The selection of free and low-cost shuttlebuses to some of the most popular beauty spots in the Lake District is growing, with a service making it easier for people visiting Grasmere to access Allan Bank.

The free (donation only) shuttle bus is now available to transport visitors to the National Trust property from the village’s Broadgate Meadow and Stock Lane car parks.

The trial service is operating every 20 minutes between 10am and 4pm during Allan Bank’s usual days of opening, with the aim of making the former home of William Wordsworth more accessible to visitors.

Once there, visitors can relax, enjoy panoramic views over Grasmere or even unleash their creative side in Allan Bank’s art room.

There are currently outside lawn games, as well as woodland walks to explore.

There is also still time for people to make the most of three other handy summer shuttlebuses operating until Sunday 4 September, which are helping people take in the scenic surroundings of Buttermere, Cat Bells and Wasdale.

Recently launched for this summer, Stagecoach’s daily Cat Bells Shuttlebus service links Keswick with the foot of Cat Bells. Some of the buses are part of the 77/77A ‘Honister Rambler route’ too, linking to the Honister Pass, Buttermere and Whinlatter.

Passengers also have the option to ‘Park and Sail’ from Keswick Rugby Club and get 15% off tickets on the Keswick launch boats.

Meanwhile, the free daily ‘Buttermere Shuttlebus’ service is connecting Cockermouth with the Buttermere Valley and its accessible round-the-lake walks.

Also in the Western Lake District, there is easy access from Ravenglass and Gosforth with the Wasdale Shuttlebus - another free (donation only) service.

Already proving a huge success since it was launched last month, the Wasdale service is ideal for accessing not only England's deepest lake but also the starting point for hiking routes up the likes of Great Gable, Scafell Pike and Sca Fell.

As well as running on Saturdays and Sundays, there is a service planned for Bank Holiday Monday, with the first and last two journeys on each day linking with trains on the Cumbrian Coast Railway.