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.


Potts Valley: 14m strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight and return Kirkby Stephen (0934) and (1714)
Length
14 miles
Grade
Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Kirkby Stephen - Smardale Bridge - Potts Valley - Kirkby Stephen

Note: EARLY MORNING TRAIN


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 1st August, Thursday 15th August, Thursday 22nd August


A Bridge to Far Moor: 7m easy

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight and return Horton (1159) and (1620)
Length
7 miles
Grade
Easy
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Horton - South House - Far Moor Bridge - Sell Gill Holes - Horton

Note: LATE MORNING TRAIN


Horton Circular: 8m moderate

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight and return Horton (1031) and (1620)
Length
8 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Horton - Cragghill Farm - Foredale - Wharfe - Crummackdale


Swaledale walk. Gunnerside to Reeth: 7m easy

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Ribblehead (1024) for 830 service bus to Gunnerside. Return from Reeth (1715) by 830 service bus to Ribblehead for train (1850)
Length
7 miles
Grade
Easy
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Gunnerside - Riverside Path - Reeth


Horton to Settle: 11m moderately strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Horton (1031) and return Settle (1628)
Length
11 miles
Grade
Moderately Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Horton - Sulber Nick - Wharfe - Feizor - Stainforth - Langcliffe - Settle


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 1st August, Thursday 8th August, Thursday 22nd August


Fountains Fell and Malham Tarn: 16m strenuous

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Horton (0858) and return Settle (1756)
Length
14 miles
Grade
Strenuous
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Horton - Brackenbottom - Churn Milk Hole - Fountains Fell - Malham Tarn - Streets - Settle

Note: EARLY MORNING TRAIN


Horton to Ribblehead: 9m moderate

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Horton (1031) and return Ribblehead (1614)
Length
9 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Horton - Old Ing - Ling Gill - Roman Road - Gearstones - Ribblehead


Swaledale walk. Fremington Edge: 9m moderate

Date
Line
Leeds - Settle - Carlisle
Special Instructions
Alight Ribblehead (1024) for 830 service bus to Fremington. Return from Reeth (1715) by 830 service bus for train at Ribblehead (1850)
Length
9 miles
Grade
Moderate
Walk Leaders
Theme
FULL DAY WALK.
Description and notes

Fremington - Fremington Edge - Langthwaite – Reeth