Where does The Green Dragon Bus Service run throughout the Presli Hills area and when? Here we take a look at the bus service that is so useful to walkers who wish to travel across this beautiful landscape.
The Green Dragon Bus Service began back in 2002 when a group of interested parties got together in order to bring the service to life. These people formed the now well established PRTA or the Presli Rural Transport Association by bringing Pembrokeshire County Council on board and the rest as it were is history.
The PRTA does however rely on support from businesses and the local community in order to keep the services running and welcomes ideas that will help to raise funds for the future.
Transport in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Transport links generally throughout Pembrokeshire are good with plenty of rail and bus links running in the area. Transport services throughout Presli Hills however are few and far between with The Green Dragon Bus Service proving a vital link.
The Green Dragon Bus Service is however seasonal with more buses running throughout the summer months as you would expect due to a higher footfall. The Green Dragon Service has a number of buses that run to different areas of Pembrokeshire including the service that runs throughout The Presli Hills.
Their fleet of mini buses are available on a dial a ride basis or simply to hire, while three of the buses are brand new with a fourth being second hand. Three of the mini buses are suitable for disabled passengers having a lift sited at the rear of the bus for easy access making visiting The Presli Hills easier for those who are less able to get around. You can find out more information on their buses, services and schedule here http://amwphotos.co.uk/gd1/
Which Areas are Serviced?
The Green Dragon Bus Service runs specific services on selected routes at specific times and for more information regarding time tables a visit to their website or making a call using the telephone number provided is a good way to find out just when a mini bus may be going your way. Dial a Ride services run to or through
Haverford West Town Rider
St Davids Dial a Ride
Fishguard Town Rider
Milford Haven Town Rider
Pembroke Town Rider
Pembroke Dock Town Rider
Can I Hire a Green Dragon Mini Bus?
Yes, if there is a mini bus available you certainly can hire one of the Green Dragon Fleet for your group.
How Do I Hire a Mini Bus?
Simply contact the PRTA. You will need to become a member which is easy to do, while the mini bus must be driven by a trained driver.
What If We Don't Have a Trained Driver?
If you don't have anyone suitable to drive the bus in your group the PRTA will help you look for one.
Small Bike Hire
Green Dragon also provide a scooter hire service, ten small bikes in total. The scheme is aimed at local people who need a scooter in order to get to job interviews or get to work. A deposit is required and there is a small weekly charge but it is little price to pay for convenient mobility that opens up a whole new world for some. You can find out more here http://amwphotos.co.uk/gd1/?page_id=19.
All the safety gear you will require such as helmet, gloves and boots are provided in with the cost of hire. For more information regarding the scheme visit the Green Dragon website.