Settle Hub

We are delighted to be working with The  Settle Carlisle Development Company at Settle railway station, to improve accessibility for people with limited mobility. Thanks to the generous donation from TGA Mobility, guests to Settle railway station will be able to borrow the Minimo Plus Mobility Scooter so that they can enjoy a ramble around the market town of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales and enjoy a stroll along the river Ribble. 

Settle is a railway station on the Settle-Carlisle Line, which runs between Carlisle and Leeds via Settle.  The Settle-Carlisle Line, which passes through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is said to be the prettiest train journey in the UK.

Settle as a market town dates back to the 7th Century when the town went by the name of Angle (meaning ‘settlement’), after the Anglians first arrived here.  In 1249  King Henry III granted a Market Charter, licensing the Settle townsmen to hold a market each Tuesday. To this day, a market is held every Tuesday on the square. Settle is a honeypot for walkers and for people who want to ride the Settle-Carlisle railway.

From the station, visitors can head up into the town and wander around the little independent shops in Settle and enjoy refreshments in one of the many cafes and pubs that there are in the town. 

There is a lovely town walk around Settle, which takes in the Victoria Hall, England's oldest surviving music hall, the Millennium Gardens and a walk along the river to Giggleswick. This can be completed using the mobility scooter. If you would like a more rural route there is a walk on the outskirts of the town with amazing views of the town of Settle.

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Accessible places to visit in Settle

Places with disabled bathrooms:

  • Whitefriars Car Park  

  • Settle Holy Ascension Church & Giggleswick Church of St Alkelda 

  • Falcon Manor Restaurant 

  • Victoria Hall 

  • Booths 

  • Sydney’s Cafe 

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  • The Golden Lion - Only in the female bathroom, slightly wider stall with standard toilet and grab rails on either side. 

  • Naked Man Café - has a disabled toilet but access into the café is not wheelchair accessible, with large step into the building. 

Places to eat and drink:

  • The Golden Lion - Ground level entrance & spacious walkway. Semi accessible toilet 

  • Sydney’s Cafe - Ground level entrance & disabled toilet 

  • The Falcon Manor restaurant - disabled toilet 

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  • Ye Olde Naked Man Café - Ramp leading to a large step Into the café. Space for a wheel chair to manoeuvre if not at full capacity 

Places to park:

  • WhiteFriars Coach and car park 

  • Green foot car park 

  • Ashfield car park 

Places to visit:

  • Victoria Hall - Ramp on left side of the building 

The Worlds oldest music hall that opened in 1853. Has a wide programme of theatre, comedy, film and live music which is supplemented by community events, workshops and indoor markets. 

 

  •  Giggleswick St Alkelda's & Settle Holy Ascension Church - Ramp access onto the grounds and ground level entrance into church.

The church is early Tudor and incorporates substantial remains of at least two earlier buildings. 

List of services and current events are available on their website.  

  • Settle Community Library - Ground floor access 

  

  • River Ribble - 75miles in length & 807ft elevation  

Runs through North Yorkshire and Lancashire. Starting close to the Ribblehead Viaduct in North Yorkshire. 

The Ribble Way is a long-distance footpath which follows the river for much of its course. The river is connected to both the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Lancaster Canal. 

 

  • Watershed Mill - Ground level access 

Retail destination housed in a converted cotton mill.  

 

  • Millennium Garden -  Settle Council is building a multi use pump track into the garden for bikes, scooters, skateboards etc.  A pleasant place to sit and enjoy nature.

 

  • The Settle-Carlisle Railway - Call the stations ahead of time to arrange assistance on and off trains and for crossing platforms.

The 72 mile route from Settle to Carlisle takes you on a journey through the Yorkshire Dales. Over the Ribblehead Viaduct before passing through a tunnel at Blea Moor, emerging into Dentdale. The line leaves the Dales at Garsdale and then passes through Eden Valley, with rural villages and market towns before arriving at Carlisle. 

 

  • Ribblehead station - Visitor Centre and Coffee Shops - Call ahead to arrange assistance if crossing to the other side and for access on and off the train. 

The Visitor Centre is home to an exhibition celebrating the history of the famous Settle-Carlisle railway line. 

 

 

Places to stay 

  • King William The Fourth Guest House - Black Sheep Ground Floor Double Room 

Stylish period ground floor room with a contemporary twist. It boasts a beautiful solid oak floor and imposing king sized bed . Has a ”wet room style” ensuite with power shower and is wheelchair accessible.

 

Shops 

  • Post office - Ramp 

  • Boots - Ground level access 

  • Settle Area Charity Shop -  Ground level access onto first floor (stairs to second floor)  

  • Outdoors - Ground level access to first floor (stairs to second floor) 

  • Warren & Write Jewellers - Ground level access 

  • Settle DIY - Ground level access 

  • Dugdales Garden Shed - Ground level access but narrow walkway between aisles 

  • Co-op - Ground level access 

  • Booths 

What you need to do before you go:

What is the Cost?

We don’t ask that you pay a fee for your trip because we want to reduce the barriers for people to access the outdoors. However, if you have enjoyed your trip you can leave us a donation to help support us at Access the Dales to continue to develop the HUBS around the Yorkshire Dales. To help make the inaccessible accessible for more people donate using the link below:  

Settle Railway Station Address:

Settle Station,

Station Road,

Settle,

North Yorkshire,

BD249AA

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