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: 2017-03-23

Dent Station - Dent Village - Dalesway - Sedbergh.
 

Alight (10.16) & return Dent. Service bus from Sedbergh to Dent Station.
Grade: M (10 miles)
BC, JC

Horton-in-Ribblesdale - Helwith Bridge - Moorhead Lane - Stainforth -
Settle.

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (10.54), return Settle. Connects with 08.56 replacement bus from Carlisle (or 09.24 train if line open)
Grade: M (8 miles)
BS, MT

Kirkby Stephen Station - Smardale Fell - Smardale - Smardale Mill -
Waitby - Kirkby Stephen Station.

Alight (10.56) & return Kirkby Stephen.
Grade: MS (12 miles)
St&SuW

Arnside - Fairy Steps - Limestone Line Way - Hutton Roof - Kirkby Lonsdale.

Alight Arnside (10.19 - change Carnforth) return Settle. Service Bus from Kirkby Lonsdale to Settle.
Grade: S (14 miles)
A&RF

Garsdale station - West Baugh Tarn - Sedbergh.

 

As bus numbers will be limited please ring 01943 875445 to book

Alight Garsdale (10.21) and return Dent. Service bus from Sedbergh to Dent station. As numbers will be limited please ring 01943 875445 to book
Grade: S (11 miles)
IB, JC

Horton - Churn Milk Hole - Fountains Fell - Cowside - Settle.
 

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (10.20), return Settle
Grade: S (12 miles)
St&SuW

Geology Walk: Horton Circular including a visit to Dry Rigg & Arcow Quarries & Newfield

NB. Please book in advance for visit to quarries as numbers limited. email: w.fraser@btinternet.com

Alight (09.58) & return Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
Grade: E (6 miles)
BF, SW

Dent station - Dales Way - Craven Way - Whernside Tarns - Force Gill waterfalls - Ribblehead.

NOTE: This walk will be cancelled if the proposed strike action by members of the RMT union results in a significant reduction in the train service on the Settle-Carlisle line. This note will be updated as soon as additional information becomes available.

Alight Dent (10.16), return Ribblehead. ** BUT SEE NOTE **
Grade: MS (12 miles)
M&AH

Waitby - Smardale Mill - Crosby Garrett - Brownber - Smardale Bridge
- Smardale Fell - Kirkby Stephen station.

NOTE: This walk will be cancelled if the proposed strike action by members of the RMT union results in a significant reduction in the train service on the Settle-Carlisle line. This note will be updated as soon as additional information becomes available.

Alight (10.21) & return Kirkby Stephen. Connects with 09.24 train from Carlisle (or 08.56 replacement bus if line still closed). ** BUT SEE NOTE **
Grade: MS (12 miles)
BS, DS

Ribblehead - Cam End - Kidhow Gate - Wether Fell - Hawes.
 

Alight Ribblehead (10.28), return Garsdale. Service bus from Hawes to Garsdale.
Grade: S (10 miles)
A&RF

Bentham - Ingleton - Twisleton Scar - Ivescar - Gunnerfleet Farm - Ribblehead.

Alight Bentham (09.34), return Ribblehead
Grade: M (10 miles)
PD/SH

Kirkby Stephen station - Lammerside Castle - Eden Viaducts - Kirkby
Stephen town.

 

Get Walking: Introductory walks from the Settle to Carlisle Railway

Join us on one of these less strenuous shorter walks that are suitable for the whole family. Some of these walks use later trains from Leeds.
Children welcome (but no prams or buggies please - there will be stiles to cross).

Alight (11.22) & return Kirkby Stephen. Return on Classic Bus to station or visit the Rally in Brough using the Vintage Bus Service. Connects with 09.47 train from Leeds.
Grade: M (7 miles)
DW, JD

Shipley - Walker Wood - Baildon Bank - Tong Park - Hawksworth - Low
Springs - Pennythorne Hill - Shipey Glen - Saltaire.

Alight Shipley (09.02), return Saltare.
Grade: S (14 miles)
IB, JL

Park Fell - Simon Fell - Ingleborough - Clapham - Austwick - Feizor - Settle.

Alight Ribblehead (10.06), return Settle.
Grade: S (16 miles)
BC/LC

Arnside Knott - Pepperpot - Silverdale.
 

Meet Carnforth (10.00) for onward connection to Arnside.
Grade: M (10 miles)
PW

Dent station - Dales Way - Whernside Manor - Dales High Way - Blea
Moor - Ribblehead.

Alight Dent (10.38), return Ribblehead. Connects with 09.24 train from Carlisle (or 08.56 replacement bus). (BS/MT)
Grade: MS (10 miles)
BS, MT

Settle - Giggleswick (visit chapel) - Stainforth - Settle.
(Arrive on earlier trains for visits to Settle Water Tower and restored signal box).

 

Ride 2 Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival Tuesday 25 April to Monday 1 May
For full programme details visit the web site www.ride2stride.org.uk

Alight (11.46) & return Settle. Connects with 10.49 train from Leeds.
Grade: M (5 miles)
DW, JD

Visit Appleby Castle (£5 entry) and then explore the town with a guided town trail.

 

Ride 2 Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival Tuesday 25 April to Monday 1 May
For full programme details visit the web site www.ride2stride.org.uk

Alight (10.47) & return Appleby.
Grade: E (2 miles)
DW

Kirkby Stephen station - Stenkrith - Ladthwaite - Long Rigg - Hartley - Kirkby Stephen.

 

Ride 2 Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival Tuesday 25 April to Monday 1 May
For full programme details visit the web site www.ride2stride.org.uk

Alight (10.34) & return Kirkby Stephen.
Grade: M (10 miles)
St&SuW

Meet at the Ribblehead Visitor Centre for a talk about the shanty towns. Following this a stroll will be taken to the Ribblehead Viaduct to hear how the railway was built and how the navvies lived and worked in the shanty towns.
Returning to the station for a short train journey to Garsdale (fare payable) passing the sites of the shanty towns. Return on the 15.13 from Garsdale to Ribblehead/Leeds.
Please bring a packed lunch and waterproof clothing.  The event is not suitable for people with limited mobility.  No booking necessary.

For further information www.sandctrust.org.uk/Jericho
or email ruth.evans@settle-carlisle.com or
phone 01524 811 492

 

Ride 2 Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival Tuesday 25 April to Monday 1 May
For full programme details visit the web site www.ride2stride.org.uk

Alight Ribblehead (12.02). Connects with the 10.49 train from Leeds. Return on the 15.13 train from Garsdale to Ribblehead/Leeds.
Grade: E (2 miles)
RE

Garsdale - Grisedale Valley - Garsdale.
Further details to be announced.

 

Ride 2 Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival Tuesday 25 April to Monday 1 May
For full programme details visit the web site www.ride2stride.org.uk

Alight (10.21) & return Garsdale.
Grade: M (6 miles)
AP

Visit the newly opened rail link and visitor viewing area. Horton-in-Ribblesdale - Foredale - Wharfe - Smearsett Scar - Settle.

 

Ride 2 Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival Tuesday 25 April to Monday 1 May
For full programme details visit the web site www.ride2stride.org.uk

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (09.58), Return Settle.
Grade: MS (11 miles)
A&RF

Dent station - Dent Fell - Widdale - Snaizeholme - Roman Road - Gearstones, Ribblehead.
Please note; very steep climb out of Snaizeholme to Roman Road.

 

Ride 2 Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival Tuesday 25 April to Monday 1 May
For full programme details visit the web site www.ride2stride.org.uk

Alight Dent (10.16), return Ribblehead.
Grade: S (14 miles)
IB, JL

 Horton - Moughton Scar - Sulber Pot - Long Churn Cave - Colt Park - Ribblehead.

 

Ride 2 Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival Tuesday 25 April to Monday 1 May
For full programme details visit the web site www.ride2stride.org.uk

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (11.54), return Ribblehead (for 17.42 train). Connects with 10.49 train from Leeds.
Grade: MS (8 miles)
DW, JC, JD

Gauber (nature reserve & Viking farmstead) - Great Douk Pot - Chapel-le-Dale church - Winterscales - Batty Green (navvy settlements).

(Note; grade will be MS if ground very wet).

 

Ride 2 Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival Tuesday 25 April to Monday 1 May
For full programme details visit the web site www.ride2stride.org.uk

Alight (10.06) & return Ribblehead.
Grade: MS (10 miles)
M&AH
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