Dales Way - England

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The Dales Way walking holidays in the north of England
Itinerary Options: 3-9 days


The Dales Way is a delightful long distance walk in the Yorkshire Dales. The total distance of the Dales Way is 78 miles, and whilst you could walk this over a short amount of days, it is better to take your time. Just like... Read more below



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Dales Way - England

Dales Way

The Dales Way is a delightful long distance walk in the Yorkshire Dales. The total distance of the Dales Way is 78 miles, and whilst you could walk this over a short amount of days, it is better to take your time. Just like the rivers along this trail, you should explore and wander, generally relax into the Dales Way !

Great British Walks can organise a selection of self guided hiking options for you to choose from. Most of these begin at the official start of the Dales Way on The Bridge, in Ilkley. Six miles into your walk you come across signs for Bolton Abbey and Bolton Priory. Confusing as this may seem, the village is called Bolton Abbey, and the monastic ruins are Bolton Priory.

Nestled comfortably below the moors and fells is Burnsall. Exactly what you would expect a Yorkshire Dales village to be. Meandering river, five arched bridge, church, village green and school.

Further along this lovely hike you come to Buckden. Once a bustling little village boasting three inns. Now just the Buck Inn remains, and the village itself nestles quietly in a fold of the high hills.

Oughtershaw is the last settlement of any size in Wharfedale and surprisingly sheltered despite its elevation. Farmland from this point on though becomes quite rough.

Dent is a beautiful little town, and you should try and spend an hour or two here if you can. Whitewashed cottages, cobbled streets, and a splendid location just above the river puts this Dales village in a quite inspirational setting.

The views toward Sedbergh and the Howgills from the Dales Way are fabulous. Sedbergh itself remains the largest town in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

You are now travelling from Dales to Lakeland and when Lake Windermere appears between the trees you will take your final descent down to Bowness.

If you don't have enough time for the whole walk, then Great British Walks have some shorter itinerary options to offer.

The Dales Way is just one of many treks that Great British Walks offer. Why not take a look at some other walking options like the Cleveland Way, the Northumberland Coast & Castles Walk, or the Pennine Way

Great British Walks are happy to take your enquiry if you are after a walk you don't see on the website. please just send us an email

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  • DW10
    Ilkley to Bowness on Wind...
    10 nights / 9 days
    £880.00
    • DW10
    • Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere
    • 10 / 9
    • 78 / 126
    • £880.00
    • Ilkley
    • Ilkley to Howgill
      10 / 16

    • Howgill to Grassington
      6 / 10

    • Grassington to Buckden
      10 / 16

    • Buckden to Oughtershaw
      8 / 13

    • Oughtershaw to Cowgill
      9 / 14

    • Cowgill to Sedbergh
      10 / 16

    • Sedbergh to Patton Bridge
      13 / 21

    • Patton Bridge to Staveley
      7 / 11

    • Staveley to Bowness on Windermere
      7 / 11

    • Bowness on Windermere
  • DW7
    Ilkley to Bowness on Wind...
    7 nights / 6 days
    £635.00
    • DW7
    • Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere
    • 7 / 6
    • 78 / 126
    • £635.00
    • Ilkley
    • Ilkley to Burnsall
      12 / 19

    • Burnsall to Buckden
      14 / 23

    • Buckden to Lea Yeat
      17 / 27

    • Lea Yeat to Sedbergh
      10 / 16

    • Sedbergh to Grayrigg
      12 / 19

    • Grayrigg to Bowness on Windermere
      13 / 21

    • Bowness on Windermere
  • DW8
    Ilkley to Bowness on Wind...
    8 nights / 7 days
    £710.00
    • DW8
    • Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere
    • 8 / 7
    • 78 / 126
    • £710.00
    • Ilkley
    • Ilkley to Burnsall
      12 / 19

    • Burnsall to Kettlewell
      10 / 16

    • Kettlewell to Oughtershaw
      12 / 19

    • Oughtershaw to Lea Yeat
      11 / 18

    • Lea Yeat to Sedbergh
      10 / 16

    • Sedbergh to Grayrigg
      12 / 19

    • Grayrigg to Bowness on Windermere
      13 / 21

    • Bowness on Windermere
  • DW9
    Ilkley to Bowness on Wind...
    9 nights / 8 days
    £790.00
    • DW9
    • Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere
    • 9 / 8
    • 78 / 126
    • £790.00
    • Ilkley
    • Ilkley to Howgill
      10 / 16

    • Howgill to Grassington
      6 / 10

    • Grassington to Buckden
      10 / 16

    • Buckden to Oughtershaw
      8 / 13

    • Oughtershaw to Dent
      14 / 23

    • Dent to Sedbergh
      7 / 11

    • Sedbergh to Grayrigg
      12 / 19

    • Grayrigg to Bowness on Windermere
      13 / 21

    • Bowness on Windermere
  • DWH4
    Burnsall to Sedbergh
    4 nights / 3 days
    £375.00
    • DWH4
    • Burnsall to Sedbergh
    • 4 / 3
    • 43 / 69
    • £375.00
    • Burnsall
    • Burnsall to Buckden
      14 / 23

    • Buckden to Lea Yeat
      17 / 27

    • Lea Yeat to Sedbergh
      10 / 16

    • Sedbergh
  • DWH5
    Burnsall to Sedbergh
    5 nights / 4 days
    £470.00
    • DWH5
    • Burnsall to Sedbergh
    • 5 / 4
    • 43 / 69
    • £470.00
    • Burnsall
    • Burnsall to Kettlewell
      10 / 16

    • Kettlewell to Oughtershaw
      12 / 19

    • Oughtershaw to Lea Yeat
      11 / 18

    • Lea Yeat to Sedbergh
      10 / 16

    • Sedbergh