Missed your stop? Missed your stop?
The new app is here to help...
rogate and District and its sister companies in Yorkshire and Lancashire. BenHenneman,one of the team at TVS Media said, “It’s been great to work with a company like Harrogate that’s been so keen to innovate and try new things. I am only sorry I don’t live on the 36 routeasthenewapp provides such really useful information for passengers.” The 36 app also has a map which you can view telling where you are and see where the bus stop is that you have selected. It also tells you approximately how many minutes walk that bus stop is from you and the direction of travel. The perfect pal for any users of the 36 route keeping people on time and organised, totally free to download, details can be found at www.the36.co.uk
assengers on Route 36have become the ﬁrst in the country to experience a high tech perk for their favourite bus route.Theﬂagship 36 route between Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds now have access to an iPhone app which tells them at a glance when their next 36 bus is due and guides them to the nearest bus stop. The 36 app also tells you when the later bussesareincase you have missed yours, lets you change the direction of travel and gives you details of current fares and tickets. The company’s Marketing Director, Nigel Eggleton explained, “Route 36 between Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds is our ﬂagship route. We’ve been at the forefront with a number of innovations in the last few years. Now
we’vebecomethe ﬁrstbuscompany in the country to launchaniPhone app for an individual bus route. The download is free and once it’s installed it locates your position using GPS on your iPhone. It tells you when your next bus will be and the walking distance to the nearest 36 bus stop.” Nigel continued; “In a high tech age, where IT is part of most people’s lives we are really proud to havebeentheﬁrst togivepassengers such useful information straight to their iPhone.” The “app” has been developed by the software company TVS Media, who’ve beenresponsible for redesigning and launching a new easy to use website for Har-
Whats on in
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Tur kish Baths .
Thursdays in Harrogate is the time to get those last minute bits ready for christmas, late night shopping every Thursday running up to christmas with shops closing at 8pm. With a range of shops in Harrogate, you are spoilt for choice. Kepp your eye out for all the Christmas deals and offers.
After the hectic lives we lead today, the Turkish Baths are the perfect place to go to relax, indulge and rejuvinate yourself. With the Steam Room, Heated,Chambers,Plunge Pool, Relaxation Room and showers it is ideal for any age. Gift vouchers are available for any occasion.
The Malt Shovel.
The Bleiker family are uniquely placed to be able to regularly invite their friends from the world of Opera to come to The Malt Shovel for one of these truly sensational evenings where our customers get to experience close up the full force of a ﬁrst-class operatic performance. The evening is priced at £65.00 per person and includes a delicious four-course meal and personal entertainment from leading soloists and world-class accompanists.
The Cairns Hotel.
The victorian Cairn Hotel was built during Harrogate’s period as a Spa Town when people came from far and wide to take the waters. Located only a short 5 minute walk from the centre of town, whether your visit is for business or pleasure, The Cairn Hotel is a perfect choice for your stay in Harrogate and has numerous events throughout the year.
36 wins ‘Route of
As i stood at the busy bus station, it was apparent that the 36 had arrived. The bold bus entered the bus station with a distinct presence on the road. From here I knew I had to speak to the main man behind this unique bus. Speaking to Nigel Eggelton (managing director) When asked if it was the companies invision to create such a bold bus on the road he said: “ Yes we did have that invision in mind, we really wanted to create a unique bus experience and to enjoy it as part of their day out and not just a mode of transport.” Nigel also shared his delight about winning the ‘Route of the year’ award. “ We are delighted that we have won this award, we’ve workedhard to get this far and its made very proud.” This is fantastic for Transdev (the bus company) and an inspiration for future projects and other bus companies. Which poses questions to whether other bus companies will copy the idea of a luxary bus on longer routes. We asked Nigel his thoughts on this, he said: “ We’re not afraid of copcats, it’s just great that people look up to what we’ve achieved.” He then added: “Recently transport action groups have been pressing for more capacity on the rail route between Harrogate and Leeds. We’re not in direct competition with the trains but during the day a journey from Harrogate to Leeds can take just 45 minutes and if your bus stop and the destination are well placed the door-to-door journey can be quicker on the no36.” On average there are over a hundred people a day using the 36 bus route and this figure is constantly growing. An extra 20,000 extra seats a month have are being added on the routes between Leeds Harrogate and Ripon on the no36. Transdev has introduced more seats and extra journeys on its flagship 36 route between Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds as they have seen an increase in passengers and want to provide the best quality of travel for them. Nigel explained, “We’ve seen a remarkable growth in passenger numbers on the no36 over the past few years. It’s a classic example of how modern comfortable buses with bright attractive interiors can encourage new passengers and tempt people to leave their cars at home.” Services will now run every 15 minutes throughout the daytime from Monday to Saturday. After travelling on the bus a number of times, I’ve found its very comfortable and there is more room than other buses I’ve been on. The design is exclusive to the 36 buses and at the height of modern day technology. When asking Nigel on the the concept of desgin and whether the passengers really appreciate the comfort, as as if it attracts people to use the bus instead of others he said: “We’ve been at
the year’ award...
the forefront with a number of innovations in the last few years, not only with the design of our buses but with satellite tracking systems to improve reliability and an award winning iPhone team have worked hard to create a spectacular bus. It is a great accomplishment for local transport and the future only looks bright for this company and bus travel.
app. The extra journeys and seats aren’t the end of things as we’ll be unveiling more exciting plans for the route in the
next month or so.” After hearing the news of the One million pound revamp I was curious to know why they are planning to revamp the buses further late next year. “ We’re looking to advance further in our future, with other bus companies attempting to copy us and our concept we need to keep ahead of the game.” Speaking to a local bus driver of one of the buses, he agreed the new buses are fantastic but he hopes the revamp will help the power/technical ﬂaws the busses currently have. The engines are’nt that powerful for the size of the vehicle. Nigel responded these queries: “ We are looking to focus the revamp on enhancing the bus power and speed as well as technical issues the drivers have. Theres no point in having a good image bus if it doesnt run well.” After speaking to Nigel, we have seen he is very proud of the route 36 bus and it is clear the whole Transdev
Hotel. Ripon Spa
Just ﬁve minutes away from Ripon’s ancient market square is the Ripon Spa Hotel. The historic Spa complements the luxury Hotel and has countless pleasures to offer. The Hotel has been privately owned by the same family for a century and new refurbishments now accentuate its graceful architecture and comfortable elegance. The hotel is surrounded by eight acres of landscaped grounds and gardens, as well has having one of the ﬁnest drinks terrace in Ripon. http://www.riponspa.com
The YMCA is a project which targets young single homeless people aged 16-25 with support needs. The procedure to be able to recieve supoort from the YMCA is by phone Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm or an application form has to be completed by applicant prior to interview. People can stay there for up to two years recieveing support.
Ripon Bowling club
Come to Ripon bowling cub, All welcome - any standard Practice equipment available for beginners Practices: Games in Spa Gardens and Spa Park There are a number of seasonal outdoor activities on offer: 3 tennis courts, Flat Green Bowling, 18 hole Putting and 9 hole Crazy Golf.
Ripon has a pub crawl! Come along on the route, to a range of old and new pubs/bars. The Lamb & Flag Public House The White Horse The Wheatsheaf Inn The Water Rat. The Water Rat has outdoor seating and provides a picturesque view across the water.
Opening times: The season runs from March to December, 9am – Navigation Inn 6pm. The One Eyed Rat The Black Swan. The black Swan Tel: 01765 601611 is a traditional pub with pool Email: firstname.lastname@example.org tables and a jukebox to dance to the night away.
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