May 2018 - Friends of DalesRail reach the very top!
On Wednesday 23 May, during
the members' holiday in Fort William, Scotland, 11 of our
strenuous walkers successfully reached the summit of Ben
Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, at 1345
metres (4411 feet).
May 2018 - Changes to times of train walks from 26 May 2018
Following the introduction
of the new rail timetables on 20 May 2018, the train times
for most of our walks have now been changed and are different
to the ones printed in the December 2017 to June 2018 (lilac
coloured) Guided Walks leaflet. The majority of walks will
be from the 0919 Leeds to Carlisle train, but some walks
will be from other trains, so please read the information
in our Train Walks section
carefully, which has now been updated with the revised details.
Full details of our guided
walks for the public from July through to the end of the
year have now been added to the Train
Walks section and a new Guided Walks leaflet will
be available in due course.
10 May 2018
A selection of photo from last month's Lake
District walks to Swindale and to Ullock Pike & Skiddaw
can be accessed in the Past
Events (Other Events) 2018 section.
UNLIMITED RAIL TRAVEL WITH
NORTHERN RAIL FOR £10 PER PERSON FOR A DAY OR £17.50
FOR A WEEKEND
Northern Rail and Johnston
Press are running a flat fare special offer for a day's
travel anywhere on the Northern Rail Network for £10
(£5 for children, no other further discounts). A weekend
ticket for £17.50 (£8.25 for children) is also
available. To qualify you have to collect THREE tokens from
qualifying Johnston Press newspapers, who publish a number
of titles including the Yorkshire Evening Post and several
titles in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Please see the Northern
Rail website (click here to view) for details of
when the tokens will be in the newspapers.
You need to download the form
on the Northern
Rail website and you can then buy up to four Northern
Rail Day Ranger tickets from any staffed rail station within
the Northern Network.
The offer runs from Monday
7 May until Sunday 15 July 2018 and is valid every day during
this special offer period. The offer is not limited to the
Settle-Carlisle line, but it is restricted to services operated
by Northern Rail.
click here for full details of the offer, including the
list of qualifying newspapers to obtain tokens (external
click here to view the Northern Rail Network Map
(PDF file, 1.9 MB)
2 April 2018
The next edition of the members'
newsletter will be published in May. Please send any articles
or submissions to the editor, Penny Smith as soon as possible,
but no later than 8 May 2018.
23 March 2018
A selection of photos from
the recent members' holiday in Arnside, Cumbria can be accessed
on the Holidays 2018
22 December 2017
Details of the 2018 programme
of Thursday walks have now been added to the Members
26 November 2017 - Holidays
Details have now been confirmed
for the 2018 Youth Hostel Weekend which will take place
from 7 to 9 September 2018 (2 nights) at Osmotherley YHA
- please see the Holidays
section for further information.
13 November 2017
Full details of our programme
of guided train walks for the public from January to June
2018 have now been added to the Walks
section. Summary information for the whole of 2018 will
be included in the members' calendar when it is issued later
Details of the members' Lake
District strenuous and moderately/strenuous walks for 2018
have now been added to this website in the Members