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Written by Peter Kellett - 29 Mar 2005
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Location notes
An east facing view of the Settle to Carlisle line
Railway type and traffic
The Settle and Carlisle is a relatively busy route with a two-hourly local service operated by class 156 units interspersed with freight trains, largely Coal trains from Ayrshire to Yorkshire. The route from Carnforth rarely sees freight and has a sparse passenger service usually operated by class 142 or 144 pacers.
Environment
The location is open moorland in North Yorkshire, it would be adviseable to come prepared for the worst as the weather can be changeable.
Road directions
From Settle take the B6480, heading towards Langcliffe and Helwith Bridge, this road passes under The Long Drag. Take the first turning on the right, the road sign indicates that the road is a dead-end. Follow this road as it climbs and there are a number of vantage points.

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Langcliffe map co-ordinates
Parking
There are a number of places to park a car on the grass verge, off the narrow road.
Public transport
Train: Take the train to Settle (approx every 2 hours from Leeds and Carlisle), then walking from the station through the town and then as per the road directions (Maybe a 40-50 minute walk).
Bus: Pennine service 580 every hour from Skipton to Settle Market Place or Lancashire subsidised service B10 approx every 90 minutes from Clitheroe via Slaidburn. Again, follow road directions from Settle Market Place (perhaps 20-30 minute walk).

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Amenities
The nearest amenities would be in Settle, these include petrol stations and a fish and chip shop.
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Langcliffe

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Streetmap links
Langcliffe general view map
Langcliffe close up map

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Photographic notes
The location shot is from the east of the line so the location would favour southbound morning trains.


General views - All photographs © Peter Kellett unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south west


Fig 1 - Looking south west


Fig 2 - Looking south west


Fig 2 - Looking south west


Fig 3 - Looking north west


Fig 3 - Looking north west


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