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.


RIBBLEHEAD TRAMWAY TOUR: 2.5 m easy

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
OTHER TOUR
Description and notes

RIBBLEHEAD TRAMWAY TOUR
Free guided tours starting from the Visitor Centre on Ribblehead Station
The walking route is about 2½ miles at a leisurely pace, mainly along paths, with short stretches of rough ground which can be boggy at times.

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 or group bookings, contact m350simpson@btinternet.com or phone 01524 811492

Other dates for this tour are:

Thursday 4th July, Thursday 11th July, Thursday 1st August, Thursday 8th August, Thursday 15th August, Thursday 22nd August


Two Dales Ways: 10m moderately strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Dent (1048) and return Ribblehead (1742)
Length
10 miles
Grade
Moderately Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Dent station - Tub Hole - Rigg End - Boot of the Wold - Force Gill - Ribblehead


Cautley Spout and The Calf: 10m strenuous

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 Station for train (1732). Please advise participation in advance 01943 875445 or GuidedWalks@settle-carlisle.com.
Length
10 miles
Grade
Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Cautley Spout and The Calf: Sedbergh - Cautley - The Calf - Calders - Sedbergh.  Note: Involves a very steep ascent.

Early morning train


Swaledale walk Muker to Gunnerside: 8m moderately strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Ribblehead (1024) and 830 service bus to Muker. Return Gunnerside (1730) using 830 service bus to Ribblehead for train (1850)
Length
8 miles
Grade
Moderately Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Muker - Kisdon Hill – Keld - Ramps Holme – Ivelet – Gunnerside


Around Pen-y-ghent: 14m strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight and return Horton (1031) and (1748)
Length
14 miles
Grade
Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Horton - Hull Pot - Foxup Moor – Pen-y-ghent Gill - Churn Milk Hole - Brackenbottom - Horton


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


High Cup Nick: 13m strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight and return Appleby (1119) and (1906)
Length
13 miles
Grade
Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Appleby Station - Flakebridge Woods - Town Head - High Cup Nick - Brackenthwaite - Appleby Station


THE HAWES BRANCH - A WALK AND TALK: 7m moderate

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Ribblehead (1024) for 830 service bus to Hawes. Return Garsdale (1613)
Length
7 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

THE HAWES BRANCH - A WALK AND TALK with Tony Smare & Andrew Longworth:

Hawes - Appersett - Cotter Force - Mossdale - Moorcock - Garsdale Station


RIBBLEHEAD TRAMWAY TOUR: 2.5 m easy

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
OTHER TOUR
Description and notes

RIBBLEHEAD TRAMWAY TOUR
Free guided tours starting from the Visitor Centre on Ribblehead Station
The walking route is about 2½ miles at a leisurely pace, mainly along paths, with short stretches of rough ground which can be boggy at times.

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 or group bookings, contact m350simpson@btinternet.com or phone 01524 811492

Other dates for this tour are:

Thursday 4th July, Thursday 11th July, Thursday 18th July, Thursday 8th August, Thursday 15th August, Thursday 22nd August


MORECAMBE LINE: Bentham Industrial Walk: 9m moderate

Date
Line
Leeds - Lancaster - Morecambe
Special Instructions
Alight and return Bentham (0935) and (1815)
Length
9 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Bentham - Staggarth Farm - Great Stone of Fourstones - Bentham