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LEEDS-SETTLE-CARLISLE AND LEEDS-BENTHAM-MORECAMBE
Rail Timetable
20 May 2018 to
8 December 2018
(PDF file, 1.22MB)


National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
(external link)


Engineering Works
Update (external link)


Walk Leader's Checklist (Microsoft Word document)
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CALDER VALLEY LINE
LEEDS TO MANCHESTER VICTORIA
Rail Timetable
20 May 2018 to
8 December 2018
(PDF file, 1.0MB

CALDER VALLEY LINE
LEEDS TO PRESTON
Rail Timetable
20 May 2018 to
8 December 2018
(PDF file, 1.3MB

HARROGATE LINE
Rail Timetable
20 May 2018 to
8 December 2018
(PDF file, 1.09MB
)

PENISTONE LINE
Rail Timetable
20 May 2018 to
8 December 2018
(PDF file, 1.0MB

WHARFEDALE LINE
Rail Timetable
20 May 2018 to
8 December 2018
(PDF file, 1.3MB)

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)
June 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
2 June Malham to Settle
via Malham Cove and Pennine Bridleway
From the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train
Book and return Settle: alight Skipton
(bus out from Skipton)
10 miles Moderate
Clapham to Horton
via Ingleborough
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book and alight Clapham: return Horton
14 miles Strenuous
9 June Skipton Circular
via Sharp Haw and Rough Haw
From the 0919 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Skipton
10 miles Moderate
Gargrave to Skipton
via Pennine Way, Broughton Hall and Carleton
From the 0919 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and alight Gargrave: return Skipton
8 miles Easy
16 June Lazonby to Armathwaite
via Kirkoswald and Coombes Wood
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and return Armathwaite: alight Lazonby
9 miles Moderate
Greenfield Circular
via Donkey Trail, Tame Valley, Delph, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Roman Fort, Harrop Edge and the Narrow Canal
[Huddersfield Line]
From the 0840 Leeds to Huddersfield train, then the 0901 bus replacement service to Greenfield
Book, alight and return Greenfield
12.5 miles Moderate/Strenuous
23 June Barnoldswick Circular
via Beating the Bounds Walk
From the 0919 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
10 miles Moderate
Dent to Sedbergh
via Dales Way
From the 0919 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Dent
(bus out from and back to Dent station)
7 miles Easy

30 June

Dent to Ribblehead
via Scars of Whernside
From the 0919 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and alight Dent: return Ribblehead
14 miles Strenuous
Garsdale to Hawes
via Cotter Force
From the 0919 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Garsdale
(bus back to Garsdale station)
8 miles Easy
July 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
7 July

Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Crosby Garrett

Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen
Late train return
12 miles Moderate
Hellifield to Gargrave
via Otterburn and Bell Busk
[Bentham Line]
From the 1018 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Hellifield: return Gargrave
7 miles Easy
14 July Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale
via the Lady Anne High Way
Book and alight Kirkby Stephen: return Garsdale
Possible late train return
13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Clitheroe to Sawley
via Grindleton
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
8 miles Easy
21 July Settle to Ribblehead
via Smearsett Scar and Ingleborough
Book and return Ribblehead: alight Settle 15 miles Strenuous
Burley in Wharfedale to Ilkley
via Hag Farm and Carr Bottom Reservoir
[Wharfedale Line]
From the 1003 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book and return Ilkley: alight Burley in Wharfedale
7/8 miles Easy
28 July Ribblehead Circular
via Chapel-le-Dale, Meregill and Goyden Pot
Book, alight and return Ribblehead 12 miles Moderate
Addingham Circular
via Bolton Abbey
Book, alight and return Keighley
(bus out from and back to Keighley)
8 miles Easy
August 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
4 Aug Garsdale Circular
via Baugh Fell and Rawthey Valley
Book, alight and return Garsdale
Late train return
16 miles Strenuous
Carnforth to Arnside
via Leighton Hall and Arnside Knott
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book and return Arnside: alight Carnforth
10 miles Moderate
11 Aug Horton Circular
via Pen-y-Ghent and Moughton Scar
Book, alight and return Horton 12 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Whalley Circular
via Great Harwood
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7 miles Easy
18 Aug Laneshaw Bridge Circular
via Boulsworth Hill
Book, alight and return Keighley
(bus out from and back to Keighley)
10 miles Moderate
Greenfield Horseshoe
via Dovestone Reservoir, Alphin Pike, Chew Reservoir and Foxstone
[Huddersfield Line]
From the 0857 Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book, alight and return Greenfield
14 miles Strenuous
25 Aug Silsden to Ilkley
via Windgate Nick and Ilkley Moor
From the 0926 Leeds to Skipton train
Book and alight Steeton & Silsden: return Ilkley
(bus out to Lippersley Lane)
7/8 miles Easy
Garsdale Circular
via Lunds and Cotterdale
Book, alight and return Garsdale 10 miles Moderate
September 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
1 Sep Appleby Circular
via High Cup Nick
Book, alight and return Appleby
Late train return
14 miles Strenuous
Wennington Circular
via Wray
[Bentham Line]
From the 1018 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Wennington
8 miles Easy
8 Sep Horton to Settle
via Austwick
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 11 miles Moderate
15 Sep Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Ewbank and Nine Standards
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen
Late train return
15 miles Strenuous
Blackstone Edge to Hebden Bridge
via Stoodley Pike
[Calder Valley Line]
From the 0851 Leeds to Preston train
Book and return Hebden Bridge: alight Mythlmroyd
(bus out from Mythylmroyd)
10 miles Moderate
22 Sep Appleby Circular
via Kings Meaburn
Book, alight and return Appleby
Late train return
12 miles Moderate
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Eden Viaducts
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 8 miles Easy
29 Sep Whalley to Clitheroe
via Nick Of Pendle
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
8 miles Easy/Moderate
Ribblehead to Ingleton
via Whernside and Yordas Cave
Book and alight Ribblehead: return Settle
(bus back to Settle)
13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
October 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
6 Oct Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Kaber and Winton
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 10 miles Moderate
Skipton Circular
via Flasby, Cracoe and Rylstone Edge
Book, alight and return Skipton 16 miles Strenuous
13 Oct Austwick to Clapham
via Gaping Gill, Little Ingleborough and Long Kin West
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book and return Clapham: alight Giggleswick
(bus out from Giggleswick)
12 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Walsden to Todmorden
via Gauxholme
[Calder Valley Line]
From the 0920 Leeds to Southport train
Book and alight Walsden: return Todmorden
7/8 miles Easy
20 Oct Dent to Ribblehead
via Great Knoutberry Hill
Book and alight Dent: return Ribblehead 10 miles Moderate
27 Oct Settle Circular
via Pikedaw
Book, alight and return Settle 12 miles Moderate
Settle Circular
via Winskill, Catrigg Force and Stainforth
Book, alight and return Settle 7 miles Easy
November 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
3 Nov Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Ash Fell Edge and Smardale
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 13.5 miles Strenuous
Bentham Circular
via Fourstones and Low Bentham
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book, alight and return Bentham
10 miles Moderate
10 Nov Settle Circular
via Winskill, Catrigg Force, Stainforth, Smearsett and Giggleswick Scars
Book, alight and return Settle 13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Settle Circular
via Stockdale Lane and Attermire Scar
Book, alight and return Settle 7 miles Easy
17 Nov Cononley Circular
via Farnhill Bridge, Skipton Moor and Jubilee Tower
From the 0856 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Cononley
14 miles Strenuous
Harewood Circular
via Harewood Estate
[Harrogate Line]
From the 0929 Leeds to York train
Book, alight and return Harrogate
(bus out from and back to Harrogate)
7 miles Easy
24 Nov Ribblehead to Horton
via Cam Houses
Book and alight Ribblehead: return Horton 12 miles Moderate
Ribblehead to Horton
via Colt Park And Selside
Book and alight Ribblehead: return Horton 7 miles Easy
December 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
1 Dec Gargrave Circular
via Flasby, Hetton and Friars Head
Book, alight and return Gargrave 10 miles Moderate
Bentham to Ribblehead
via Ingleton and Twistleton Scar End
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book and alight Bentham: return Ribblehead
13 miles Strenuous
8 Dec Skipton to Addingham
via Embsay and Bolton Abbey
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus back to Keighley or Skipton)
13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Settle Circular
via Ribble Way, Victoria Cave and Langcliffe
Book, alight and return Settle 8 miles Easy
15 Dec Hellifield to Settle
via Pikedaw
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book and return Settle: alight Hellifield
14 miles Strenuous
Ripon Circular
via Littlethorpe and Studley Royal
[Harrogate Line]
From the 0929 Leeds to York train
Book, alight and return Ripon
(bus out from and back to Harrogate)
11 miles Moderate
22 Dec Hellifield Circular
via Otterburn and Kirkby Malham
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Lancaster train
Book, alight and return Hellifield
12 miles Moderate
Gisburn to Hellifield
via Paythorne and Ribble Way
Book and return Hellifield: alight Skipton
(bus out from Skipton)
7/8 miles Easy
29 Dec Addingham Circular
Figure of Eight via Hammerthorn Hill
Book, alight and return Keighley
(bus out from and back to Keighley)
13.5 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Giggleswick to Long Preston
via Ribble Way and Settle
[Bentham Line]
From the 1018 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Giggleswick: return Long Preston
6 miles Easy

 

 


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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