1 May - 7 May 2018

Ride2Stride - the Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival

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Festival Programme 2018

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.

DATE EVENT
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Tue
May 1
Walk Surprising Settle.  A riverside walk to the charming hamlet of Stackhouse and the fascinating Hoffmann Kiln near the village of Langcliffe followed by an easy stroll around the historic market town of Settle exploring many interesting heritage features. The exploration of Settle will include a free visit to The Folly for a short talk about this fascinating Grade 1 listed building. Led by Mark Corner in partnership with North Craven Building Preservation Trust.
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
7 miles
Easy
Settle
(Settle)
09.50
(15.45)
Leeds 08.49 FotD
Walk Visit to the Courtyard Dairy at Feizor by minibus taxi from Settle station (fare payable) for a talk on cheese making. There will be time to visit the cafe and shop before walking back to Settle.
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
5 miles Easy
Settle
 (Settle)
09.50
(15.45)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Settle circular via Stackhouse and Feizor to the Courtyard Dairy at Feizor. There will be a talk on cheese making and time for refreshments before walking back to Settle via Lawkland.
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
10 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
09.50
(17.57)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Settle circular via Malham Tarn and Nature Reserve. A strenuous walk over the tops to Malham Tarn, home to many wading birds.
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
15 miles Strenuous Settle
(Settle)
09.50
(17.57)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Talk From Hill Farm to Hiker. Join Chris Grogan for an illustrated talk about how her upbringing on a Dentdale sheep farm led to a lifelong passion for walking and the creation of A Dales High Way long-distance trail. £3   Friends Meeting House, Settle 19.30
(21.00)
  FDHW
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
May 2
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 Coupland. 8 miles Moderate
Appleby
(Appleby)
10.46
(17.01)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Discovering Long Preston Deeps. A moderately easy circular walk along the Ribble Way led by Dr Tony Smith, exploring the wetland landscapes between Settle and Long Preston. 6 miles Easy
Settle
(Settle)
10.44
(15.45)
Leeds 09.47 FotD
Walk Settle’s Hinterland.  A circular walk via the Highway, climbing to Winskill and Catrigg Force then returning to see Samson’s Toe, the fossils at Winskill cattle grid and Victoria Cave. This walk is a National Park event led by Dales Volunteers. 7 miles Moderate Settle
(Settle)
09.50
(15.45)
Leeds 08.49 YDNP
Talk Rock for Ribblehead Viaduct. While Ribblehead Viaduct dates from 1875 the materials it is made of are a great deal older. In this fascinating illustrated talk Bill Fraser looks at the rocks and materials used in its construction, when and in what environments they were formed and where they were quarried. £3
Friends Meeting House, Settle 14.30
(16.34)
  FoSCL
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
May 3
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 01729 825454.
2 miles
Easy
Ribblehead
(Garsdale)
12.02
(15.13)
Leeds 10.49 FoSCL
Walk Kirkby Stephen circular via Smardale and Waitby Nature Reserves. 10 miles
Moderate
K.Stephen
(K.Stephen)
10.34
(17.14)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk

Kirkby Stephen circular via Ewbank Scar and Nine Standards Rigg.

14 miles
Strenuous
K.Stephen
(K.Stephen)
10.34
(17.14)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Austwick to Horton-in-Ribblesdale via beautiful Crummack Dale, one of the western Dales best kept secrets. Join Colin Speakman on a Friends of DalesBus walk. Meet Settle station 10.44, to catch no. 581 bus from Settle Market Place at 11.30 (fare payable) to Austwick, arriving 11.43. 6 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Horton-in-R)
10.44
(15.36)
Leeds 09.47 FoDB
Walk Rock for Ribblehead Viaduct. This circular walk follows up the talk on Wednesday and will look at the rocks used in construction of the viaduct and visit the places in Littledale and on the summit of Blea Moor where they were quarried. 8 miles Moderate Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.06
(17.42)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Black Bull, Kirkby Stephen.
  Black Bull,
Kirkby Stephen
16.00
(23.30)
  3PFC

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Fri
May 4
Walk Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale via the Lady Anne's High Way.  13 miles Strenuous Kirkby Stephen.
(Garsdale)
10.34 (17.27) Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Garsdale circular via Hell Gill Force and the source of the River Eden.  10 miles Moderate Garsdale
(Garsdale)
10.21
(17.27)
Leeds 08.49
FDR
Walk Garsdale Circular via Lady Anne's High Way. Walk via South Lunds - viewing the Dandry Mire Viaduct, climbing to the High Way, to Thwaite Bridge and the Moorcock Inn. 10 miles Moderate Garsdale (Garsdale) 10.21
(17.27)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk River and Rocks. Join Colin Speakman on an easy walk along the River Ribble to Langcliffe with an optional very steep climb to Castleberg Rock at the end. 4 miles Easy Settle
(Settle)
10.44
(13.42)
Leeds 09.47 FotD
Talk Adam Sedgwick, Geologist and Dalesman. Following the morning walk Colin Speakman will talk about the life and achievements of Dent’s famous pioneer geologist. £3.   Friends Meeting House, Settle 14.15 (16.34)   FotD
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
May 5
Walk Ribblehead to Dent via Whernside. A strenuous walk over Whernside.
14 miles Strenuous
Ribblehead
(Dent)
10.06
(17.32)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Ribblehead to Dent via Dales Way and Craven Way returning to Dent station from village by community bus (fare payable). 10 miles Moderate
Ribblehead
(Dent)
10.06
(17.32)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Dent circular via Flintergill and Gawthrop using community bus from station to village and back (fares payable). 7 miles Moderate
Dent
(Dent)
10.16
(17.32)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk A Walk with a View. Join Chris Grogan for a circular afternoon walk from Ribblehead, returning along A Dales High Way. This is a low level walk that offers stunning views of Ingleborough, Whernside, Pen-y-ghent and Ribblehead viaduct. 8 miles Moderate Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
12.02
(17.42)
Leeds 10.49 FotD
Walk Red Squirrels at Snaizeholme. A strenuous walk via Snaizeholme where, with luck you’ll see red squirrels. Very steep climb at end. 14 miles Strenuous
Dent
(Ribblehead)
10.16
(17.42)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Nature, Norsemen and Navvies. A fascinating walk through Gauber nature reserve, passing the site of Viking-age farmstead to Great Douk Pot, calling at Chapel-le-dale church, the burial place of many who died building the railway and the navvie settlements at Batty Green. 11 miles Moderate Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.06
(17.42)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at The George and Dragon, Dent.
  George & Dragon
Dent
16.00
(24.00)
  3PFC

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Sun
May 6
Walk Horton circular via Pen-y-ghent and Crook Gill waterfall, returning along the River Ribble. 10 miles
Strenuous
Horton-in-R
(Horton-in-R)
10.20
(18.55)
Leeds 09.00 FDR
Walk Horton-in-Ribblesdale circular. A lovely walk along the Ribble Way climbing to Hull Pot and returning to Horton. 7 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Horton-in-R)
10.20
(14.30)
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 7
Walk Horton to Settle via Crummack Dale, Feizor, Stainforth Force and Catrigg Force. 14 miles
Strenuous
Horton-in-R.
(Settle)
09.58 (17.57) Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Three Waterfalls walk. A circular walk from Settle visiting the waterfalls at Catrigg, Scaleber and Stainforth. 10 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
09.50 (17.57) Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Iconic Landscapes of Upper Ribblesdale.  A lovely 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
Walk Horton to Settle via Oxenber Woods. This is a moderate walk through Dry Rigg Quarry to the wild flower rich Oxenber Woods, continuing to Settle via Feizor and Giggleswick Scar. 10 miles Moderate Horton-in-R
(Settle)
09.58
(17.57)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
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. Please be aware that weather conditions can result in the walk grade and/or route changing significantly. 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

FotD - Friends of the Dales (brandname of the Yorkshire Dales Society); phone: 01756 749400

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

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

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

FoDB - Friends of DalesBus;

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.


Programme 2018 cover

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


See the 2017 Programme here.