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

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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)



If you need to contact us with enquiries, particularly about our events, please use our new email address
This is monitored by the Events Secretary (Diane) and the Website Editor (Philip) who will reply as soon as possible

Walkers are reminded that even on non-strike days, train services can be affected by short-notice cancellations, eg due to railway workers overtime bans, so you are advised to re-check train running times as close as possible to your intended time of travel.


21 September 2023 - Train walk changes on Saturday 30 September (updated item)

Due to planned industrial action on the railways, the changes below will apply on this date.

The longer walk has been changed to:

Otley Circular
via Clifton, Dob Park, Lindley Wood reservoir, Leathley
12 miles moderate
Please meet at Otley bus station at 10.00
Otley can be reached by bus from Leeds, Skipton and Ilkley

The easy Barnoldswick Circular walk will be going ahead as advertised. Walkers should catch the 280 Preston bus outside Skipton train station at 10.12 (10.10 from Skipton bus station). Get off in Barnoldswick (ETA 10.38) where the leader will meet you. Bus back to Skipton after the walk.

13 September 2023

For 2023-24, membership of Friends of DalesRail is now increased to £12 per household per annum. For any members joining between now and the end of November this year, the annual membership will run until 30 November 2024.

21 August 2023

Please send any items for inclusion in the next members' newsletter (Autumn 2023) to the editor, Fiona Robertson, as soon as possible, but no later than 1 October 2023.

28 May 2023 - Newsletter

Our May newsletter has now been produced and sent out to members by post and email. This includes booking forms for the September youth hostel weekend in Swaledale and the October holiday in Montgomery, Wales, plus initial details for walking holidays in 2024/25. Please send any articles for the next newsletter (Autumn 2023) to the editor, Fiona Robertson, as soon as possible.

29 March 2023 - Lakes Walks Update

The destination for two of this year's members' Lakes Walks have been swapped around. Tuesday 16 May will now be a moderate/strenuous walk from Martindale and Tuesday 3 October will now be a strenuous Howgills walk.

17 January 2023 (updated item)

Anyone interested in joining us can now become a member online, by filling in our New membership application form. New membership subscriptions, as well as renewals, can now also be paid online. Please see our Join page for full details.


News Archives (Microsoft Word documents)