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Written by Richard Tearle - 23 Oct 2007
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Location notes
A roadside location on a, southbound, sweeping curve.
For more information on the Settle and Carlisle line please see the Settle - Carlisle Partnership website and consider joining Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line.
Railway type and traffic
Most of the local services to Carlisle are operated by 158 multiple units.
There are a number of freight services operated by DB Schenker/Freightliner/GBRf. DRS operate the autumnal RHTT trains over the route.
Selside is situated on the western side of the Pennines. The weather may change at any time. It would be advisable to have warm clothing to hand as you are a good 10 minute walk from your car.
Road directions
From Settle, take the main B6479 north, signposted Horton-in-Ribblesdale and continue through Langcliffe, Horton-in-Ribblesdale and continue to the follow the road under the railway. Driving north look for the parking lay-by and field entrance on your right. (There is a farm entrance to the left directly opposite the parking spot.)

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Selside Cottages map co-ordinates
There is parking to the next field entrance, which without blocking the actual entrance to the field, would accommodate at least 3 cars. Failing that you could park on some of the wider verges.
If you are parked in the lay-by/hard standing, follow the road to the north over the hill. You should be able to see a shot alongside the wall to the right. At the bottom of the hill, opposite the cottages is a footpath entrance in the wall to the left. Following this footpath up the hill you should be able to see a shot similar to that in figure 2.
Public transport
There is a train roughly every 2 hours in each direction to Leeds and Carlisle. The nearest station would be Horton-in-Ribblesdale, and this would be a good 30 to 40 minute walk. Dalesbus operate the 581 bus which runs between Settle and Horton-in-Ribblesdale, but you would still have quite a walk.

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There are no amenities at the location but Horton-in-Ribblesdale boasts a small number of shops and pubs.
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Selside Cottages

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Photographic notes
There are two different shots here, either by the road on the wall to the right, or in the field to the left which requires a longer telephoto lens. The shot from this field is similar to a shot possible from Selside Low Moor, but closer to the line.

General views - All photographs © Richard Tearle unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

A southbound shot from the side of the road, taken on a sunny day in September with a 85mm lens in mid afternoon.

Fig 2 - Looking north

Fig 2 - Looking north

A southbound shot from the field, taken again on a sunny day in September with a 400m telephoto lens in mid afternoon. Itís possible to crop the bails of hay and sheep out, as well as use a shorter focal length.

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