The 376 travelling over the Mendip Hills

Free bus travel on West of England’s “most picturesque route”

One of the West of England’s most picturesque bus routes is opening its doors for free next week.

Bus operator First West of England is giving passengers the chance to sample the delights of the Mendip Xplorer 376 service over the Mendip Hills for free, all day on Wednesday 26th July.

Passengers do not need to buy tickets, vouchers or codes, but instead simply hop on and off at any stop along the route from when the first service starts just after 5.30am until the end of the day.

The 376 is one of First West of England’s longest routes, at 30 miles from Street to Bristol, and provides transport to some of the region’s top attractions, including Clarks Village in Street, Glastonbury Tor, Wells Cathedral, Wells Market, Bishop’s Palace in Wells and Bristol’s Unicornfest trail.

Tom Hughes, the Operations Manager for the Wells bus network which includes the Mendip Xplorer 376 service, said: “The 376 is currently one of our best value bus routes. With adult single tickets currently at £2, it means you can travel from Street to Bristol for as little as 7p per mile.

“Not only is it great value, but it is also one of our most picturesque routes, taking in some of our main hubs including Street, Glastonbury and Wells, before passing over the rolling Mendip Hills, with the most spectacular views across Somerset and the iconic Glastonbury Tor towering over the landscape.

“Even if you don’t need a specific reason to travel, taking the 376 is a great trip out in its own right. With free travel later this month, why not join the hundreds of people who use this route every day, and see for yourself how quick, easy and cheap it is to travel from the heart of Somerset into the city centre.”

The 376 service travels along the A37 and A39 through Street, Glastonbury, Wells, Chewton Mendip, Farrington Gurney, Temple Cloud, Clutton, Pensford and on to Bristol city centre.