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Rail Timetable
16 May 2021 to
11 December 2021
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National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
(external link)

Engineering Works
Update (external link)

Walk Leader's Checklist (Microsoft Word document)
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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


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.

- Please check this website the day before travel, in case of any late alterations or cancellations
- Leaders also reserve the right to alter the walk on the day due to adverse weather conditions, etc
- 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 and any vulnerable adults to be accompanied by a responsible adult

Guided Walks from the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle,
Leeds-Morecambe and other selected Railways
Walks take place on Saturdays from the 09.19 Leeds-Settle-Carlisle train unless otherwise stated. Walks will usually finish in time to return to Leeds by 7.08 pm (Settle/Carlisle line). Return times from other lines will be similar.

October 2021
16 Oct Horton to Settle
via Sulber Nick, Wharfe, Feizor, Stainforth and Langcliffe
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 12.5 miles moderate/strenuous
23 Oct Ripley Circular
via Hampsthwaite, Birstwith,and Burnt Yates
From the 08.59 Leeds to Knaresborough train
Book, alight and return Harrogate
(bus out from and back to Harrogate)
12 miles moderate/strenuous
Chatburn Circular
via Clitheroe and Worston
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7 miles easy
30 Oct Otley Circular
via Pool Bank, Bramhope, Caley Deer Park and Otley Chevin
Booking details to be confirmed 11 miles moderate/strenuous
Ilkley Circular
via Hebers Ghyll, Addingham, Low Austby and Owler Park
Full booking details to be confirmed
Book, alight and return Ilkley
7.5 miles easy
November 2021
6 Nov Horton to Settle
via Pen-y-Ghent and Stainforth
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 12 miles strenuous
Hebden Bridge to Todmorden
via Calderdale Way
From the 0857 Leeds to Blackpool North train
Book and return Todmorden: alight Hebden Bridge
10 miles moderate
13 Nov Settle Circular
via Winskill, Catrigg Force, Stainforth, Smearsett and Giggleswick Scars
Book, alight and return Settle 13 miles moderate/strenuous
Bingley Circular
via canal, Riddlesden, West and East Morton
Book, alight and return Bingley 7.5 miles easy
20 Nov Ilkley Circular
via Langbar and Beamsley Beacon
From the 09.03 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Ilkley
13 miles strenuous
Hellifield to Settle
via Scaleber Force
Book and return Settle: alight Hellifield 10 miles moderate
27 Nov Cononley Circular
via Ramshaw, Pinhaw Beacon, Lothersdale and Gill Bridge
From the 08.54 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Cononley
11 miles moderate/strenuous
Apperley Bridge Circular
via Esholt and canal
From the 10.13 Leeds to Bradford train
Book, alight and return Apperley Bridge
7 miles easy
December 2021
4 Dec Keighley to Ilkley
via Riddlesden, Rombalds Moor and The Twelve Apostles
Book and alight Keighley: return Ilkley 12 miles strenuous
Horton to Settle
via Foredale and Feizor
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 10 miles moderate



definitions of walk grades

Leisurely walks at a gentle pace with regular stops for viewing and refreshment. Any climbs will be of modest gradient and length.

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.

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
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004


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