A NORTH York Moors bus stop has made it on to a list of the loneliest bus stops in Britain.

Recognised not just as one of the most remote bus stops, it is also one of the most interesting bus stops around, even if it is more than a mile away from the nearest house.

The brick bus shelter has been nicknamed the Shaun the Sheep bus stop thanks to a graffiti image of the cartoon character painted on to the inside of the bus stop, which can be found on the northern edge of the North York Moors along an isolated road.

With the nearest village of Commondale and Castleton about one and a half miles away and with a bus service running just once every fortnight, anyone needing to get somewhere in a hurry from this rural bus stop is likely to be in for a lengthy wait.

Shaun the Sheep bus stop was listed in the BBC News Magazine’s list as one of the loneliest bus stops across the country, as submitted by readers.

The bus route from the shelter, which has been branded as “quirky” by the North York Moors National Park, runs to Guisborough market every other Thursday.

Shaun the Sheep is guessed to have been painted sometime within the past year.