Settle to Carlisle Railway

This 72 mile route from Settle to Carlisle takes you on a journey through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, over the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct before plunging in to the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor.

Completed in 1876 it took six years to build due to the challenging landscapes it passes through. The route consists of 17 major viaducts, 14 tunnels and 11 stations. The highlight has to be the great aquaduct at Ribblehead with the back drop of Ingleborough, Whernside and Penyghent, it’s a sight to behold.

Northern Rail operates ‘normal’ diesel trains all travelling between Leeds and Carlisle. In addition, on summer Sundays, Northern Rail also operate Dales Rail services from Blackpool and Preston to Carlisle via the Settle-Carlisle line.  Special steam and diesel charter services occasionally operate over the line.

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