Hellifield - Otterburn - Bell Busk - Eshton - Flasby - Skipton
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.
To download a printed copy of the current leaflet click here.
For further important information about the walks (including travel details) please click here.
Please note that on days when engineering work 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/
Kirkby Stephen Station - Lammerside Castle - Eden Viaducts - Kirkby Stephen town
Return by vintage bus to station or visit nearby Brough also by vintage bus.
Join us on this less strenuous short walk that is suitable for all the family (no prams or buggies please - there will be stiles to cross).
A guided tour of Kirkby Stephen town with added attraction of visiting the annual classic vehicle rally and a ride back to the station on vintage buses.
Join us on this less strenuous short walk that is suitable for all the family.
Settle - Stainforth - Smearsett Scar - Feizor - Stackhouse - Settle
Whalley - Whalley Viaduct - Whalley Abbey - Clitheroe
Ribblehead - Twistleton Scar - Kingsdale - Yordas Cave - Turberry Road - Ingleton
Garsdale - High Dyke - Cotterdale - Thwaite Bridge - Yore House - Garsdale
Ribblehead - Littledale - Blea Moor - Ribblehead.
A look at materials used in railway structures around Ribblehead and the quarries that sourced them.
The Ribblehead Viaduct is the highlight of the route with its magnificent 24 arches spanning Batty Moss over 100 feet below. Join the Ribblehead 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 am. 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.
A longer tour is available (also starting at 10.25) which, after visiting the viaduct continues past the Blea Moor signal box and on to view the southern entrance of Blea Moor tunnel. Anyone joining this longer tour should bring with them a packed lunch.
All tours are free of charge.
Trains from Leeds arrive at 10.06 and from Carlisle at 10.17
In 2015 the tours will take place on the following dates:
May 4th, 27th;
June 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th;
July 1st, 15th, 22nd, & 29th;
August 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th;
A short tour will also take place on Sunday 12th April.
Lazonby - Eden Bridge - Kirkoswald - Old Parks - Glassonby - Long Meg - Little Salkeld - Lacy's Caves - Lazonby
- Guided Walks
Travel notes for guided walks
All walks are free of charge and begin and end at one of the stations along the line. The start time is determined by the arrival time of the relevant train at the start station. For details of the connecting trains please click here
Some walks involve additional service bus journeys on which normal fares and concessions apply.
Guided walk grades...
E: Easy - Short walk on well defined paths with ample time for stops etc.
M: Moderate - may involve small hill climb(s)
MS: Moderately strenuous with a hill climb(s)
S: Strenuous - lengthy with hill climb(s)
VS: Very strenuous - long with many hill climbs and time constraints to meet train times.