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.


MORECAMBE LINE WALK: Clapham to Horton 7m Moderate

Date
Line
Leeds - Lancaster - Morecambe
Special Instructions
Alight Clapham (1130) and return Horton (1620) Connects with 1018 train from Leeds
Length
7 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Clapham - Trow Gill - Thwaite Plantation - Trow Gill - Sulber Nick - Horton


Kirkby Stephen Circular: Smardale 12m Moderately Strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight and return Kirkby Stephen (1053) and (1657). Connects with 0859 train from Leeds.
Length
12 miles
Grade
Moderately Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Kirkby Stephen Station - Ash Fell Edge - Ravenstonedale - Smardale Bridge - Smardale Fell - Smardale Hall - Waitby-Greenriggs - Kirkby Stephen Station


Ribblehead to Hawes 11m Strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Ribblehead (1039) and return from Hawes (1657) by LWB service bus to Garsdale for train (1727) Connects with 0919 train from Leeds
Length
11 miles
Grade
Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Cam High Road - Pennine Way - Gayle - Hawes.


Great Shunner Fell 11m Moderately Strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Ribblehead (1024) for 830 bus to Hawes. Return Muker (1742) using 830 service bus to Ribblehead for train (1850) Connects with 0859 train from Leeds
Length
11 miles
Grade
Moderately Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Hawes - Hardraw - Great Shunner Fell - Thwaite - Muker


RIBBLEHEAD VIADUCT TOURS – THE BUILDING OF AN ICON

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Connecting train times to Ribbblehead – 1049 from Leeds/1049 from Carlisle
Length
2 miles
Grade
Easy
Walk Leaders
--
Theme
RIBBLEHEAD HERITAGE TOUR.
Description and notes

RIBBLEHEAD VIADUCT TOURS – THE BUILDING OF AN ICON
Free guided tours starting from the Visitor Centre on Ribblehead Station will take place on : Thursday 30th May, Thursday 27th June, Thursday 25th July. Thursday 29th August
The tour begins with a talk at the Visitor Centre, followed by a ¾ mile stroll on a stony track to the famous Ribblehead Viaduct to learn about how it was built. On return to the Visitor Centre we take the train to Garsdale (fare payable). At Garsdale Station we will visit the Bronze Statue of Ruswarp, the only dog that signed with his paw, the petition to save the line. We then return by train to Ribblehead Station.
Connecting train times to Ribbblehead – 1049 from Leeds/1049 from Carlisle
Snacks, drinks and cakes can be obtained from the Visitor Centre Café. Strong footwear is advisable, with waterproofs in case of bad weather.
For further information contact ruth.evans@settle-carlisle.com/phone 01524 811492


A Garsdale Walk: 11m Moderate

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Garsdale (1054). Return from Sedbergh (1652) using S1 service bus to Dent Station for train (1732). Please advise participation in advance 01943 875445 or GuidedWalks@settle-carlisle.com
Length
11 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Garsdale - Garsdale Street - Farfield - Sedbergh


Legend of Semerwater: 15m Strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Ribblehead (0906). Return Hawes (1657) by LWB service bus to Garsdale for train (1727).
Length
15 miles
Grade
Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Ribblehead - Dodd Fell - Marsett - Semerwater - Burtersett - Hawes

N.B. EARLY MORNING TRAIN


Hellifield to Settle: 9m Moderate

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Hellifield (1013) and return Settle (1628)
Length
9 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Hellifield - Long Preston - Ribble Way - Wigglesworth Hall – Rathmell - Settle


Fox's Pulpit: 10m Moderate

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Dent (0916) for S1 service bus to Sedbergh. Return Sedbergh (1652) using S1 service bus to Dent for train (1732). Please advise participation in advance 01943 875445 or GuidedWalks@settle-carlisle.com
Length
10 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Sedbergh - Brigflatts - Lincoln's Inn Bridge - Fox's Pulpit - Winder - Sedbergh

N.B. EARLY MORNING TRAIN


Hell Gill Force: 13m Moderately strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight and return Garsdale (1054) and (1727). Option to use LWB service bus from Moorcock Inn to station
Length
13 miles
Grade
Moderately Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Garsdale Station - Thwaite Bridge - Cotter End - Lady Anne Highway - Hell Gill - Turner Hill - Lunds - Moorcock - Garsdale Station