Guided walks linked to public transport
The Dales is fortunate in having two organisations that run programmes of guided walks particularly for public transport users. In addition the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority run a series of walks and events the majority of which are accessible by public transport.
A couple of companies also offer baggage carriage services for people doing long distance walks across the Yorkshire Dales. Details are provided below.
Friends of Settle-Carlisle Line
The Friends of Settle-Carlisle Line organise a a comprehensive programme of guided walks on Saturdays, Sundays and occasional Wednesdays throughout the year. A leaflet containing details of walks from the Settle-Carlisle (website opens in new window) and Leeds-Morecambe railway lines is available.
All walks are free and start (and finish) at a station, where walkers are met by leaders.
To obtain details of these walks please write to -Ruth Evans, Settle-Carlisle Partnership, Town Hall, Market Place, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9EJ
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dalesbus Ramblers is a walking group organised by the Yorkshire Dales Public Transport Users Group and affiliated to the Ramblers Association, providing guided walks in the Yorkshire Dales area. Walks take place on most Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the year, and all walks are accessible by the popular "Dalesbus" bus services. Find out more on the Dalesbus Ramblers website (link opens in new window).
Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Guided Walks Programme
The Authority organises a range of guided walks as part of its annual events programme. Many of them have either a nature conservation or cultural heritage theme. You can search our programme of walks and other events by visiting the events section of the official Yorkshire Dales Holiday Website (link opens in new window).
Walks organised by the Authority cost £2 per adult but they are free for children and public transport users (please produce valid ticket).
Baggage Carriage Services in the Dales
You can let someone else take the load while walking in the Dales. Several companies offer baggage carriages including the following: