Dales Way

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 530.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Ilkley, Yorkshire / Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
>   Distance: 80 miles (129 km)
>   Duration: 6 to 8 days according to choice
>   Availability: Any Start Date from April to October
>   Grading: Easy to Moderate
>   Way-marked

Dales Way Highlights

  • Hiking through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and the beautiful Lake District
  • Walking through delightful Wharfedale and Dentdale towards the Lakes
  • Enjoy exploring Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England
  • Wonderful 16th and 17th Century Country Inns


The Dales Way is one of the finest long distance walking routes in the British Isles. This beautiful 80 mile walk across the Yorkshire Dales begins in the delightful market town of Ilkley. It ends in the Lake District on the shores of Lake Windermere after its journey across two scenic National Parks.

The Yorkshire Dales are idyllic green valleys. Picturesque villages and hamlets consisting of little more than a pub and post office abound and above the Dales are open rolling moorlands rising to 600 metres or more. It is an internationally renowned National Park with a characteristic landscape of limestone dry stone walls and isolated barns, with meandering rivers and ancient villages dotted through steep sided valleys.

Along the Dales Way you will pass through pretty villages and interesting places in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales; through beautiful Wharfedale and past the medieval ruins of Bolton Abbey, along the Strid ravine and through the picturesque villages of Burnsall, Grassington and Kettlewell.

Cross the Pennines into peaceful Dentdale before arriving in the majestic Lake District as a grand finale. The route ends at Bowness on the shores of Lake Windermere, England's largest lake.