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This page gives the latest news that may affect any of our activities - such as additional events, website updates, changes to our published programme, or problems with the trains we are using.

News items are retained on this page for up to 6 months, but may be removed/updated earlier than this, depending on their relevance. All older and removed items can still be viewed in the News Archives (see link below)

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18 November 2018 - Train Walks Update Saturdays 24 November to 29 December

Due to ongoing planned strike action at Northern Rail, most walks on the above dates have been changed - details are given below. Please note that these changes will remain in place, even if the rail strike is called off. Walkers are advised to recheck here for further updates closer to the date of the walk. In particular, train times sometimes cannot be confirmed until the middle of the week before the walk.

SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Our two walks have now been changed to:

Grassington Circular
via Grassington Moor
From the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
10 miles Moderate

Slaithwaite to Marsden
[Huddersfield Line]
via Narrow Canal and Tunnel End
From the 0940 Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book and return Marsden: alight Slaithwaite
6 miles Easy

DECEMBER SATURDAYS

Please see the Train Walks section for details of our revised walks programme.

Please click here for further information about the industrial action (external website link)

 

8 November 2018

Details are now available of the Winter travel offer on the Settle/Carlisle and Bentham lines for holders of West Yorkshire Metro ENCTS concessionary travel passes. It is valid from Monday 12 November 2018 until Saturday 6 April 2019 with some dates excluded.

Please click here for further information (external website link)

 

5 November 2018

Northern Rail have announced details of the Winter Travel Offer for Dales Railcard holders on the Settle/Carlisle and Bentham lines. It is valid from 5 November 2018 to Saturday 6 April 2019, with some dates excluded.

Please click here for further information (external website link)

 

22 October 2018 - Members Events Update

Details of our 2019 programme of Thursday Walks and Lake District Walks have now been added in the Members section.

 

18 October 2018

The latest members' newsletter has now been produced and distributed by post and email. Please send any items for the next edition (New Year 2019) to the new editor, Jane Coupe, as soon as possible - her contact details can be found in the current newsletter.

 

21 July 2018

A selection of photos from the July Lake District walks to High Stile and Great Borne can be accessed in the Past Events (Other Events 2018) section.

 

12 June 2018

A selection of photos from the recent members' holiday in Fort William, Scotland can be accessed in the Past Events (Holidays 2018) section.

 

30 May 2018

Initial details for our three main members' holidays for 2019 can now be seen in the Holidays section. Booking information will be included with future editions of the members' newsletter.

 

27 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).

 

13 May 2018 - Changes to times of train walks from 26 May 2018 (updated item)

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 photos 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.

 

23 March 2018

A selection of photos from the recent members' holiday in Arnside, Cumbria can be accessed in the Past Events (Holidays 2018) section.

 

 

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