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15 May 2022 to
10 December 2022


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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

ALL WALKS ARE ON SATURDAY (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)

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.

IMPORTANT - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- 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
TRAIN TIMES
Walks take place on Saturdays from the 09.19 Leeds-Settle-Carlisle train unless otherwise stated.
Each walk officially begins upon the actual arrival of the train at the designated station, where you should alight.
The scheduled train arrival time is indicated below within the booking details for each walk.
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.
August 2022
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
20 Aug
Walks on this date are affected by industrial action on the railways
Please click here for further information
27 Aug Keighley to Hebden Bridge
via Haworth
Book, alight (09.42) and return Keighley
(bus back to Keighley)
16 miles strenuous
Menston to Ilkley
via Burley in Wharfedale and Cow & Calf
From the 10.03 Leeds to Ilkley train
Book and return Ilkley: alight Menston (10.18)
7 miles easy
September 2022
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
3 Sep Kirkby Stephen Circular
via Ravenstonedale
Book, alight (11.06) and return Kirkby Stephen 11 miles moderate
Settle Circular
via Mitchell Lane, Lambert Lane, Sugar Loaf Hill, Victoria Cave and Pennine Bridleway
Book, alight (10.22) and return Settle 6 miles easy
10 Sep Ribblehead to Horton
via Ribble and Pennine Ways
Book and alight Ribblehead (10.39) return Horton 10 miles moderate
17 Sep Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen
via Lady Anne's Way
From the 07.48 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and return Kirkby Stephen: alight Garsdale (09.21)
14 miles moderate/strenuous
Horton Circular
via Hull Pot and River
Book, alight (10.31) and return Horton 7 miles easy
24 Sept Marsden Circular
via Slaithwaite and Golcar
*Change in train times from the ones originally advertised
From the 09.53 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book, alight (10.05) and return Marsden
13 miles moderate/strenuous
Horton Circular
via Ingleborough
Book, alight (10.31) and return Horton 11 miles moderate
October 2022
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
1 Oct Carnforth to Arnside
via Warton Crag and Silverdale
From the 08.19 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and return Arnside: alight Carnforth (09.56)
10 miles moderate
Ribblehead Circular
via Chapel-le-Dale
Book, alight (10.39) and return Ribblehead 7 miles easy
8 Oct Settle to Ribblehead
via Norber Erratics and Ingleborough
From the 07.48 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and return Ribblehead: alight Settle (08.50)
15 miles strenuous
Marsden to Greenfield
via Tunnel End, Close Gate Bridge, Willykay Clough, Millstone Edge, Diggle and Uppermill
*Change in train times from the ones originally advertised
From the 09.53 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly train
Book and return Greenfield: alight Marsden (10.05)
10 miles moderate
15 Oct Gisburn to Barnoldswick
via Bracewell
Book, alight (09.57) and return Skipton
(bus out from and back to Skipton)
8 miles easy
22 Oct Horton Circular
via Dub Cote and Pen-y-Ghent Gill
From the 07.48 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book, alight (08.58) and return Horton
15 miles strenuous
Apperley Bridge Circular
via Millennium Way
From the 10.12 Leeds to Bradford Forster Square train
Book, alight (10.23) and return Apperley Bridge
7 miles easy
29 Oct Tour de Cowling
via Cowling Hill, Ickornshaw Moor and Earl Crag
From the 08.25 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight (08.55) and return Steeton & Silsden
(bus out from and back to Steeton & Silsden)
10.5 miles moderate
Cononley Circular
via Canal and Kildwick
From the 09.56 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight (10.30) and return Cononley
8 miles easy
November 2022
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
5 Nov Horton to Settle
via Pen-y-Ghent and Stainforth Force
From the 07.48 Leeds to Carlisle train
Book and alight Horton (08.58) return Settle
14 miles strenuous
Horton to Ribblehead
via Moughton Scar and Selside
Book and return Ribblehead: alight Horton (10.31) 10 miles moderate
12 Nov Skipton Circular
via Embsay Crag
Book, alight (09.57) and return Skipton 14 miles moderate/strenuous
Settle Circular
via Langcliffe, Hoffman Kilns and Stainforth Force
Book, alight (10.22) and return Settle 7 miles easy
19 Nov Hellifield to Settle
via Scaleber Force
Book and return Settle: alight Hellifield (10.13) 10 miles moderate
Harewood Circular
via Hollin Hall and Harewood Park
From the 09.29 Leeds to York (via Harrogate) train
Book, alight (10.03) and return Harrogate
(bus out from and back to Harrogate)
7 miles easy
26 Nov Settle Circular
via Giggleswick and Smearsett Scar
Book, alight (10.22) and return Settle 13 miles moderate/strenuous
Weeton to Harrogate
via Almscliffe Crag
From the 09.29 Leeds to York (via Harrogate) train
Book and return Harrogate: alight Weeton (09.49)
10 miles moderate
December 2022
DATE
ROUTE
BOOKING DETAILS
LENGTH/GRADE
3 Dec Bingley Circular
via East Morton, Twelve Apostles and Bingley Moor
Book, alight (09.37) and return Bingley 13 miles moderate/strenuous
Cowan Bridge to Kirkby Lonsdale
via Devil's Bridge and Whittington
From the 08.19 Leeds to Morecambe train
Book and alight Giggleswick (09.21) return Settle
(bus out from Giggleswick and back to Settle)
7 miles easy
10 Dec Cononley to Skipton
via Kildwick and Roman Road
From the 09.26 Leeds to Skipton train
Book and return Skipton: alight Cononley (10.00)
10 miles moderate
Settle Circular
via Giggleswick, Stackhouse and Langcliffe
Book, alight (10.22) and return Settle 6 miles easy
17 Dec Horton to Settle
via Sulber Nick, Moughton and Austwick
Book and alight Horton (10.31) return Settle 13 miles strenuous
Cragg Vale to Hebden Bridge
via Stoodley Pike
From the 09.17 Leeds to Wigan train
Book and return Hebden Bridge: alight Mytholmroyd (10.07)
(bus out from Mytholmroyd)
8 miles easy
24 Dec Horsforth Circular
via Hawswood, Kirkstall Forge, the Canal, Rawdon Billings and Hunger Hill
From the 09.29 Leeds to York (via Harrogate) train
Book, alight (09.41) and return Horsforth
11 miles moderate/strenuous
Bingley Circular
via St Ives
Book, alight (09.37) and return Bingley 7 miles easy
31 Dec Bingley Circular
via Shipley Glen and Rocky Valley
From the 08.54 Leeds to Skipton train
Book, alight (09.14) and return Bingley
15 miles strenuous
Horton to Settle
via Stainforth Scar
Book and alight Horton (10.31) return Settle 10 miles moderate

 

 


definitions of walk grades

EASY
Leisurely walks at a gentle pace with regular stops for viewing and refreshment. Any climbs will be of modest gradient and length.

MODERATE
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.

STRENUOUS
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
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