When: 25th April – 1st May 2017
Where: Along the Settle-Carlisle railway line
£: All walking events are free. There is a small charge for talks to cover costs and music events are free, but donations are most welcome. No booking is required, simply turn up at the start of each event.
What is it?
The ride2stride is a festival of walks, talks and music along the picturesque Settle to Carlisle railway line.
Celebrate the beautiful landscape with walks led by experienced leaders, hear speakers share their love of the local area, or simply enjoy music and song in one of the pubs.
All of the walks begin and end at one of the stations, so simply turn up at the time of the event to take part. The festival’s walks range from easy and leisurely, to strenuous, full day-long walks.
This year’s walks will include An Industrial Foray in Upper Ribblesdale with Dr David Johnson, a guided tour Behind the Scenes at Settle Water Tower and Signal Box, and Viaducts and Verse led by Mark Corner, chairman of the Yorkshire Dales Society. Other walks will include the Jericho Shanty Town Experience, Settle Caves and Waterfalls, Red Squirrels at Snaizeholme, Nature, Norsemen and Navvies, Horton to Settle via Norber Erratics, and a Highway to Ancient Woodland.
The talks taking place during ride2stride will include The Coming of the Railway changed the Dale: past industrial endeavours in Upper Ribblesdale with Dr David Johnson, and 90 Glorious Miles! with Chris Grogan, co-creator of the Dales High Way.
There will be live music sessions in one of the local pubs to end each day. If you are planning to join in with the walks, please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear, and take enough food and drink.
More info: www.skyware.co.uk/scwf