On the 1st of May 1876 the first
passenger train steamed along the Settle-Carlisle Railway. Recently
it celebrated it's 130th anniversary in 2006, and the route is still
considered to be one of England's most scenic and beautiful railway
For further pages of information, and images of each individual
station; click on the link below, or the map on the left.
During the 72 miles between Settle and Carlisle there are 20 major
viaducts and 14 tunnels, all built by thousands of 'navvies'.
The journey from Settle to Carlisle passes through lowland valleys
and climbs to the dramatic landscape of the Pennines.
Stations en-route are Horton, Ribblehead, Dent, Garsdale, Kirkby
Stephen, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Langwathby, Lazonby, and Armathwaite.
Ribblehead Viaduct is the most famous and well photographed point
along the line. Standing 105 feet above 'Batty Moss', it has 24
arches, and has been completely renovated. Ais Gill summit is the
highest point at 1169 feet above sea level.
For more information on this spectacular railway visit
Guided Walks take place from selected stations.
Single, Return and 3 Day Freedom Tickets are available
Residents close to the lines are eligible to purchase a Dales Railcard,
allowing one third off the cost of local rail travel.
Railcards are available from Settle, Appleby, Skipton, and Carlisle
(proof of identity is required).