Local Area | Dent Station
WHAT TO DO IN THE THE AREA
Whilst Dent Station is arguably a very remote location, accessibility to the surrounding towns and via the Settle-Carlisle Railway Line both North and South are excellent.
Surrounding towns of Hawes and Sedbergh, Leyburn, Giggleswick, Kirby Lonsdale, Skipton and Ingleton are all within reach and have their own individual charm and character. All these towns have market days and are predominantly serviced by superb local/regional shops selling ‘top notch’ local produce.
Slightly further afield yet still accessible from Dent; is the Lake District, Harrogate, Richmond, Barnard Castle and Beadale. As well as the bigger towns of Carlisle (approx one hour thirty minutes by train) and Leeds (approx 2 hours by train).
Cumbria Classic Coaches run heritage bus trips, some connect with Kirkby Stephen station, to Hawes and Barnard Castle – please see their website below for details:
www.cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk and click on the link to Heritage Routes top on the right hand side. You can pick up a classic coach from Kirkby Stephen station for a day at Hawes on a Tuesday and Barnard Castle on a Wednesday.
The portal for all bus services in the Dales is www.dalesbus.org In addition DalesBus run a unique network of Sunday and bank holiday services throughout the dales including the iconic Northern DalesBus over Buttertubs Pass to Swaledale (as featured on BBC4 ‘All Aboard the Country Bus’).
There is also a Wednesday bus to Kendal run by Woofs which runs from Lea Yeat at the bottom of the hill.The Little White Bus connects with Garsdale Station daily proving access to Hawes and beyond. www.littlewhitebus.co.uk
For other bus links please visit www.westerndalesbus.co.uk
FOR FURTHER INFOMATION ON THE AREA
The Yorkshire Dales
Friends of the Settle Carlisle Railway
For Walks infomation
The Ingleton Waterfalls Walk
SPECTACULAR VIEWS FROM DENT STATION
Views from the property are quite simply stunning and the tranquillity of the surrounding area is unsurpassed. Added to which is the truly wonderful 'dark skies' perfect for seeing a huge range of stars on clear nights.
Dent Station is one of the most well known properties on the famous Settle to Carlisle line – itself one of the world’s most scenic railway journeys.
Dent Station comes with over 125 years of famous railway history with all the attributes of a warm comfortable holiday cottage with modern amenities and central heating but with many of the traditional features being retained.
The property is Grade II listed and is situated within an acre of land running parallel with the Settle to Carlisle line.
PUBLIC HOUSES NEAR DENT STATION
Also close to the station is the Moorcock Inn www.moorcockinn.com and probably the easiest place to get a meal. Access is possible by train alighting at Garsdale station (a pleasant 1 mile walk along the Pennine Bridleway) use the Little White Bus to return from the pub to the station.
*Please visit each website for updated opening times, following restrictions.