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RELATED LINKS:

LEEDS-SETTLE-CARLISLE
& LEEDS-MORECAMBE
Rail Timetable
18 May 2014 to
13 December

(PDF file, 399KB)


LEEDS TO SKIPTON
Rail Timetable
18 May 2014 to
13 December

(PDF file, 379KB)

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
18 May 2014 to
13 December

(PDF file, 532KB)

HARROGATE LINE
Rail Timetable
18 May 2014 to
13 December

(PDF file, 232KB)

HUDDERSFIELD LINE
Rail Timetable
18 May 2014 to
13 December

(PDF file, 300KB)

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

Northern Rail Network Map (PDF file, 144KB)

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


CALDER VALLEY LINE WALKS ARE NOW SHOWN WITHIN THE MAIN WALKS LISTING FOR EACH MONTH BELOW


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 are 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
WALK THE LINE IN 2014 - EXTRA WALKS
In conjunction with the Friends of Settle Carlisle Line (FoSCL) there will be additional walks from Settle to Carlisle between April and October 2014 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of saving the line
Summary information can be found below within our regular events listings
Please click here for full details of these extra walks
(external website link)
 
August 2014
30 Aug
Kettlewell Circular
via Littondale and Arncliffe
Please click here for further information about the above walk
From the 0947 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7 miles Easy/Moderate
Settle Circular
via Bowland Knotts
Book, alight and return Settle
15 miles Strenuous
 
September 2014
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
06 Sept Garsdale Circular
via East House and Hell Gill Bridge
Book, alight and return Garsdale 10 miles Moderate
13 Sept Settle Circular
via Giggleswick Scar and Stainforth Force
Book, alight and return Settle 8 miles Easy
Bingley to Hebden Bridge
via Cullingworth and Warley Moor: Stanza Stones Trail #3
Book and alight Bingley: return Hebden Bridge 14.5 miles
Moderately Strenuous
WALK THE LINE:
Langwathby to Armathwaite
Please click here for full details
(external website link)
13 miles Strenuous
SUN
14 Sept
Burnley to Hebden Bridge [Calder Valley line]
via Gorple Reservoirs
from the 0851 Leeds to Blackpool North train
Book and alight Burnley: return Hebden Bridge
15 miles Strenuous
Hebden Bridge Circular [Calder Valley line]
via New Delight and May's Emporium
from the 0908 Leeds to Manchester Victoria train
Book, alight and return Hebden Bridge
7 miles Easy
WED
17 Sept
WALK THE LINE:
Langwathby to Armathwaite
Please click here for full details
(external website link)
13 miles Strenuous
20 Sept Skipton to Grassington
via Embsay Reservoir, Rylstone Cross and Linton Falls
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus back to Skipton)
16 miles Strenuous
Hebden Bridge Circular [Calder Valley line]
via Colden Clough and Long High Top
From the 0951 Leeds to Manchester Victoria train
Book, alight and return Hebden Bridge
7 miles Easy
27 Sept Grassington Circular via Grass Wood and Conistone From the 0947 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7 miles Easy
Dent to Ribblehead
via Great Knoutberry Hill
Book and alight Dent: return Ribblehead 10 miles Moderate
WALK THE LINE:
Armathwaite to Carlisle
Please click here for full details
(external website link)
15 miles Strenuous
 
October 2014
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
04 Oct
Dent to Ribblehead
via Great Coum and Whernside
Book and alight Dent: return Ribblehead
16 miles Strenuous
Arnside Circular
via Sides of Knott and Silverdale
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Carnforth
8 miles Easy
WED
08 Oct
WALK THE LINE:
Armathwaite to Carlisle
15 miles Strenuous
11 Oct
Horton Circular
via Moughton Top
Book, alight and return Horton
8 miles Easy
Laneshaw Bridge Circular
via Trawden, Walton's Monument, Boulsworth Hill and Wycoller
Book, alight and return Keighley
(bus out from and back to Keighley)
12 miles
Moderately Strenuous
WALK THE LINE:
Armathwaite to Carlisle
15 miles Strenuous
18 Oct
Lazonby to Langwathby
via Old Parks and Glassonby
Book and alight Lazonby, return Langwathby
9-10 miles Moderate
25 Oct
Gargrave to Skipton
via Flasby
Book and alight Gargrave: return Skipton
7 miles Easy
Whalley to Clitheroe
via Hurst Green and Stonyhurst College
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
11 miles Moderate
 
November 2014
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
01 Nov
Cononley Circular
via the canal, Farnhill Bridge, Skipton Moor, the Roman Road and Jubilee Tower
From the 0856 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Cononley
14 miles Strenuous
Wennington to Bentham
via Greta Bridge and Burton-in-Lonsdale
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Wennington: return Bentham
10 miles Moderate
08 Nov
Horton Circular
via Sulber and Crummack Dale
Book, alight and return Horton
7 miles Easy
Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen
via Wharton Hall and Stenkrith Park
Book and return Kirkby Stephen: alight Garsdale
13 miles Moderately Strenuous
15 Nov
Ribblehead to Horton
via Ling Gill and Pennine Way
Book and alight Ribblehead: return Horton
11 miles Moderate
Hebden Bridge Circular [Calder Valley Line]
via Crimsworth Dean
From the 0951 Leeds to Manchester Victoria train
Book, alight and return Hebden Bridge
7 miles Easy
22 Nov
Dent to Ribblehead
via Dales Way
Book and alight Dent: return Ribblehead
8 miles Easy
Horton to Settle
via Wharfe and Feizor
Book and alight Horton: return Settle
12 miles Moderate
29 Nov
Thornton in Craven to Barnoldswick
via Scald Bank and Weets Hill
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
13.5 miles Moderately Strenuous
Pannal to Knaresborough [Harrogate Line]
via Kirkby Overblow, Spofforth and Plumpton Rocks
From the 0929 Leeds-Harrogate-York train
Book and return Knaresborough alight Pannal
10 miles Moderate
 
December 2014
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
06 Dec
Hellifield Circular
via Stainton Cotes and Coniston Moor
Book, alight and return Hellifield
10 miles Moderate
Bentham to Settle
via Fourstones and Feizor
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Bentham: return Settle
15 miles Strenuous
13 Dec
Bingley Circular
via St Ives
From the 0947 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Bingley
7 miles Easy
Ribblehead Circular
via Gavel Gap
Book, alight and return Ribblehead
14 miles Moderately Strenuous
20 Dec
Dent to Horton
via the Dales, Ribble and Pennine Ways
Book and alight Dent: return Horton
14 miles Strenuous
Settle Circular
via Langcliffe Scar
Book, alight and return Settle
7 miles Easy
27 Dec
Settle Circular
via Victoria Cave and Stainforth
Book, alight and 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.

 

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