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activities - such as additional events, website updates, changes
to our published programme, or problems with the trains we
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)
March 2018 - Train Walk Update for Easter Saturday 31 March
The strenuous Appleby Circular
walk via High Cup Nick is likely to return to the late train
to Leeds, departing Appleby at 1849.
4 March 2018 - Train Walk Update for Saturday
Walkers on the easy Threshfield
to Grassington walk may save money by purchasing a combined
bus/rail ticket called a Dales Rambler Day Ranger.
This is a flat rate ticket priced at £12.00
(adult) and is valid for a day trip to the Dales from Leeds
and Bradford and all stations on the Airedale and Wharfedale
railway lines. Tickets include travel on Northern Rail services
between Bradford Forster Square / Leeds and Ilkley / Skipton,
and unlimited travel on various DalesBus services.
This Dales Rambler ticket will cover the both
outward bus journey to Threshfield and the return journey
from Grassington back to Skipton after the walk. These tickets
can only be purchased at staffed railway stations or from
the conductor on the train (when boarding at unstaffed stations
or where the ticket office is closed). Tickets cannot be
purchased on the bus.
2018 - ride2stride additional walks
The programme has now been
finalised for this year's festival of walks, talks and music
along the Settle-Carlisle railway line, which will take
place from Tuesday 1 to Mon 7 May 2018.
Friends of DalesRail are leading
a number of additional walks over and above the ones printed
in our train walks programme leaflet and the members' calendar.
These have now been incorporated into the events listed
on our Train Walks page
on this website. Please see the full ride2stride leaflet
(currently available) or the ride2stride
website for the full festival programme.
12 January 2018
UNLIMITED RAIL TRAVEL WITH NORTHERN RAIL
FOR £10 PER PERSON FOR A DAY OR £17.50 FOR A
From Monday 15 January 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
website link 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 15 January until
Sunday 25 March 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. All Friends of DalesRail train walks during this special
offer period can be accessed from Leeds using Northern Rail
click here for full details of the offer, including the
list of qualifying newspapers to obtain tokens (external
click here to view the Northern Rail Network Map
(PDF file, 511KB)
2 January 2018
Please send any items for inclusion in the
next members' newsletter (February 2018) to the editor,
Penny Smith, as soon as possible, but no later than 10 February
22 December 2017
Details of the 2018 programme of Thursday
walks have now been added to the Members
26 November 2017 - Holidays Update 2018
Details have now been confirmed for the 2018
Youth Hostel Weekend which will take place from 7 to 9 September
2018 (2 nights) at Osmotherley YHA - please see the Holidays
section for further information.
13 November 2017
Full details of our programme of guided train
walks for the public from January to June 2018 have now
been added to the Walks
section. Summary information for the whole of 2018 will
be included in the members' calendar when it is issued later
3 November 2017 - Winter Travel Offers
Details are now available of the travel offers
this winter on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and Leeds-Morecambe
lines. The offers are available to Dales Railcard holders
and West Yorkshire Concessionary (ENCTS) pass holders too.
Please read the information carefully as the two offers
WINTER OFFER FOR DALES RAILCARD HOLDERS
The offer price has been held at last years
rate. This winter the added benefit is that a special day
ranger ticket, exclusive to Dales Railcard holders, allows
travel anywhere along the route all day. The offer is available
from Monday 30 October 2017 to Friday, 23 March 2018. The
ticket will be valid on all trains except the Monday to
Friday 0556 Carlisle to Leeds service. There is no time
restriction on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.
Pricing for the Settle-Carlisle line is £9.00
Adult and £4.50 for up to four accompanying children.
On the Bentham line, the price is £7.00 Adult and
£3.50 for an accompanied child up to four. Normal
conditions of travel will apply during the offer. The following
dates are excluded from the promotion:
Saturday 2, 9, 16, 23 December 2017
Sunday 3, 10, 17, 24 December 2017
Saturday 10 February Saturday 17 February
click here for further information about who is eligible
to buy a Dales Railcard (external website link)
WINTER OFFER FOR WEST YORKSHIRE CONCESSIONARY
This years offer is for a Day Ranger
valid from Leeds on the Settle-Carlisle & Bentham lines
for ENCTS pass holders only. It is not available for Metrocard
or MCard holders. The offer is valid from Monday 6 November
2017 through to Friday 16 March 2018 (except 12-16 February
The cost will be £14.00 Adult and £7.00
for an accompanied child up to four. Passengers must produce
a valid ENCTS pass issued by West Yorkshire Metro at the
time of purchase and have this with them when traveling.
The offer ticket is available with no restrictions on times
(Source: Settle-Carlisle Railway Development
23 October 2017
The October 2017 newsletter has now been published
and distributed by post and email to members.
Details of the members' Lake District strenuous
and moderately/strenuous walks for 2018 have now been added
to this website in the Members
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.