Event details

Date and time: Fri 03 May 2013 (10:30)
Location: Start from Garsdale Station
Additional notes:

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013: GARSDALE  STATION TO HAWES 2 GUIDED WALKS Please note there is no train connection from the Wensleydale Railway for this event, which is part of the Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival ( No need to book the walk but packed lunch, drinks and strong footwear are required.  If you intend to use the Little White Bus, please advise us - 01969 667400. Dales & District bus services from Bedale, Leyburn, Aysgarth, Askrigg etc to Hawes are operated by Procters (01677 425203)
WALKS START AT 10.30 FROM GARSDALE STATION on the Settle-Carlisle line. There are TWO walk options.  Before leaving the station, walkers will divide into two groups, for a 10 mile walk or a 6 mile walk. The 6 mile walk will finish about 3pm, in time for passengers intending to catch the LWB and train dep Garsdale at 16.16 to Kirkby Stephen, Appleby and Carlisle. The 10 mile walk will finish in time for all passengers intending to catch the LWB and 17.27 train to Settle, Skipton and Leeds. Later trains and the LWB allow more time in Hawes.
The 10 mile walk is strenuous, climbing up a steep hill after the first mile for a high level ridge walk. On descending, the last mile or so is back along the valley bottom, before reaching the Dales market town of Hawes. Please note that this walk is an invigorating challenge – with fantastic views on a clear day - although it can be quite blustery on top! It is   not suitable for walkers who are unable to keep up a good pace with the rest of the group.
The route of the 6 mile walk runs along the same hillside as the 10 mile walk but at a lower contour. There is time to pause, admire the spectacular scenery and take photographs from a different perspective than the more usual views of the dale. However it is stlll a 6 mile walk! At Mossdale Force – a waterfall sketched by the artist JMW Turner when he visited the area in 1816 – there is time for a short rest on one of the seats on Yorkshire’s Turner Trail ( before reaching Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese.
To reach Garsdale station for the start of the walks  (At the station there is free car parking and public toilets, both on one side of the track only; allow 5 minutes to walk round).
From Carlisle: Train arr Garsdale at 10.02;  From Leeds: Train arr Garsdale at 10.21
From Hawes: The Little White Bus service arr Garsdale station 09.55 (£3 fare or SC bus pass)
To return to Garsdale station after the walks
The Little White Bus dep Hawes on Fridays) as follows (£3 fare or SC bus pass)
Dep Hawes 15.47 arr Garsdale 16.10 to connect with the 16.16 train to Carlisle
Dep Hawes 16.57 arr Garsdale 17.20 to connect with the 17.27 train to Leeds
Dep Hawes (not DCM) 18.57 arr Garsdale 19.20 (19.26 train to Leeds; 19.40 train to Carlisle).
ENQUIRIES - 08454 50 54 74; Little White Bus 01969 667400

Last updated by Richard Morris on 27/03/2013