Reviews of Settle to Carlisle Way

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From Irish Mountain Log, Summer 2014, page 50

This is another well-designed guide from the Rucksack Readers stable ...The guide contains information about the route, the best times of the year to do it and the accommodation available along the way. The author Vivienne Crow, lives in Carlisle and is an experienced guidebook writer, which I feel is reflected in this generally excellent guide.

Reviewed by Patrick O'Sullivan, Editor of Irish Mountain Log

From a review in the Backpacker magazine, summer 2013

Spiral bound, on water resistant paper, and copiously illustrated. ... In addition to the usual information on planning and preparation ... there are sections on the railway, the landscape, and the wildlife.

The Way is described in seven stages, each starting and finishing at a station. The locations of campsites and shops are shown on the strip map, and refreshment options are detailed within the stages. The textual route description is supplemented by a street map in urban areas.

A useful guide to an interesting route.

Reviewed by 'Slackpacker' on page 25

From an online review at

The introductory sections ... includes an excellent history of the Settle to Carlisle Railway and good sections on the geology and wildlife of the region. The remainder of the guide is mainly devoted to a detailed route description of the 97 miles of trail from Settle to Carlisle.

An accurate description of the route is necessary as the trail is not waymarked in its own right as the "Settle to Carlisle Way", although all of the route is along public rights of way, following a mixture of waymarked footpaths and bridleways, as well as some miles of quiet country roads. ... If other RR publications are anything to go by, the description should be easy to follow. The whole is illustrated with a large variety of mainly pleasing colour photographs, which certainly encourage one to lace up boots and head for the hills and dales of the region.

Reviewed by Beryl Cain at

Extract from review by David Singleton, FoSCL Walks Co-ordinator

A well-presented, clear guide. Starting with useful practical information on planning and preparation for undertaking the walk, the guide continues with background information. ... The practical information makes it easy to look at doing it in single day sections, using the train to travel to start and end points.

The third part of the guide has a detailed route description with clear and concise instructions. ... The guide is well illustrated with many excellent colour photographs.

Settle-Carlisle Railway Journal no 130 (November 2012) page 37

Printed book £10.99

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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)… more about Settle to Carlisle Way »