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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)



5 September 2017 - Reminder - Thursday Walk Update for 7 September 2017

Additional information from the leader (Sylvia):

This walk (originally Thorner Circular) will now be done as a linear walk from Thorner to Wetherby with a bus back to Thorner after the walk. Please bring your bus pass, if you are entitled to concessionary travel.

29 August 2017 - Reminder - Train Walk Update for Saturday 2 September 2017 - Strenuous Walk

Additional information from the leader (Paul R):

The strenuous walk 'Garsdale Circular via Shunner Fell and Cotterdale' will now be done as a linear walk of 15 miles from Garsdale station and finishing in Hawes. Walkers will return to Garsdale station on the Little White Bus departing Hawes at 1657 and connecting with the 1727 Leeds train. If you are not entitled to concessionary bus travel, please purchase a ticket from the bus driver, which costs £4.


22 August 2017 - Holidays 2018

Details of the three main members' walking holidays for 2018 have now been added to the Holidays section. Booking details will be issued with future editions of the members' newsletter.

Please note that the Arnside 3 night Spring weekend has now been brought forward from the dates advertised in the last newsletter and will now take place from Friday 16 to Monday 19 March 2018.

Details of train walks and other events for 2018 will be added to this website in due course and will be included in the members' 2018 Calendar available from November upon payment of the renewal subscription.

22 June 2017

Please send any items for inclusion in the next members' newsletter (October 2017) to the editor, Penny Smith, as soon as possible, but no later than 29 September 2017.


29 May 2017

The May 2017 newsletter has now been published and is currently being distributed to members by post and email.


8 May 2017

Please click here to view a short YouTube video of selected highlights from the recent ride2stride walking festival (external website link)

28 April 2017 - Striding On: ride2stride Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival: 25 April to 1 May 2017 (amended item)

Mainland Britain's Best Walking Festival is Back - Bigger and Better Than Ever!

Recently named mainland Britain's best walking festival by The Telegraph, ride2stride is a festival of walks, talks and music along the fabulous Settle-Carlisle railway line - hikers can join in the celebrations of the reopening of the full length of the world-famous Settle-Carlisle Railway Line.

It's a week long celebration of the wonderful landscape and culture of the western Dales and Eden Valley.

The festival is made up of lots of events and activities and things will be happening along the length of the line. Walks will be led from stations by experienced walk leaders. Speakers will share their local knowledge and love of the area, and the pubs will be buzzing with music and song.

ride2stride is for everyone who loves the Yorkshire Dales. Whether you travel to an event by train, live along the line or book your holiday to take advantage of the festival, you'll have a great time.

Friends of DalesRail are leading several of the walks in this Festival - please click here for details

For the full Festival programme, please click here (external website link)

To view publicity shots and photos by John Wood of last year's festival, please click here (external website link)

18 April 2017

A selection of photos from the Kirkby Stephen Circular train walk via Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Valley on 15 April can now be accessed in the Past Events (Train Walks) 2017 section.

19 February 2017

The February newsletter has now been distributed to members by post and email. Please send any articles or information for the next edition (Summer 2017) to Penny Smith as soon as possible.

16 January 2017

A selection of photos from the Bingley Circular Thursday walk on 5 January and the Annual Dinner at Settle on 7 January can now be accessed in the Past Events (Other Events) 2017 and Past Events (Train Walks) 2017 sections respectively.

15 January 2017 (updated item)

A revised edition of the Train Walks programme leaflet covering January to June 2017 (green cover) has now been published and is available from the usual outlets. Any copies of the earlier edition (blue cover) should now be discarded as this is now superseded by the revised edition.

Please note the following late alterations which have not been incorporated into either the revised leaflet or the members calendar:

18 February - the easy Harrogate line train walk is a Ripon Circular (not Ripley, as originally advertised) - all other details are unchanged.

4 March - the strenuous Morecambe line walk will now be from Wennington to Bentham (the route has been reversed from the one originally advertised). Book and alight Wennington: return Bentham.

18 December 2016 - Events Update 2017 (amended item)

This website has now been updated with our programme of guided train walks for the public up to June 2017 - full details can be found in the Train Walks section.

16 October 2016 - Events Update 2017

The programme of mid-week Thursday walks for members for 2017 has now been finalised and details can be seen in the Members section.



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