25 April - 1 May 2017

Ride2Stride - the Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival

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Festival Programme 2017

A week long programme of Walks, Talks and Music.

No booking required - just turn up at the start of each event!

Please note: NO DOGS other than registered assistance dogs, will be accepted on Ride2Stride walks. The festival attracts large numbers of walkers, and this decision has been taken in the interest of safety and enjoyment for everyone and to protect lifestock and wildlife. This does not affect walks led by participating organisations for the rest of the year.

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Tue
Apr 25
Walk Behind the Scenes at Settle Water Tower and Signal Box.
Join guided tours of the restored Water Tower and Signal Box at 10.00, 10.30 and 11.00. Limited space so 10 per tour – first come, first served.  Finishes in time to join the walk to Giggleswick Chapel.
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
Easy Settle
(Settle)
09.50
(11.30)
Leeds 08.49 FoSCL
Walk The Spendours of Giggleswick Chapel.
Join a half hour walk on hard paths and roads to Giggleswick Chapel to visit the magnificent, copper domed building which dominates the local landscape. Tour starts 12.15. Return to Settle or join an additional 5 mile walk over the tops to Little Stainforth returning along the River Ribble to Settle. Donations to Chapel welcome.
5 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
11.46
(16.34)
Leeds 10.49 FoSCL
Walk An Industrial Foray in Upper Ribblesdale.
Explore the area’s fascinating industrial heritage on a walk with Dr David Johnson from Settle to Stackhouse, Stainforth and the Craven Limeworks returning via Langcliffe.
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
6.5 miles
Moderate
Settle, (Settle) 09.50
(15.45)
Leeds 08.49 IAG
Walk Along the Ribble.
Join Colin Speakman, Vice President of the Yorkshire Dales Society, on a lovely linear walk from Settle to Horton-in-Ribblesdale, taking in many features of interest including Stainforth Foss, Long Lane and Dub Cote.
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
7 miles
Moderate
Settle, (Horton-in-R) 09.50
(15.36)
Leeds 08.49 YDS
Walk Settle Circular via the Elgar Way.
Elgar was a regular visitor to Settle. This strenuous walk includes some of his favourite haunts.
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
13 miles Strenuous Settle, (Settle) 09.50
(17.57)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Talk The Coming of the Railway changed the Dale: past industrial endeavours in Upper Ribblesdale.
Talk by Dr. David Johnson £3.00. Places at the venue are limited. Advance tickets from www.ingleborougharchaeologygroup.org.uk Any unsold tickets available on the door.
  Friends Meeting House, Settle 19.30
(21.00)
  IAG
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Royal Oak, Settle.
  Royal Oak, Settle 16.00
(23.30)
  3PFC

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Wed
Apr 26
Walk Appleby Circular via High Cup Nick.
A fast paced strenuous walk to one of Cumbria’s geological wonders, the glacial valley of High Cup Nick, highlight of the Pennine Way.
14 miles Strenuous
Appleby
(Appleby)
10.46
(18.56)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Appleby Circular via Great Ormside and Little Ormside.
Visit the pretty village of great Ormside, named after the Viking warrior Orm, and the neighbouring hamlet of little Ormside.
10 miles Moderate
Appleby
(Appleby)
10.46
(17.01)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Appleby Castle and Town Trail.  
Back by popular demand. Meet at Appleby station to walk to the Castle for a guided tour followed by a walk to explore the town.  £6 Castle entry.
2 miles Easy
Appleby
(Appleby)
10.46
(17.01)
Leeds 08.49 FDR / FoSCL
Walk Settle Caves and Waterfalls.
Dr Tony Smith, Trustee of the Society will lead this full day’s walk on the Settle Loop visiting Victoria Cave and waterfalls along the way.
9 miles Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
10.44
(17.57)
Leeds 09.47 YDS
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Midland Hotel, Appleby.
  Midland Hotel,
Appleby
16.00
(23.30)
  3PFC

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Thur
Apr 27
Walk Jericho Shanty Town Experience.
Meet at the Ribblehead Visitor Centre for a talk about the shanty towns followed by a short walk to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct to hear how the railway was built and how the navvies lived and worked. Return to the station for a train journey to Garsdale (fare payable) passing the sites of the shanty towns. Return on the 15.13 to Ribblehead or Leeds. Please bring a packed lunch and waterproof clothing. The event is not suitable for people with limited mobility. No booking necessary. For further information http://sandctrust.org.uk/Jericho or email ruth.evans@settle-carlisle.com or phone 01574 811 492
2 miles
Easy
Ribblehead
(Garsdale)
12.02
(15.13)
Leeds 10.49 FoSCL
Walk Kirkby Stephen Circular via Stenkrith.
A lovely circular walk from Kirkby Stephen station in the shadow of Nine Standards Rigg.  The route follows part of the disused Stainmore Railway and Ladthwaite Beck before heading north via Long Rigg, returning through Hartley.
10 miles
Moderate
K.Stephen
(K.Stephen)
10.34
(17.14)
Leeds 08.49 FoSCL
Walk Kirkby Stephen Circular via Ash Fell Edge and Smardale.
Cross open fell to beautiful Smardale with its viaduct and nature reserve. The walk includes a visit to Kirkby Stephen and a chance to see the Loki stone.
14 miles
Strenuous
K.Stephen
(K.Stephen)
10.34
(19.09)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Viaducts and Verse.
Join this leisurely 6 mile walk led by Mark Corner, chairman of the Yorkshire Dales Society. It starts at Kirkby Stephen railway station and visits the vicinity of Wharton Hall and the location of an impressive ancient oak tree. From there we head to the stunning Stenkrith Park and the "Devil's Mustard Mill" gorge before a stroll along the a disused railway line over two viaducts close to the village of Hartley before visiting the charming market town of Kirkby Stephen. After lunch there we follow the River Eden and join the Poetry Path, a celebration of the hill farmer's ancient and enduring relationship with the stunning landscape in and around Cumbria's upper Eden Valley, before returning to the station. For those wishing to stay in Kirkby Stephen for the 16:00 music event they can return to the town after the Poetry Path rather than heading for the station.
6 miles Moderate
K.Stephen
(K.Stephen)
10.34
(15.00)
Leeds 08.49 YDS
Walk Landscapes of Upper Ribblesdale
A circular walk to experience the changing landscapes of Upper Ribblesdale including classic limestone scenery and views of the magnificent Three Peaks. The walk follows sections of the Pennine Way, Ribble Way and Pennine Bridleway and is a National Park event led by Dales Volunteers.
7 miles Moderate Horton-in-R
(Horton-in-R)
09.58
(15.36)
Leeds 08.49 YDNP
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Black Bull, Kirkby Stephen.
  Black Bull,
Kirkby Stephen
16.00
(23.30)
  3PFC

Planned Rail Strike, Friday April 28th.

The TALK in Settle and the MUSIC in the pub at Garsdale in the evening are both unaffected and will go ahead as planned.

The 2 circular walks from Garsdale go ahead as planned. The linear walks from Horton and Kirkby Stephen are CANCELLED.

2 additional circular walks have been arranged instead: one from Settle (meet at Settle station at 10 am.); and one from Garsdale (meet at Garsdale station at 10.20 am.)

Download the full details of the new Friday programme here.

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Fri
Apr 28
Walk Horton to Settle via Dry Rigg/Arcow Quarry Reserve Viewing Area.
A fascinating walk from Horton to visit the newly opened rail link and visitor viewing area, continuing to Settle via Wharfe and Smearsett Scar. CANCELLED!
11 miles Strenuous Horton-in-R.
(Settle)
09.58 (17.57) Leeds 08.49 FoSCL
Walk The Dale That Died.  
Join a circular walk from Garsdale station into Grisedale and hear the story of this remote valley, which suffered decline and became largely forgotten, but has more recently revived. The walk ends with a visit to the local chapel where the 1975 TV documentary "The Dale That Died" by Barry Cockroft will be shown. Donations to the chapel welcome.
6 miles Moderate
Garsdale
(Garsdale)
10.21
(17.27)
Leeds 08.49
FoSCL
Walk Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale via Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell.
This strenuous walk above Mallerstang will take you over Wild Boar Fell,  one of the Yorkshire Dales most remote fells.  CANCELLED!
14 miles Strenuous Kirkby Stephen (Garsdale) 10.34
(19.22)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Garsdale circular via Cotter End and Thwaite Bridge.
A moderately easy walk passing waterfalls and old farmsteads and enjoying far reaching views. 
8 miles Moderate Garsdale
(Garsdale)
10.21
(17.27)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Talk 90 Glorious Miles!
A Dales High Way is 10 years old this year. Join Chris Grogan, co-creator of the route, for a light hearted, illustrated talk about how this long distance footpath from Saltaire to Appleby-in-Westmorland was devised.  £3.00
  Friends Meeting House, Settle 19.30 (21.00)   FDHW
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Moorcock Inn, Garsdale
Moorcock Inn, Garsdale 16.00
(23.30)
3PFC

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Sat
Apr 29
Walk Red Squirrels at Snaizeholme.
A strenuous walk from Dent station to Ribblehead via Snaizeholme, where if you are lucky you might see red squirrels. There is a very steep climb from Snaizeholme to the Roman Road.
14 miles Strenuous
Dent
(Ribblehead)
10.16
(17.42)
Leeds 08.49 FoSCL
Walk Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Ribblehead via Crummack Dale.
A beautiful linear walk with some climbing over Moughton Scar, passing Sulber Pot and Long Churn Cave on the way to Ribblehead.
8 miles Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Ribblehead)
11.54
(17.42)
Leeds 10.49 FoSCL
Walk Nature, Norsemen and Navvies.
A fascinating walk through Gauber nature reserve, passing the site of a Viking farmstead, to Great Douk Pot, calling at Chapel-le-Dale Church the burial place of many who died building the railway and the navvy settlements at Batty Green.
10 miles Moderate
Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.06
(17.42)
Leeds 08.49 FoSCL
Walk Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Ribblehead via Trow Gill, Gaping Gill and Ingleborough.
This is a strenuous  walk for strong walkers up the narrow gorge of Trow Gill and over  Ingleborough summit.
15 miles Strenuous Horton-in-R
(Ribblehead)
09.58
(17.42)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Climb A Peak Slowly: Ingleborough.
Climb Ingleborough at a relaxed pace on this 10 mile linear walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Ribblehead.
10 miles Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Ribblehead)
09.58
(17.42)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk A Taste of A Dales High Way.
This moderate Ribblehead circular walk via Chapel-le-Dale and Blea Moor includes a section of A Dales High Way and offers stunning views of Ingleborough, Whernside and Ribblehead viaduct.
8 miles Moderate Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
12.02
(17.42)
Leeds 10.49 FDR / FDHW
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at The Station Inn, Ribblehead.
  Station Inn
Ribblehead
16.00
(24.00)
  3PFC

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Sun
Apr 30
Walk Pen-y-ghent: Climb a Peak slowly
A circular climb up Pen-y-ghent at a leisurely pace from Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
8 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Horton-in-R)
10.20
(18.32)
Leeds 09.00 FDR
Walk Horton-in-Ribblesdale Circular.
A lovely walk along the Ribble Way climbing to Hull Pot and retuning to Horton.
7 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Horton-in-R)
10.20
(14.28)
Leeds
09.00
FoSCL
Walk Ribblehead to Horton via Cam End and Pen y Gent.
A strenuous walk from Ribblehead with climbs up Cam Fell and over the summit of Pen-y-ghent to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
15 miles
Strenuous
Ribblehead
(Horton-in-R)
10.28
(18.32)
Leeds 09.00 FDR
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Crown Inn, Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
  Crown Inn, Horton-in-R 16.00
(24.00)
  3PFC

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Mon
May 1
Walk Horton to Settle via Pen y Gent, Winskill and Catrigg Force.
Strong walkers will enjoy this final strenuous walk of the Festival over the summit of Pen-y-ghent  passing the hidden gem that is Catrigg Force.
13 miles
Strenuous
Horton-in-R.
(Settle)
09.58 (17.57) Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Horton to Settle via Norber Erratics.
This is a moderate walk with a steep initial climb that visits the Norber Erratics, one of the geological treasures of the area. 
11 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R.
(Settle)
09.58 (17.57) Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Settle Circular to Oxenber Woods.
This lovely walk via Stackhouse and Feizor visits the wildflower rich Oxenber woods and returns to Settle through Stainforth and Langcliffe. With cafes at Settle, Feizor and Staincliffe a pit stop may be included..
10 miles Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
10.44
(17.57)
Leeds 09.47 FoSCL
Walk Highway to Ancient Woodland
A moderately easy circular walk with a steep climb through Settle onto the old highway to Cleatop Park ancient woodland. Features include Settle history, limestone scenery, distant views, conservation measures and beautiful woods. Return on field paths and lanes. A National Park event led by Dales volunteers.  
5.5 miles Easy Settle
(Settle)
10.44
(15.45)
Leeds 09.47 YDNP
Music Music Sessions at the pub
Round off the festival at the home of the 3 Peaks Folk Club.
  Settle Social Club 16.00
(23.30)
  3PFC

NOTES

Walks:

All walks start and finish at a station. Start times generally correspond with the arrival of a train from Leeds or Carlisle and may be subject to delay. The walk leader will meet you at the station. Finish times show the time of the next return train after the end of the walk. Walkers are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the start and finish of each walk. All walks are free and do not require booking.

WALK GRADES:

Easy – Leisurely walks with regular stops for viewing & refreshment. Any climbs will be of fairly modest gradient & length.

Moderate – These cater for the more experienced walkers. Expect a full day at a steady pace. You may well encounter steeper gradients & 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.

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. Good footwear & adequate clothing (including waterproofs) are essential. Please carry enough food & drink for the day. The walk leader reserves the right to refuse participation to anyone who is judged to be not fit or adequately clothed or equipped for the walk concerned, and to vary the walk if conditions so dictate. Under 18 year olds to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

No Dogs: No dogs on any walk please, except approved assistance dogs.

Whilst walk leaders take every care, your comfort and safety are your own responsibility.

Talks:

There is a small charge to cover room hire.

Music:

Most music sessions run from late afternoon and late into the evening, with breaks. It is your responsibility to make your way to the station for the last departing trains. There is no charge for admittance, but bucket collections will be made towards musicians’ expenses.

KEY:

FoSCL - Friends of Settle Carlisle Line; email: walksinfo@settle-carlisle.com

FDR - Friends of DalesRail; email: diane.taylor350@ntlworld.com  phone: 0113 293 1924

YDS - Yorkshire Dales Society; phone: 01756 749400

YDNP - Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority; email: events.ranger@yorkshiredales.org.uk

FDHW - Friends of A Dales High Way; email: chris@daleshighway.co.uk  phone: 07875 240898

WS - The Wainwright Society; email: secretary@wainwright.org.uk  phone: 07901 823885

WR - Wensleydale Railway; phone: 01969 650349 (walk only)

IAGIngleborough Archaeology Group; email: ingleborougharchaeologygroup@gmail.com 

3PFCThree Peaks Folk Club. email: rustichubby@live.co.uk  phone: 07712 936801

YDMT - Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust; email: david.tayler@ydmt.org

NCHT - North Craven Heritage Trust;

For further details on any event please contact each organising group directly.

Neither the festival organisers nor any participating organisation can accept responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or inconvenience resulting from these events.


R2S programme 2017

The Printed Programme is available to download as a large pdf file. Click on the image above to download a copy.


See the 2016 Programme here.