Dales ’30’ Weekender



The ‘Dales 30’ are the 30 mountains within the Yorkshire Dales National Park over 2,000 feet high. They offer a fine alternative to the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.

There are two ‘Dales 30’ Weekenders planned for 2024.

  1. Hawes

June 15th. Great Shunner Fell & Lovely Seat

June 16th.  Dodd Fell Hill & Wether Hill

2. Sedbergh

Sept 25th. Calf, Calders & Fell Head

Sept 26th. Yarlside & Randy Gill Top

Price £80 (for two days guiding)

Hawes. June 15th and 16th

Sedbergh. September 28th and 29th

£80 per person.

Jonathan will be the guide for the two days walking.

All accommodation and meals are extra although if you contact us we will be able to help.

1. Itinerary for Hawes.

Friday Night: Meet Jonathan and the other ‘weekenders’ in one of the pubs in Hawes (optional).

Saturday: Start 9.30. From Hawes we will cross the River Ure to Hardraw. The long but gradual climb to Great Shunner Fell is via the Pennine Way. From the summit cross to the rougher slopes of Lovely Seat via Buttertubs Pass. The return is over featureless moorland but we may have time to visit Hardraw Force after descending.

Evening Meal will be in Hawes.

Sunday: Start 9.30. Follow the good path initially south towards Dodd Fell Hill. Approaching the summit leave the path and cross the trackless land past it and down towards the Cam Road. Wether Fell is a lovely mountain with a glorious descent to finish the day on the approach to Hawes.

2. Itinerary for Sedbergh.

Friday Night: Meet Jonathan and the other ‘weekenders’ in the Red Lion for a drink and chat (optional).

Saturday: Start 9.30. From Sedbergh we will  climb directly to the summit of Winder to access the main Howgills ridge. The main ridge includes the two ‘Dales 30’ mountains of Calders and the Calf before dropping in to the Lune Valley via a third, Fell Head. Then return to Sedbergh.

Evening Meal will be in Sedbergh.

Sunday: Start 9.30. The start of the walk is at the Cross Keys temperance inn, 3 miles from Sedbergh. There is parking and lifts can be organized. From the pub, cross the River Rawthey before a steep climb up Yarlside with outstanding views of Cautley Spout (waterfall). From Yarlside a high level grassy ridge leads to Randygill Top before descending back to the Cross Keys.


The ‘Dales 30’ weekender is primarily for those who want to take up or continue the ‘Dales 30’ challenge. Choosing these particular walks maybe because of their remoteness and in places tricky navigation or just because it is nice to join a party who are equally enthused about walking in the less popular areas of the Yorkshire Dales.

A good level of fitness is needed.

Hawes 15/16th June

Hawes is a small market town in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales

There is a large choice of hotels, pubs and guest houses in Hawes.

However for a luxurious stay why not try the excellent Simonstone Hall Hotel

Alternatively the Youth Hostel and Camping Barn are a good alternative.

Sedbergh 28/29th September

Sedbergh is also a small market town, less busy than Hawes and most famous for being England’s ‘book town’ and its large public school.

There are a number of guest houses and 3 hotel/pubs to stay in, the Dalesman, The Black Bull and the Red Lion.

Alternatively there is camping and campervan pitches at nearby Cross Hall and Holme Fell.




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