The Dales Way Holiday

“A fine walk through the heart of the Dales following the river valleys/dales from Ilkley to Kendal”.

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For anyone attempting their first multi day walk the Dales Way is ideal. Aside from a remote section in the middle the Dales Way generally follows the valleys and dales on low level ground, is well sign posted and visits many of iconic sites and views of the Yorkshire Dales.

Further Details on the Dales Way route

81 miles from Ilkley to Windermere. The most popular routes we book are those below.

Suggested Itinerary A (7 days/6 nights)

Day 1. Ilkley to Burnsall. 13 miles

Day 2. Burnsall to Kettlewell. 11 miles

Day 3. Kettlewell to Ribblehead. 14 miles

Day 4. Ribblehead to Dent. 13 miles

Day 5. Dent to Sedbergh. 6 miles

Day 6. Sedbergh to Kendal. 14 miles

Day 7. Kendal to Bowness/Wimdermere. 11 miles

Suggested Itinerary B (5 days/4 nights)

Day 1. Ilkley to Grassington. 16 miles

Day 2. Grassington to Hubberholme. 12 miles

Day 3. Hubberholme to Dent. 22 miles

Day 4. Dent to Burneside. 19 miles

Day 5.  Burneside to Bowness. 9 miles

It is perfect possible to add a day at the beginning of each itinerary as the ‘official’ route does start in Saltaire.

The following are included when booking a Self Guided Walking Holiday

  • 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 which includes the relevant 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 (Ribblehead, Sedbergh) 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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