Settle to Carlisle: Hill Walk with Return by Classic Train Route [Book]

Settle to Carlisle: Hill Walk with Return by Classic Train Route
This is a brand new book that is released in February 2011 that details some of the stunning walks that can be done in combination with a Settle to Carlisle railway journey. Basically if you are planning a trip on this historic railway, then this book will be a useful guide for planning the best places to stop and explore the stunning scenery of the North West England on foot, before getting back on the train. It is available now from and

Book Description:
A walking book incorporating a classic train journey in the beautiful North West England.

This long distance walk takes in some of the notable summits and sights in the Yorkshire Dales, Howgills and the Lakeland Fells but also some of the less well known areas which are equally as stunning and interesting. And to cap it all being circuitous you can enjoy the return journey by one of Britain’s Classic Train Journey’s.

As well as being a complete guide to planning and walking the route, there are lots of interesting additions by the author that make this a great companion on the walk.

About the walk:
With over 22 thousand feet of ascent in 105 miles, setting out from Settle, taking in some of the classic summits of the North Yorkshire Dales, Howgills and Eastern and Northern Lakeland Fells. The walk ends at Carlisle but your travels continue by returning to Settle on England’s most scenic railway

This 8-day hill walk takes in the summits of Ingleborough, Whernside, Great Coum, before moving on to the Howgills including The Calf, with routes over less known ridges into the Eastern Lakeland Fells. On this section of the guide, the walk take in Haweswater Head, High Street, Sheffield Pike, as well as the Dodds, Blencathra, Bowscale Fell and High Pike of the Northern Fells.

The Author, Hugh Stewart, takes you through each walk – there are eight one for each day – with maps and route descriptions and his own anecdotes. Illustrated with photographs by the author and other walkers, the book includes additional information such as points of interest both geological and historical.

This is a new route that covers not only sections of classic routes but also visits less known areas of this beautiful and at times remote part of the British Isles.

Ideal for confident and experienced walkers

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