Baynes Travel is Allendale’s own taxi, coach & minibus hire company offering organised coach trips; scheduled school bus transport; wedding hire services; airport transfers; and transport for walkers, hikers and shooting parties.
Thirty years ago, a man called Dennis Baynes had a good idea. His chicken farm and bed & breakfast business at Bridge End Mill in Allendale near Hexham in Northumberland weren’t keeping up with the growing demands of the Baynes family. So Dennis bought a Volkswagen Dormobile and started ferrying locals around to make ends meet. When young Nigel Baynes returned from seeking his fortune in London a few years later, he took over from Dennis as Allendale’s no. 1 ‘odd-jobber’.