5 miles (8km)
Level of difficulty
|Moorland - farm tracks & footpaths, 1 stile|
|Grid SD 76500 79200|
|Can be off lead by viaduct, |
but on leads in farmland
|Off B6255 and B6479|
|Rail - Ribblehead Station|
from Leeds / Carlisle
|None on route - |
nearest The Station Inn
From the parking place or from Ribblehead Railway Station cross over the B6255, and head towards the Ribblehead Viaduct using one of the two tracks.
At the sign, follow the route towards Whernside.
Climb up with the railway on your left hand side, and go through the gate.
When the Blea Moor signal box is in sight, turn left to go underneath the railway, following the Public Brideway sign.
Go through the gate at the end of the archway under the railway and bear left along the track towards the farm buildings.
Go through the gate and follow the track past more farm buildings on your left.
When you are at the next farm buildings, turn left and follow the Public Footpath over 2 styles through the fields towards the Viaduct.
If you have a difficulty with stiles, follow the Brideway until the end and then turn left towards the Viaduct.
At the end of the path through the fields, turn left and join the brideway through Gunnerfleet Farm.
Head towards and then underneath the Ribblehead Viaduct, and then make your way back towards your starting point.
National Rail - Ribblehead Station
Station information for Ribblehead Railway Station from National Rail Enquiries
The Settle-Carlisle Partnership
The website from the Partnership designed to promote the railway.
The Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust
The Trust's page on the work they've done at Ribblehead Station.