Real Jericho walks this summer


Three walks/tours have been arranged on the following dates:

Thursday 2nd June, Thursday 28th July, Thursday 11th August.

Participants who wish to go on any of these walks (as the arrangements are exactly the same for all 3 Thursdays) should meet at the Ribblehead Visitor Centre on Ribblehead Station at 12 noon.   For those coming by train from the south, a train arrives at Ribblehead Station at 12.02.  

At the Visitor Centre talks and  informal discussions about Jericho Shanty Town and the surrounding area will take place.  There will be several display boards, pottery pieces and glassware found in the Shanty Town area, a mannequin dressed as a typical navvie.

The group will then walk to the Ribblehead Viaduct along a stony track. Interpretation of the Shanty Towns area will be explained.   The group then returns to the Visitor Centre for 13.45 in time to catch the 14.05 train to Garsdale Station (fare payable on the train or at a staffed station).  On the journey north the actual Jericho site will be pointed out.  A tour of Garsdale Station looking at the bronze statue of Ruswarp and the interpretation display boards.  Connects with 10.49 train from Leeds.

The return journey back to Ribblehead will be from the 15.13 train from Garsdale (destination Leeds).

The tour is free of charge.   Please bring a packed lunch.  Drinks can be purchased at the Visitor Centre. Strong shoes are advisable.  Waterproofs in case of bad weather.  The walks are not suitable for people with limited mobility.

For further information  or phone 01524 811492