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 http://westerndalesbus.co.uk/

Guided Walks

Format: 2017-01-17

Giggleswick Scar - Feizor - Moughton Nab - Thieves Moss - Sulber Nick - Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Alight Settle (09.50), return Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Grade: MS (13 miles)
BC/LC

Birkett Common - Lammerside Castle - Nateby - Ladthwaite - Ewebank Scar

Alight (10.34) and return Kirkby Stephen.
Grade: M (11 miles)
BF, SW

Carnforth - Wharton Cragg - Jenny Browns Point - Silverdale.

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

Morning: 5 miles MS Dent - Cowgill - Arten Gill - Wolds Way - Dent. Alight (10.16) & return Dent for 13.04 train to Horton.

Afternoon: 9m MS Horton - Long Lane - Stainforth - Cat Steps - Winskill - Settle.

Alight (10.16) & return Dent for 13.04 train to Horton.
Grade: MS (5 miles)
A&RF

Cam High Road (Roman Road) - Pennine Way - Gayle - Hawes.

Alight Ribblehead (10.06) & return Garsdale. Service bus from Hawes to Garsdale.
Grade: M (11 miles)
BC/LC

Coal road - Great Knoutberry - Widdale - Appersett - Thwaite Bridge - Moorcock inn - Garsdale station.

Alight Dent (10.38), return Garsdale.
Grade: S (13 miles)
IB, JL

Settle - Ribble Way - Lodge Farm - Stockdale - Langscar Gate - Malham Cove - Malham.

Alight Settle (09.50), return Skipton. Service bus from Malham to Skipton.
Grade: MS (10 miles)
M&AH

Horton - Arcow Quarry - Smearsett - Pot Scar - Feizor - Stackhouse
- Settle.

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (09.58), return Settle.
Grade: S (11 miles)
AP

Appleby - Brampton - Dufton Ghyll - Flakebridge - Appleby.

Alight (09.56) & return Appleby. Connects with 08.56 replacement bus from Carlisle.
Grade: M (9 miles)
DS&AS

Dent Station - Ayegill Pike - Sedbergh.

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

Lancaster - Lune aqueduct - Slyne - coastal route - Morecambe.

Alight Lancaster (10.13), return Morecambe.
Grade: M (10 miles)
PW

Birkett Common - Thang Bridge - High Dolphinsty - Little Fell - Lane Head - Kirkby Stephen Station.

Alight (10.34) & return Kirkby Stephen.
Grade: S (12 miles)
BC/LC

Clitheroe - Worst - Angram Green - High Moor - Clitheroe.

Alight (10.53) and return Clitheroe. Depart Hellifield 10.30 (connects with 09.00 Leeds-Carlisle service). Return for connection to Leeds at 14.47
Grade: M (6 miles)
A&RF

Garsdale - Thwaite Bridge - Cotterdale - Garsdale.
 

Alight (10.21) & return Garsdale.
Grade: M (8 miles)
BF, SW

Hawes circular via Wether Fell and Semerwater

Alight (10.21) & return Garsdale. Service bus to Hawes and return to Garsdale. As numbers will be limited please ring 01943 875445 to book.
Grade: S (12 miles)
BC, JC

Gargrave - Airton - Malham.

 

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 Gargrave (11.05). Service bus from Malham to Skipton. Connects with 10.19 train from Leeds to Morecambe.
Grade: M (8 miles)
DW, JD

Armathwaite - Holmwrangle - Brocklewath - Great Corby - Wetheral.

Alight Armathwaite (08.35), return Wetheral. Service bus from Wetheral to Carlisle. Connects with 08.05 replacement bus from Carlisle.
Grade: M (8 miles)
DS, JW

Horton-in Ribblesdale - Horton Scar - Pen-Y-Ghent - Long Lane - Stainforth - Settle.

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (10.20), return Settle.
Grade: S (11 miles)
A&RF

Otterburn - Warber Hill - Kirkby Malham - Malham - Stockdale Lane - Settle.

Alight Hellifield (09.40), return Settle.
Grade: S (13 miles)
IB, JL

Horton - Pen-Y-Ghent - Selside - Colt Park - Winterscales - Ribblehead.

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (09.58), return Ribblehead.
Grade: MS (11 miles)
AP

Kirkby Stephen station - Smardale Fell - Smardale Bridge - Smardale Gill (nature reserve) - Smardale Hall - Kirkby Stephen station.
 

Alight (10.34) & return Kirkby Stephen.
Grade: M (9 miles)
M&AH

Visit the restored signal box and for those who want,
join a short circular walk. Coombs Wood - Longdales - Ainstable -
Armathwaite.

 

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 Armathwaite (11.23) & return (16.01 bus to Appleby for 17.01 train to Leeds). For signal box visit only return on 14.04 bus to Appleby for 15.04 train to Leeds.
Grade: M (7 miles)
JJ&TJ

Settle - Victoria Cave - Nappa Cross - Stockdale - Attermire - Settle.
 

Alight (09.50) and return Settle.
Grade: M (10 miles)
MH&DH

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
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