Ribblesdale Tour

Ribblesdale Tour

Explore the Yorkshire Dales visiting Settle, Horton in Ribblesday and Kirby Lonsdale

Horton-in-Ribblesdale, situated as it is below the huge sphinx-like form of Pen-y-ghent, one of the Three Peaks, has a great deal to offer the visitor. It is the perfect starting point for the Three Peaks Walk, a challenge walk requiring the combined ascent of some 7,000 feet (2,000 metres) onto the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough within 12 hours. It’s also on the Pennine Way.


Kirkby Lonsdale is a historic market town between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. It is a very ancient settlement – Romans Saxons, Normans and Danes all carved an impression, and the town was included in the Domesday Book of 1086. A host of 17th and 18th Century buildings now accommodate inns, restaurants and shops.


The Church of  St Mary the Virgin is Norman, probably built between 1093 and 1130, although there was an old Saxon Church on the site before.

Spanning the River Lune is a three arched bridge, called Devil’s Bridge, which is probably 12th or 13th Century, and is now a scheduled ancient monument.


Turner (1775-1851) painted the River Lune, now called ‘Ruskin’s View’. John Ruskin (1819-1900), a lover of Turner’s work, influential English critic, social theorist, painter and poet, was so impressed by the picture, that he was inspired to write ‘I do not know in all my own country, still less in France or Italy, a place more naturally divine’.

During the first weekend in September, the town hosts its Victorian Fair, now a major event in the North of England. A lively Victorian street atmosphere is achieved with entertainment, demonstrations and street vendors.


Salt Pie Lane – formerly known as ‘Cattle Market Yard’. Cattle used to be sold in the adjoining Horse Market, and an enterprosing lady living in the yard made hot salted mutton pies for sale to the traders. After consumption of the pies it was necessary to adjourn to the nearby ‘Green Dragon’ to slake their thirst – the landlord of which just happened to be a relation!

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Adswood Old Greyhound, first bus stop on Councillor Lane
Alderley Edge Bus stop outside Natwest Bank, jnc London Rd and
Macclesfield Road. Alderley Edge
Altrincham Bus stop o/s Barrington Pub on Stamford New Road
Bramhall first bus stop on Moss Lane
Bredbury outside library on George Lane
Brinnington lay by opp the oldFarmers Arms Pub, Brinnington Rd
Brooklands outside Asda Garage, Marsland Road
Brooklands, Sale
Burnage Fog Lane bus stop on Fog Lane jnc with Kingsway
Burnage Vic Pub outside Victoria Pub, Mauldeth Road,
junction with Burnage Lane, Burnage
Cheadle Bullocks Bullocks Garage, Stockport Road
Cheadle Heath bus stop opp Farmers Arms pub, Edgeley Road
Cheadle Heath
Cheadle Hulme Church Inn bus stop by Church Inn on Ravenoak Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheadle Hulme Hilma outside Adeona Travel, 16 Station Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheadle Hulme Smithy bus stop on Gill Bents Road opp shops
Cheadle Hulme
Cheadle Malt Shovels bus stop on Councillor Lane opp new Spar
Malt Shovels Pub, Cheadle
Chorlton Village bus stop on Wilbraham Road by jnc with Oswald Road
outside Croma Bar, Chorlton
Davenport first bus stop on Mile End Lane (A6 end)
Didsbury bus stop outside Cafe Nero, Wilmslow Road
Edgeley corner of Dale Street and Edgeley Road near
Alexandra Park,Edgeley
Flixton opp Red Lion pub, Woodsend Road, bus stop
outside Kongs Chip Shop, Flixton
Gatley bus stop opp Gatley Green Tesco
Handforth Paddock bus stop Paddock Precinct
Handforth Southgate bus stop opp Southgate Centre on A34
Hazel Grove Five Ways bus stop opp Summer Palace just by petrol station
on Macclesfield Road, Hazel Grove
Hazel Grove Torkington bus stop outside Torkington Centre,
Torkington Road,Hazel Grove
Heald Green Library bus stop/layby outside library.
Heald Green
Heald Green Social Club bus stop outside social club, Finney Lane
Heald Green
Heaton Chapel outside Ribbons & Bows, 15 School Lane
Heaton Chapel
Heaton Moor bus stop on Thornfield Road outside hairdressers,
opp side of road to old Natwest Bank.Heaton Moor
Marple Regent Cinema, Stockport Road
Northenden opp Methodist Church, Palatine Road
Offerton bus stop near Fingerpost Pub on Dialstone Road
Parrswood bus stop underneath railway bridge, Wilmslow Road
Poynton corner of Chester Road/Nursery Drive outside
McIlvride Medical Centre
Reddish bus lay by outside Houldsworth Pub,
Houldsworth Sq,Reddish
Romiley outside Romiley Arms, opp Railway Stn,
Stockport Road,Romiley
Sale Circle bus stop Sale circle shops opp Carloon Road
/ Sale Road,Sale Circle
Sale Moor bus lay by Marsland Road by IMO car wash
Sale Moor
South Reddish bus stop opp Carousel Pub, Reddish Road
South Reddish
Stockport bus station, stand A
Stretford Arndale Arndale Centre, bus stop on Kingsway
Stretford Barton Road bus stop outside Petals & Pretty Things shop,
Barton Road,Stretford
Timperley Thorley Lane car park
Urmston Davyhulme bus stop on Davyhulme Circle
Urmston Davyhulme
Urmston Flixton Road Bus stop opp Urmston railway station, Flixton Road
Wilmslow Blue Bell bus stop on Manchester Road opp
Majestic Wines.Wilmslow
Wilmslow Chapel Lane jnc of Chapel Lane / Buckingham Road.
Wilmslow Green Lane bus stop on Green Lane opp flats
Wilmslow Styal Road jnc of Styal Road / Manchester Road.
Woodley St Marks Church, Redhouse Lane
Wythenshawe DO NOT USE
Wythenshawe Forum Bus layby in front of Forum Centre, Wythenshawe
Not Bus Station
Wythenshawe Portway News Outside Portway News, Opposite Cornishman Pub
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