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The Bracken Way Holiday

“Simply the best way to explore the Yorkshire Dales”

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The Bracken Way Walking Holiday includes visits to Malham Cove, Aysgarth and Hardraw Falls, Askrigg (where James Herriot was filmed), Dent, Ingleton Falls and many more special places. This is an increasingly popular long distance walk which passes through 6 major Dales and includes the option of visiting a 7th (Swaledale).

The Bracken Way was named after my old dog (a border collie called Bracken) who accompanied me on the first time I completed the trail. She enjoyed it as much as me!

Further information on the Bracken Way route

Our Favourite Itinerary

Day 1 Settle to Malham 7 miles

Visits Settle, limestone scenery and Malham Cove

Day 2. Malham to Kettlewell 14 miles

Visits Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn & Littondale .

Day 3. Kettlewell to West Burton 15 miles

Visits Buckden Pike, Walden Vale, West Burton

Day 4. West Burton to Hawes 16 miles

Visits Castle Bolton, Aysgarth Falls, Askrigg, Hardraw Falls, Hawes

Day 5 Rest Day in Hawes (Optional)

Pleasant walk to Semer Water (8 miles round trip)

Day 6 Hawes to Dent 17.5 miles

Visits Great Knoutberry, Dent Station, Cowgill, Dent village

Day 7 Dent to Ingleton 15.5  miles

Visits Whernside, Twisleton Scar, Ingleton waterfalls

Day 8 Ingleton to Settle 15.5 miles

Visits Clapham, Austwick, limestone scenery. Option for Ingleborough

2 Day Optional Extension to Swaledale

Visits Muker, Gunnerside and some remote moorland

  • Itinerary supplied for your preferred dates
  • Accommodation booked with breakfast in a Guest House/Hotel for the duration of the walk.
  • Walkers Pack including a Guide Book and the relevant O/S 1.25,000 maps
  • Further Information on places to eat/drink etc in the evenings

You may have to be a little flexible on the start date due to the availability of accommodation. In some places (Malham, Dent) it can be difficult getting 1 night stays over the weekend. Therefore we may have to change your start date by a day or so either side.

As a rule we do not book holidays for single travellers. It becomes very expensive as most accommodation do not offer reductions or single travellers.

We do accept parties with dogs (we have them ourselves) but it may limit the choice of accommodation.


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