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Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line

The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line (FoSCL), one of several organisations supporting the Settle-Carlisle section of the main line from Leeds to Carlisle.  This is not a heritage railway, but part of the national rail network with its passenger trains operated by Northern Rail. 

Together with our partner organisations, we support the railway line that runs from Settle Junction in the south to Carlisle in the north, a total of 72 miles (115 km) in length.  The Settle-Carlisle partnership has adopted all ten stations between Settle and Carlisle, tends the station gardens and carries out minor maintenance work.  Three of the stations are leased from Network Rail and have a variety of uses intended to encourage people to visit the area. 
Visit the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line website

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Friends of the Dales Highway
A 90 mile walk across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales.
Visit the Friends of the Dales Highway website

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Friends of Dales Rail
We are a walking society, who specialise in organising and leading guided walks for the general public. Most of these walks use railways in the Yorkshire Pennines; this means that we can easily do linear walks.

Our core activity is our programme of guided walks from the Settle-Carlisle railway line, but we also use several other of the local railway lines. These walks are held on weekends and usually range from 7 to 18 miles, so there is something for everyone.

Our guided walks are open to everyone and we warmly invite you to join us on our excursions into the Pennine countryside.

The following pages of this website give you more information about all our activities. Please feel free to join us on any of our Walks, but please be sensible and choose a level of walk at which you feel comfortable.

Visit the Friends of Dales Rail website

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Castleberg Outdoors
We’re a friendly, family-run, specialist independent outdoor retailer. Why shop with us? Alongside the best gear around, the best prices guaranteed and quick delivery, we focus on good advice, great customer service and expertise at your call. 

We aim for happy customers.

Visit the Castleberg Outdoors website

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Northern Rail
Northern plays a vital role in the north of England by connecting tens of thousands of people to work, leisure, education and more every day.

Northern is part of the Arriva group, one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe. Arriva employs more than 60,000 people and delivers over 2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries each year. Arriva is part of Deutsche Bahn (DB) and is responsible for DB’s regional passenger transport services outside Germany.

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