Last Updated: Tuesday 21st September 2021.

Ribblehead Coffee Shop & Visitor Centre Now Open for Summer

The Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Company are thrilled to announce that the Ribblehead Coffee Shop & Visitor Centre will open on Monday 17th May 2021.  The Centre will be open Monday to Sunday from 10:15AM to 3:15PM.  The Coffee Shop and Visitor Centre will close for winter on the 31st October 2021.

Located at Ribblehead railway station, the Coffee Shop and Visitor Centres idyllic setting is like no other.  With 360° panoramic views of the Yorkshire Three Peaks and the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct just a short walk away, it’s the perfect stop-off point for visitors and locals in need of a refreshing drink and a bite to eat.

Whilst we can’t wait to welcome you to The Ribblehead Coffee Shop & Visitor Centre, please travel to us safely and responsibly by foot, bicycle, or car to minimise your use of public transport.  With ample car parking space and a designated cycle park area, we’ve ensured there’s plenty of room for you and your family group to visit us whilst observing social distancing and the current restrictions surrounding public transport for leisure travel.

Once you’ve enjoyed your refreshment with us, why not explore the Ribblehead Visitor Centre?  Learn about the railway and discover artefacts from its historic past in an exhibition celebrating the Settle-Carlisle line.

A Safe Visit for All

For the safety of both our customers and staff, we’ve adjusted how we operate to meet the social distancing measures outlined by government to the hospitality sector.

A socially distanced queuing and ordering system will be in operation to ensure you and our staff are kept safe at all times.  Contactless card payments are our preferred payment method, but correct change/cash payments will be honoured.  When visiting, please respect our staff and other customers by always adhering to these rules.

The café offers indoor and outdoor seating for our customers to enjoy their food and drink purchases- a perfect resting place after a day walking Ingleborough or Whernside.

The exhibition within the Visitor Centre will be open to public viewing following social distancing protocols.

Things To Do in the Three Peaks Region

Whether you’re a budding photographer in search of your next stunning photo opportunity, an avid walker on route to completing the Three Peaks challenge, or perhaps you’ve travelled by car for a breath of fresh Yorkshire air with a view; the Ribblehead area makes for a fantastic day out exploring the Yorkshire Dales landscape.

For some inspiration on what to see and do in the region, and a little help plan your day out, check out the links below:

Click here to download the Settle-Carlisle Railway Grand Days Out Guide.

For a range of self-guided walks in Settle-Carlisle country, click here.

For helpful advice on planning your visit to the region, visit the Yorkshire Dales National Parks website here.