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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)



14 January 2019 - Train Time Changes for January 2019 Walks (updated item)

Due to ongoing planned strike action at Northern Rail, the train times for some (but not all) walks have been changed - details are given below. Please note that these changes will remain in place, even if the rail strike is called off. Although some walks are unchanged, train times may be different to those in the printed Guided Walks leaflet, so please check carefully below and in the Train Walks section.


The route of our longer walk will remain as originally advertised, but will now be from an earlier train:

Skipton to Grassington
via the Lady Anne Wayl
From the 0752 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus back to Skipton)

15 miles strenuous

Our shorter walk will remain unchanged:

Ripley Circular
via Hampsthwaite, Swarcliffe and Burnt Yates

From the 0859 Leeds to Knaresborough train
(bus out from and back to Harrogate)

11 miles moderate

[Harrogate Line]


Please see the Train Walks section for details of changes to some train times.

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


10 January 2019

Northern Rail are again running their Unlimited Rail Travel Offer (£10 for a day, £17.50 for a weekend) from Monday 14 January to Sunday 24 March 2019, in association with JPIMedia. This involves collecting three tokens from a number of JPIMedia newspapers who publish a number of titles including the Yorkshire Evening Post and several titles in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Please click here for full details of the offer, including the list of qualifying newspapers (external website link)


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


Our forthcoming walks programme from January to June 2019 can now been viewed in the Train Walks section. During any further rail strikes or future engineering works, every effort will be made to provide substitute walks - please check this website for more up to date information should this occur.


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.


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.




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