Britain >North West >Settle Long Preston Horton-in-Ribblesdale


Collected date 14/09/14

Settle sign

Settle was the end of a short cycle ride from Clapham, with a few hills in, but it was definitely worth it. After fighting off closure in the 1980s, Settle station is well kept and (to judge from what it was like when we visited) well used.

The approach to the station, from the north side:

Settle approach

Signs at the entrance to the station complex welcome you:

Settle welcome

The front of the station building:

Settle front

The station building backs on to platform 1, for southbound trains:

Settle rear

The centre of the station building:

Settle platform 1 centre

Inside the sheltered area in the centre of the station building is the entrance to the ticket office:

Settle ticket office

The area is full of plaques and memorabilia, among which the later-reverted closure notice for the line:

Settle closure notice

The station building also has a waiting room:

Settle platform 1 waiting room

On the station building, a clock and a plaque celebrating the railway's 125th anniversary:

Settle clock and plaque

Just south of the station building is the footbridge:

Settle footbridge

Beyond the footbridge is this illustration of the altitude and distance to Carlisle and London:

Settle altitude

At the southern end of platform 1 stands the signalbox:

Settle signalbox

The signalbox and watering crane from the side:

Settle signalbox and water

Looking north at the platforms from the south of Settle platform 1:

Settle from south

Looking south along the line from the end of platform 1:

Settle looking south

The northern end of platform 1:

Settle cottage at northern end of
platform 1

From the footbridge, looking north along the line:

Settle looking north from

Looking south along the line from the footbridge:

Settle looking south from

Platform 2, for northbound trains:

Settle platform 2

Inside the station building on platform 2 is another small waiting room:

Settle platform 2 waiting room

Looking south on platform 2 towards the side of the station building:

Settle platform 2 looking south

Looking at the northern end of platform 2:

Settle platform 2 looking north

Looking north along the line from the end of platform 2, as the line crosses the road underneath:

Settle looking north