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

Guided Walks

Format: 2017-10-16

Settle - Winskill - Cattrigg Force - Stainforth - Stainforth Foss (Leaping
Salmon?) - Langcliffe Mill - Settle.


Note: Due to high river levels and forecasts of more rain in the next few days this walk may be altered or even cancelled on the day.  Please keep checking here for further updates.

Alight (11.46) and return Settle. Connects with 10.49 train from Leeds.
Grade: M (7 miles)

Cock Lakes - Lunds - Shaws - Highway - High Dyke - Moorcock.

Alight (10.33) & return Garsdale. Connects with 09.24 train from Carlisle.
Grade: M (6 miles)

Ribblehead - Park Fell - Ingleborough (summit) - Quaking Pot - Great Douk Pot - Ribblehead.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As a direct consequence of recent and forecast weather, the route of this walk may need to be altered significantly. There have been substantial amounts of rain in recent weeks with more forecast. The ground on the eastern slope of Park Fell is likely to be waterlogged and it may be too slippery for a safe ascent. Also, strong / gusty winds can make the walk along the ridge to the summit of Ingleborough very dangerous. On arrival at Ribblehead Station, the leader will assess conditions at the start of the walk and discuss concerns and options with the group. If an ascent of Park Fell / Ingleborough is considered unsafe, a shorter (low-level) walk will be offered, probably returning for the 13:14 southbound train. It is also possible that the train service will be affected by the forecast adverse weather. This could result in the walk being altered or cancelled completely. This note will be updated if any new information is received.

Alight (10.06), return Ribblehead.
Grade: MS (12 miles)

Dent Village - Flinter Gill - Green Coombe - Fellside - Sedbergh.

Alight (10.16) & return Dent. Service bus to Dent village and return from Sedbergh, (fare payable).
Grade: S (10 miles)

Austwick - Feizor - Hargreaves Barn - Stainforth.

Alight Clapham (09.28), return Settle.
Grade: M (11 miles)

Halfpenny House - Stenkrith - Poetry Path - Franks Bridge - Edenbridge
- Waitby - Croglam Castle - Kirkby Stephen Station.

Alight (10.21) & return Kirkby Stephen Connects with 09.24 train from Carlisle.
Grade: M (8 miles)

Dent Station - Dent - Dalesway - Sedbergh.

Alight (10.16) & return Dent. Service bus from Sedbergh to Dent (fare payable).
Grade: M (10 miles)

Langber Lane - Otterburn - Gargrave.

Alight Settle (09.50), return Skipton.
Grade: MS (14 miles)

Horton - Sulber Nick - Crummack Dale - Feizor - Settle.

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (09.58) return Settle.
Grade: M (10 miles)

Kirkoswald - Old Parks - Viol Moor - Park Head - Raven Beck - Kirkoswald.

Alight (09.47) & return Lazonby. Connects with 09.24 train from Carlisle.
Grade: M (10 miles)

Route to be decided on day.

Alight (10.00) & return Carnforth.
Grade: M (10 miles)

Ribblehead - Ingleborough - Gaping Gill - Clapham.

Alight Ribblehead (10.06), return Clapham.
Grade: MS (11 miles)

Kirkby Stephen station - Birkett Common Wharton Hall - Podgill and Masongill Viaducts - Kirkby Stephen town - Stenkrith Falls - Kirkby
Stephen station.

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

Horton - Clapham - Austwick - Feizor - Settle.

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (10.20), return Settle. (Return to 16.46 train).
Grade: MS (12 miles)

Horton - Sulber - Pennine Bridleway - Ling Gill - Cam End - Ribblehead.

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (9.58), return Ribblehead.
Grade: MS (11 miles)

Walkers Xmas dinner and Settle circular.

For details and booking for meal contact Andy Feather on 01729 824305. Deadline for bookings 1 December 2017, (places limited to 40).

Alight (09.45) & return Settle.
Grade: M (8 miles)

Settle - Langcliffe - Stainforth Force - Feizor - Giggleswick Scar - Settle.

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

Ribblehead to Horton Route dependent on weather and group.

Alight Ribblehead (10.06), return Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Grade: M (8 miles)
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