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 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: 2015-09-04

Dent Station - Great Knoutberry - Widdale Tarns - Mossdale -

Alight Dent (10.16), return Garsdale.
Grade: MS (11 miles)

Appleby - Long Marton - Kirkby Thore - Bolton Bridge - Colby - Appleby.

Alight (10.06) & return Appleby. Connects with 09.24 train from Carlisle.
Grade: M (12 miles)

Kirkby Stephen - Smardale - Potts Valley - Smardale Viaduct.

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

Clapham - Norber - Crummackdale Sulber Nick - Horton.
Follow the trail of the famous Norber Erratics back to their source.

Alight Clapham (10.00), return Horton.
Grade: M (8 miles)

Haworth - Penistone Hill - Bronte Bridge - Pennine Way - Ponden Hall - Ickornshaw Moor - Ickornshaw - Lothersdale - Pinhaw Beacon -
Thornton in Craven.

Alight Keighley (09.12), return Skipton. Book return to Skipton. Service bus from Keighley to Haworth and return from Thornton-in-Craven to Skipton.
Grade: S (15 miles)

The Pennine Way is 50 years old this year.  Celebrate with FoSCL by walking 2 consecutive sections this weekend. 

Ribblehead - Gearstones - Cam End - Ten End - Gayle - Hawes.

Alight Ribblehead (10.06), return Garsdale. Service bus from Hawes to Garsdale.
Grade: MS (11 miles)

Kirkby Malham - Hanlith - Malham - Malham Tarn - Watlowes - Malham Cove - Malham.

Alight (09.26) & return Skipton. Service bus from Skipton to Kirkby Malham & return from Malham. Dales Rambler tickets combine train & bus journeys.
Grade: M (8 miles)

Dent Station - Cowgill - Whernside Manor - Craven Way - Blea Moor
- Ribblehead.

Alight Dent (10.38) & return Ribblehead. Connects with 09.24 train from Carlisle.
Grade: MS (8 miles)

Hawes - Hardraw - Great Shunner - Thwaite - Muker.

Celebrate 50 years of the Pennine Way following the trail from Wensleydale to Swaledale.  Today's walk is a continuation of yesterday's route from Ribblehead to Hawes.

Alight (10.27), return Ribblehead. Service bus to Hawes, return Muker
Grade: S (11 miles)

Dent Station - Wold Fell - Cold Keld Gate - Cam Road.

Alight Dent (10.16), return Ribblehead.
Grade: MS (13 miles)
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