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: 2016-05-30

The Ribblehead Viaduct is the highlight of the route with its magnificent 24 arches spanning Batty Moss over 100 feet below.  Join the Ribblehead Tours to look at the archaeological sites and the history of the Viaduct.  Hear how the navvies lived and built this tremendous structure with assistance from steam cranes and muscle power.  Places of interest that will be visited are the site of the Batty Green Shanty Town including the site of the hospital, the narrow-gauge tramway, the maintenance shed for the steam locomotives, the brickworks, lime kilns, the stone sorting area and the Viaduct itself.

To join a tour, meet at the Heritage Centre on Ribblehead Station at 10.25 am. for a tour of the Viaduct site which lasts about 2 hours.  The tours cross rough moorland and all participants should wear stout footwear and bring warm and waterproof clothing.

 

A longer tour is available (also starting at 10.25) which, after visiting the viaduct continues past the Blea Moor signal box and on to view the southern entrance of Blea Moor tunnel.  Anyone joining this longer tour should bring with them a packed lunch.

 

All tours are free of charge.

Trains from Leeds arrive at 10.06 and from Carlisle at 10.17

In 2016 the tours will take place on the following dates:
April 27th (as part of the Ride2stride festival);

May 25th;

June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th;

July 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th;

August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st

Alight Ribblehead (10.06 from Leeds, 10.17 from Carlisle). Returns for 13.18 to Leeds or 14.05 to Carlisle. (Long tours return to 15.27 to Leeds and 16.01 to Carlisle).

Garsdale - Grisedale - Ais Gill - Highway - Ure Force.
 

Alight (10.21) & return Garsdale.
Grade: MS (9 miles)
A&RF

Grange over sands circular via Humphrey Head.
 

Alight (10.24, change Carnforth) & return Grange over Sands.
N/A

Sedbergh - Dales Way - Bridge End - Fox’s Pulpit - Hole House - Sedbergh.

Alight (10.16) & return Dent. Service bus to and from Sedbergh.
Grade: MS (10 miles)
St&SuW

The Ribblehead Viaduct is the highlight of the route with its magnificent 24 arches spanning Batty Moss over 100 feet below.  Join the Ribblehead Tours to look at the archaeological sites and the history of the Viaduct.  Hear how the navvies lived and built this tremendous structure with assistance from steam cranes and muscle power.  Places of interest that will be visited are the site of the Batty Green Shanty Town including the site of the hospital, the narrow-gauge tramway, the maintenance shed for the steam locomotives, the brickworks, lime kilns, the stone sorting area and the Viaduct itself.

To join a tour, meet at the Heritage Centre on Ribblehead Station at 10.25 am. for a tour of the Viaduct site which lasts about 2 hours.  The tours cross rough moorland and all participants should wear stout footwear and bring warm and waterproof clothing.

 

A longer tour is available (also starting at 10.25) which, after visiting the viaduct continues past the Blea Moor signal box and on to view the southern entrance of Blea Moor tunnel.  Anyone joining this longer tour should bring with them a packed lunch.

 

All tours are free of charge.

Trains from Leeds arrive at 10.06 and from Carlisle at 10.17

In 2016 the tours will take place on the following dates:
April 27th (as part of the Ride2stride festival);

May 25th;

June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th;

July 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th;

August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st

Alight Ribblehead (10.06 from Leeds, 10.17 from Carlisle). Returns for 13.18 to Leeds or 14.05 to Carlisle. (Long tours return to 15.27 to Leeds and 16.01 to Carlisle).
N/A

Garsdale Station - Baugh Fell - Sedbergh.

Alight Garsdale (10.21), return Dent. Service bus from Sedbergh to Dent. As number will be limited please ring 01943 875445 in advance.
Grade: S (10 miles)
IB, JC

Horton - Crummackdale - Clapham (Village or Station).

Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale (11.54). Connects with 10.49 train from Leeds. (Return by train from station or bus (subject to timetable revisions) from village to Settle for onward train).
Grade: M (8 miles)
CW, JD

Ribblehead - Winterscales - Broadrake - Ingleborough - Sulber - Horton.

Alight Ribblehead (09.15) & return Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Connects with 07.52 train from Carlisle.
Grade: MS (9 miles)
BS, MT

Muker - The Corpse Way - Keld - Kisdon Force - Muker.

Alight (10.28) & return Ribblehead. Service bus to and from Muker.
Grade: E (6 miles)
RE

Appleby - River Eden - Great Ormside - Hoff - Hoff Beck - Appleby.

Alight (10.47) & return Appleby.
Grade: M (9 miles)
PD, SH
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