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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)



25 February 2019 - Thursday Walks Update

The Settle Circular members' Thursday walk on 7 March 2019 will start at the later time of 1030 to facilitate people travelling by train, which arrives from Leeds at 1021.


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.

Please note the following Northern Rail special offers for rail travel are currently in operation:

- Winter Travel Offer for Dales Railcard holders (see 5 November below)

- Winter Travel Offer for for holders of West Yorkshire Metro ENCTS concessionary travel passes (see 8 November below)

- Unlimited Travel Offer for £10 for a day or £17.50 for a weekend (see 10 January below)


28 January 2019 - Members Update

Our January newsletter has now been published and copies distributed to members by post and email.

Full details and booking information for the Weymouth holiday from 29 June to 5 July 2019 are included with the newsletter.

The pick up points (times might be changed but not earlier) will be Leeds, Aire Street 8.30 am and Bradford Interchange at 9.15 am.

If you wish to book for this holiday and have not yet received your newsletter then you can send an email to alan.kemmenoe@gmail.com requesting a booking form. Please state whether you intend to send the deposit by cheque through the post or bank transfer.


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.




News Archives (Microsoft Word documents)