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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)



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


17 September 2022

Our train walks on 1 October 2022 may be affected by industrial action on the railways. Please contact us nearer the time for further information.


16 September 2022 - Train Walk Update for Saturday 24 September

The moderate/strenuous Marsden Circular walk will now be from the 0953 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train. This is due to a change in the rail timetable since our train walks leaflet went to print.


15 September 2022 - Leaders' Meeting and Navigation Course on Sunday 18 September

A reminder of this event for members, which will be held at St Andrew's Hall, Market Street, Skipton, BD23 2JE (opposite Wetherspoons) from 1.30 for 2.00 pm.

If you intend to come and haven't already done so, please let Diane Taylor know.

There will be a Powerpoint presentation and an opportunity to practice various navigation skills. If you have a copy of the OL2 map and a compass, please bring them along (spares will be available).

Refreshments will be provided.


13 September 2022

Please send any digital photos for inclusion in the "film show" at our Annual General Meeting in November to Martyn Benton as soon as possible, but no later than 15 October 2022. Currently there are insufficient photos to make the "film show" viable, so unless further contributions are received, a show may not be provided. Photos can be sent by email, on a CD or on a portable computer memory stick.


9 September 2022 - Train Walks Update for Saturday 17 September

The planned industrial action on the railways on this date has been called off, so both our walks will now go ahead as originally advertised.


24 August 2022

Please send any contributions for the next members' newsletter (October 2022) to the editor, Fiona Robertson, as soon as possible, but no later than 3 October 2022.


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.


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)

News Archives (Microsoft Word documents)