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to 10 December 2016
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National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
(external link)

Engineering Works
Update (external link)

Walk Leader's Checklist (Microsoft Word document)
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Rail Timetable 15 May
to 10 December 2016
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Rail Timetable 15 May
to 10 December 2016
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Rail Timetable 15 May
to 23 October 2016
(PDF file, 1.08MB

Rail Timetable 15 May
to 10 December 2016
(PDF file, 857KB)

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


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.

- 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
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
A revised rail timetable (including some replacement buses) is currently in operation between Appleby and Carlisle due to ongoing repair works to the railway because of a landslip near Armathwaite.
MOST OF OUR WALKS WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THIS, but details of any changes will be in our News section.
Please click here for details of the new Settle Carlisle Line Day Ranger ticket
November 2016
26 Nov Long Preston to Settle
via Attermire Scar
Book and return Settle: alight Long Preston 11 miles Moderate
Settle Circular
via Eldroth
Book, alight and return Settle 8 miles Easy
December 2016
03 Dec Settle Circular
via Scaleber Force and the tops of Rye Loaf Hill and Warrendale Knots
Book, alight and return Settle 12 miles Strenuous
Wennington to Bentham
via Spen Brow and Mewith Lane
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Wennington: return Bentham
10 miles Moderate
10 Dec Hellifield to Skipton
via Otterburn and Flasby Fell
Book and alight Hellifield: return Skipton 13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Langho to Mellor Brook
via Copster Green
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
8 miles Easy
17 Dec Skipton to Addingham
via Embsay and Bolton Abbey
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus back to Skipton, Ilkley or Keighley)
13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Blackstone Edge to Hebden Bridge [Calder Valley Line]
via Stoodley Pike
From the 0851 Leeds to Manchester Victoria train
Book and return Hebden Bridge: alight Halifax
(bus out from Halifax - adult single £3.00 or purchase a Metro DayRover)
10 miles Moderate
24 Dec Gargrave to Skipton
via Flasby Fell
Book and alight Gargrave: return Skipton 10 miles Moderate
31 Dec Horton to Settle
via Moughton, Wharfe Wood, Smearsett Scar and Happy Valley
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 12 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Gargrave to Skipton
via Niffany and Skipton Woods
Book and alight Gargrave: return Skipton 8 miles Easy


definitions of walk grades

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

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.

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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