Outdoor Discoveries

It's amazing how things develop. After all, this blog started out as a news section for the rest of the website. With encouragement from readers, it has become a place for relating my countryside wanderings and musings about the world of outdoor activity. Walking, cycling and photography all are part of what I do out-of-doors and, hopefully, they will continue to inspire me to keep adding entries on here. Of course, there needs to be something of interest to you, dear reader, too and I hope that's the case. Thanks for coming.

Settle-Carlisle Celebration

6th July 2006

The Settle-Carlisle extension to the former Midland Railway is celebrating something of a milestone this year: the re-opening of several stations along its length in 1986 and they are organising a celebration of this. I knew that there was a fight to keep the line open during the hurly-burly of Britain’s economic fortunes and Beeching’s wielding of his “axe” but I had never realised this. The stations reopened include Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ribblehead, Dent, Garsdale, Kirby Stephen, Langwathby, Lazonby and Armathwaite. It is hard to know what it was like while they were shut. The website of the Settle-Carlisle Partnership has more.

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