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

Ana Cross on the North York Moors, subject of coach walks catering for all grades of walkers.

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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)



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29 November 2022 - Train Walk Changes for December and January (updated item)


Due to planned industrial action on the railways, the strenuous walk has been cancelled and the easy walk has been changed - the details are as follows:

Skipton Circular
via Tarn House and Thorlby
Meet at 10.30 am Skipton Bus Station (canal end)
8 miles easy


The grading and distance for the Horton to Settle walk on Saturday 31 December has been changed and this will now be an 8 mile easy walk.


Due to planned industrial action on the railways, our walks on this date are subject to alteration or cancellation. Further details will be posted here nearer the time.


17 November 2022 - Winter Travel Offer for Dales Railcard holders

The winter offer for Dales Railcard holders is back but this time you can enjoy 50% off Off-Peak Day Returns on the Leeds – Settle - Carlisle and Leeds – Lancaster/Morecambe via Bentham routes, with discounts of up to 81% for accompanying children.

If you have a Dales Railcard claiming your discount is easy: simply select ‘Dales Railcard Winter CDR’ as the railcard option when purchasing your ticket online or from a ticket vending machine. Alternatively, show your Dales Railcard when purchasing at ticket offices or the conductor on board the train when boarding at unstaffed stations where no ticket facilities are available.

The offer is available from 30 October 2022 until 1 April 2023 inclusive. For full details see the Northern website.

14 November 2022 - Holidays 2023 Update

The members' autumn weekend will take place at the Dragon Hotel, Montgomery in mid-Wales for 3 nights from Friday 13 to Monday 16 October 2023. Further information and booking details will be included in a future edition of the members' newsletter.

6 November 2022

Details of our public walks programme from January to June 2023 can now be seen in the Train Walks section.

16 October 2022

The October newsletter has now been produced and sent out to members by post and email. It contains further information and booking details for the Annual General Meeting in November, the New Year dinner in January and for the spring and summer holidays next year. It also includes a list of the 2023 members' Thursday walks, details of which can also be found in the website's Members section.

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 May 2021

Anyone interested in joining us can now become a member online, by filling in our New membership application form.


News Archives (Microsoft Word documents)