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Ride2Stride - the Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival

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Festival Programme 2014

A week long programme of Walks, Talks and Music.

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

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Tue
Apr 29
Walk The Old Ways
Join author Sheila Gordon on a leisurely circular walk from Settle beside the River Ribble, then up to Mearbeck and Hunter Bark exploring milestones, boundaries and old tracks.
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
6.5 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
09.51
(15.00)
Leeds 08.50 YDS
Walk Settle circular via Smearsett Scar.
A circular walk over the impressive limestone scars of Smearsett Scar. (Walk leaders - Jean Collyer and Penny Smith).
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
10 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle/ G'wick)
09.51
(16.00)
Leeds 08.50 FDR
Walk & Talk Behind the Scenes
A Guided tour of the newly converted Settle Water Tower (as seen on Channel 4's "Restoration Man") with owners Mark and Pat Rand, plus a visit to the restored Settle Signal Box.
FESTIVAL LAUNCH EVENT
Easy Settle, (Settle) 09.51
(12.00)
Leeds 08.50 FoSCL
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 30
Walk Ribblehead Heritage Tour
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. (Walk leader - Peter Davies)
3 miles Easy
Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.25
(13.00)

(longer tour ends 15.27)
Leeds 08.50 /
Carlisle 08.53
FoSCL
Walk Landscapes of Upper Ribblesdale
Experience the changing landscapes of Upper Ribblesdale including classic limestone scenery and views of the magnificent Three Peaks. A route packed with information, the walk includes parts of the Pennine Way and the Pennine Bridleway. A National Park event led by Dales Volunteers.
A small charge is made for those arriving by car. NO DOGS. (Walk leader - Mark Barnes)
7 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-Ribblesdale
(Horton-in-Ribblesdale)
09.58
(15.15)
Leeds 08.50 YDNP/
YDS
Walk Appleby circular via Dufton
A circular walk from Appleby through the villages of Dufton, Long Marton and Bampton. (Walk leaders - David Singleton & Stephen Way).
10 miles
Moderate
Appleby
(Appleby)
10.48
(17.00)
Leeds 08.50 FoSCL
Walk Appleby circular via Murton Pike and High Cup Nick
This very strenuous walk will involve some boulder scrambling. (Walk leaders - Martin Housley and Yvonne Wade)
15 miles
Strenuous
Appleby
(Appleby)
10.48
(17.00)
Leeds 08.50 FDR
Walk Appleby circular via Burrells and Rutter Force
A lovely riverside walk via Burrells and Rutter Force waterfalls. (Walk leaders - Mike Smith and Penny Lucas)
8 miles
Moderate
Appleby
(Appleby)
10.48
(17.00)
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 1
Walk A historical foray through the valley of Chapel-le-Dale
Ribblehead station - Winterscales - Brunscar - Philpin - Keld Bank - Sleights Pasture Rocks - Gauber site - Ribblehead Quarry - station. The walk has lots of interest including monastic land management, stinted pastures, Keld Bank long cairn and settlement, limestone pavement/NNR, Gauber site, hydrology.
Led by Dr David Johnson, chairman of the Ingleborough Archaeology Group.
6 miles
Moderate
Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.17
(15.00)
Leeds 08.50/
Carlisle 08.53
IAG
Walk Nine Standards Rigg
A strenuous circular walk from Kirkby Stephen via Nateby, Nine Standards, Ewbank Scar and Frank's Bridge (Walk leaders - Jack Wood and Lynn Kendal).
15 miles
Strenuous
Kirkby Stephen
(Kirkby Stephen)
10.35
(17.00)
Leeds 08.50 FDR
Walk Singers Stride Out
Join Jeff Wright and the Ride2stride singers for a walk around Kirkby Stephen ending at the Black Bull in town (optional return to station by taxi - small fare payable).
6 miles
Moderate
Kirkby Stephen
(Kirkby Stephen)
10.35
(15.00)
Leeds 08.50 3PFC/
FoSCL
Walk Wigglesworth Wader Walk
Join Adrian Shepherd (RSPB) and David Tayler (YDMT) for a walk on the Ribble floodplain to view the managed habitat created since 2004 for breeding wading birds. 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 The Droving Trade
An illustrated talk by Dr. David Johnson, Ingleborough Archaeology Group Chairman, looking at the old cattle droving trade from Scotland to the Dales - the who, when, why and how. £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 2
Walk Settle and the Hoffman Kiln
Join James Enever on a fascinating walk exploring the rarely visited Hoffman Kiln to the north of Settle. This is an extraordinary example of a large industrial lime kiln, with echoing tunnels to explore (bring a torch). The circular walk will also visit Stainforth and return via Gigglewick with the option to divert to the Craven Arms pub for late afternoon music.
8 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
09.51
(16.00)
Leeds 08.50 YDS
Walk Singers Stride Out
Join Jeff Wright and the Ride2stride singers for a walk circular from Settle - Giggleswick - Lawkland - Rome - Rathmell - Settle. (Walk leader - Jeff Wright).
8 miles
Moderate
Settle(Settle) 09.51
(15.30)
Leeds
08.50
FoSCL
/3PFC
Walk Giggleswick Circular
A moderately strenuous walk from Giggleswick station, via Whelp Stone Crag - Ribble Way - Giggleswick. (Walk leader - Stephen Way).
12 miles
Strenuous
Giggleswick
(Gigglesw.)
09.20
(17.00)
Leeds 08.18 FoSCL
Walk Garsdale to Hawes via Mossdale (*b)
Returning to Garsdale station by bus from Hawes (£3.50).
(Early bus to station for those coming from Hawes. See associated walk below).
6 miles
Moderate
Garsdale
(Garsdale)
10.22
(16.16)
Leeds 08.50/
Carlisle
08.53
WR
Walk Garsdale to Hawes via Mossdale (*b)
Returning to Garsdale station by bus from Hawes (£3.50).
(Early bus to station for those coming from Hawes. See associated walk above).
10 miles
Strenuous
Garsdale
(Garsdale)
10.22
(16.16)
Leeds 08.50/
Carlisle
08.53
WR
Talk The Line That Refused To Die
Join author Stan Abbott and friends to recall the amazing story of the battle to save the Settle-Carlisle line 25 years ago. £3.00.
  Victoria Hall, Settle 19.15
(21.30)
  FoSCL
/FDHW
Music Music Sessions in the pub
Music at the Craven Arms, Giggleswick.
Craven Arms, Giggleswick 16.00
(24.00)
3PFC

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Sat
May 3
Walk Ribblehead Heritage Tour
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.
Meet at the Ribblehead Station Heritage Centre. (Walk leader - Peter Davies)
3 miles Easy
Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
12.30
(15.49)
Leeds 10.49 FoSCL
Walk Horton to Ribblehead
A lower level route from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Ribblehead via Selside and Colt Park. (walk leaders - Glennys Ash and Venessa Manawat)
8 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Ribblehead)
09.58
(15.00)
Leeds 08.49
Walk Dent to Ribblehead
A strenuous walk from Dent station to Ribblehead via Great Knoutberry, Arten Gill, Blea Moorand Whernside.  (Walk leaders: Bob & Lindy Clarke).
13 miles
Strenuous
Dent
(Ribblehead)
10.16
(17.42)
Leeds 08.49 FoSCL
Walk Settle to Ribblehead
A strenuous walk from Settle station to Ribblehead via Smearsett Scar and Ingleborough. (Walk leaders - Lynn Kendal and Alan Kemmenoe)
15 miles
Strenuous
Settle
(Ribblehead)
09.50
(17.00)
Leeds 08.49 FDR
Walk Three Viaducts Walk
A walk following the Pennine Bridleway, England's newest National Trail, from Dent station via the Coal Road, Arten Gill, Newby Head and Gearstones to Ribblehead, with views of Arten Gill, Dent Head and Ribblehead Viaducts. (Walk leaders: John Disney & Duncan Ward).
9 miles
Moderate
Dent
(Ribblehead)
12.12
(17.42)
Leeds 10.49 FoSCL
/ YDS
Walk Wainwright Walk
Although best known for his Lakeland walks, Alfred Wainwright loved the limestone country of the western Dales. This walk follows one of his circular routes from Settle to Victoria Cave and back. (Walk leader - Caroline Nichol)
5 miles
Moderate
Settle
(Settle)
09.50
(13.30)
Leeds 08.49 WS
Talk Wainwright As I Knew Him
A talk by Ron Scholes about his long friendship with Wainwright: "My friendship with Alfred Wainwright began in the early 1970s, the first contact through the process of correspondence. There was much common ground of mutual interest - landscape, walking, maps and books. It was always a pleasure to be in his company". £3.00
  St. John's Church Hall, Settle
14.30
(16.00)
  WS
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
May 4
Walk Wharfe Woods & Smearsett Scar
A strenuous walk from Settle to Horton-in-Ribblesdale via the riverbank, Little Stainforth, Smearsett Scar, Wharfe Woods and Crummackdale. (Walk leaders - Alan Prosser & Ian Moffat)
13 miles
Strenuous
Settle
(Horton-in-R)
10.10
(17.15)
Leeds 09.00 FoSCL
Walk Ribblehead to Horton-in-Ribblesdale
A strenuous walk from Ribblehead via the summit of Pen-y-ghent and the Ribble Way to Horton-in-Ribblesdale. (Walk leaders - Diane Taylor amd Jon Williams)
13 miles
Strenuous
Ribblehead
(Horton-in-R)
10.27
(18.00)
Leeds
09.00
FDR
Walk Horton circular via Helwith Bridge
A moderately easy circular walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale via Cragghill Farm, Helwith Bridge and Dubb Cote. (Walk leaders - Duncan Ward and Chris Wright)
7 miles
Moderate
Horton-in-R
(Horton -in-R)
10.19
(14.00)
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 5
Walk Ribblehead Heritage Tour
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. (Walk leader - Peter Davies)
3 miles Easy Ribblehead
(Ribblehead)
10.25
(13.00)
(longer tour ends 15.27)
Leeds 08.50 /
Carlisle 08.53
FoSCL
Walk Horton to Settle
A strenuous walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Settle via Hull Pot, Penyghent, Helwith Bridge and Feizor.
(Walk leader: Stephen Way)
13 miles
Strenuous
Horton-in-R
(Settle)
09.59
(17.30)
Leeds 08.50 FoSCL
Walk Highway to Ancient Woodland
A moderately easy walk through Settle onto the old highway to Cleator 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.
A small charge is made for those arriving by car. NO DOGS.
5.5 miles Easy Settle
(Settle)
10.44
(15.30)
Leeds 09.47 YDNP
Walk Settle circular
via the Pennine Bridleway and Settle Loop. (Walk leaders Penny Lucas and Diane Taylor)
10 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 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. Well behaved dogs on a lead allowed, unless otherwise stated.

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 - 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

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.


 

Ride2stride flyer 2014

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


See the 2013 Programme here.