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LEEDS-SETTLE-APPLEBY
CARLISLE AND LEEDS-BENTHAM-MORECAMBE Rail Timetable
11 December 2016
to 20 May 2017
(PDF file, 525KB)


National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
(external link)


Engineering Works
Update (external link)


Walk Leader's Checklist (Microsoft Word document)
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AIREDALE VALLEY LINE
LEEDS TO SKIPTON

Rail Timetable
11 December 2016
to 20 May 2017
(PDF file, 502K)

CALDER VALLEY LINE
Rail Timetable
11 December 2016
to 20 May 2017
(PDF file, 451KB)

HARROGATE LINE
Rail Timetable
11 December 2016
to 20 May 2017
(PDF file, 374KB)

HUDDERSFIELD LINE
Rail Timetable
11 December 2016
to 20 May 2017
(PDF file, 419KB)

WHARFEDALE LINE
Rail Timetable
11 December 2016
to 20 May 2017
(PDF file, 559KB)

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 (except ride2stride walks - indicated by r2s below) 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
April 2017
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
22 Apr Austwick to Settle
via Wharfe Woods
From the 0949 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Settle
(bus out from Settle)
8 miles Easy
Walsden to Portsmouth
via Todmorden Centenary Way
[Calder Valley Line]
Please click here for further information about the above walk
From the 0926 Leeds to Manchester Victoria train (via Dewsbury)
Book and alight Walsden: return Todmorden (bus back to Todmorden)
11 miles Moderate

ride2stride Settle Carlisle Walking Festival - Tuesday 25 April to Monday 1 May 2017
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.

25 Apr
(Tue)
Settle Circular
via The Elgar Way r2s
Book, alight and return Settle 13 miles Strenuous
26 Apr
(Wed)
Appleby Circular
via High Cup Nick r2s
Book, alight and return Appleby 14 miles Strenuous
Appleby Circular
via Great and Little Ormside r2s
Book, alight and return Appleby 10 miles Moderate
Visit to Appleby Castle
(guided tour charge) plus town trail r2s
Book, alight and return Appleby 3 miles Easy
27 Apr
(Thu)
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Ash Fell Edge, Smardale and town centre r2s
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 14 miles Strenuous
28 Apr
(Fri)
Today's walks are subject to modification or cancellation due to industrial action on the railways Please click here for further information
Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale
via Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell r2s
Book and alight Kirkby Stephen: return Garsdale 14 miles Strenuous
Garsdale Circular
via Cotter End and Thwaite Bridge r2s
Book, alight and return Garsdale 8 miles Easy
29 Apr
(Sat)
Horton to Ribblehead
via Trow Gill, Gaping Gill and Ingleborough r2s
Book and return Ribblehead: alight Horton 15 miles Strenuous
Horton to Ribblehead
via Ingleborough r2s
CLIMB A PEAK SLOWLY
Book and return Ribblehead: alight Horton 10 miles Moderate
Ribblehead Circular
via Blea Moor, Chapel-le-Dale and the Dales High Way r2s
From the 1049 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Ribblehead
8 miles Easy/Moderate
30 Apr
(Sun)
Ribblehead to Horton
via Cam End and Pen-y-Ghent r2s
Book and alight Ribblehead: return Horton 15 miles Strenuous
Horton Circular
via Pen-y-Ghent r2s
CLIMB A PEAK SLOWLY
Book, alight and return Horton 8 miles Moderate
May 2017
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
1 May
(Mon)
Horton to Settle
via Pen-y-Ghent, Winskill and
Catrigg Force r2s
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 13 miles Strenuous
Horton to Settle
via Norber Erratics r2s
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 11 miles Moderate
6 May Laneshaw Bridge to Ickornshaw
via Lad law
Book, alight and return Keighley
(bus out from and back to Keighley)
16 miles Strenuous
Grange Over Sands Circular
via Cartmel Priory
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Grange
10 miles Moderate
13 May Horton to Settle
via Moughton, Wharfe Woods,
Smearsett Scar and Happy Valley
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 12 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Dent Circular
via Flinter Gill and Gawthrop
Book, alight and return Dent
(bus out from and back to Dent station)
7 miles Easy
20 May Kirkby Stephen to Appleby
via Potts Valley and Asby
Book and return Appleby: alight Kirkby Stephen
Late train return
16 miles Strenuous
Holmfirth Circular
[Huddersfield Line]
via Digley Reservoir

Book, alight and return Huddersfield
(bus out from and back to Huddersfield)
Meet at Huddersfield Rail Station 1015

10 miles Moderate
27 May Grassington Circular
via Yarnbury and Mossdale Scar
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
11 miles Moderate
Skipton to Earby
via Catlow Gill
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus back to Skipton)
9 miles Easy/Moderate
June 2017
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
3 June Lazonby to Langwathby
via Long Meg and her Daughters
Book and alight Lazonby: return Langwathby 10 miles Moderate
Bingley to Hebden Bridge
via Cullingworth Moor, Ovenden Moor and Warley Moor
Book and alight Bingley: return Hebden Bridge 15 miles Strenuous
10 June Dent to Garsdale
via Great Knoutberry and Appersett
Book and return Garsdale: alight Dent 13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Garsdale Circular
via Cotter End and Thwaite Bridge
Book, alight and return Garsdale 8 miles Easy
17 June Garsdale Circular
via Hell Gill Bridge and High Dyke
Book, alight and return Garsdale 10 miles Moderate
24 June Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Ash Fell Edge and Smardale
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 12 miles Moderate
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Podgill and Merrygill
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 8 miles Easy
July 2017
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
01 July Horton Circular
via Foxup and Pen-y-Ghent
Book, alight and return Horton 16 miles Strenuous
Kirkby Lonsdale Circular
via Casterton and Barbon
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train Book and alight Giggleswick: return Settle (bus out from Giggleswick and back to Settle) 8 miles Easy
08 July Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Ravenstonedale, Smardale and Waitby
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Gargrave to Cracoe
via Eshton Bridge, Flasby and Hetton
Book and alight Gargrave: return Skipton (bus back to Skipton) 8 miles Easy
15 July Ribblehead to Horton
via Ingleborough, Crummack, Norber and Studrigg
Book and alight Ribblehead: return Horton 15 miles Strenuous
Weeton to Harrogate
[Harrogate Line]
via Almscliffe Crag
From the 0929 Leeds to York train
Book and return Harrogate: alight Weeton
8 miles Easy
22 July Horton Circular
via Smearsett Scar
Book, alight and return Horton 11 miles Moderate
Rylstone to Skipton
via Embsay Moor
Sorry No Dogs
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from Skipton)
8 miles Easy/Moderate

29 July

Chatburn Circular
via Pendle Hill and Downham
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
10 miles Moderate
Ulverston Circular
via Birkrigg Common, Canal Fort and Hoad Hill
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train Book, alight and return Ulverston
Late train return
13 miles Moderate/Strenuous
August 2017
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
05 Aug Horton Circular
via Hull Pot, Foxup and Dalehead
Book, alight and return Horton 16 miles Strenuous

Carnforth to Arnside
via Jenny Brown Point

From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train Book and return Arnside: alight Carnforth 10 miles Moderate
12 Aug Haworth Circular
via Packhorse bridge over river Worth, Wolf Stone, Ponden Hall and Bronte Bridge
Book, alight and return Keighley
(bus out from and back to Keighley)
12 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Appleby Circular
via Coupland
Book, alight and return Appleby 7-8 miles Easy
19 Aug Appleby Circular
via Murton Pike
Book, alight and return Appleby 10 miles Moderate
Todmorden Circular
[Calder Valley Line]

via Stoodley Pike and Whirlaw Common
From the 0851 Leeds to Manchester Victoria train
Book, alight and return Todmorden
14 miles Strenuous

26 Aug

Skipton Circular
via Flasby, Cracoe and Rylstone Edge
Book, alight and return Skipton 16 miles Strenuous
Skipton Circular via Lothersdale and Pinhaw Beacon
Book, alight and return Skipton 12 miles Moderate
Arnside Circular
via Coastal Path
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train Book, alight and return Arnside 8 miles Easy
September 2017
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
02 Sept Garsdale Circular
via Shunner Fell and Cotterdale
Book, alight and return Garsdale 15 miles Moderate/Strenuous
Bentham Circular
via Heritage Trail
From the 0819 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Bentham
8 miles Easy
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
Book and alight Hellifield: return Skipton 15 miles Strenuous
09 Dec Skipton to Grassington
via Embsay Reservoir, Rylstone Cross and Grassington
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
Long Preston to Settle
via Langber Lane and Giggleswick
Book and return Settle: alight Long Preston 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
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