In previous blogs we talked about walks in the area and we’ve talked about the Settle-Carlisle railway line, but we haven’t really put the two together.
The Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival does exactly that. An annual event held during April and May each year comprising of walks, talks and music along the fabulous Settle-Carlisle railway line, it’s a week-long celebration of the wonderful landscape and culture of the western Dales and Eden Valley.
The 2017 walking festival was a great success according to the local newspaper, the Craven Herald and some of the festivals participants.
Walks start from stations along the line – to coincide with the arrival of trains from Leeds or Carlisle – and are led by experienced walk leaders, who share their knowledge of the area as they go along.
This years festival included a total of 31 walks, ranging from very strenuous, some moderate and also some popular tours of local attractions such as Settle Water Tower (filmed for Channel 4’s restoration Man) and the site of the Jericho Shanty Town near Ribblehead viaduct
This is definitely one for your 2018 diary. Stay here at Layhead for the week and take full advantage of the whole festival.
Keep an eye on the festival webpage for details of the 2018 event