WALKS in the Yorkshire Dales could prove cheaper this autumn for Keighley people.

Train operator Northern this month introduced cheaper tickets for the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line, which travels through Keighley.

An off-peak day return fare will apply after 9.30am on weekdays, and any time at weekends and bank holidays, reducing the fare by 15 per cent.

Holders of any national railcards will receive a further discount of one third.

The Settle Carlisle Day Ranger ticket is still available for travel between Leeds-Settle-Carlisle (and Bradford Forster Square). The cost is £15 for a whole day of travel on the line in both directions.

The new prices have been welcomed by the Settle Carlisle Railway Development Company, which promotes the two lines.

General manager Drew Haley, said: “We hope this will encourage locals and tourists to leave the car at home and make the most of the Northern services.”

Visit settle-carlisle.co.uk for further information.