Steam Adventures

Settle Carlisle Railway - The 72 miles of the Settle-Carlisle line, ranked as one of the most well-known, spectacular railway journeys in the world. Trains head through the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales, into the Eden Valley and Appleby, through to Cumbria's vibrant capital city - Carlisle. You're guaranteed a great day out here.

Get out and Explore!

Yorkshire Dales Guides provide adventure activities for most ages and abilities from introductory to more advanced sessions. Caving is one of their specialties as they can offer a range of levels from introductory ones suitable for families to advanced trips. In addition to the caving, they can offer Climbing and Abseiling and also Navigation Skills from basic map & compass, GPS to National Navigation Award Scheme Gold Award accredited courses.

Also, nearby, head to the glorious Forest of Bowland - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Internationally important for its heather moorland, blanket bog and rare birds, a small area of North Yorkshire lies within its boundaries. Bentham, the gateway to the Forest of Bowland, is an unspoilt but busy little place, standing on the River Wenning. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of their designation as an AONB and they have lots of events and festivals going on to celebrate this.

Cycling Heartland

Settle is a perfect base for keen cyclists out there, due to it's easy access to many fantastic Dales cycling routes.

Looking for a bike? Well, 3 Peaks Cycles is based in Settle. Starting off as riders together, this family owned business was opened and is now run as a complete cycling experience. As well as stocking huge numbers of parts, new bikes, and accessories, they also have a comprehensive servicing department where all your needs and concerns can be fixed. But they don't stop there. Living where they do and riding any spare time they get, everyone connected with the shop is invited to come along and be part of it.