Lancashire DalesRail is simply the best way to spend a Sunday! The service links Lancashire with the scenic Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley. Starting from the coastal resort of Blackpool, DalesRail passes through Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Bamber Bridge, Blackburn, Whalley and Clitheroe before travelling along the famous Settle to Carlisle line and terminating in the historic border city of Carlisle.
The journey Settle takes in the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, passes through Blea Moor tunnel and crosses the top of Dentdale and Garsdale before passing into the more pastoral Eden Valley and the lovely town of Appleby-in-Westmorland. You can enjoy all this, and more, from the comfort of a modern diesel train.
DalesRail is much more than a scenic train ride, it is an integrated package providing a full day out. You will find information about the many places that can be visited; the extensive guided walk programme led by experienced leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers and the coach links that extend the rail journey to places the train cannot reach.
DalesRail 2015 operates on Sundays from 17th May 2015 through to Sunday 6th September 2015. Check the timetable for full details of operating days and times when the trains run. Why not use the contact us section to let us know what you like (or dislike!) about DalesRail and ideas for how the service might be improved in the future?
Community Rail Awards 2015
Community Rail Awards 2015 - open for entries. Posted 20.04.15
DalesRail Walks Programme Released
DalesRail 2015 walks now available. Posted 08.04.15
Northern ITT Issued
Northern ITT Issued. Posted 27.02.15
View our archive of walks and guided walks