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Dales Rail Trails

Tony & Chris Grogan


The new edition of this book contains 32 walks from stations along the world famous Settle-Carlisle line, the most beautiful railway in England. There are 22 full colour maps at a scale of 1:25,000 with concise descriptions of the routes and places along the way. There are 18 circular routes from stations along the line from Settle to Kirkby Stephen, each between 6 and 13 miles long.

There are a further 14 linear walks from station to station. Taken as a whole they provide a comprehensive coverage of the area of the western Dales national Park along the railway. The Yorkshire Dales offer some of the finest walking in England.

In an area of less than a thousand square miles you will find a unique blend of contrasting landscapes. Running right across the heart of the western Dales is England’s most scenic railway, the Settle to Carlisle line, recently voted one of the finest railway journeys in the world. The book also includes a guide to the popular 24-mile Three Peaks Challenge Route, and for lovers of long distance walking there are details of the 48-mile Six Peaks Trail, which links stations from Settle to Kirkby Stephen.





Publication Date:

2020 September


Paperback in plastic cover; 221 x 159mm




55 photos, 22 detailed maps, 20 sketch maps, 5 diagrams