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Walks Programme 19th May 2019 to 20th October 2019

To download or print a copy of this programme in pdf format please click here.

The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line (FoSCL) also offer free guided walks in the Yorkshire Dales using public transport. FoSCL walks which make use of bus services in the Dales are shown here in blue. Please see the FoSCL website for full details of these and other walks.

SUNDAY 26TH MAY
Nidderdale: A Sunday Stroll: Coldstone Cut to Pateley Bridge
Easy: 4 miles
Start: Coldstone Cut 1040. Finish: Pateley Bridge c1315.
Transport: Bus 821 from Keighley 0930, Shipley & Otley. Connections from Wakefield, Bradford & Leeds.
Return: Services from Pateley Bridge at 1625.
Colin 01943 430652
This walk will finish in time for the Fairfax Singers Fundraising Concert starting at 2pm. For further details click here.

SUNDAY 26TH MAY
Great Shunner Fell: Hawes–Hardraw–Great Shunner Fell–Thwaite–Muker
Moderate/strenuous: 11 miles
Alight Ribblehead 1024 for 830 bus to Hawes. Return Muker 1742 using 830 service bus to Ribblehead for train 1850.
FoSCL

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 27TH MAY
Fountains Abbey to Grewelthorpe
Moderate: 9miles
Following the route of the Aislabie Walk through Galphay and Kirkby Malzeard
Start: Fountains Abbey 1100. Finish: Grewelthorpe c1545.
Transport: Bus 825 from Selby 0855, Wetherby 0950, Harrogate 1020.
Return: Bus 825 from Grewelthorpe 1607 to Fountains Abbey, Harrogate & Selby.
Bus 822 connections to/from York & Ripon at Fountains Abbey. Bus 36 connections to/from Leeds at Harrogate.
Carol 07511 386190

SATURDAY 1ST JUNE
A Saturday Stroll: Grass and Baslow Woods
4 miles: Easy
Start: Grassington 1105. Finish: Grassington c1500.
Transport: 74 Wakefield 0840, Bradford Int 0925, Shipley 0940, Ilkley 1015, or 72 Skipton 0938 to Grassington. Return: Bus 74 at 1640 to Ilkley, Bradford & Wakefield or bus 72 at 1623 to Skipton. Train & bus connections to/from Leeds at Ilkley.
Ruth 07413 670706

SATURDAY 1ST JUNE
A Garsdale Walk: Garsdale–Garsdale Street–Fairfield–Sedbergh
11 miles: Moderate
Alight Garsdale 1054. Return from Sedbergh 1652 using service bus S1 to Dent station for train 1732.
FoSCL
Please advise participation in advance 01943 875445 or GuidedWalks@settle-carlisle.com

SUNDAY 2ND JUNE
Dale to Dale Classic Malhamdale to Wharfedale
10 miles:Moderate/strenuous
Start: Kirkby Malham 11.15. Finish: Threshfield/Grassington c16.30.
Transport: Bus 884 from Dewsbury 0850, Bradford 0925 Ilkley 1015 and Skipton 1040. Return bus 72, 874 or 875.
Howard 07766 405517

SATURDAY 8TH JUNE
Fox’s Pulpit: Sedbergh–Brigflatts–Lincoln’s Inn Bridge–Fox’s Pulpit–Winder–Sedbergh
10 miles: Moderate
Alight Dent 0916 for S1 service bus to Sedbergh. Return Sedbergh 1652 using S1 service
bus to Dent station for train 1732.
FoSCL
Please advise participation in advance on 01943 875445 or GuidedWalks@settle-carlisle.com

SUNDAY 9TH JUNE
Nidderdale Way: Scar House to Ramsgill
8 miles: Moderate
Start: Scar House 1150. Finish: Ramsgill c1530.
Transport: Bus 821 from Keighley 0930, Otley 1020, to Pateley Bridge. Bus 24 from Harrogate 1020 to Pateley Bridge. Bus 822 from York 0930, Ripon 10.30, to Pateley Bridge. Bus 821 from Pateley Bridge to Scar House 1150. Return bus 821 from Ramsgill to Pateley Bridge for onward connections at 1625 on bus 24 to Harrogate, bus 821 to Keighley or bus 822 to Ripon and York.
Anne 01423 771656

SUNDAY 16TH JUNE
Wharfedale: Summer Saunter: Cray to Buckden via Yockenthwaite
6 miles: Moderate
Start: Cray 1147. Finish: Buckden c1600.
Transport: Bus 875 from Wakefield 0915, Leeds BS 0945. Connection off 1030 bus 72 from Skipton at Cracoe. Buses back from Buckden at 1626 (874) or 1726 (875) with connections for Skipton at Grassington.
Chris 07552 025105

SUNDAY 16TH JUNE
Kidstones Bank to Aysgarth via Bishopdale
9 miles: Moderate
Short steep climb out of Bishopdale towards the end of the walk.
Start: Kidstones Bank 1155. Finish: Aysgarth c1545.
Transport: Bus 875 from Wakefield 0915, Leeds BS 0945. Return bus 875 from Aysgarth 1700 to Wakefield. Connections from Bradford, Keighley and Manchester via Skipton.
Muppett. muppett@cnet.org.uk

SUNDAY 23RD JUNE
Cray to Hawes via Yockenthwaite Moor and Oughtershaw Tarn
12miles: Strenuous
A rough and often wet crossing of this remote and rarely visited open access land to Wether Fell before descending to Hawes.
Start: Cray 1150. Finish: Hawes c1800.
Transport: Bus 875 from Wakefield 0915, Leeds BS 0945 to Cray. Connections from Skipton 1030 via Cracoe. Return bus 830 from Hawes 1810 to Ribblehead for train to Skipton and Leeds.
Paul 07933 824620

SUNDAY 30TH JUNE
Eastern Dales: Ramsgill to Grewelthorpe via Six Dales Trail & Wreaks Lane: Moorland walking on good tracks
9.5 miles: Moderate
Start: Yorke Arms, Ramsgill 1130. Finish St James Church, Grewelthorpe c1530
Transport: Bus 821 from Keighley, Shipley, Otley and Pateley Bridge. Connections from Leeds(36) 0915, Harrogate (24) 1015. Return Grewelthorpe 1607 to Harrogate for Leeds.
Gary 07502 196327

SATURDAY 6TH JULY
Dent Dales Way: Dent Station, Dent village – Sedbergh following Dales Way
10 miles: Moderate
Alight train Dent 1048. Return Sedbergh 1652 by S1 service bus to Dent for train 1732.
FoSCL.
Please advise participation in advance 01943 875445 or GuidedWalks@settle-carlisle.com

SUNDAY 7TH JULY
Gunnerside Gill: Gunnerside–Blakethwaite Smelt Mill–Swinnergill–Keld–Muker
9 miles: Moderate/strenuous
Alight Ribblehead 1024 for 830 service bus to Gunnerside.
Return Muker 1742 by 830 service bus for train at Ribblehead 1850.
FoSCL

SUNDAY 7TH JULY
Sunday Stroll: Barden to Grassington
7 miles: Moderate
Start: Barden Scale 1050. Finish: Grassington 1500.
Transport: Bus 873 from Skipton 1030 or 874 from Wakefield 0840, Leeds BS 0915 to Barden Scale road junction. Return Grassington 1700 (72) to Skipton or 1700 (874) to Wakefield.
Ruth 07413 670706

SUNDAY 14TH JULY
Eastern Dales: Ramsgill to Lofthouse via Six Dales Trail and Thrope farm - Moorland and dale walking on good tracks
8 miles: Moderate
Start: Yorke Arms, Ramsgill 1130, Finish: Lofthouse c1530.
Transport: Bus 821 from Keighley, Shipley, Otley and Pateley Bridge. Connections from Leeds (36) 0915, Harrogate (24) 1015. Return Lofthouse bus 821 at 1600 to Pateley Bridge (for Harrogate & Leeds), Otley and Keighley.
Gary 07502 196327

SATURDAY 20TH JULY
Cautley Spout and The Calf: Sedbergh–The Calf–Calders–Sedbergh
10 miles: Strenuous
Alight Dent 0916 for S1 service bus to Sedbergh.
Return Sedbergh 1652 using S1 service bus to Dent station for train 1732.
FoSCL
Please advise participation in advance 01943 875445 or GuidedWalks@settle-carlisle.com

SUNDAY 21ST JULY
Wharfedale: Stump Cross and Trollers Gill
5 miles to 7.5 miles: Moderate
A circular walk of about 5 miles, which may be extended to take in part of Grimwith reservoir if circumstances permit.
Start: Stump Cross 1130. Finish: Stump Cross no later than 1600 in time for 822 back towards Selby.
Transport: Bus 822 from Selby, York and Pateley Bridge.
Pete 07980 711040

SUNDAY 21ST JULY
Clapham Circular via Norber Stones and Austwick
5 miles: Moderate
Start: Clapham 1149. Finish: Clapham c1445.
Transport: Bus 581 from Skipton at 1045, connection with 884 from Dewsbury 0850 and Bradford 0925, 66 from Keighley and X43 from Manchester at Skipton. Return bus 581 from Clapham New Inn 1509 to Skipton for onward connections.
Chris 07552 025105

SUNDAY 21ST JULY
Muker to Gunnerside via Kisdon Hill, Keld, Ramps Holme, and Ivelet:
8 miles Moderate/strenuous
Alight Ribblehead 1024 for 830 service bus to Muker.
Return Gunnerside 1730 using 830 service bus to Ribblehead for train 1850.
FoSCL

SUNDAY 28TH JULY
The Hawes Branch - A Walk and Talk with Tony Smare & Andrew Longworth
7 miles: Moderate
Hawes – Appersett – Cotter Force – Mossdale – Moorcock – Garsdale station. Alight Ribblehead 1024 for 830 service bus to Hawes.
Return Garsdale 1613.
FoSCL

SUNDAY 28TH JULY
Scar House to Kettlewell
9 miles fast pace: Moderate/strenuous
Over the watershed from Nidderdale into Coverdale and down into Wharfedale.
Start: Scar House 1150. Finish: Kettlewell c1600.
Transport: Bus 821 from Keighley 0930, Otley 1020 to Pateley Bridge. Bus 24 from Harrogate 1020 to Pateley Bridge. Bus 821 from Pateley Bridge 1115 to Scar House. Return bus 874 from Kettlewell 1635 to Grassington, Ilkley, Otley, Leeds and Wakefield or bus 875 at 1735 to Grassington, Ilkley, Leeds and Wakefield.
Anne 01423 771656

SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST
Dales Way 50th Anniversary: Ilkley to Bolton Abbey
Start Ilkley Old Bridge Dales Way Seat 10am.
Vintage bus transport from Bolton Abbey to Ilkley for onward connections.
Colin 01943 430652.

SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST
Upper Nidderdale: Not the Nidderdale Way, via How Stean!
5.5 miles: Easy/moderate
Great views of the valley.
Start: Scar House Café 1200. Finish: Lofthouse 1500.
Transport: Bus 821 from Keighley 0930, Otley1020, Pateley Bridge 1115 to Scar House. Connections from Selby, York, Ripon, Leeds and Harrogate to Pateley Bridge. Return bus 821 from Lofthouse 1600 to Pateley Bridge for onward connections.
Howard 07766 405517

SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST
Gunnerside to Reeth via riverside path
7 miles: Easy
Alight train Ribblehead 1024 for 830 service bus to Gunnerside.
Return from Reeth 1715 by 830 service bus to Ribblehead for train 1850.
FoSCL

SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST
Malhamdale Summer Saunter: Newfield Hall to Malham:
5 miles: Easy
Start: Newfield Hall 1102.
Transport: Bus 884 from Dewsbury 0850, Bradford 0925, Skipton 1038. Return bus 884 from Malham at 1640 to Skipton and beyond.
Chris 07552 025105

SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST
A Sunday Stroll: Hawes and Hardraw round
3 miles: Easy
Start: Hawes Dales Museum 1240. Finish: Hawes c1500.
Transport: bus 875 from Wakefield 0915 Leeds BS 0945 to Hawes. Return bus 875 from Hawes Market Place 1640 to Wakefield. Connections from Bradford, Keighley and Manchester via Skipton.
Ruth 07413 670706

SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST

Fremington Edge: Fremington, Langthwaite to Reeth
9 miles: Moderate
Alight train Ribblehead 1024 for 830 service bus to Fremington.
Return from Reeth 1715 by 830 service bus to Ribblehead for train 1850.
FoSCL

SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST
Castle Dykes Henge via tracks over Stake Moss and Flout Moor
8.5 miles: Moderate/Strenuous
Including visit to the Neolithic Castle Dyke Henge for our lunch break.
Start: Cray, top of Kidstones Pass 12 noon. Finish: Aysgarth c16.30.
Transport: Bus 875 from Wakefield 09.15, Leeds 09.40. Return: Bus 875 from Aysgarth 17.00 to Wakefield.
Steve 0113 271 5411 with Anne 01423 771656

SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST
Dales Way 50th Anniversary: Harrogate to Ilkley Link
16 miles: Strenuous
Start: from Harrogate Bus Station – meet 1010. Finish: Ilkley c1700.
Bus 36 from Leeds 0910, Harrogate 1003. Train from Leeds 0929, Harrogate 1004. Train from York 0911, Harrogate 0944. Return transport: frequent bus X84 or trains to Leeds.
Anne 01423 771656
“Official” start from Valley Gardens main entrance, 1025.

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
Wonderful Wensleydale and Bonny Bishopdale
6 miles: Easy/moderate
Start: Newbiggin Street Head Inn 12.05. Finish: Aysgarth Falls corner c1600.
Transport: Bus 875 out and return.
Howard 07766 405517

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
Wharfedale. Stump Cross and Trollers Gill
5 miles to 7.5 miles: Moderate
A circular walk of about 5 miles which may be extended to 7.5miles to take in part of Grimwith reservoir if circumstances permit.
Start: Stump Cross 1130. Finish: Stump Cross no later than 1600 in time for 822 back towards Selby. Transport: Bus 822 from Selby, York and Pateley Bridge.
Pete 07980 711040

SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
Lovely Seat: Buttertubs Pass–Lovely Seat–Muker–Gunnerside
9 miles: Strenuous
Alight train Ribblehead 1024 for 830 service bus to Buttertubs Pass.
Return Gunnerside 1730 using 830 service bus to Ribblehead for train 1850.
FoSCL

SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER
Kirkby Malzeard to Ramsgill
9miles in 4.5 hours: Moderate/strenuous
Verge/lane walking and moorland tracks via Stope Bridge. Steady pace needed.
Start: Kirby Malzeard, 11.18. Finish: Ramsgill c15.50.
Transport: Bus 825 from Selby 08.55, Harrogate 10.20, Ripley 10.33. Connection with bus 36 from Leeds at Harrogate or Ripley an bus 822 at Fountains Abbey. Return bus 821 from Ramsgill 16.06 to Pateley Bridge, 16.20 for onward connections at 16.25 on bus 24 to Harrogate, bus 821 to Keighley, or bus 822 to Fountains Abbey, Ripon and York.
Anne 01423 771656

SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER
Craven: Skipton to Thornton-in-Craven via Pinhaw Beacon
9 miles: Strenuous
Start: Skipton bus stn. 1040. Finish: Thornton-in Craven c1545.
Transport: Bus 874 Leeds (0910) to Ilkley, then 884 (1015) to Skipton. Return X43 Thornton 1555 to Skipton for onward connections.
Gary 07502 196327

SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
Ribblehead to Dent via Littledale, Force Gill, Great Wold & Dales Way
7 miles: Moderate
Train to Ribblehead alight 1039.
Return S1 service bus from Dent village 1709 to Dent station, train 1735.
FoSCL.
Please advise participation in advance on 01943 875445 or GuidedWalks@settle-carlisle.com

SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
Aysgarth to Bainbridge via Carperby Oxclose road, Newbiggin and Askrigg
9 miles: Moderate
Start: Aysgarth Falls Corner 1210. Finish: Bainbridge c1545.
Transport: Bus 875 from Wakefield 0915, Leeds BS 0945. Return: Bus 875 to Wakefield 1650. Connections to/from Bradford, Keighley, and Manchester via Skipton.
Muppet muppett@cnet.org.uk

SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
Thwaite to Muker via Keld, Crackpot Hall, Swinner Gill, and Ivelet Moor
10 miles: Strenuous
Start Thwaite. Finish Muker
Transport: train from Leeds to Ribblehead for 10 service bus 830 to Thwaite.
Return bus 830 from Muker 1742 to Ribblehead for train connections.
FoSCL

SUNDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER
Eastby to Cracoe
5.5 miles: Moderate
Start: Eastby 1045. Finish: Cracoe c1515.
Transport: Bus 873 Skipton 1030 to Eastby. Bus connections from Bradford, Keighley, Manchester, Burnley and Ilkley via Skipton also train connection from Leeds via Skipton. Return bus 72 to Skipton or Grassington for onward connections.
Ruth 07413 670706

SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER
A Sunday Stroll: Grassington to Kettlewell
6 miles: Moderate
Start: Grassington 1100. Finish: Kettlewell c1500.
Transport: Bus 874 from Wakefield 0840, Leeds BS 0915 or bus 72 from Skipton 1030. Return bus 874 from Kettlewell 1635 to Wakefield. Connections via Skipton for Manchester, Keighley and Bradford.
Ruth 07413 670706

SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER
Upper Swaledale
7 miles: Moderate
A walk through the Kisdon valley with an optional visit to Swinnergill
Start: Keld, Tan Hill Lane End 1135. FinishL Muker 1600, or Gunnerside 1630.
Transport: 0859 train from Leeds to Ribblehead for 830 bus at 1030 (change) Muker or bus 830 from Middlesbrough 0920. Return bus 830 from Muker or Gunnerside to Middlesbrough or Ribblehead for Leeds train.
Colin 01943 430652 or 07722 162957

SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER
Castle Bolton to Grinton
6.5 miles: Strenuous
Start: Castle Bolton 1300. Finish Grinton c1645.
Uphill and down dale mostly using established moorland tracks but with the possibility of some open access land.
Transport: Bus 830 from Preston 0820, Ribblehead 1030 (train connection from Leeds) to Hawes; bus 830 from Middlesbrough 0920, Darlington 1000 to Hawes; bus 875 from Wakefield 0915, Leeds 0945, Ilkley 1040 to Bainbridge; then bus 857 from Hawes1220, Bainbridge 1240, to Castle Bolton.
Return bus 830 from Grinton 1711 for Hawes, Ribblehead (train to Leeds) and Preston; Grinton 1728 to Darlington & Middlesbrough.
Carol 07511 386190.
In the interests of time, please have your lunch prior to the start of this walk, e.g. whilst waiting for bus connections in Hawes or Bainbridge.

SUNDAY 20TH OCTOBER
Malhamdale
A short walk will take place in conjunction with the members social event at the Secret Garden (Beck Hall) Malham.
Howard 07766 405517

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