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LEEDS-SETTLE-CARLISLE AND LEEDS-BENTHAM-MORECAMBE
Rail Timetable
12 December 2021
to 14 May 2022
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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

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
- 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
TRAIN TIMES :
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.
January 2022
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
22 Jan Skipton Circular
via Carleton, Cononley, Jubilee Tower and Skipton Moor
From the 08.54 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
12 miles moderate/strenuous
Ilkley Circular
via Millennium Way
From the 09.33 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Ilkley
10 miles moderate
29 Jan Thornton-in Craven to Elslack
via Sough Bridge, Earby waterfalls, Hare Hill, Pinhaw and Elslack Woods
Please click here for further information about this walk
From the 08.54 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
11 miles moderate
Hebden Bridge Circular
via Gibson Mill
From the 09.57 Leeds to Blackpool North train
Book, alight and return Hebden Bridge
7 miles easy
February 2022
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
5 Feb Ribblehead Circular
via Chapel-le-Dale and Scars of Whernside
Book, alight and return Ribblehead 12 miles moderate
Saltaire Circular
via Tramway, Baildon Moor, Shipley Glen and Eldwick

 

From the 09.56 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Saltaire
8 miles easy
12 Feb Long Preston to Settle
via Pike Daw
From the 08.19 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and return Settle: alight Long Preston
13 miles strenuous
Ripley to Knaresborough via Greenway path and Old Bilton

 

From the 09.29 Leeds to York (via Harrogate) train
Book and return Knaresborough: alight Harrogate
(bus out from Harrogate)
7 miles easy
19 Feb Ilkley Circular
via via Langbar and Beamsley Beacon
From the 09.03 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Ilkley
15 miles strenuous
Ilkley Circular
via Nesfield, Addingham and Dales Way
From the 10.33 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book, alight and return Ilkley
7-8 miles easy
26 Feb Greenfield Circular
via Donkey Derby, Castleshaw Reservoir and Harrop Edge Lane
From the 09.53 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book, alight and return Greenfield
12 miles strenuous
Appleby Circular
via Brackenber Moor and Hilton
Book, alight and return Appleby 10 miles moderate
March 2022
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
5 Mar
Horton Circular
via Moughton Scars
Book, alight and return Horton
11 miles moderate
Horton to Settle
via Dub Cote and Helwith Bridge
Book and alight Horton: return Settle
8 miles easy
12 Mar Marsden Circular (Colne Valley Walk)
via Meltham Loop Westnap and Wessenden Valley
From the 09.53 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book, alight and return Marsden
13 miles moderate/strenuous
Thornton in Craven to Skipton
via Elslack and Carlton in Craven
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from Skipton)
7 miles easy
19 Mar Skipton to Grassington
via Barden Moor
Sorry No Dogs
From the 08.25 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus back to Skipton)
15 miles strenuous
Haworth Circular
via Leeming, Leeshaw and Lower Laithe Reservoirs
Book, alight and return Keighley
(bus out from and back to Keighley)
10 miles moderate
26 Mar Ribblehead Circular
via Whernside
Book, alight and return Ribblehead 12 miles moderate/strenuous
Wennington to Bentham
via Greta Bridge and Burton-in-Lonsdale
From the 08.19 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Wennington: return Bentham
10 miles moderate
April 2022
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
2 Apr Settle to Horton
via Feizor and Foredale
Book and return Horton: alight Settle 10 miles moderate
9 Apr Grassington Circular
via Yarnbury and Mossdale Scar
Sorry No Dogs
From the 08.25 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
11 miles moderate
Armathwaite Circular
via Coombs Wood, Longdales and Ainstable
Book, alight and return Armathwaite 7 miles easy
16 Apr EASTER Chatburn Circular
via Pendle
From the 08.19 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
12 miles moderate/strenuous
Settle Circular
via Scaleber Force and Langber Lane
Book, alight and return Settle 10 miles moderate
Settle Circular
via Giggleswick Scar, Feizor and Stainforth Force
Book, alight and return Settle 8 miles easy
23 Apr Penistone Circular
via Transpennine Trail, Newhause Farm, Langsett, North America and Fullshaw
From the 09.12 Huddersfield to Sheffield train
Book, alight and return Penistone
13 miles moderate/strenuous
Dent to Ribblehead
via Arten Gill
Book and alight Dent, return Ribblehead 10 miles moderate
30 Apr Horton to Settle
via Pen-y-Ghent and Stainforth
Book and alight Horton: return Settle 13 miles moderate/strenuous
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Lammerside & Pendragon Castles, Great Bell, Nateby and Millennium Bridge
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 9 miles moderate
Pannal to Weeton
via North Rigton and Weeton village
From the 10.29 Leeds to York (via Harrogate) train
Book and alight Pannal: return Weeton
5 miles easy
May 2022
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
7 May Settle Circular
via Langcliffe, Stainforth, Helwith Bridge, Oxenber Woods and Giggleswick
Book, alight and return Settle 13 miles moderate/strenuous
Settle Circular
via Winskill, Catrigg Force and Stainforth
Book, alight and return Settle 7 miles easy
14 May Malham Circular
via Janet’s Foss and Malham Tarn
From the 08.25 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
10 miles moderate
Littleborough Circular
via Hollingsworth Lake
From the 09.17 Leeds to Wigan train
Book, alight and return Littleborough
7 miles easy
21 May Ribblehead to Clapham
via Crina Bottom and Cold Cotes
Book and alight Ribblehead: return Clapham 11 miles moderate
Thornton in Craven to Skipton
via Pinhaw
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from Skipton)
8 miles easy
28 May Clapham to Settle
via Limestone Scars, Crummack Dale, Moughton, Smearsett and Giggleswick Scars
From the 08.19 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book, and alight Clapham: return Settle
16 miles strenuous
June 2022
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
4 June Todmorden Circular
via Orchan Rocks and Thieveley Pike
From the 09.12 Leeds to Manchester Victoria train
Book, alight and return Todmorden
14 miles strenuous
Horton to Austwick
via Wharfe Woods
Book and alight Horton: return Settle
(bus back to Settle)
7-8 miles easy
11 June Garsdale to Ribblehead
via Newby Head
Book and alight Garsdale: return Ribblehead 11 miles moderate
Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Lammerside Castle and Eden Viaducts
Book, alight and return Kirkby Stephen 7 miles easy
18 June Kirkby Stephen to Appleby
via Crosby Garrett, Potts Valley and Asby
From the 07.48 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and return Appleby: alight Kirkby Stephen
16.5 miles strenuous
Clitheroe Circular
via River Ribble
Book, alight and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
7-8 miles easy
25 June Armathwaite Circular
via Hawkcliff Scar and Ainstable Church
Late train return
Book, alight and return Armathwaite 11 miles moderate
Marsden to Greenfield
via Standedge Trail and Huddersfield Narrow Canal
From the 09.53 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book and return Greenfield: alight Marsden
7 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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