Settle to Carlisle Way

Printed book £10.99

Vivienne Crow

The Settle to Carlisle Way is a newly developed route that runs from station to station, mostly within sight of the famous railway. It goes for 97 miles (156 km) northward from Settle, soon enjoying great views of the Three Peaks as it progresses through the Yorkshire Dales National Park, past the Ribblehead Viaduct and over Blea Moor tunnel.

Entering Cumbria via lonely Mallerstang, the Way passes beneath Wild Boar Fell and descends gently through the delightful valley of the River Eden. Here it passes Long Meg and her Daughters stone circle and moves on to Armathwaite, ending in the historic border city of Carlisle.

Please note that this route has no official status, although it has a dedicated route map (published by Harvey). There is no dedicated S2C waymarking, although the guidebook gives detailed directions and parts of the route are easy to follow. Some sections are unsuitable for novice walkers unless accompanied by somebody with map and compass skills. Update as of September 2016: the riverside path from Little Salkeld (NY 563 362) to Daleraven Bridge (NY 565 395) has been closed due to flood damage, so the ‘alternative route’ outlined on page 52 is no longer passable.

This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy your Settle to Carlisle Way walk:

  • detailed route descriptions
  • background on the railway, geology and scenery
  • wildlife information supported by superb photographs
  • Foreword by former Dalesman editor, the late W R Mitchell
  • map of the entire route in 5 drop-down panels (1:115,000)
  • information about public transport and travel
  • lavishly illustrated, with 85 colour photographs
  • on water-resistant paper.

For more, please use the buttons at far right: click to Look inside the book or view a Gallery. View its Route map or follow our Settle to Carlisle links to other websites.

Settle to Carlisle Way cover

Book data

  • Settle to Carlisle Way
  • Vivienne Crow
  • 23 November 2012
  • UK price £10.99
  • 64pp+5pp map flap
  • 145x210 mm
  • ISBN: 978-1-898481-56-0

Companion maps

Our guidebooks include small-scale maps as a dropdown flap. On some itineraries a good map may be vital for safety, and some walkers prefer always to carry detailed maps. Here is our list of recommended maps:

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“This lovely book has been thoroughly researched, is beautifully written and attractively presented.”

Richard Morris, Chairman of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line

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