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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)
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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 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 0849 Leeds-Settle-Carlisle service unless otherwise stated
Walks will usually finish in time to return to Leeds by 7.00 pm
November 2017
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
18 Nov Horton to Settle
via Fountains Fell
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 14 miles Strenuous
Addingham Circular
[Wharfedale Line]
via 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
2 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
9 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
January 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
1 Jan (Mon) Ilkley Circular
[Wharfedale Line]
via Middleton Moor

From the 1002 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Ilkley
10 miles Moderate
6 Jan DALESRAIL NEW YEARS SPECIAL - 4 WALKS AND MEMBERS ANNUAL DINNER AT THE ROYAL OAK, SETTLE
1) Settle Circular
via Malham Tarn
Book, alight and return Settle
for all 4 walks
1) 14 miles Strenuous
2) Settle Circular
via Langcliffe, Winskill, Stainforth
and Giggleswick Scar
2) 12 miles Moderate/Strenuous
3) Settle Circular
via Victoria Cave and Stainforth
3) 10 miles Moderate
4) Settle Circular
via Giggleswick
4) 7-8 miles Easy
13 Jan Rolls Royce Ghyll to Elslack
via Great Edge and Kelbrook House
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
12.5 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Foulridge Circular
via Colne Circular Trail
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7-8 miles Easy
20 Jan Rylstone to Grassington
via Linton
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
10 miles Moderate
Haworth to Hebden Bridge
via Bronte Bridge, Walshaw Dean Reservoir, Widdop Gate and Heptonstall
Book and alight Keighley: return Hebden Bridge (bus out from Keighley) 13 miles Strenuous
27 Jan Long Preston to Hellifield
via Lambert Lane and Newton Moor
Book and alight Long Preston: return Hellifield 10 miles Moderate
Ribblehead Circular
via Chapel-le-Dale
Book, alight and return Ribblehead 7 miles Easy
February 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
3 Feb Long Preston to Settle
via Pikedaw
Book and return Settle: alight Long Preston 14 miles Strenuous
Wennington to Bentham
via Melling and Burton-in-Lonsdale
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Wennington: return Bentham
10 miles Moderate
10 Feb Horton to Settle
via Crummack Dale
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Grassington Circular
via Bolton Gill and Hebden
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7-8 miles Easy
17 Feb Dent to Horton
via the Three Ways
Book and alight Dent: return Horton 14 miles Strenuous
Ripley Castle to Harrogate
[Harrogate Line]
via Nidderdale Greenaway Path
From the 0929 Leeds to York train
Book, alight and return Harrogate
(bus out from Harrogate)
7-8 miles Easy
24 Feb Horton Circular
via Crummack Dale and Norber Erratics
Book, alight and return Horton 12 miles Moderate
Ribblehead to Ingleton
via Twisleton
Book and alight Ribblehead: return Settle
(bus back to Settle)
8 miles Easy
March 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
3 Mar Grassington Circular
via Grassington Moor
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
10 miles Moderate
Clapham to Settle
via Trow Gill, Wharfe, Smearsett and Giggleswick Scars

From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Clapham: return Settle

16 miles Strenuous
10 Mar Ribblehead to Bentham
via Whernside Scars, Ingleton and Burton in Lonsdale
Book and alight Ribblehead: return Bentham 14 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Threshfield to Grassington
via Linton,Thorpe and Hebden
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7-8 miles Easy
17 Mar Settle to Horton
via Stainforth Scar
Book and return Horton: alight Settle 10 miles Moderate
24 Mar Settle to Horton
via Catrigg Force, Fountains Fell and Churn Milk Hole
Book and return Horton: alight Settle 14 miles Strenuous
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Smardale
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 8 miles Easy
31 Mar
EASTER DALESRAIL SPECIAL - 4 WALKS
1) Appleby Circular
via High Cup Nick
Book, alight and return Appleby
for all 4 walks
1) 14 miles Strenuous
2) Appleby Circular
via Flakebridge Woods and Dufton Pike
2) 13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
3) Appleby Circular
via Brampton and Long Marton
3) 10 miles Moderate
4) Appleby Circular
via Flakebridge Woods
4) 8 miles Easy
April 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
7 Apr Horton to Settle
via Pen-y-Ghent, Crook Gill Waterfalls and Catrigg Force
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 15 miles Strenuous
Clapham to Feizor
via Crummack Dale,
Austwick and Wharfe Woods
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Clapham: return Settle
(bus back to Settle)
8 miles Easy
14 Apr Long Preston to Settle
via Rye Loaf Hill
Book and return Settle: alight Long Preston 13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Laneshaw Bridge Circular
via Wycoller and Trawden
Book, alight and return Keighley
(bus out from and back to Keighley)
8 miles Easy
21 Apr Dent to Garsdale
via Great Knoutberry and Widdale Fell
Book and return Garsdale: alight Dent 13 miles Strenuous
Ben Rhydding to Otley
[Wharfedale Line]

via Askwith and Clifton
From the 0932 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book and alight Ben Rhydding: return Menston
(bus back to Menston)
10 miles Moderate
28 Apr Clitheroe to Gisburn
via Ribble Way
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
11 miles Moderate
Ilkley Circular
[Wharfedale Line]

via Nesfield and Middleton Woods
From the 0932 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Ilkley
7 miles Easy
May 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
ride2stride Settle Carlisle Walking Festival - Tuesday 1 to Monday 7 May 2018
Please click here for details (as available) 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.
1 May (Tue) Settle Circular
via Malham Tarn and Nature Reserve r2s
Book, alight and return Settle 15 miles Strenuous
Settle Circular
via the Courtyard Cheese Centre at Feizor r2s
Book, alight and return Settle 10 miles Moderate
Feizor Courtyard Cheese Centre to Settle r2s Book, alight and return Settle
(minibus taxi out from Settle - fare payable)
5 miles Easy
2 May (Wed) Appleby Circular
via High Cup Nick r2s
Book, alight and return Appleby 14 miles Strenuous
Appleby Circular
via Coupland r2s
Book, alight and return Appleby 7-8 miles Easy
3 May (Thu) Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Ewbank Scar and Nine Standards Rigg r2s
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 14 miles Strenuous
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Smardale and Waitby Nature Reserves r2s
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 10 miles Moderate
4 May (Fri) Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale
via the Lady Anne High Way r2s
Book and alight Kirkby Stephen: return Garsdale 13 miles Strenuous
Garsdale Circular
via Hell Gill Force r2s
Book, alight and return Garsdale 10 miles Moderate
5 May (Sat) Ribblehead to Dent
via Whernside r2s
Book and return Dent: alight Ribblehead
(community bus back to Dent station – fare payable)
14 miles Strenuous
Ribblehead to Dent
via Dales Way and Craven Way r2s
Book and return Dent: alight Ribblehead
(community bus back to Dent station – fare payable)
10 miles Moderate
Dent Circular
via Flinter Gill and Gawthrop r2s
Book, alight and return Dent
(community bus out from and back to Dent
station – fare payable)
7 miles Easy
6 May (Sun) Horton Circular
via Pen-y-Ghent, Crook Gill waterfall and back along the Ribble r2s
Book, alight and return Horton 10 miles Strenuous
7 May (Mon) Horton to Settle
via Crummack Dale, Feizor, Stainforth Force and Catrigg Force r2s
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 14 miles Strenuous
Settle Circular
via Three Waterfalls r2s
Book, alight and return Settle 10 miles Moderate
12 May Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Smardale and Ravenstondale
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Winton
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 8 miles Easy
19 May Horton to Ribblehead
via Moughton Scar
Book and return Ribblehead: alight Horton 10 miles Moderate
26 May Lazonby to Langwathby
via Lacy’s Caves and Winskill
Book and alight Lazonby: return Langwathby 8 miles Easy
Honley to Mirfield
[Penistone Line]

via Castle Hill and Farnley Tyas
From the 1013 Huddersfield to Sheffield train - TRAIN TIME TO BE CONFIRMED
Book and alight Honley: return Mirfield
10 miles Moderate
June 2018
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
2 June Malham to Settle
via Malham Cove and Pennine Bridleway
Book and return Settle: alight Skipton
(bus out from Skipton)
10 miles Moderate
Clapham to Horton
via Ingleborough
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Clapham: return Horton
14 miles Strenuous
9 June Skipton Circular
via Sharp Haw and Rough Haw
Book, alight and return Skipton 10 miles Moderate
Gargrave to Skipton
via Pennine Way, Broughton Hall and Carleton
Book and alight Gargrave: return Skipton 8 miles Easy
16 June Lazonby to Armathwaite
via Kirkoswald and Coombes Wood
Book and return Armathwaite: alight Lazonby 9 miles Moderate
Greenfield Circular
[Huddersfield Line]

via Donkey Trail, Tame Valley, Delph, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Roman Fort, Harrop Edge and the Narrow Canal
TRAIN TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED
Book, alight and return Greenfield
12.5 miles Moderate/Strenuous
23 June Barnoldswick Circular
via Beating the Bounds Walk
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
10 miles Moderate
Dent to Sedbergh
via Dales Way
Book, alight and return Dent
(bus back to Dent station)
7 miles Easy

30 June

Dent Circular
via Great Coum and Calf Top
Book, alight and return Dent
(bus out from and back to Dent station)
13.5 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Garsdale to Hawes
via Cotter Force
Book, alight and return Garsdale
(bus back to Garsdale station)
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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