As you may recall, last year I spent a delightful day riding in a collection of London heritage buses to visit an abandoned village in the middle of the Salisbury military training grounds.

Boris Bus in the middle of Salisbury Plain

A service that was started up in 2009 is now an annual event, and they have announced that this year it will take place on Bank Holiday Monday — 25th August 2014.

So if you fancy riding through empty countryside with the occasional burnt-out tank and many warning signs about unexploded bombs for company — put that date in your diary.

Tickets were £7 last year, for a day pass — pricing may differ this year, but its still a good price for unlimited bus travel through a part of the UK you would otherwise never be allowed to visit.

Probably not safe to wait on the grass verge then


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  1. Long Branch Mike says:

    The Beatles played there (in the film Help!).

  2. Lynne Campbell says:


    Can we book tickets in advance for the Imberbus, or is it first-come-first-served (sharpest elbows) ;o)


    • IanVisits says:

      Just turn up on the day — there’s plenty of buses and routes, so I can’t imagine them filling up.

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