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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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

Guided Walks

Format: 2016-05-06

Ribblehead - Whernside - Ingleborough Nature Reserve - Sulber Nick - Horton.

Alight Ribblehead (10.06) return Horton-in Ribblesdale.
Grade: S (13 miles)

Visit the restored signal box and optional short circular walk. Coombs
Wood - Longdales - Ainstable - Armathwaite.


Please note:

Due to the continued closure of the line north of Armathwaite buses are replacing trains and the following arrangements are in place.

08.49 train from Leeds terminates at Appleby.  Transfer to replacement bus for Armathwaite arriving at 11.45 There is also a direct bus to Carlisle - make sure you catch the one going to Armathwaite.

Return on bus to Appleby at either 16.01 (for 17.01 train to Leeds) or 17.49 for train at 18.49

Anyone just wishing to visit the signal box can catch a bus back at 14.04 for the train from Appleby at 15.04

See amended travel information above.
Grade: M (7 miles)

Dent Fell - Arten Gill - Newby Head - High Gayle - Gearstones -

Alight Dent (10.38), return Ribblehead Connects with 09.24 train from Carlisle.
Grade: MS (11 miles)

Settle - Lodge Farm - Mearbeck - Cleatop Park Wood - Settle.

Alight (10.11) & return Settle.
Grade: E (6 miles)

Appleby -  Long Marton - Dufton - Flakebridge Woods - Appleby.

Alight (10.47) & return Appleby.
Grade: M (10 miles)

Kirkby Stephen station - Nateby - Bells - Mallerstang Edge - High Dyke - Moorcock Inn - Garsdale.

Alight Kirkby Stephen (10.34), return Garsdale.
Grade: S (14 miles)

Appleby - Clickham - Brampton - Dufton Ghyll Woods - Flakebridge Woods - Stank Lane - Appleby.

Alight (10.06) & return Appleby. Connects with 09.24 train from Carlisle.
Grade: M (8 miles)

Explore the rocks used in railway structures around Ribblehead and the quarries they came from.

Ribblehead - Littledale - Bleamoor Crag - Ribblehead.

Alight (10.28) & return Ribblehead.
Grade: M (8 miles)

Garsdale Station - Thwaite Bridge - Cotterdale - Great Shunner Fell - High Dyke - Moorcock Inn - Garsdale Station.

Alight (10.21), return Garsdale (return to late train).
Grade: VS (18 miles)

Nateby - Bullgill - Ash Fell Edge - Smardale Fell - Kirkby Stephen station.

Alight (10.34) & return Kirkby Stephen station.
Grade: MS (13 miles)
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