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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)



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.


15 July 2018 - Train Walk Update for Saturday 21 July

The proposed rail strike has now been cancelled, therefore both our walks on this date will now go ahead as originally advertised - a strenuous Settle to Carlilse line walk from Settle to Ribblehead and the easy Wharfedale line walk from Burley in Wharfedale to Ilkley. Please see the Train Walks page for full details.


15 July 2018 - Further changes to times of train walks (updated item)

Further changes to the times of some walks have been made and were too late to be included in the new Guided Walks leafet (gold coloured) covering the period June to December 2018, which is now available from the usual outlets. These alterations have been made due to late changes to some train times and connecting buses. The following walks are affected:

11 AUGUST - Whalley Circular via Great Harwood 7 miles Easy - This walk will now be from the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train

18 AUGUST - Greenfield Horseshoe (Huddersfield line) 14 miles Strenuous - This walk will now be from the 0853 Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly train

29 SEPTEMBER - Whalley to Clitheroe via Nick Of Pendle 8 miles Easy/Moderate - This walk will now be from the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train

22 DECEMBER - Gisburn to Hellifield 7/8 miles Easy - This walk will now be from the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train


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.


8 May 2018


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.

Please click here for full details of the offer, including the list of qualifying newspapers to obtain tokens (external web link)

Please click here to view the Northern Rail Network Map (PDF file, 1.9 MB)


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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