Dent to Garsdale viaducts and a pub

Group: Take a Hike

date
Saturday 4 December, 2021
distance
9.5 miles
grade
Moderate
starts
10:50
description

Milage includes walk to the moorcock and back to Station. Please bring a torch and perhaps something reflective as will be dark on walk back to Station.Meet at 1050 dent Station. We will be on the carlisle train that leaves leeds at 919 shipley 932 arriving dent 1048. Buy to garsdaleOption of parking at garsdale Station then catching train from garsdale 1036 that arrives 1041This walk which has good views is on good lanes and tracks has one long climb at about mile 2 which we will take at our own pace. There is approx 1500 feet of ascent From dent Station we drop sharply down to the bottom of the valley before following the lane past cowgill. We then pause before taking in the major climb of the day taking in great views hopefully of the viaducts After pausing after our ascent we then follow the dales way around the bottom of great knoutberry then picking up the track to garsdale after going past the station option of early return we carry on to the moorcock inn along the path going under a viaduct.Time for refreshment food and snack before returning on 1730 train.Plan is to have about 60mins to 90mins in the moorcockNote due to time of year plan is to have 3 short stops at bottom of hill top of hill and end of track rather than a full lunch bteak. Please bring torch for walk back to Station as it will be dark.Returning timings trains leave garsdale at 1559 1727 arriving leeds 1738 1908Realistically we should be at garsdale Station at 3 then the moorcock for 320 ish options of informal social snack pub food before setting off at 5pm to get 527 train. Later trains are available.

starting grid reference
SD764874
post code
LA10 5RF

Start point

54.282, -2.363

contacts
name
Phil Bruce & Laura Eatwell O'Neill
group
Take a Hike
suitability
No car needed
surroundings
Open country
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