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DalesRail Walks

The DalesRail service on Sunday 18th August is cancelled due to a shortage of train crew at Arriva Rail North’s Blackpool North depot.

It is likely that this will be the case for the remaining Sundays of the season but we are advising that you check to see if it is running before making any plans. It is likely that the Lancashire Rail Ramblers will withdraw the guided walks for the remaining Sundays even if the service runs.

You can use either of the links here to check: or

Updates will also be posted on Community Rail Lancashire’s Twitter feed on @crl_live

The 2018 DalesRail season will start on Sunday 20th May 2018, the walks programme is now complete and can be viewed and downloaded using the links below.

The DalesRail Walks Programme is the most comprehensive guided walks programme in the country and the 2018 season will see a total of 71 guided walks led by experienced leaders from the Lancashire Rail Ramblers. The programme includes 31 walks graded very strenuous, strenuous or moderately strenuous for the more experienced walkers. For the slightly less experienced there are 23 walks graded moderate or moderately easy and for those who are new to guided walks or like an easier day there are 17 walks graded easy, easy stroll or snail-paced walk.   

DalesRail Walks – Full 2018 Programme

DalesRail Walks – May 2018

DalesRail Walks – June 2018

DalesRail Walks – July 2018

DalesRail Walks – August 2018

DalesRail Walks – September 2018

DalesRail has also produced leaflets for short self-guide circular walks around the historic town of Appleby and the border city of Carlisle.

To downoad the leaflets click the links below:

Historic Appleby

Border City of Carlisle

The Lancashire Rail Ramblers have also produced a series of hand outs that take in places of interest that are accessible from DalesRail.

Alston – England’s highest market town

Barnard Castle – on the River Tees

Brampton – small market town

Carlisle’s nationalised pubs – a walk around the pubs of the Carlisle State Brewery

Carlisle Citadel Station – an insight into the station

Carlisle Edgelands – a walk around the fringes of Carlisle

Carlisle Through the Backdoor – the great train crash of 1984

Carlisle – a tour around this historic city

Dumfries – a ‘border’ town, home of Robert Burns

Hadrian’s Wall – a history of the wall

Rickerby & Stanwix – follow the career of George Head Head (yes two heads!)

Sedbergh – largest town in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Wetheral & Great Corby – a priory, a railway viaduct and much more!


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