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WALKING FROM THE SETTLE – CARLISLE RAILWAY

Walks from the train on the most scenic rail route in England.

The Settle to Carlisle railway is steeped in history and runs through 72 miles of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian landscapes between these two northern market towns, a journey through some of the finest scenery in Britain.

The route runs through 14 tunnels and over 20 viaducts including the iconic arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct – a triumph of Victorian civil engineering. Exploring the foot of the Ribblehead Viaduct, you can just make out the rectangular foundations of the huts where the community of navvies and their families lived and died to construct this marvel – a ghostly reminder of those who built our industrial heritage.

Our three walks take in some of the scenic highlights and heritage along the route and will include Dent to Ribblehead, a walk taking in high hills, moors, valleys – and great views. We start and finish at the stations to enjoy both the country and the train which runs though it.

Settle itself is a small market town in Ribblesdale on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and sits amongst beautiful countryside at the foot of Castleberg Crag. The heart of the town is the 17th century market square with a thriving market on Tuesdays. The Old Naked Man café in the square, dates back to 1663 and is one of the oldest cafés in the country.



WALKING GRADES


Full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent. Some walks will be less demanding but equally rewarding.




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When we visit

Autumn

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£ 399

"A decent challenge. Good hotel and food."
September 2016
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    Walking from the Settle - Carlisle Railway (Grade 5)
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    03 Sep 2017
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    4
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    GRADE 5
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  • Itinerary
    03 Sep 2017 - 07 Sep 2017

    Day 1 - Settle
    Independent travel to the Falcon Manor Hotel in Settle.

    Day 2 - Settle
    Three days' walking in the Yorkshire Dales with travel to and from the walks on the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway.

    Day 5 - -
    Independent departures from the Falcon Manor Hotel after breakfast.


  • Accommodation
    The Falcon Manor Hotel, Settle, North Yorkshire

    The recently and stylishly refurbished three-star Falcon Manor Hotel is set on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and just a few minutes walk from the centre of the bustling market town of Settle. It provides a convenient and welcoming base from which to explore the magnificent wild and protected scenery of this spectacular region of northern England.

    Originally built in 1841 as a private house for the Reverend Swale on the establishment of the new parish of Settle, it preserves many original features, including the main staircase, and has been converted and tastefully furnished to create a warm and welcoming country house hotel. It also has its own bar and pool table, along with a variety of good meals.

    There is complimentary Wi-Fi available in the hotel's ground floor public rooms.

    Accommodation is on a half board with breakfasts and dinners taken at the hotel.

     

  • What's Included
    PRICE INCLUDES:
    • Half board en-suite accommodation
    • Travel on the Settle to Carlisle railway to and from the walks
    • Services of a dedicated leader
    Price based on sharing a standard twin room.
    Supplement for single room: £20

  • Holiday Highlights

    HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Ride the railway each day – the last major civil engineering project entirely built by navvies. 
    • Wild moorland scenery with magnificent views.
    • Walks in the shadow of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    The hotel is located at the southern edge of Settle on Duke Street (the B6480) surrounded by rolling hills and open countryside. There's usually ample car parking at the hotel.

    Rail travel on the spectacular Settle-Carlisle Railway line to and from the trailheads is included on all three walk days

    Settle railway station is about 10 minutes walk from the hotel, by road it's about a mile away.

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