Distance from Peaks & Pods: 5 miles
Settle is a lovely little market town full of quality independent shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants, and is home to the world famous Settle-Carlisle Railway.
The town is surrounded by a stunning limestone landscape with dry stone walls, meadows, scars, peaks, field barns, waterfalls, becks, caves, potholes….and sheep! It’s a brilliant destination for fell walking, cycling, mountain biking and sight-seeing.
Most days (except Tuesdays), you can park in the centre of Settle – in and around the Market Place – for free for two hours (although you must display a car parking disc, available from nearby shops). If you wish to stay longer, use one of the several pay and display car parks near the centre.
Settle Market every Tuesday
A weekly market is held in the centre of Settle every Tuesday, with lots of regular stalls offering a great range of food and goods.
Booths is a fabulous supermarket on the edge of the town and offers a great range of top-quality food and drink.
Settle to Carlisle Railway
Explore one of the world’s greatest rail journeys along the stunning 72-mile route from Settle to Carlisle. Running through some of the most attractive scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells, the Settle-Carlisle railway is world famous for its Victorian architecture, huge stone viaducts, long tunnels and remote wayside station buildings. It is not a preserved heritage railway – it is part of the UK rail network. The diesel sprinter trains carry well over a million passengers […]