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Ride2Stride - the Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival

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Festival Programme 2012

A week long programme of Walks, Talks and Music.

DATE EVENT
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Tue
May 1
Walk Limestone and Scars
to Feizor and Giggleswick Scar across the Craven limestone.
(Walk leader - Colin Speakman).
7.5 miles
Easy
Settle
(Settle)
09.50
(15.00)
Leeds 08.49 YDS
Walk Three Waterfalls Walk
Settle circular via Catrigg Force. (Walk leaders - Diane Taylor & Glennys Ash).
10 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
09.50
(16.00)
Leeds
08.49
FDR
Music Music Sessions on the platform
Music at Settle Station throughout the day and evening.
  Settle station
  3PFC

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Wed
May 2
Walk A guided tour of Ribblehead Viaduct
The Ribblehead Viaduct is the highlight of the route with its magnificent 24 arches spanning Batty Moss over 100 ft below. Join the Ribblehead Tour to look at the archaeological sites and history of the Viaduct.
(There's an optional extended tour (5 miles, approx 4 hours)of the Ribblehead Viaduct site and a visit to the Force Gill aquaduct from where the entrance to Blea Moor Tunnel can be viewed - bring a packed lunch - Moderate).
Meet at the Ribblehead Station Heritage Centre. (Walk leader - Peter Davies).
3 miles Easy
Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.25
(13.00)
Leeds 08.49 /
Carlisle 08.53
FoSCL
Walk A visit to Hadrian's Wall (*b)
A short walk along one of the best preserved sections of the Roman wall. Birdoswald - Willowford Bridge - Thirlwell Castle. Service bus to Birdoswald and return from Greenhead (additional fare payable). (Meet walk leader Peter Baker at platform 6 waiting area, Carlisle).
6 miles
Moderate
Carlisle
(Carlisle)
11.34
(18.07)
Leeds 08.49 FoSCL
Walk Settle to Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Settle - Stainforth - Feizor - Crummack - Sulber - Horton. Music in Crown Inn. (Walk leaders Stephen Way & Steve Higgins).
13 miles
Strenuous
Settle
(Horton)
09.50
(17.48)
Leeds 08.49 FoSCL
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Crown Inn, Horton-in-Ribblesdale
  Crown Inn,
Horton-in-R
14.00
(23.00)
  3PFC

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Thur
May 3
Walk Kirkby Stephen - station to town
via Stenkrith and Hartley. Finish at the Black Bull for music. Taxis back to station. (Walk leaders - Joyce Broughton & Penny Smith).
6 miles
Easy
Kir. Stephen
(K. Stephen)
10.34
(15.00)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Monks, shepherds, farmers and traders; a walk through time in Upper Ribblesdale
Ribblehead to Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Join Ingleborough Archaeology Group chairman Dr David Johnson on a walk through time in Upper Ribblesdale. Meet at Ribblehead station at 10.30 to walk south to Horton-in-Ribblesdale looking at many points of interest on the way. (Walk leader - David Johnson).
9 miles
Moderate
Ribblehead
(Horton)
10.30
(15.00)
Leeds 08.49/
Carlisle 08.53
IAG
Talk History underfoot - aspects of Ingleborough's past
An illustrated talk by David Johnson - Ingleborough Archaeology Group Chairman and author of ‘Ingleborough: landscape and history’. £2.00.
  Friends Meeting House, Settle 19.30
(21.30)
  IAG
Walk Western Fells of Mallerstang - Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen (*t)
This walk traces the backbone of the fells along the western fringe of Mallerstang and includes Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell, along with High & Low Dolphinsty and Wharton Fell. Meet at Kirkby Stephen station at 09.30 to catch the 09.48 train to Garsdale (arriving 10.02), then walk back to Kirkby Stephen. (2,350 ft. ascent.) Finish with music at the Black Bull. (Walk leader - Graham Allan).
12 miles
Strenuous
Kir. Stephen
(K. Stephen)
09.30
(19.00)
Carlisle 08.53 PR
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Black Bull Inn, Kirkby Stephen.
  Black Bull,
Kir. Stephen
14.00
(23.00)
  3PFC

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Fri
May 4
Walk Caves and Crags
Settle circular via Attermire Scar and Victoria cave. Archaeology trail, linked to the talk by Tom Lord. One steep ascent. (Walk leader - Chris Hartley).
6 miles
Easy
Settle
(Settle)
10.44
(15.00)
Leeds 09.47 YDS
Talk Dances with Bears: new research about the first people in the Yorkshire Dales.
Archaeologist and conservationist Tom Lord explains new research about the Yorkshire Dales at the end of the last Ice Age. £5.00.
  St John's Church Hall, Settle 15.00
(17.00)
  YDS
Walk Garsdale to Hawes via Mossdale (*b)
(Optional shorter walk, 6 miles - Moderate). Both returning to Garsdale station by bus from Hawes (£3.00).
10 miles
Strenuous
Garsdale
(Garsdale)
10.21
(17.00)
Leeds 08.49/
Carlisle
08.53
WR
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Folk & Country Music Night at the Harts Head, Giggleswick.
  Harts Head, Giggleswick 15.00
(24.00)
  3PFC

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Sat
May 5
Walk Bluebell Walk
Appleby circular via Dufton Ghyll Woods. (Walk leaders - Penny Smith & Glennys Ash).
8 miles
Easy
Appleby
(Appleby)
10.50
(15.30)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Dentdale Waterfalls & Wild Flowers (*b)
Dent Station - Dales Way - Whernside Manor - Deepdale - Flinters Gill - Dent. Take a stroll through Dentdale with Chris Wright who will help you identify early May wildflowers of the Dales. Service bus return to Dent station at 17.00 (additional fare payable). (Walk leader - John Disney & Chris Wright).
7 miles
Moderate
Dent
(Dent)
12.12
(17.32)
Leeds 10.49 FoSCL
Walk Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Settle via Crummackdale
Horton - Moughton - Crummackdale - Wharfe - Feizor - Settle. (Walk leaders - Stewart Rainbow & Jim Wood).
10 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Settle)
10.56
(18.57)
Carlisle 09.26 FoSCL
Walk Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Ribblehead
via Moughton Scar & Selside. (Walk leaders - Jean Collyer & Norman Cammish).
10 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Ribblehead)
09.58
(17.50)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Lazonby to Armathwaite
Kirkoswald - Staffield - Ruckcroft - Dale - Ainstable - Holmrange - Armathwaite. (Walk leader - Alan Prosser).
11 miles
Moderate
Lazonby
(Armathwaite)
11.07
(16.32)
Leeds 08.49 FoSCL
Walk Whernside from Ribblehead
Ribblehead - Whernside summit - Cluntering Gill - Kingsdale - Scales Moor - Ribblehead. (Walk leaders - Andy & Rosemary Feather).
16 miles
Strenuous
Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.06
(17.42)
Leeds 08.49 FoSCL
Walk Hellifield to Settle
via Kirkby Malham and Gordale Scar. (Walk leaders - Dave Reed & Alan Kemmenoe).
17 miles
Strenuous
Hellifield
(Settle)
09.40
(17.50)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Music Music Sessions in the Club
Music at Settle Social Club, Settle.
  Settle Social Club 20.00
(23.00)
  3PFC

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Sun
May 6
Walk Dent station to Ribblehead via Whernside
Dent station - Cowgill - Dentdale - Deepdale - Whernside - Force Gill - Blea Moor - Ribblehead. Music in Station Inn. (Walk leader - John Langford).
12 miles
Strenuous
Dent
(Ribblehead)
10.37
(18.02)
Leeds 09.00 FoSCL
Walk Whernside from Ribblehead
Ribblehead - Ivescar - Whernside summit - Craven Way - Ribblehead. Music in Station Inn. (Walk leaders Stephen & Susan Way).
8 miles
Strenuous
Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.27
(15.15)
Leeds 09.00 FoSCL
Walk Taste of A Dales High Way - Settle Loop
(UPDATED 2 FEB - No bus due to changed bus timetable, now a Settle Circular walk)

Meet at Settle station. Pennine Bridleway to Jubilee Caves - Gorbeck - Langscar, to join route of A Dales High Way, Nappa Gate - Attermire Scar - Settle. Finish with plenty of time for last train at 18.19. (Walk leader - Chris Grogan).
(Previously: Dalesbus from Settle to Malham, returning Settle via Malham Cove, Langscar Gate, Nappa Gate, Attermire Scar).
10 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
10.10
(17.00)
Leeds
09.00
YDS & FDHW
Walk A Pennine Journey - Stage 1 (*t)
Meet at Horton-in-Ribblesdale, to catch the train (10.56) to Settle (arrives 11.04), walk back to Horton via Langcliffe and Stainforth. Finish with plenty of time for last trains 18.09/18.39. (Walk leaders - David & Heather Pitt).
7.5 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Horton)
10.56
(17.00)
Carlisle 09.25 WS
Walk Settle Circular
Meet at Settle for 10.30 start (train arrives 10.10). Settle arc via Giggleswick Scar, Feizor, Stainforth & Langcliffe. (Walk leader Chris Stone).
9.5 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
10.30
(15.30)
Leeds
09.00
WRR
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Station Inn, Ribblehead.
  Station Inn, Ribblehead 14.00
(24.00)
  3PFC

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Mon
May 7
Walk A guided tour of Ribblehead Viaduct
The Ribblehead Viaduct is the highlight of the route with its magnificent 24 arches spanning Batty Moss over 100 ft below. Join the Ribblehead Tour to look at the archaeological sites and history of the Viaduct.
(There's an optional extended tour (5 miles, approx 4 hours)of the Ribblehead Viaduct site and a visit to the Force Gill aquaduct from where the entrance to Blea Moor Tunnel can be viewed - bring a packed lunch - Moderate).
Meet at the Ribblehead Station Heritage Centre. (Walk leader - Peter Davies).
3 miles Easy Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.25
(13.00)
Leeds 08.49 /
Carlisle 08.53
FoSCL
Walk Eastern edge of Mallerstang - Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale (*t)
This walk traces the eastern edge of Mallerstang and includes Nateby Common, Mallerstang Edge, High Seat, Hugh Seat, Ure Head and Bubble Hill. Meet at Garsdale station at 10.00 to catch the 10.21 train to Kirkby Stephen (arrives 10.34), walk back to Garsdale. Finish with music at Moorcock Inn. (2,650 ft ascent). (Walk leader - Roger Burgin).
14 miles
Strenuous
Garsdale
(Garsdale)
10.00
(19.00)
Leeds 08.49 PR
Walk Guided Tour of Old Settle Town with Bill Mitchell
A short walk around old Settle with former Dalesman editor Bill Mitchell, taking in the railway station, one of the few remaining old yards of the town, the market place with its curious buildings -the Naked Man and the Shambles - returning via the appropriately named Station Road.
1 mile
Easy
Settle
(Settle)
10.44
(11.44)
Leeds 09.47 YDS
Talk Rambling and Railways. Talk by Colin Speakman. £5.00.
Well known author, rambler and campaigner Colin Speakman helps round off the Festival with a lively account of the close links between Railways and Ramblers.
  St John's Church Hall, Settle 14.00
(16.00)
  YDS
Music Music Sessions at the pub
Music at the Moorcock Inn, Garsdale.
  Moorcock Inn, Garsdale 13.00
(23.00)
  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. Walks marked (*t) start with a train ride, those marked (*b) include a bus ride. Finish times are approximate. 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 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. Well behaved dogs on a lead only please.

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 through the afternoon and late into the evening, with breaks. It is your responsibly 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: 01729 825600

PR - Penrith Ramblers; email: allangram@btopenworld.com  phone: 01768 890390

WRR - West Riding Ramblers; email: phone:

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

WS - Wainwright Society; email: pathfinders@onetel.com  phone: 01931 716861

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

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.


 

Festival Flyer

A Festival flyer is available for download as a pdf file. Click on the image above to download a copy.

 

 

 

Printed programme cover

The Printed Programme is available to download as a large pdf file. Click on the image above to download a copy (dated: 16 Jan 2012).