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High Cup Nick, walks in the northern dales starting at Appleby Station.

Ana Cross on the North York Moors, subject of coach walks catering for all grades of walkers.

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This page gives the latest news that may affect any of our activities - such as additional events, website updates, changes to our published programme, or problems with the trains we are using.

News items are retained on this page for up to 6 months, but may be removed/updated earlier than this, depending on their relevance. All older and removed items can still be viewed in the News Archives (see link below)



7 December 2021

Please send any items for inclusion in the next newsletter to the editor, Penny Smith, as soon as possible, but no later than 20 January 2022.


1 December 2021 - Train Walks Update

A reduced train service is operating between Leeds and Skipton affecting our walks on 29 December 2021 and 1 January 2022. Please see the Train Walks section for details of which trains we will be walking from on those dates.

As there is still a degree of uncertainty, the committee has decided not to publish a new printed Train Walks leaflet for the six month period from January to June 2022. The walks programme for next year is still being finalised and walks for the remainder of January 2022 will be posted on this website in due course. A full list of walks from February to June 2022 will be issued with the next members' newsletter, which is planned to be published in late January.


28 November 2021

Our Annual General Meeting took place today at the Black Horse Hotel, Skipton and was preceded by a short Extraordinary General Meeting at which an amendment to paragraph 5 iii of the society's constitution was agreed. The amended constitution can be read here.

Next year's autumn holiday will take place from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 October 2022 at Purdy Lodge, Belford, Northumberland. Booking details will be included in a future edition of the members' newsletter.


1 November 2021


The October 2021 newsletter has now been issued to all members by post or email as appropriate.

For the next edition (Jan/Feb 2022), the editor will be Penny Smith. Please send any contributions in as soon as possible - further details can be found in the Newsletter section.

Thursday Walks

Details of our members only Thursday walks for the whole of 2022 have now been added to the Members section.


31 October 2021

Details of our Train Walks for the remainder of December up to New Year's Day can now be seen in the Train Walks section. Some train times remain subject to confirmation, so please check back closer to the date of travel.


12 October 2021


Northern Rail and JPIMedia are running a flat fare special offer for a day's travel anywhere on the Northern Rail Network for £10 (£5 for children, no other further discounts). A weekend ticket for £17.50 (£8.25 for children) is also available. To qualify you have to collect THREE tokens from qualifying JPIMedia newspapers, who publish a number of titles including the Yorkshire Evening Post and several titles in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Please see the Northern Rail website (click here to view) for details of when the tokens will be in the newspapers.

You need to download the form on the Northern Rail website and you can then buy up to four Northern Rail Day Ranger tickets from any staffed rail station within the Northern Network.

The offer runs from Monday 1 November to Tuesday 30 November 2021 and is valid every day during this special offer period. The offer is not limited to the Settle-Carlisle line, but it is restricted to services operated by Northern Rail.

Please click here for full details of the offer, including the list of qualifying newspapers to obtain tokens (external web link)

Please click here to view the Northern Rail Network Map (PDF file, 1.9 MB)


6 September 2021 (amended item)

Our Saturday walks are no longer restricted due to coronavirus regulations.

Details of future walks for the remainder of September through to early December can now be seen in the Train Walks section.

Walkers are advised to check this website the day before travel, in case of any late alterations or cancellations.


25 August 2021

Details of the members' Thursday walks from October to December 2021 can now be found in the Members section.


19 July 2021 - Lake District Walks resumed from 30 June 2021 (amended item)

Walks are reserved for members of Friends of DalesRail and further details can be found in the Members section.

All walks are circular. Leaders will send out by email more details about the route, exact meeting time and place. If you would like to join us and are not currently on our mailing list for the Lakes walks, please contact Merrilyn Hall by text or phone.

For further information, please contact Merrilyn Hall on 07807 200 517.


24 June 2021

The June 2021 newsletter has now been issued to all members by post or email as appropriate.


9 June 2021

Details of our members only Thursday walks for July, August and September 2021 have now been added to the Members section. From now on, only Saturday walks will continue to be shown in this News section, until the full walks programme is resumed. Lake District and Thursday walks will be displayed in the Members section.


18 May 2021

Anyone interested in joining us can now become a member online, by filling in our New membership application form.

24 November 2020

As our Annual General Meeting has been postponed until 2021, please click here to view our accounts for the financial year 2019-20 and our five year trends. (PDF file, 701 KB)

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