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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)



7 October 2019 - Members Events 2020

Details of the monthly Thursday walks and Lake District walks programmes for 2020 can now be seen in the Members Events section.


5 October 2019

The October 2019 members' newsletter has recently been distributed by post and email. There have been some problems sending out the email version, so if you have not received one as expected, please contact Elizabeth Myers.

Members are requested to book for the Annual Dinner on 18 January 2020 at the Railway Hotel, Skipton as soon as possible, as places are limited and will be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis. Full details are in the October newsletter.


4 October 2019 - Winter Travel Offers on the Settle/Carlisle and Morecambe lines - Advance Information

The Winter Offer for Dales Rail Card holders runs from 4 November 2019 to 4 April 2020 and the Metro Card Offer runs from 11 November 2019 to 4 April 2020.

Exclusion dates are 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 December 2019.

Further information will be posted here when we receive this.


13 September 2019 - Train Walk Changes on Saturday 26 October

Northern Rail are operating an “alternative timetable” on this date meaning that trains on both the Settle/Carlisle and Morecambe lines will start from and terminate at Skipton. Therefore a separate train will need to be used between Leeds and Skipton in both directions.

Our two walks will go ahead as per their advertised routes, except they will use earlier trains from Leeds.

The Chatburn Circular moderate/strenuous walk will now be from the 0754 Leeds to Skipton train.

The Settle Circular easy walk will now be from the 0854 Leeds to Skipton train, then the 0959 Skipton to Settle train.


12 September 2019


Northern Rail and JPIMedia 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 JPIMedia 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 23 September until Sunday 24 November 2019 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)


2 September 2019 - Lake District Members Walks Update

Details of changes to the Lake District walk on Saturday 21 September 2019 can now be seen in the Members Events section.

28 August 2019

A selection of photos from the recent members' Lake District walk from Elterwater can be accessed in the Past Events (Other Events) 2019 section.

11 August 2019

A selection of photos from the recent members' Lake District walk to Wetherlam can be accessed in the Past Events (Other Events) 2019 section.

25 July 2019

Please send any items for inclusion in the next members' newsletter (October 2019) to the editor, Jane Coupe, as soon as possible, but no later than 19 September 2019.

21 July 2019

Details of our three main members' holidays for 2020 can now be found in the Holidays section. Booking forms will be issued with future editions of the members' newsletter.

8 July 2019

A selection of photos from the recent members' holiday in Weymouth, Dorset can be accessed in the Past Events (Holidays 2019) section.

27 May 2019

Full details of all our public walks from July to December 2019 have now been added to the Train Walks section.

6 April 2019

A selection of photos from the recent members' weekend in Ennerdale, Cumbria can be accessed in the Past Events (Holidays 2019) section.

22 March 2019 - Lake District Members' Walks Update

Please see the Members Events section for details of the amended joining instructions for these walks which begin on 25 April 2019.

18 February 2019 - Train Walks Update

Following suspension of the strike action at Northern Rail, our train walks will now continue as per the programme printed in our "Free Guided Walks" leaflet, January to June 2019 edition.

7 December 2018 - Events Update for 2019 (amended item)


Some of the details for the walks in July, August and September 2019 have now been changed from the list which was issued with the October members newsletter. Please see the Members Events section of this website for the updated details.


In addition to the three "main" holidays the Youth Hostel weekend (2 nights) will be held at YHA Ravenstor, near Monsal Head, Derbyshire on 13 to 15 September 2019. Please see the Holidays section for more information and the booking form will be issued with a future edition of the members newsletter.


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