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LEEDS-SETTLE-CARLISLE AND LEEDS-BENTHAM-MORECAMBE
Rail Timetable
9 December 2018
to 18 May 2019
(PDF file, 1.16 MB)


National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
(external link)


Engineering Works
Update (external link)


Walk Leader's Checklist (Microsoft Word document)
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AIREDALE LINE
LEEDS TO SKIPTON
Rail Timetable
9 December 2018
to 18 May 2019
(PDF file, 977 KB
)
CALDER VALLEY LINE
Rail Timetable
9 December 2018
to 18 May 2019
(PDF file, 887 KB
)
HARROGATE LINE
Rail Timetable
9 December 2018
to 18 May 2019
(PDF file, 982 KB
)
HUDDERSFIELD LINE
Rail Timetable
9 December 2018
to 18 May 2019
(PDF file, 125 KB
)
WHARFEDALE LINE
Rail Timetable
9 December 2018
to 18 May 2019
(PDF file, 950 KB
)

Ribblehead from the west. Taken from just past Gunnerfleet Farm; accessible for all walkers.

Northern Rail Network Map (PDF file, 1.9 MB)

Dent railway Station, the highest railway station in England and the start of many walks down the Dent dale valley (Be warned, Dent village is about 5 miles away!) and up Whernside, the highest of the "Three Peaks".

Plaque on Settle Station the start for many walks for all types of walker.

 

 


Guided Walks from the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle,

Leeds-Morecambe and other selected Railways

ALL WALKS ARE ON SATURDAY (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)

Please click the links below to view the walks for the month of your choice

Every weekend there are free guided walks for the general public. The walks are of various lengths and degrees of difficulty. They are all designed to link up with train services from the Leeds area. For details of the individual walks, please see the tables below. All of the walks will have an experienced leader and backup. These will meet you at the designated railway station.

The starting times of the trains from Leeds (unless otherwise stated) are given below within the relevant tables. You can check these and find fares information by using the links opposite, or you can ring National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50. All you have to do is buy the appropriate rail ticket, get on the train at your most convenient station and alight at the designated station. You will then be met by the leader and backup, who will explain the walk.

Please choose a level of walk with which you are comfortable. If you are new to walking we recommend you choose an easy grade until you discover your level of fitness and the suitability of your equipment. If in doubt please speak to the leader at the start of the walk. Please click here for information about walk grades.

IMPORTANT - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Whilst leaders take every care, your comfort and safety are your own responsibility
- The pace of the walk is appropriate to the distance and the available time. We ask that walkers accept the pace set
- Anyone getting ahead of the leader may be deemed to have left the walk
- Dogs (on a short lead) are welcome on most walks, but please check this website beforehand
- Good footwear and adequate clothing are essential
- Please carry enough food and drink for the day
- Under 18 year olds to be accompanied by a responsible adult

 
Guided Walks from the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle,
Leeds-Morecambe and other selected Railways
TRAIN TIMES :
Walks take place on Saturdays from the 0919 Leeds-Settle-Carlisle train unless otherwise stated
Walks will usually finish in time to return to Leeds by 7.07 pm (Settle/Carlisle line) 7.36 pm (Bentham line)
Most walks in December have been changed due to planned strike action on the railways. These changes will remain in place even if the strike is called off.
December 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
15 Dec Ilkley to Skipton
via Dales High Way and Millennium Way [Wharfedale Line]
From the 0832 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book and alight Ilkley, return Skipton
14 miles strenuous
Ripon Circular
via Littlethorpe and Studley Royal
[Harrogate Line]
From the 0929 Leeds to York train
Book, alight and return Harrogate
(bus out from and back to Harrogate)
9 miles moderate
22 Dec Bingley Circular
via Three and Five Rise Locks, Micklethwaite and Baildon Hill
From the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Bingley
10 miles moderate
Keighley to Bingley
via East Morton and Five Rise Locks
From the 0926 Leeds to Skipton train
Book and alight Keighley, return Bingley

7 miles easy
29 Dec Addingham Circular
Figure of Eight via Hammerthorn Hill
From the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Keighley
(bus out from and back to Keighley)
13.5 miles moderate/strenuous
Gargrave to Skipton
via Flasby Fell
From the 0856 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from Skipton)
8 miles easy
January 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
1 Jan
(Tue)
Menston Circular
via Hawksworth Moor, Dales Way, Cow and Calf Rocks, Hag Farm and Burley-in Wharfedale
[Wharfedale Line]
From the 1003 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Menston
11.5 miles moderate
Menston Circular
via Boundary Walk
[Wharfedale Line]
From the 1003 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Menston
7.5 miles easy
5 Jan Hellifield to Settle
via Scaleber Force
Book and return Settle, alight Hellifield 11 miles moderate
Ilkley Circular
via Langbar and Beamsley Beacon
[Wharfedale Line]
From the 0903 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Ilkley
13 miles strenuous
12 Jan Rolls Royce Ghyll to Foulridge
via Weets Hill
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
12.5 miles moderate/strenuous
Milnthorpe to Arnside
via Fairy Steps
[Bentham Line]
From the 1019 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and return Arnside, alight Carnforth
(bus out to Milnthorpe)
6/7 miles easy
19 Jan Skipton to Grassington
via the Lady Anne Way
From the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus back to Skipton)
15 miles strenuous
Ripley Circular
via Hampsthwaite, Swarcliffe and Burnt Yates
[Harrogate Line]
From the 0859 Leeds to Knaresborough train
(bus out from and back to Harrogate)
11 miles moderate
26 Jan
NEW YEAR DALESRAIL SPECIAL - 4 WALKS AND ANNUAL MEMBERS' DINNER AT HERRIOTS HOTEL
Skipton Circular
via Carleton, Jubilee Tower and Skipton Moor
From the 0856 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
12 miles strenuous
Skipton Circular
via Eastby Gate and Lower Barden Reservoir
From the 0856 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
11 miles moderate/strenuous
Skipton Circular
via Embsay and Eastby
Book, alight and return Skipton 10 miles moderate
Gargrave to Skipton
via Niffany and Skipton Woods
Book, alight and return Skipton 8 miles easy
February 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
2 Feb Hellifield to Settle
via Pikedaw
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book and return Settle, alight Hellifield
14 miles moderate/strenuous
Ripley Castle to Knaresborough
via Greenway path and Nidd Gorge
[Harrogate Line]
From the 0929 Leeds to York train
Book and return Knaresborough, alight Harrogate
(bus out to Ripley Castle)
7 miles easy
9 Feb Settle Circular
via Langcliffe, Hoffman Kilns and Stainforth
Book, alight and return Settle 7 miles easy
Settle Circular
via Catrigg Force, Smearsett and Giggleswick Scars
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Settle
13 miles moderate/strenuous
16 Feb Settle to Horton
via Jubilee Cave and Helwith Bridge
Book and return Horton, alight Settle 10 miles moderate
Marsden Circular
via Meltham Cop, West Nab
and Wessenden Valley
[Huddersfield Line]
From the 0928 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book, alight and return Marsden
13 miles moderate/strenuous
23 Feb Grassington Circular
via Kilnsey
From the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
10 miles moderate
Appleby Circular
via Flakebridge Woods
Book, alight and return Appleby 8 miles easy
March 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
2 Mar Dent to Ribblehead
via the Tarns and Whernside
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and alight Dent, return Ribblehead
14 miles strenuous
Slaithwaite to Marsden
via Golcar and Scammonden Water
[Huddersfield Line]
From the 0928 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book and return Marsden, alight Slaithwaite
10 miles moderate
9 Mar Ribblehead to Ingleton
via Chapel-le-dale
Book and alight Ribblehead, return
Settle
(bus back to Settle)
8 miles easy
Wennington to Caton
via Lune Valley
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book and return Lancaster, alight
Wennington
(bus back to Lancaster)
10 miles moderate
16 Mar Keighley Circular
via the Worth Way
Book, alight and return Keighley 11 miles moderate
Littleborough Circular
via Hollingsworth Lake
[Calder Valley Line]
From the 0936 Leeds to Manchester Victoria train, change at Todmorden
Book, alight and return Littleborough
7 miles easy
23 Mar Ribblehead to Horton
via Crummack Dale
Book and alight Ribblehead, return Horton 10 miles moderate
30 Mar Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Great Bell and High Brae
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen
12.5 miles moderate/strenuous
Horton to Settle
via Dub Cote, Helwith Bridge and Stainforth
Book and alight Horton, return Settle 8 miles easy
April 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
6 Apr Foulridge Circular
via the Beating the Bounds Walk
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
10 miles moderate
Greenfield Horseshoe
via Dovestone Reservoir, Alpen Pike and Chew Reservoir
[Huddersfield Line]
From the 0928 Huddersfield to
Manchester Piccadilly train

Book, alight and return Greenfield
14 miles strenuous
13 Apr Long Preston to Settle
via Rye Loaf Hill
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book and return Settle, alight Long Preston
13 miles moderate/strenuous
Clapham to Feizor
via Austwick and Wharfe Woods
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book and alight Clapham, return Settle
(bus back to Settle or Skipton)
7 miles easy
20 Apr
EASTER DALESRAIL SPECIAL - 4 WALKS
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Stennerskeugh,
Sand Tarn and Wild Boar Fell
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen
14 miles strenuous
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Smardale, Ravenstonedale and Waitby
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen
13 miles moderate/strenuous
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Kaber and Winton
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 10 miles moderate
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Eden Viaducts
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 8 miles easy
27 Apr Garsdale Circular
via Flust and Grisedale
Book, alight and return Garsdale 12 miles moderate
Strid to Addingham
via Dales Way and Bolton Abbey
[Wharfedale Line]
From the 1003 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Ilkley
(bus out from and back to Ilkley)
7 miles easy
ride2stride Settle Carlisle Walking Festival - Tuesday 30 April to Monday 6 May 2019
Please click here for details of the full festival programme (external website link)
Please note no dogs other than registered assistance dogs, will be accepted on ride2stride walks - indicated by r2s below. The festival attracts large numbers of walkers and this decision has been taken in the interest of safety and enjoyment for everyone and to protect livestock and wildlife.
30 Apr (Tue) Settle Circular r2s
via Malham Cove
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Settle
15 miles strenuous
Settle Circular r2s
via Three Waterfalls
Book, alight and return Settle 11 miles moderate
Feizor to Settle r2s
Visit to the Courtyard Dairy
Book, alight and return Settle
Minibus to Feizor for a talk and refreshments. Walk back to Settle

5 miles easy

May 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
1 May (Wed) Appleby Circular r2s
via Middle Tongue and High Cup Nick
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Appleby
14 miles strenuous
Appleby Circular r2s
via Keisley and Murton
Book, alight and return Appleby 10 miles moderate
Appleby Circular r2s
via Brandley Bridge and Rutter Force
Book, alight and return Appleby 8 miles easy
2 May (Thu) Kirkby Stephen Circular r2s
via Stennerskeugh, the Clouds and Wild Boar Fell
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen
14 miles strenuous
Kirkby Stephen Circular r2s
via Long Rigg and Hartley
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 10 miles moderate
Kirkby Stephen Circular r2s
via Lammerside and Eden Viaducts
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 8 miles easy
3 May (Fri) Dent to Garsdale r2s
via Great Knoutberry and
Widdale Fell
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and return Garsdale, alight Dent
14 miles strenuous
Garsdale Circular r2s
via Grisedale
Book, alight and return Garsdale 8 miles easy
4 May (Sat) Dent to Ribblehead r2s
via the Tarns and Whernside
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and alight Dent, return Ribblehead
14 miles strenuous
Horton to Ribblehead r2s
via Ling Gill and the Pennine Way
Book and return Ribblehead, alight Horton 11 miles moderate
Horton to Ribblehead r2s
via Sulber Nick
Book and return Ribblehead, alight Horton 7 miles easy
5 May (Sun) Ribblehead to Horton r2s
via Ingleborough, Trow Gill and Gaping Gill
From the 0859 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and alight Ribblehead, return Horton
15 miles strenuous
Horton Circular r2s
via Pen-y-Ghent
*** CLIMB A PEAK SLOWLY ***
From the 0859 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Horton
8 miles moderate
Horton Circular r2s
via Helwith Bridge
From the 0859 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Horton
6.5 miles easy
6 May (Mon) Horton to Settle r2s
via Crummackdale and Norber Erratics
Book and alight Horton, return Settle 14.5 miles moderate/strenuous
Settle Circular r2s
via Smearsett Scar
Book, alight and return Settle 10 miles moderate
11 May Cononley to Skipton
via Lead Mines
From the 0926 Leeds to Skipton train
Book and return Skipton, alight Cononley
8 miles easy
Giggleswick to Settle
via Warrendale Knots
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book and alight Giggleswick, return Settle
15 miles strenuous
18 May Lazonby to Langwathby
via Old Parks and Glassonby
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and alight Lazonby, return Langwathby
9-10 miles moderate
Weeton to Ilkley
via Almscliffe Crags, Poole, Caley Crags and the Cow and Calf
[Harrogate Line]
From the 0859 Leeds to Knaresborough train
Book and alight Weeton, return Ilkley
16 miles strenuous
25 May Ribblehead Circular
via Whernside
Book, alight and return Ribblehead 10 miles moderate
Cracoe Circular
via Linton and Thorpe
From the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
8 miles easy
June 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
1 June Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Nettle Hill and Crosby Garrett
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen
14 miles strenuous
Marsden to Greenfield
via Standedge Trail and Huddersfield Narrow Canal
[Huddersfield Line]
From the 1028 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book and return Greenfield, alight Marsden
7 miles easy
8 June Whalley to Langho
via Dean Clough Reservoir
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7 miles easy
Grange Over Sands Circular
via Humphrey Head
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book, alight and return Grange Over Sands
10 miles moderate
15 June Laneshaw Bridge to Earby
via Kelbrook Moor

Book and return Skipton, alight Keighley
(bus out from Keighley and back to Skipton)

10 miles moderate
Ilkley to Harrogate
via Denton Moor, Swinsty Reservoir and Dales Way Link
[Wharfedale Line]
From the 0832 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book and alight Ilkley, return Harrogate
19 miles strenuous
22 June Skipton to Addingham
via Embsay and Bolton Abbey
From the 0856 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus back to Skipton or Keighley)
13 miles moderate/strenuous
Dent to Sedbergh
via Dales Way
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Dent
(bus out from and back to Dent station)
7 miles easy
29 June Horton to Ribblehead
via Cam End
Book and return Ribblehead, alight Horton 11 miles moderate

 

 


definitions of walk grades

EASY
Leisurely walks at a gentle pace with regular stops for viewing and refreshment. Any climbs will be of modest gradient and length.

MODERATE
These walks cater for the more experienced walkers. Expect a full day's walk at a steady pace. The walk may well encounter steeper gradients and more difficult terrain.

STRENUOUS
A full day's walk at a brisk pace, you probably will encounter steep slopes and difficult terrain. The walk may also include yomping and/or short scrambles. There could be time constraints.

 

Past Train Walks
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