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Ride2Stride - the Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival

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Festival Programme 2013

A week long programme of Walks, Talks and Music.

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

DATE EVENT
TYPE
DETAILS WALK GRADE VENUE/
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Tue
Apr 30
Walk Settle Town Trail
A short guided walk around historical Settle, includes a short steep climb up Constitution Hill. (Walk leader - Rhona Thornton).
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
2 miles
Easy
Settle
(Settle)
09.51
(11.45)
Leeds 08.50 YDS
Walk Hill Farm and Hoffmann Kiln
Settle circular via Stainforth visiting the Hoffmann Kiln and Lower Winskill farm. Includes a steep climb. (Walk leaders - Colin Speakman & Tom Lord).
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
6 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle/ G'wick)
09.51
(15.00)
Leeds
08.50
YDS
Walk Settle circular via Giggleswick Common.
(Walk leaders - Diane Taylor & Sylvia Swain).
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
10 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle/ G'wick)
09.51
(16.00)
Leeds 08.50 FDR
Talk Butterflies on a Dales Hill Farm
An illustrated talk by Tom Lord about the butterflies to be seen on a Dales Hill Farm. (Visit the farm earlier in the day). £3.00
  Friends Meeting House, Settle 19.30
(21.30)
  YDS
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Craven Arms, Giggleswick.
  Craven Arms, Giggleswick 16.00
(23.30)
  3PFC

DATE EVENT
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Wed
May 1
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 4.5 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.
3 miles Easy
Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.25
(13.00)
Leeds 08.50 /
Carlisle 08.53
FoSCL
Walk Appleby circular via Rutter Force and River Eden
A lovely riverside walk to Bandley Bridge, along Hoff Beck to the spectacular Rutter Force, returning along the River Eden. (Walk leaders - Ian Moffat & Peter Baker).
10 miles
Moderate
Appleby
(Appleby)
10.48
(17.00)
Leeds 08.50 FoSCL
Walk Appleby circular via High Cup Nick
This very strenuous walk will involve some boulder scrambling. (Walk leaders - Diane Taylor & Mark Paton).
14 miles
Strenuous
Appleby
(Appleby)
10.48
(17.00)
Leeds 08.50 FDR
Walk Appleby circular via Dufton Gill and Flakebridge
(Walk leaders - Penny Lucas & Jenny Colins).
8 miles
Moderate
Appleby
(Appleby)
10.48
(15.00)
Leeds 08.50 FDR
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 2
Walk A historical and geological foray into Crummackdale
Led by Dr David Johnson, chairman of the Ingleborough Archaeology Group.
7 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Horton)
10.24
(15.15)
Carlisle 08.53 IAG
Walk A Taste of Lady Anne's Way
Garsdale to Kirkby Stephen via The Lady Anne's Highway and Pendragon Castle. (Walk leaders - Brenda Brock & Lynn Kendal).
14 miles
Strenuous
Garsdale
(Kirkby Stephen)
10.22
(17.00)
Leeds 08.50 FDR
Walk Wigglesworth Wader Walk
Join Adrian Shepherd (RSPB) and David Tayler (YDMT) for a walk on the Ribble floodplain viewing breeding wading birds and seeing the site management created since 2004 to improve the wet grassland habitat. The walk will have a short road section from Long Preston station to Cow Bridge on the road to Wigglesworth and then follow the Ribble Way with good river views and take a circuit on the floodplain back to Cow Bridge. The area is fairly flat, although can be muddy and uneven in places.
5 miles
Easy
Long Preston
(Long Preston)
09.44
(13.38)
08.50 YDMT /RSPB
Talk An Archaeology of Malham Moor
An illustrated talk by Dr. David Johnson - Ingleborough Archaeology Group Chairman. £3.00.
  Friends Meeting House, Settle 19.30
(21.30)
  IAG
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Black Bull Inn, Kirkby Stephen.
  Black Bull,
Kirkby Stephen
16.00
(23.30)
  3PFC

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Fri
May 3
Walk Landscapes of Upper Ribblesdale
Experience the changing landscapes of Upper Ribblesdale including classic limestone scenery and views of the magnificent Three Peaks. The walk will include stretches of the Pennine Way, Ribble Way and the Pennine Bridleway.
A National Park Event led by Dales Volunteers. A small charge is made for those arriving by car.
7 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Horton)
10.00
(15.15)
Leeds 08.50 YDNP
Walk Join the Strolling Singers
for a circular walk climbing from Settle to Stockdale Lane and Attermire Scar (with an optional shorter walk, 5 miles moderate).  Finish at the Harts Head Music Night. (Walk leader - Jeff Wright).
9 miles
Moderate
Settle(Settle/ G'wick) 10.44
(16.00)
Leeds
09.47
3PFC
Walk Settle Circular
Settle-Langcliffe-Stainforth-Helwith Bridge-Oxenber Wood-Giggleswick Scar-Giggleswick-Settle. (Walk leaders - Stephen Way, Susan Way).
13 miles
Strenuous
Settle
(Settle)
09.51
(17.57)
Leeds 08.50 FoSCL
Walk Garsdale to Hawes via Mossdale (*b)
Returning to Garsdale station by bus from Hawes (£3.00).
(Early bus to station for those coming from Hawes. See associated walk below).
More details here.
6 miles
Moderate
Garsdale
(Garsdale)
10.22
(16.45)
Leeds 08.50/
Carlisle
08.53
WR
Walk Garsdale to Hawes via Mossdale (*b)
Returning to Garsdale station by bus from Hawes (£3.00).
(Early bus to station for those coming from Hawes. See associated walk above).
More details here.
10 miles
Strenuous
Garsdale
(Garsdale)
10.22
(16.45)
Leeds 08.50/
Carlisle
08.53
WR
Talk Thunder in the Mountains
The men who built Ribblehead. Talk by author and former editor of the Dalesman Bill Mitchell. £3.00.
  Friends Meeting House, Settle 14.00
(16.00)
  YDS
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Folk & Country Music Night at the Harts Head, Giggleswick.
  Harts Head, Giggleswick 16.00
(24.00)
  3PFC

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Sat
May 4
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 4.5 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.
3 miles Easy
Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.25
(13.00)
Leeds 08.49 /
Carlisle 08.53
FoSCL
Walk Another 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 second, slightly shorter, Ribblehead Tour of the day to look at the archaeological sites and history of the Viaduct.
Meet at the Ribblehead Station Heritage Centre.
3 miles Easy Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
14.15
(15.40)
Leeds 12.49 /
Carlisle 11.51
FoSCL
Walk Ribblehead Circular
via Chapel-le-Dale. (Walk leader - John Disney).
7 miles
Moderate
Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
12.02
(16.30)
Leeds 10.49 FoSCL
Walk Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Ribblehead
via Sulber Nick and the Nature Reserve. (Walk leaders - Penny Smith & Pat Wilson).
7 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Ribblehead)
09.58
(15.30)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Red Squirrels in Snaizeholme
Dent Fell-Widdale-Snaizeholme-Roman Road-Gearstones-Ribblehead. (Walk leaders - John Langford & Ian Moffat).
12 miles
Strenuous
Dent
(Ribblehead)
10.16
(17.42)
Leeds 08.49 FoSCL
Walk Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Ribblehead
via Ingleborough and Park Fell. (Walk leaders - Dave Reed & Yvonne Wade).
15 miles
Strenuous
Horton-in-R
(Ribblehead)
09.58
(17.30)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk The Natural Lakes of Yorkshire
A very strenuous, fast-paced circular walk to Malham Tarn via Stockdale, Kirkby Fell, Malham village and Malham Cove. (Walk leader - Steph Carter).
18 miles
Strenuous
Settle
(Settle)
09.50
(19.00)
Leeds 08.49 LDWA
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at The Station Inn, Ribblehead.
  Station Inn
Ribblehead
15.00
(24.00)
  3PFC

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Sun
May 5
Walk Story Walk
A short walk around Settle with Settle storyteller Sita Brand. Suitable for families.
1 mile
Easy
Settle
(Settle)
12.14
(13.30)
Leeds 11.20 YDS / SS
Walk Over Blea Moor
Walk from Dent station to Ribblehead over Blea Moor, crossing the tunnel the train has just past through. A National Park Event led by Dales Volunteers. A small charge is made for those arrivng by car.
9 miles
Moderate
Dent
(Ribblehead)
10.37
(15.45)
Leeds 09.00 YDNP
Walk Pen-y-ghent
A circular walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale via the summit of Pen-y-ghent. (Walk leaders - Diane Taylor & Sylvia Swain).
9 miles
Strenuous
Horton-in-R
(Horton)
10.19
(15.30)
Leeds
09.00
FDR
Walk Settle to Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Settle riverbank-Little Stainforth-Smearsett Scar-Helwith Bridge-Horton-in-Ribblesdale. (Walk leaders - Alan Prosser & Ian Moffat).
12 miles
Strenuous
Settle
(Horton)
10.10
(17.15)
Leeds 09.00 FoSCL
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 6
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 4.5 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.
3 miles Easy Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.25
(13.00)
Leeds 08.50 /
Carlisle 08.53
FoSCL
Walk Singer's Strideout
Join the R2S singers for a short walk to the south of Settle, with one stiff climb. All welcome. (Walk leader - Jeff Wright).
5 miles
Easy
Settle
(Settle)
13.48
(16.30)
Leeds 12.49 3PFC
Walk The Elgar Way
A circular walk from Settle following in the footsteps of the composer Elgar and visiting some of the places he loved. (A shortened version of a classic walk). (Walk leaders Chris Hartley & Chris Grogan).
9 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
09.51
(15.45)
Leeds 08.50 YDS & FDHW
Walk The Three Waterfalls Walk
Settle circular via three wonderfull waterfalls. (Walk leaders - David Hopkins & Carola Maddox).
11 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
09.51
(16.30)
Leeds 08.50 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. Walks marked  (*b) include a bus ride, fare payable. Finish times are approximate, for guidance only. 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 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

LDWA - North Yorks. Long Distance Walkers Association; email: stephcart@btopenworld.com 

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

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.


See the 2012 Programme here.

 

 

Printed programme 2013

The Printed Programme is available to download as a large pdf file. Click on the image above to download a copy (dated: 16 Jan 2013).