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LEEDS-SETTLE-CARLISLE AND LEEDS-BENTHAM-MORECAMBE
Rail Timetable
15 December 2019
to 16 February 2020
(PDF file, 533 KB)


LEEDS-SETTLE-CARLISLE AND LEEDS-BENTHAM-MORECAMBE
Temporary Rail Timetable
27, 28 and 29 December 2019 only
(PDF file, 186 KB)

National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
(external link)


Engineering Works
Update (external link)


Walk Leader's Checklist (Microsoft Word document)
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HUDDERSFIELD TO SHEFFIELD
Rail Timetable
15 December 2019
to 16 May 2020
(PDF file, 281 KB)

HUDDERSFIELD TO MANCHESTER
Rail Timetable
15 December 2019
to 16 May 2020
(PDF file, 299 KB)

LEEDS TO HARROGATE
Rail Timetable
15 December 2019
to 16 February 2020
(PDF file, 276 KB)

LEEDS TO ILKLEY
Rail Timetable
15 December 2019
to 16 February 2020
(PDF file, 223 KB)

LEEDS TO MANCHESTER VICTORIA
Rail Timetable
15 December 2019
to 16 May 2020
(PDF file, 315 KB)

LEEDS TO SKIPTON
Rail Timetable
15 December 2019
to 16 February 2020
(PDF file, 387 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 7.08 pm (Settle/Carlisle line) 7.38 pm (Bentham line). Return times from other lines will be similar.

December 2019
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
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
From the 0854 Leeds to Skipton train,
then the 0959 Skipton to Carlisle train

Book and alight Horton, return Settle
11 miles moderate
Settle Circular
via Stockdale Lane and Attermire Scar
From the 0854 Leeds to Skipton train,
then the 0959 Skipton to Carlisle train

Book, alight and return Settle
7 miles easy
January 2020
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
1 Jan WED Menston Circular
via Baildon Moor
From the 1003 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Menston
11 miles
moderate
Menston Circular
via Beating the Bounds
From the 1033 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Menston
7 miles easy
4 Jan Settle Circular
via Upper Winskill, Moor Head Lane and Stainforth
Book, alight and return Settle 10 miles moderate
Sough to Skipton
via Earby Waterfalls, Pinhaw and Lothersdale
From the 0818 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from Skipton)
11.5 miles
moderate/strenuous
11 Jan Horton to Settle
via Crummack Dale
Book and alight Horton, return Settle 13 miles moderate/strenuous
Clapham Circular
via Austwick
From the 0818 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Clapham, return Settle
(bus back to Settle)
7 miles easy
18 Jan
*** NEW YEAR DALESRAIL SPECIAL***
FOUR WALKS AND MEMBERS ANNUAL DINNER AT THE RAILWAY HOTEL, SKIPTON
Skipton Circular
via Embsay Crag
From the 0856 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
14 miles
strenuous
Skipton Circular
via Carleton, Cononley, Jubilee Tower and Skipton Moor
From the 0856 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
12 miles moderate/strenuous
Cononley to Skipton
via Kildwick and Roman Road
From the 0926 Leeds to Skipton train
Book and return Skipton, alight Cononley
10 miles moderate
Thornton in Craven to Skipton
via Elslack and Carlton in Craven
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from Skipton)
7 miles easy
25 Jan Horton to Ribblehead
via Sulber, Selside and Nature Reserve
Book and return Ribblehead, alight Horton 7 miles easy
Ribblehead Circular
via Chapel-le-Dale and Scars of Whernside
Book, alight and return Ribblehead 12 miles moderate
February 2020
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
1 Feb Long Preston to Settle
via Pike Daw
From the 0818 Leeds to Morecambe train Book and return Settle, alight Long Preston 13 miles strenuous
Ripley Circular
via South Stainley
From the 0929 Leeds to Harrogate train
Book, alight and return Harrogate
(bus out to and back from Harrogate)
7 miles easy
8 Feb Foulridge Circular
via waterways and reservoirs
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7/8 miles easy
Ilkley Circular
via Langbar and Beamsley Beacon
From the 0903 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Ilkley
13 miles strenuous
15 Feb Appleby Circular
via Brackenber Moor and Hilton
Book, alight and return Appleby 10 miles moderate
Greenfield Circular
via Donkey Derby, Castleshaw Reservoir and Harrop Edge Lane
From the 0953 Huddersfield to Manchester
Piccadilly train

Book, alight and return Greenfield
12 miles strenuous
22 Feb Horton to Settle
via Dub Cote and Helwith Bridge
Book and alight Horton, return Settle 8 miles easy
Horton Circular
via Moughton Scars
Book, alight and return Horton 11 miles moderate
29 Feb Ingleton Circular
via Yordas cave and Gragareth

From the 0818 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Giggleswick
(bus out from and back to Giggleswick)
12.5 miles moderate/strenuous
Gargrave Circular
via Bell Busk, Airton and Pennine Way
Book, alight and return Gargrave 8 miles easy
March 2020
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
7 Mar Skipton to Grassington
via Barden Moor
Sorry no dogs
From the 0825 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton (bus
back to Skipton)
15 miles strenuous
Weeton to Harrogate
via Almscliffe Crag
From the 0929 Leeds to York (via Harrogate) train
Book and return Harrogate, alight Weeton
10 miles moderate
14 Mar Ribblehead Circular
via Whernside
Book, alight and return Ribblehead 12 miles moderate/strenuous
Wennington to Bentham
via Greta Bridge and Burton-in-Lonsdale
From the 0818 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Wennington, return Bentham
10 miles moderate
21 Mar Settle to Horton
via Feizor and Foredale
Book and return Horton, alight Settle 10 miles moderate
28 Mar Armathwaite Circular
via Coombs Wood, Longdales and Ainstable
Book, alight and return Armathwaite 7 miles easy
Grassington Circular
via Yarnbury and Mossdale Scar
From the 0825 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
11 miles moderate
Chatburn Circular
via Pendle
From the 0818 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
12 miles moderate/strenuous
April 2020
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
4 Apr Dent to Ribblehead
via Arten Gill
Book and alight Dent, return Ribblehead 10 miles moderate
Penistone Circular
via Transpennine Trail, Newhause Farm, Langsett, North America and Fullshaw
From the 0912 Huddersfield to Sheffield train
Book, alight and return Penistone
13 miles moderate/strenuous
11 Apr
*** EASTER DALESRAIL SPECIAL - FOUR WALKS ***
Settle Circular
via Malham Cove and Pike Daw

Book, alight and return Settle
15 miles strenuous
Horton to Settle
via Pen-y-ghent and Stainforth
Book and alight Horton, return Settle 13 miles moderate/strenuous
Settle Circular
via Scaleber Force and Langber Lane
Book, alight and return Settle 10 miles moderate
Settle Circular
via Winskill, Catrigg Force and Stainforth
Book, alight and return Settle 7 miles easy
18 Apr Settle Circular
via Langcliffe, Stainforth, Helwith Bridge, Oxenber Woods and Giggleswick
Book, alight and return Settle 13 miles moderate/strenuous
Littleborough Circular
via Hollingsworth Lake
From the 0917 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate train
Book, alight and return Littleborough
7 miles easy
25 Apr Horton to Austwick
via Wharfe Woods
Book and alight Horton, return Settle
(bus back to Settle)
7-8 miles easy
Ribblehead to Clapham
via Crina Bottom and Cold Cotes
Book and alight Ribblehead, return Clapham 11 miles moderate
ride2stride Settle Carlisle Walking Festival - Tuesday 28 April to Monday 4 May 2020
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 - indicate 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.
28 Apr TUE Settle Circular
via Malham Cove and Pike Daw r2s
Book, alight and return Settle 14 miles strenuous
Settle Circular
via Pike Daw r2s
Book, alight and return Settle 12 miles moderate
29 Apr WED Settle to Horton
via Oxenber Woods r2s
Book and return Horton, alight Settle 10 miles moderate
Ribblehead to Horton
via Colt Park, Selside and Sulber Nick r2s
Book and alight Ribblehead, return Horton 7 miles easy
30 Apr THU Settle to Ribblehead
via Oxenber Woods and Crummack Dale r2s
Book and return Ribblehead, alight Settle 13 miles strenuous
Horton to Ribblehead
via Ling Gill r2s
Book and return Ribblehead, alight Horton 11 miles moderate
Horton to Ribblehead
via Sulber Nick and Nature Reserve r2s
Book and return Ribblehead, alight Horton 7 miles easy
May 2020
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
1 May FRI Garsdale Circular
via Hell Gill and Lund Church r2s
Book, alight and return Garsdale 10 miles moderate
2 May Dent to Ribblehead
via Snaizeholme r2s
Book and alight Dent, return Ribblehead 14 miles strenuous
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Nine Standards Rigg r2s
CLIMB A PEAK SLOWLY
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen
11 miles moderate
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Wharton Dikes, Birkett Common, Lammerside, Nateby and Franks Bridge r2s
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 10.5 miles moderate
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Podgill and Merrygill viaducts r2s
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 8 miles easy
3 May SUN Appleby Circular
Figure of eight walk via White Mines and High Cup Nick r2s
From the 0859 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Appleby
14 miles strenuous
Appleby Circular
via Rutter Force r2s
From the 0859 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Appleby
8 miles easy
Horton Circular
via Hull Pot and River r2s
From the 0859 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Horton
7 miles easy

4 May MON

Settle Circular
via Winskill, Stainforth, Smearsett and Giggleswick Scars r2s
Book, alight and return Settle 13 miles strenuous
9 May Thornton in Craven to Skipton
via Pinhaw
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from Skipton)
8 miles easy
Clapham to Settle
via Limestone Scars, Crummack Dale, Moughton, Smearsett and Giggleswick Scars
From the 0818 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, and alight Clapham, return Settle
16 miles strenuous
16 May Malham Circular
via Janet’s Foss and Malham Tarn
From the 0825 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
10 miles moderate
Todmorden Circular
via Orchan Rocks and Thieveley Pike
From the 0912 Leeds to Manchester Victoria train
Book, alight and return Todmorden
14 miles strenuous
23 May Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Lammerside Castle and Eden Viaducts
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 7 miles easy
Garsdale to Ribblehead
via Newby Head
Book and alight Garsdale, return Ribblehead 11 miles moderate
30 May Ribblehead to Horton
via Ribble and Pennine Ways
Book and alight Ribblehead, return Horton 10 miles moderate
June 2020
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
6 June Kirkby Stephen to Appleby
via Crosby Garrett, Potts Valley and Asby
From the 0748 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and return Appleby, alight Kirkby Stephen
16.5 miles strenuous
Marsden to Greenfield
via Standedge Trail and Huddersfield Narrow Canal
From the 0953 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book and return Greenfield, alight Marsden
7 miles easy
13 June Clitheroe Circular
via River Ribble
From the 0818 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7-8 miles easy
Grange Over Sands Circular
via Hampsfell
From the 0818 Leeds to Morecambe train Book, alight and return Grange Over Sands 10 miles moderate
20 June Slaithwaite to Mytholmroyd
via four reservoirs, Manshead and Crow Hill
From the 0953 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book and alight Slaithwaite, return Mytholmroyd
16 miles strenuous
Whalley to Chatburn
via Nick of Pendle
From the 0818 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
9-10 miles moderate
27 June 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
Skipton to Addingham
via Cawder Gill
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus back to Skipton)
8 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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