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Rail Timetable
16 May 2021 to
11 December 2021
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National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Engineering Works

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.
December 2021
11 Dec Long Preston to Settle
via Rye Loaf Hill
From the 08.19 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and return Settle: alight Long Preston
13 miles moderate/strenuous
Settle Circular
via Langcliffe, Hoffman Kilns and Stainforth
Book, alight and return Settle 7-8 miles easy
18 Dec Settle Circular
via Capon Hall, Malham Tarn and Stockdale Lane
From the 07.48 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight and return Settle
14 miles strenuous
Hellifield to Settle
via Attermire Scar
Book and return Settle: alight Hellifield 10 miles moderate
29 Dec
Skipton Circular
via Barden Moor
Sorry No Dogs
From the 08.40 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Skipton
12 miles moderate
January 2022
1 Jan Bingley Circular
via Sunny Dale, Keighley Gate and Ilkley Moor
From the 09.42 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Bingley
12 miles moderate/strenuous
Bingley Circular
via St Ives Estate
From the 10.56 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight and return Bingley
6 miles easy



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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