Guided Walks and Tours

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

We look forward to welcoming you on one of our walks!

Make sure you bring adequate food and drink; waterproofs and spare dry warm clothing; walking boots or strong shoes for shorter summer walks.

Please read the 'Important Information' page. You will find some good advice on what to expect and what you need to know before you come on a walk.

For a brief introduction to the Footsteps in Time Ribblehead Heritage Tours see the 'Heritage Tours' page.


20 July 24 - Wild Boar Fell

Important information added - This walk is likely to be very boggy! - see notes
Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Arrive: Garsdale 09:21 - Depart: Kirkby Stephen 17:15
Length
14 miles
Grade
Explorer
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

This high level hike from Garsdale has great vistas of the remote Mallerstang Valley from the summit of Wild Boar Fell.

Route: Garsdale, Grisedale Common, Swarth Fell, Wild Boar Fell, Little Fell, Bullgill, Wharton Hall, Kirkby Stephen

Distance: 14mi / 22.5km

Note: Due to recent weather conditions this walk is likely to be very boggy!
Gaiters and/or waterproof boots are recommended.
This walk is an Explorer grade so suitable for experienced hikers used to long distances in challenging terrain.


27 July 24 - Lazonby Circular via Kirkoswald

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Arrive: Lazonby & KO 10:07 - Depart: Lazonby & KO 16:39
Length
13 miles
Grade
Explorer
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Discover historic Kirkoswald including its community run shop and follow Raven Beck through the village.

Distance: 12.5mi / 20km


28 July 24 - Thwaite to Muker via Ravenseat

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Arrive: Ribblehead 10:36 - Depart: Ribblehead 18:50
Length
10 miles
Grade
Explorer
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Alight Ribblehead for bus to Thwaite (return fare to Muker). A fabulous walk over moorland and a chance to see the famous Ravenseat returning to Muker on the banks of the River Swale.

Route: Thwaite, Keld Side, Ravenseat, Crackpot Hall, Muker

Distance: 10mi / 16km

BUS: This walk makes use of the Northern Dalesman Bus to Thwaite. Bus return from Muker. The bus fare is payable.


03 August 24 - Kirkby Humdinger

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Arrive: Kirkby Stephen 11:05 - Depart: Kirkby Stephen 17:15
Length
10 miles
Grade
Hiker
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

A humdinger of a walk through the Westmorland countryside with some stunning views along the way.

Distance: 10mi / 16km


10 August 24 - High Cup Nick from Appleby

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Arrive: Appleby 09:48 - Depart: Appleby 17:00
Length
13 miles
Grade
Explorer
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Come along on this enthralling walk with jaw dropping scenery from the top of a glaciated U shaped valley. A definite must see!

Route: Appleby Station, Flakebridge Woods, Town Head, High Cup Nick, Harbour Flatt, Appleby

Distance: 13mi / 20.9km


17 August 24 - Ingleborough: There and back again

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Arrive: Ribblehead 09:06 - Depart: Ribblehead 17:43
Length
13 miles
Grade
Explorer
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

An alternative route to the summit of Ingleborough via Crina Bottom and back along a beautiful ridge walk offering incredible views.

N.B. Walk will start at 09:18 on arrival of Southbound train.

Route: Ribblehead, Ivescar, Bruntscar, Ellerbeck, Ingleborough, Simon Fell and Park Fell

Distance: 13mi / 20.9km


18 August 24 - Muker to Gunnerside via Swinner Gill

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Arrive: Ribblehead 10:36 - Depart: Ribblehead 18:50
Length
8 miles
Grade
Explorer
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Alight Ribblehead for bus to Muker (return fare to Gunnerside). Visit the breathtaking Swinner Gill on this fascinating walk in the Swaledale countryside.

Route: Muker, Kisdon, Crackpot Hall, Jingle Pot Edge, Gunnerside

Distance: 8mi / 12.8km

BUS: This walk makes use of the Northern Dalesman Bus to Muker. Bus return from Gunnerside. The bus fare is payable.


24 August 24 - Ribblehead Circular

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Arrive: Ribblehead 09:06 - Depart: Ribblehead 17:43
Length
14 miles
Grade
Explorer
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Discover the source of the River Ribble on this fascinating walk!

N.B. Walk leaders will arrive at 09:18 on Southbound train.

Route: Ribblehead, Blea Moor, Ribble Way, Gavel Gap and Cam End

Distance: 13.5mi / 21.7km


31 August 24 - Settle Circular via Nappa Cross

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Arrive: Settle 10:20 - Depart: Settle 16:30
Length
11 miles
Grade
Hiker
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Journey through the hills above Settle to see local landmarks Nappa Cross and Jubilee Cave.

Route: Settle Station, Stockdale Lane, Nappa Cross, Jubilee Cave, Constitution Hill, Settle

Distance: 11mi / 17.7km


7 September 24 - Armathwaite to Carlisle

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Arrive: Armathwaite 10:15 - Depart: Carlisle 18:24
Length
14 miles
Grade
Explorer
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Follow the River Eden from Armathwaite to the historic city of Carlisle on this epic walk with much to see along the way.

Route: Armathwaite, River Eden, Weatherall, Scotby, River Eden, Carlisle

Distance: 14mi / 22.5km