Outdoor Discoveries

What originally was a news section for the rest of the website soon became a place for me to write about human-powered wanderings in the countryside. Photography inspires me to get out there, mostly on foot these days, though cycling got me started. Musings on the wider context of outdoor activity complete the picture, so I hope that there is something of interest in all that you find here. Thank you 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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