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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)



13 August 2022 - Train Walks Update for Saturday 20 August

Although there is planned industrial action on the railways, both our walks will go ahead on this date, with some modifications - please see the details below


Ilkley Circular
via Windgate Nick, Addingham Moorside and the Dales Way
10 miles

The connecting buses to join this walk are:

No. X84 from Leeds to Ilkley at 09.00 which arrives at 10.06.

No. 82 From Keighley to Ilkley at 09.15 via Silsden which arrives at 09.56.

No. 64 from Skipton to Ilkley at 09.42 via Addingham which arrives at 10.06.

The walk will start at 10.15 am from Ilkley train station.


Clitheroe Circular
via Edisford Bridge

7-8 miles easy

The connecting bus for this walk is the No. 280 Preston bus, leaving from Skipton bus station at 10.10. The leader will join the bus at Earby and you should alight outside Clitheroe hospital from where the walk will start.


24 July 2022

The information in the Train Walks section now includes the scheduled train arrival time within the booking details for individual walks. Each walk officially begins upon the actual arrival of the train at the designated station, where you should alight.


20 July 2022

The society's bank details have now changed. For any members wishing to make payments to us via bank transfer, please now use the account details on the Join Friends of DalesRail page.


18 July 2022 - Advance notice about train walks on Saturday 20 August

Both walks on this date may be affected by planned industrial action on the railways. Please check back here nearer the time for updated information.


26 June 2022

Please send any contributions for the next members' newsletter (October 2022) to the editor, Fiona Robertson, as soon as possible.


5 March 2022 (amended item)

Updated details of our Lake District members' walks, which will take place from April to October this year have now been added to the Members section.


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.


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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