Guided Walks

All FoSCL guided walks are free of charge and there is no need to book in advance.  The current programme is shown below. You can browse through all the walks, or search for specific walks matching your criteria. Walks are automatically removed a day after they take place. Some walks involve the use of an additional bus service. In these cases normal fares and concessions will apply.

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For further important information about the walks (including travel details) please click here.

Please note that on days when engineering work or industrial action causes alterations to the published timetable planned walks are likley to be cancelled.  Please check details of individual walks for up to date information.

Some walks use additional bus journeys.  Normal fares and concessions apply on these journeys, though North Yorkshire is withdrawing subsidies from some leisure bus services from April 2015.

FoSCL supports the 564A service from Dent Station to Dent and Sedbergh, for timetable details see http://westerndalesbus.co.uk/

Guided Walks

Format: 2017-08-22

Gargrave - Bell Busk - Otterburn - Scaleber Force - Pennine Bridleway - Settle.

Alight Gargrave (09.32), return Settle.
Grade: M (11 miles)
PD, SH

Dent Station - Coal Road - Pennine Bridleway - Arten Gill - Dent Head
- Blea Moor - Ribblehead.

Alight Dent (10.40), return Ribblehead Connects with 09.24 train from Carlisle.
Grade: MS (10 miles)
BS, MT

Kirkby Lonsdale - Sealford - Farleton Fell - Newbiggin Crags - Hutton Roof - Kirkby Lonsdale.

Alight Giggleswick Station (09.25), return Settle. Service bus from Giggleswick to Kirkby Lonsdale - return Kirkby Lonsdale to Settle (fares payable).
Grade: S (11 miles)
A&RF

The Ribblehead Viaduct is the highlight of the route with its magnificent 24 arches spanning Batty Moss over 100 feet below. Join the Ribblehead Heritage Tours to look at the archaeological sites and the history of the Viaduct. Hear how the navvies lived and built this tremendous structure with assistance from steam cranes and muscle power. Places of interest that will be visited are the site of the Batty Green Shanty Town including the site of the hospital, the narrow-gauge tramway, the maintenance shed for the steam locomotives, the brickworks, lime kilns, the stone sorting area and the Viaduct itself.

To join a tour, meet at the Heritage Centre on Ribblehead station at 10.25 a.m. for a tour of the Viaduct site which lasts about 2 hours. The tours cross rough moorland and all participants should wear stout footwear and bring warm and waterproof clothing.

Trains from Leeds arrive 10.06 and trains from Carlisle arrive 10.17.
Participants who wish to undertake an extended tour of the Ribblehead Viaduct site and visit Blea Moor Tunnel should also meet at 10.25 a.m. Participants wishing to visit Blea Moor Tunnel should bring a packed lunch. All tours are free of charge but donations will help the development of tours in future years.

Groups of ten or more can be accommodated by arrangement at times other than those advertised.  Please telephone 01524 811492 (answerphone) if you wish to arrange a tour.

N/A

Dent village - Frostrow - Dent village.
 

Alight (10.16) & return Dent. Service bus to and return from Dent Village (fare payable).
Grade: M (9 miles)
AP

Walk the Line 2:

Appleby to Kirkby Stephen 16m S Hoff Beck - Rutter Force - Great Asby - Potts Valley - Crosby Garrett.

 

Celebrate the re-opening of the line following the Eden Brows closure.  Remaining sections of this walk will be -

Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale Saturday Saturday 9 September

Garsdale to Ribblehead Saturday 7 October

Ribblehead to Settle Saturday 14 October

Settle to Skipton Saturday 11 November

Alight Appleby (10.47), return Kirkby Stephen.
Grade: S (16 miles)
BC/LC

Gunnerside - Gunnerside Gill - Melbecks Moor - Ivelet Moor - High Kisdon - Gunnerside.

Alight (10.28) & return Ribblehead. Service bus to and from Gunnerside (fare payable).
Grade: MS (9 miles)
St&SuW

Garsdale - Grisedale - Ais Gill - Hell Gill - High Hall - Moorcock Inn - Garsdale Station.

Alight (10.21) & return Garsdale.
Grade: M (10 miles)
PD, SH

Cragghill Farm - Austwick - Moughton - Horton.

Alight (09.21) & return Horton in Ribblesdale. Connects with 07.52 train from Carlisle.
Grade: M (10 miles)
BS, MT

Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale 14m MS Wharton Hall - Birkett Common -
Thrang Bridge - Lady Anne’s Highway - Hell Gill.

Celebrate the re-opening of the line following the Eden Brows closure.  Remaining sections of this walk will be -

Garsdale to Ribblehead Saturday 7 October

Ribblehead to Settle Saturday 14 October

Settle to Skipton Saturday 11 November

Alight Kirkby Stephen (10.34), return Garsdale.
Grade: MS (14 miles)
BC/LC

Newby - Easegill Force - Ingleton - Burton in Lonsdale.

Alight Clapham (09.28), return Bentham.
Grade: MS (12 miles)
MH&DH

Settle - Stockdale - Kirkby Fell Malham Tarn - New Close Knots, (to view Gordale Scar from above, no scrambling required) - Gordale Bridge - Janet’s Foss - Malham.

Alight Settle (09.50), return Skipton. Service bus from Malham to Skipton (fare payable).
Grade: MS (12 miles)
M&AH

Appleby - Langton - Murton - Murton Pike - Appleby.

Alight (11.08) & return Appleby.
Grade: MS (11 miles)
BF, SW

Horton - Sulber - Crummack - Norber Erratics - Clapham Village -
Clapham Station.

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (11.54), return Clapham. Optional return by service bus from Clapham to Settle (fare payable). Connects with 10.49 train from Leeds.
Grade: M (9 miles)
DW, JD

Visit the restored signal box and for those who want, join a short
circular walk.

Coombs Wood - Longdales - Ainstable - Armathwaite.
 

Alight (12.05), return Armathwaite. Return to 17.09 train to Carlisle. (For signal box visit only return on 15.12 train). Connects with 11.50 train from Carlisle.
Grade: M (7 miles)
JJ&TJ

Garsdale - Cotterdale - Stags Fell - Hawes.

Alight (10.21) & return Garsdale. Service bus from Hawes to Garsdale (fare payable). Possible late train return
Grade: S (13 miles)
AP

Reeth - Maiden Castle - Birks - Crackpot - Gunnerside.

Alight (10.28) & return Ribblehead. Service bus to Reeth, return Gunnerside (fare payable).
Grade: M (8 miles)
St&SuW

Horton - Ingleborough summit - Red Gate Head - Fell End - Ingleton.

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (09.58), return Settle. Service bus from Ingleton to Settle (fare payable).
Grade: S (10 miles)
A&RF

Ribblehead - Whernside - Great Coum - Dent.
 

Alight Ribblehead (10.06), return Dent. Service bus from Dent village to station. (fare payable),
Grade: S (11 miles)
BC/LC

Garsdale - Swarth Fell - Wild Boar Fell - Bullgill - Kirkby Stephen Station
 

Alight Garsdale (10.21), return Kirkby Stephen.
Grade: S (11 miles)
AP

Kirkby Stephen Station - Tommy Road - Ash Fell Ridge - Ravenstonedale - Smardale Bridge - Smardale Fell - Kirkby Stephen Station.

Alight (10.19) & return Kirkby Stephen. Connects with 09.24 train from Carlisle.
Grade: MS (12 miles)
DS&AS

Galloway Gate - Great Knoutberry - Arten Gill - Dent Head - Blea Moor.

Alight Garsdale (10.21), return Ribblehead.
Grade: S (11 miles)
BC/LC

Wharton Cragg - Summer Hill - Storth.
 

Alight Carnforth (10.00), return Arnside.
Grade: M (10 miles)
PW

Dent - Dales Way - Craven Way - Ribblehead.
 

Alight Dent (10.16) return Ribblehead.
Grade: MS (10 miles)
BF, SW

Thorns - Selside - Sulber Nick - Horton - Stainforth.
 

Alight Ribblehead (10.06), return Settle.
Grade: S (15 miles)
BC/LC
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