Settle Carlisle Railway

Horton-in-Ribblesdale is the first stop north on the famous Settle to Carlise Railway. With trains travelling direct from Leeds and west coast from Lancaster change at Long Preston.

Horton station is the ‘small’ type of station building. Fortunes for the station have been varied- in the 1950s and 60s under stationmaster Taylor, Horton won the Best Kept Station award for seventeen consecutive years, then lost its passenger service in 1970, only to reopen in July 1986.

It is now owned by the Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust and has enjoyed a full refurbishment making it one of the most attractive on the line with beautifully kept gardens maintained by a volunteer gardener. The station is at a height of 850 feet, highlighted by a distinctive sign on the southbound platform.

Horton station gardens have been tended for over 30 years by the excellent FoSCL volunteer Mr Moss. A trip up the line not only gives fantastic long scenic views across hill and dale but also the well kept stations and gardens are a delight to behold. Nearly all the station gardens are tended by a team of hard working enthusiastic volunteers.


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