Buses to Head for the Hills Festival 2017


Head for the Hills Festival


Head for the Hills by bus, for Ramsbottom Festival 2017 - with headliners Maximo Park, Beth Orton and The Stranglers - and much, much more.


Shuttle bus service to/from Bury Interchange

Our improved bus service 484 will be running from Bury Interchange Stand V, every 15 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 30 minutes on Sunday daytimes, and will drop you off at Ramsbottom Market Place, from where it's a short stroll down Bridge Street to the cricket ground.

View the full 484 timetable on our website

You can also catch our bus service 485, which runs from Bury Interchange Stand C, every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes, which will drop you off just outside the cricket ground on Bridge Street!


Special day ticket for festival goers

Show your Festival ticket or wristband to the driver on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th September 2017 and take advantage of our discounted £3 Festival Day Rover, available to buy with cash from the driver, and valid throughout the Rosso network for those already amongst the hills!

If there's more than three of you, why not buy a Group Day Rover for only £10? Valid for a day's travel for up to five people travelling together. We think you'll agree, it's a great deal!

Coming from Rawtenstall, Burnley or Bacup? Change at Edenfield, Rostron Arms onto service 484, running every 30 minutes to Ramsbottom, Holcombe Brook and Bury.

We also accept valid System One and Get Me There tickets.


Extra late night buses to Bury, Rawtenstall and Haslingden

We'll be running some additional journeys on services 484/485 for festival goers in the evening on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017 evenings. You can buy a £1 single ticket with cash from the driver, and we'll also accept the usual range of day tickets and passes.


To Bury via Walmersley (485)
Ramsbottom, Bridge Street (Stop E, near Natwest)   2230 2300
Walmersley, Post Office   2235 2305
Bury Interchange   2243 2313

Unfortunately, the last tram from Bury Interchange towards Manchester on Sundays is at 2246, so if you want to catch it we'd advise you to make sure to catch the 2230 bus from Ramsbottom which should get you there in time.


To Rawtenstall & Haslingden (484)
Ramsbottom, Bridge Street (Stop E, near Natwest)   2300
Edenfield, Rostron Arms   2306
Rawtenstall, Bacup Road   2313
Haslingden, Health Centre   2321
Gregory Fold   2324
Broadway, Grasmere Road   2326

If you're camping at the official campsite, you can catch the Haslingden bus and alight at the Rose Bank bus stop in Stubbins, from where a footpath along the river leads to the campsite.


We'll also be running some additional evening journeys to Holcombe Brook and Brandlesholme, in case you have to leave before the end:

To Bury via Holcombe Brook (484)
  SU SU SU SU        
Ramsbottom, Bridge Street (Stop D, near Fish & Chip shop)   1758 1858 1958 2058 2158 2258   Codes
Holcombe Brook, Hare & Hounds   1808 1908 2008 2108 2208 2308   SU - Sunday only
Bury Interchange   1820 1920 2020 2120 2220 2320    


Festival bus service from Chorlton and Manchester

As in previous years, we'll be running a special bus X42 between Chorlton bus station, Manchester city centre and the Ramsbottom festival site. Seats are limited, so to avoid disappointment you'll need to prebook your tickets on the Head for the Hills website.