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LEEDS-SETTLE-CARLISLE AND LEEDS-BENTHAM-MORECAMBE
Rail Timetable
21 May 2017 to
9 December
(PDF file, 510KB)

National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
(external link)


Engineering Works
Update (external link)


Walk Leader's Checklist (Microsoft Word document)
To view PDF files, you may need Adobe Reader, a free download from the Adobe website - please click below to obtain this


CALDER VALLEY LINE
Rail Timetable
21 May 2017 to
9 December
(PDF file, 442KB)

HARROGATE LINE
Rail Timetable
21 May 2017 to
9 December
(PDF file, 388KB)

WHARFEDALE LINE
Rail Timetable
21 May 2017 to
9 December
(PDF file, 597KB)

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

Northern Rail Network Map (PDF file, 511KB)

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 08457 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 0849 Leeds-Settle-Carlisle service unless otherwise stated
Walks will usually finish in time to return to Leeds by 7.00 pm
September 2017
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
09 Sept Dent to Ribblehead
via Craven Way
Book and alight Dent: return Ribblehead 10 miles Moderate
16 Sept Dent to Ribblehead
via the Megger Stones, Great Coum and Whernside
Book and alight Dent: return Ribblehead 16 miles Strenuous
Burley in Wharfedale to Otley
[Wharfedale Line]
via Chevin Forest Park
From the 0932 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book and alight Burley in Wharfedale: return Menston
(bus back to Menston)
10 miles Moderate
23 Sept Ribblehead Circular
via Twisleton
Book, alight and return Ribblehead 12 miles Moderate
Grassington Circular
via Bolton Gill and Hebden
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7-8 miles Easy
30 Sept Laneshaw Bridge to Skipton
via Pendle Way and Cowling Hill
Book and return Skipton: alight Keighley
(bus out from Keighley)
10 miles Moderate
Lancaster to Wennington
via River Lune and Stede Castle
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train Book and alight Lancaster: return Wennington 13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
October 2017
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
07 Oct Garsdale Circular
via Mossdale Moor
Sorry No Dogs
Book, alight and return Garsdale 10 miles Moderate
Ripley to Pateley Bridge
[Harrogate Line]
via Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks
From the 0859 Leeds to Knaresborough train
Book, alight and return Harrogate
(bus out from and back to Harrogate)
14 miles Strenuous
14 Oct Settle Circular
via the Elgar Way
Book, alight and return Settle 13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Whalley Circular
via Old Langho
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
8 miles Easy
21 Oct Colne to Barnoldswick
via Barrowford
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
10 miles Moderate

28 Oct

Settle Circular
via Rathmell and Giggleswick
Book, alight and return Settle 11 miles Moderate
Settle Circular
via Langcliffe, Hoffman Kilns and Stainforth
Book, alight and return Settle 8 miles Easy
November 2017
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
04 Nov

 

Settle Circular
via Malham Tarn and Nature Reserve
Book, alight and return Settle 15 miles Strenuous
Wennington to Bentham
via Hindburn Bridge
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train Book and alight Wennington: return Bentham 10 miles Moderate
11 Nov Horton Circular
via Feizor and Giggleswick Scar
Book, alight and return Horton 12 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Settle to Horton
via Helwith Bridge and Dub Cote
Book and return Horton: alight Settle 8 miles Easy
18 Nov Horton to Settle
via Fountains Fell
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 14 miles Strenuous
Strid to Addingham
[Wharfedale Line]
via Dales Way and Bolton Abbey
From the 0902 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Ilkley
(bus out from and back to Ilkley)
7 miles Easy

25 Nov

Horton to Ribblehead
via Ling Gill
Book and return Ribblehead: alight Horton 11 miles Moderate
Horton to Ribblehead
via Colt Park and Selside
Book and return Ribblehead: alight Horton 8 miles Easy
December 2017
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
02 Dec Ribblehead to Horton
via Sulber Gate
Book and alight Ribblehead: return Horton 10 miles Moderate
Hellifield to Skipton
via Otterburn, Sharp Haw and Haw Crag
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Hellifield: return Skipton
15 miles Strenuous
09 Dec

Skipton to Grassington
via Embsay Reservoir and Rylstone Cross
Sorry No Dogs

Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus back to Skipton)
13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Foulridge Circular
via Historic Waterways
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
8 miles Easy
16 Dec Hellifield to Settle
via Malham Cove
Book and return Settle: alight Hellifield 14 miles Strenuous
Knaresborough Circular
[Harrogate Line]
via Forest Lane Head and the Nidd Gorge
From the 0929 Leeds to York train
Book, alight and return Knaresborough
10 miles Moderate
23 Dec Hellifield to Settle
via Ribble Way
Book and return Settle: alight Hellifield 11 miles Moderate
Settle Circular
via Attermire Cave and Catrigg Force
Book, alight and return Settle 7-8 miles Easy

30 Dec

Bingley to Apperley Bridge
via Shipley Glen and Baildon Hall
Book and alight Bingley: return Apperley Bridge 11.5 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Horton to Settle
via Stainforth Scar
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 10 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
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

 

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