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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)


LEEDS-SETTLE-CARLISLE AND LEEDS-BENTHAM-MORECAMBE
Rail Timetable
19 May 2019 to
to 14 December 2019
(PDF file, 1.49 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
)

AIREDALE LINE
LEEDS TO SKIPTON
Rail Timetable
19 May 2019 to
to 14 December 2019
(PDF file, 318 KB


CALDER VALLEY LINE
Rail Timetable
9 December 2018
to 18 May 2019
(PDF file, 887 KB
)

CALDER VALLEY LINE (LEEDS TO HEBDEN BRIDGE)
Rail Timetable
19 May 2019 to
to 14 December 2019
(PDF file, 318 KB)

CALDER VALLEY LINE (LEEDS TO MANCHESTER VICTORIA)
Rail Timetable
19 May 2019 to
to 14 December 2019
(PDF file, 303 KB
)


HARROGATE LINE
Rail Timetable
9 December 2018
to 18 May 2019
(PDF file, 982 KB
)

HALLAM LINE
Rail Timetable
19 May 2019 to
to 14 December 2019
(PDF file, 337 KB)


HUDDERSFIELD LINE
Rail Timetable
9 December 2018
to 18 May 2019
(PDF file, 125 KB
)

HUDDERSFIELD LINE
Rail Timetable
19 May 2019 to
to 14 December 2019
(PDF file, 201KB)


WHARFEDALE LINE
Rail Timetable
9 December 2018
to 18 May 2019
(PDF file, 950 KB
)

WHARFEDALE LINE
Rail Timetable
19 May 2019 to
to 14 December 2019
(PDF file, 218 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 0917 Leeds-Settle-Carlisle train unless otherwise stated. Walks will usually finish in time to return to Leeds by 7.06 pm (Settle/Carlisle line) 7.35 pm (Bentham line). Return times from other lines will be similar.

May 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
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 0747 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 Morecambe 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 0854 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 0747 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
July 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
6 July Settle Circular
via Pennine Bridleway Settle Loop
Book, alight and return Settle 10 miles moderate
13 July Horton to Settle
via Crummackdale
Book and alight Horton, return Settle 13 miles moderate/strenuous
Lancaster Circular
via Lancashire Coastal Way, Aldcliffe Marsh and Deep Cutting Bridge
[Bentham Line]

From the 1018 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Lancaster
7 miles easy
20 July Appleby Circular
via High Cup Nick
From the 0747 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Appleby
14 miles strenuous
Blackstone Edge to Hebden Bridge
via Stoodley Pike
[Calder Valley Line]

From the 0851 Leeds to Blackpool North train
Book and return Hebden Bridge, alight Mytholmroyd
(bus out from Mytholmroyd)
10 miles moderate
27 July Chatburn to Clitheroe
via Grindleton Fell
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
11 miles moderate
Malham Circular
via Janet’s Foss and Malham Tarn
From the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7/8 miles easy
August 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
3 Aug Garsdale Circular
via Wild Boar Fell, Swarth Fell, Hell Gill and High Dyke
From the 0747 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Garsdale
14 miles strenuous
Menston to Ilkley
via Ilkley Moor
[Wharfedale Line]
From the 0933 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book and return Ilkley, alight Menston
10 miles moderate
10 Aug Gisburn to Barnoldswick
via Pennine Bridleway
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
8 miles easy
Arnside to Carnforth
via Arnside Knott and Leighton Moss
[Bentham Line]

From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Arnside, return Carnforth
12 miles moderate/strenuous
17 Aug Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Crosby Garrett
From the 0747 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen
12 miles moderate
Ben Rhydding to Guiseley
via Burley in Wharfedale, Menston and High Royds
[Wharfedale Line]
From the 1003 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book and alight Ben Rhydding, return Guiseley
7 miles easy
24 Aug Garsdale Circular
via Lunds and Cotterdale
Book, alight and return Garsdale 11 miles moderate
Haworth Circular
via Bronte Way
Book, alight and return Keighley
(bus out from and back to Keighley)
7 miles easy
31 Aug Skipton Circular
via Embsay Reservoir and Skipton Woods
Book, alight and return Skipton 7 miles easy
Austwick to Clapham
via Gaping Gill, Little Ingleborough and Long Kin West
[Bentham Line]

From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and return Clapham, alight Giggleswick
(bus out from Giggleswick)
12 miles moderate/strenuous
September 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
7 Sep Appleby Circular
via Flakebridge and Dufton
Book, alight and return Appleby 10 miles moderate
Marsden Circular
via Butterley Reservoir, Kirklees Way, Black Hill, Dean Hill and Black Moss Reservoir
[Huddersfield Line]
From the 0928 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book, alight and return Marsden
14 miles strenuous
14 Sep Dent to Ribblehead
via Great Knoutberry Hill
Book and alight Dent, return Ribblehead 10 miles moderate
21 Sep Gisburn to Hellifield
via Paythorne and Ribble Way
Book and return Hellifield, alight Skipton
(bus out from Skipton)
7/8 miles easy
Ilkley Circular
via Beamsley Beacon
[Wharfedale Line]
From the 0933 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Ilkley
10 miles moderate
28 Sep Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Nine Standards and Ewbank Scar
From the 0747 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen
15 miles strenuous
Appleby Circular
via Bandley Bridge and Rutter Force
Book, alight and return Appleby 8 miles easy
October 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
5 Oct Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Ash Fell and Smardale
From the 0747 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen
13.5 miles strenuous
Walsden to Hebden Bridge
via Pennine Bridleway
[Calder Valley Line]
From the 0920 Leeds to Southport train
Book and alight Walsden, return Hebden Bridge
8 miles easy
12 Oct Grassington Circular
via River, Conistone and Dales Way

From the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton

(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7 miles easy
Bentham Circular
via Fourstones and Low Bentham
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Bentham
12 miles moderate
19 Oct Hellifield Circular
via Stainton Cotes and Coniston Moor
Book, alight and return Hellifield 10 miles moderate
26 Oct Chatburn Circular
via Pendle
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
12 miles moderate/strenuous
Settle Circular
via Winskill, Catrigg Force and Stainforth
Book, alight and return Settle 7 miles easy
November 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
2 Nov Horton Circular
via Ribble Way and Crooks Barn
Book, alight and return Horton 10 miles moderate
Todmorden Circular
via Stoodley Pike and Whirlaw Common [Calder Valley Line]
From the 0839 Leeds to Chester train
Book, alight and return Todmorden
14 miles strenuous
9 Nov Settle Circular
via Winskill, Catrigg Force,
Smearsett and Giggleswick Scars
Book, alight and return Settle 13 miles moderate/strenuous
Giggleswick to Long Preston
via Ribble Way
[Bentham Line]
From the 1018 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Giggleswick, return Long Preston
6 miles easy
16 Nov Steeton Circular
via Sutton, the Gorge, Pool Stoop, Newsholme Dean, Slippery Ford and the Pinnacles
From the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Steeton
15 miles strenuous
Marsden to Holmfirth
via Wessenden Head and Digley Reservoir
[Huddersfield Line]
From the 0928 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book and alight Marsden, return Huddersfield
(bus back to Huddersfield)
11 miles moderate
23 Nov Gargrave to Skipton
via Winterburn and Flasby Fell
[Bentham Line]
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Gargrave, return Skipton
12 miles moderate
Ickornshaw to Skipton
via Lothersdale and Pennine Way
Book and return Skipton, alight Keighley
(bus out from Keighley)
8 miles easy
30 Nov Rylstone to Grassington
via Elbolton Hill and Duke’s Water Course

From the 0826 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
13 miles moderate/strenuous
Settle Circular
via Ribble Way, Victoria Cave and Langcliffe
Book, alight and return Settle 8 miles easy
December 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
7 Dec Ribblehead to Settle
via Thorns Gill and Helwith Bridge
From the 0747 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and alight Ribblehead, return Settle
15 miles strenuous
Woodlesford to Leeds
via Trans Pennine Trail – Canal Walk
[Hallam Line]
From the 0929 Leeds to Sheffield train
Book and alight Woodlesford, return Leeds
7 miles easy
14 Dec Laneshaw Bridge to Barnoldswick
via Foulridge Reservoirs
Book and return Skipton, alight Keighley
(bus out from Keighley and back to Skipton)
7/8 miles easy
Laneshaw Bridge to Wycoller
via Walton’s Monument and Boulsworth Hill
From the 0854 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Keighley
(bus out from and back to Keighley)
12 miles moderate/strenuous
21 Dec Steeton & Silsden to Bingley
via Millennium Way and East Morton
From the 0926 Leeds to Skipton train
Book and alight Steeton, return Bingley
10 miles moderate
Settle Circular
via Capon Hall, Malham Tarn and Stockdale Lane
From the 0747 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Settle
14 miles strenuous
28 Dec Horton to Settle
via Austwick
Book and alight Horton, return Settle 11 miles moderate
Settle Circular
via Stockdale Lane and Attermire Scar
Book, alight and return Settle 7 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.

 

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