News Archive

21 March 2014

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations FoSCL and Friends of DalesRail walk leaders have arranged a series of linear walks between April and October starting in Settle and finishing in Carlisle.  The walks will mainly follow the route described by Vivienne Crow in her 2012 book '...

23 February 2014

On Sunday 13th April a Northern Rail sponsored, FoSCL organised, special charity train (with net proceeds being donated to the Railway Children and a charity of FoSCL's choosing) will run along the DalesRail route from Blackpool to Carlisle. During a 2 hour stop in Carlisle Colin Speakman,...

21 February 2014

In November 2013, the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust published three leaflets in a series  entitled "Ribblehead Triangle Walks". Leaflet no. 3: "Ribblehead Viaduct and the Navvies" offers a self-...

10 January 2014

The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) produces a series of geographically-themed walks around the UK called ‘Discovering Britain’. The aim is to encourage people to explore Britain’s diverse landscapes. All these walks are available in written or audio versions on a website....

05 January 2014

FELLSMAN
Every Wednesday from 11 June to 27 August 2014

Departing From:

Lancaster:  07.05/20.40
Preston: 08.05/19.50
Blackburn: 08.30/19.10
Clitheroe: 09.00/18.45
Long Preston: (near Settle) 10.50/17.50

As seen on BBC’s ‘Great...

13 December 2013

An obituary for Margaret was published in the November edition of the Settle-Carlisle Journal.  Unfortunately limited space meant that David Ward's full tribute had to be truncated.  Accordingly we are publishing the full text here:

 

Margaret Ritchie...

29 November 2013

Fourteen of the North of England's rarest and best preserved signal boxes have been given Grade II listed status by the Department for Culture Media and Sport as a result of the final phase of a joint English Heritage and Network Rail project to safeguard the nation's railway heritage....

07 November 2013

As part of the 3 Peaks Project to enhance the visitor experience to this part of the Dales, the National Park has produced an innovative app for iphones etc (shortly available for android phones).

The app contains OS maps of the 3 peaks area, details of the 3 Peaks challenge route plus...

06 October 2013

The long running and ever popular radio show Gardeners' Question Time had an unusual venue when it was recorded on a specially chartered train that ran over the S&C last week.  One hundred keen gardeners joined the panel of gardening experts and chairman Eric Robson as the train...

17 August 2013

Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, travelled on the Settle-Carlisle line last week.  He met the new Managing Director of Northern Rail, Alex Hynes, at Settle, then travelled on a scheduled Northern service to Ribblehead where he had a meeting with representatives of the...