Guided Walks and Tours

Welcome to FoSCL's Programme of Guided Walks and Tours.

If you've not already done so (recently), please read the notes on the 'Important Information' page.

The forthcoming walks and tours are listed below. If desired, use the filters to display a subsetted list of matching walks / tours. To view information about a walk grade or leader, click / tap on the relevant code.

To view definitions for grades, walk leader and themes, click / tap on the relevant code or refer to the code lists on the 'Important Information' page.

For a brief introduction to the 'Ribblehead Heritage Tours' and the 'Real Jericho Experience Tours', see the 'Heritage Tours' page.

PDF versions of the full programme(s) can be downloaded from the 'Guided Walks and Tours: Downloads' page.


Settle circular: Explorer walk

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight (10.22) and return Settle (15.32). Connects with 09.19 train from Leeds.
Length
9 miles
Grade
Moderately Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
EXPLORER WALK.
Description and notes

Settle - Stainforth - Feizor - Nevison's Nick - Settle.


Stainmore Viaducts & Kaber: Railway walk

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight (11.06) and return (17.17) Kirkby Stephen. Connects with 09.19 train from Leeds
Length
12 miles
Grade
Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
RAILWAY THEMED WALK.
Description and notes

Kirkby Stephen Station - Stainmore Viaducts - Belah Bridge - Kaber - Winton - Kirkby Stephen - Halfpenny House - Kirkby Stephen Station.


Grisedale & Hell Gill: Full Day walk

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight (10.54) and return (17.30) Garsdale. Optional return from Moorcock to Garsdale Station by service bus. Connects with 09.19 train from Leeds.
Length
10 miles
Grade
Moderately Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Garsdale - Grisedale - Hell Gill - Moorcock - Garsdale.


Dent to Horton: Full Day walk

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Dent (10.48) and return (17.51) Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Shorter option terminating at Ribblehead for 16.14 train. Connects with 09.19 train from Leeds.
Grade
Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Dent - Blea Moor - Ribblehead - Colt Park - Alum Pot - Horton.


Cotterdale: Full Day walk

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight (10.54) and return (17.30) garsdale. Connects with 09.19 train from Leeds.
Length
10 miles
Grade
Moderately Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Garsdale - Moorcock - Cotterdale Plantation - Cotterdale - Thwaite Bridge Common - Garsdale.


Kirkby Stephen circular via Smardale: Railway themed walk

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight (11.06) and return (17.17) Kirkby Stephen. Connects with 09.19 train from Leeds.
Length
11 miles
Grade
Moderately Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
RAILWAY THEMED WALK.
Description and notes

Kirkby Stephen Station - Wharton Fell - Ash Fell - Ravenstonedale - Smardale Railway Line - Waitby - Kirkby Stephen Station.


Ribblehead to Horton: Explorer walk

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Ribblehead (12.07) and return Horton-in-Ribblesdale (16.28). Connects with 10.49 train from Leeds.
Length
6 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
EXPLORER WALK.
Description and notes

Ribblehead - Colt Park - Selside - Horton.

This walk uses a later train.  Check details above.


Wainwright's Pennine Journey & Dales High Way: Full Day walk

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight (09.47) and return (17.03) Appleby. Connects with 07.48 train from Leeds.
Length
12 miles
Grade
Moderately Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Appleby - Bandley Bridge - Hoff - Rutter Force - Heights - Great Ormside - Appleby.

This walk uses an early train.  Check details above.


Dent to Sedbergh via Dalesway: Full Day walk

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight (10.48) and return (17.35) Dent. Return from Sedbergh to Dent on service bus (dep 16.50)
Length
10 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Dent Station - Dent village - Dalesway - Sedbergh.

Return from Sedbergh at 16.50 using Western Dales Bus to Dent Station for train at 17.35.  Limited capacity on bus so please advise participation by ringing 01943 875445 or email aucu61@dsl.pipex.com


Thursday Special - Ribblehead circular: Railway themed walk

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight (10.39) and return (16.14) Ribblehead. Connects with 09.19 train from Leeds.
Length
7 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
RAILWAY THEMED WALK.
Description and notes

Ribblehead - Chapel-le-Dale - Ribblehead