Dales Way

Description

  1. Name Dales Way
  2. Length of trail 130 km, 81 miles
  3. Length in days 7 days
  4. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

Dales Way

81 miles, 130 km, 7 days

The Dales Way connects Leeds with the Lake District. The trail follows rivers and valleys in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and stays low most of the time, making it relatively easy. It is a beautiful walk for people who want to venture on a long distance footpath for the first time. After reaching the Lake District, there is a wide choice of other walks.

Select some tracks
Dales Way, 128km
Dales Way Link, 52km
Dales Way - Harrogate Link Path, 9.3km

Opinions

Rate 7.3 | 3 votes | No 28. in United Kingdom
  • Jeremy Polmear and Diana Ambache June 2012
  • Rate 8
  • Positive The Yorkshire countryside is lovely, with lots of variety. Lovely going up the river Wharfe, watching it change character. Great drama getting to the hills and Ribblehead viaduct. Lots of good places to stay - no day was too long.
  • Negative The last two days were for us a bit of an anti-climax, and Windermere was VERY touristy, after all that wild country. We would recommend stopping at Ribblehead viaduct and leaving via Dent Station.
  • pc22 April 2008
  • Rate 8
  • Positive In summer this is a beautiful trail..the first section runs along the river wharfe through bolton abbey,with butterflies, kestrels, kingfishers and deer along the way. The middle section is less pretty crossing over the pennine way at cam house,but it then drops down to more river walking... Dent village is great. The finish at lake Windermere is also a highlight. A short walk good for beginners
  • Negative The time of year you do it is all important, the North of England is very wet and windy. The section over from the river wharfe to Dent is moorland the track takes a windy course when a straighter line is possible..After Sedbergh the path gets complicated going around muddy fields..and the path to the bridge, crossing the M6 motorway is muddy and a little complicated. BUt the run into the lakes :D
  • Aaron Barnes April 2010
  • Rate 6
  • Positive Enjoyable route without being overly exciting, the town of Ilkely is well worth exploring. The delightful Dentdale, and the village of Dent, made the walk. Great finish at Lake Windemere. No shortage of accomodation or campsites gives great flexibility.
  • Negative Only real criticism is the existence of numerous steps stiles over walls and plenty rather narrow kissing gates which made things awkward with a large backpack at times. All part of the fun though! A Long Distance Walk that isn't quite as easy as it is made out to be!
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Dales Way

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Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales: 40 Favourite Walks
  • The Yorkshire Dales combine a wild limestone landscape of high rolling moorland gouged by dramatic caves and cascading waterfalls with peaceful farmland carpeted in wildflowers and dotted with ruined abbeys, ancient stone walls and barns, and timeless villages waiting to be discovered.The 40 moderate walks in this collection from award winning... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dales Way (84 miles)
  • This is a brand new edition of one of the first guidebooks to this classic walk. ”The Dales Way” is one of Britain`s favourite long-distance walks, running from Ilkley in Wharfedale, through the Yorkshire Dales National Park to a delightful conclusion on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District National Park. At 80 miles in length and... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • The Dales Way
  • This guidebook has all that a walker needs: concise, up-to-date directions for the main Way and Bradford Link background on geology, railway heritage, farming and wildlife side-trips to heritage centres and a feature on Bolton Priory contact details for accommodation and transport dropdown route map (1:110,000) over 70 glorious colour photos... Read more
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  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids The Dales Way | Rucksack Readers
  • This guidebook has all that a walker needs: concise, up-to-date directions for the main Way and Bradford Link background on geology, railway heritage, farming and wildlife side-trips to heritage centres and a feature on Bolton Priory contact details for accommodation and transport dropdown route map (1:110,000) over 70 glorious colour photos... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dales Way
  • The popular Dales Way long-distance footpath begins in Ilkley, West Yorkshire and runs for 84 miles (135km) to end in the Lake District, in Bowness-on-Windermere. It follows riverside paths along the River Wharf towards Ribblehead and the watershed of northern England, then meanders along the river valleys of Dentdale, the River Mint and the... Read more
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United Kingdom
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Dales Way
  • The popular Dales Way long-distance footpath begins in Ilkley, West Yorkshire and runs for 84 miles (135km) to end in the Lake District, in Bowness-on-Windermere. It follows riverside paths along the River Wharf towards Ribblehead and the watershed of northern England, then meanders along the river valleys of Dentdale, the River Mint and the... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Dales Way
  • The popular Dales Way long-distance footpath begins in Ilkley, West Yorkshire and runs for 84 miles (135km) to end in the Lake District, in Bowness-on-Windermere. It follows riverside paths along the River Wharf towards Ribblehead and the watershed of northern England, then meanders along the river valleys of Dentdale, the River Mint and the... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Doing the Dales Way
  • Take one person and a rucksack, put them in a market town in West Yorkshire, and point them towards Windermere. If they've not instantly leaped in a car, hailed a cab or run to the train station, then chances are that they're doing the Dales Way. Andrew Bowden was one such person. And this is his tale. Fans of thrillers and romance need detain... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Doing the Dales Way
  • Take one person and a rucksack, put them in a market town in West Yorkshire, and point them towards Windermere. If they've not instantly leaped in a car, hailed a cab or run to the train station, then chances are that they're doing the Dales Way. Andrew Bowden was one such person. And this is his tale. Fans of thrillers and romance need detain... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The Dales Way
  • Guidebook to walking the Dales Way. This picturesque 79 mile route through the Yorkshire Dales between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the gentlest long-distance walks in Britain. The route is described in both directions, passing through Wharfedale, Dentdale and the eastern fringe of the Lake District. With 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Dales Way
  • A fully waymarked trail from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere, the Dales Way links two of England`s most celebrated national parks, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Well served for accommodation and facilities, and with easy walking on riverside paths, it is one of the gentlest multi-day walks in Britain and therefore an ideal... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • The Dales Way
  • A fully waymarked trail from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere, the Dales Way links two of England's most celebrated national parks, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Well served for accommodation and facilities, and with easy walking on riverside paths, it is one of the gentlest multi-day walks in Britain and therefore an ideal... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • The Dales Way
  • A fully waymarked trail from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere, the Dales Way links two of England's most celebrated national parks, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. Well served for accommodation and facilities, and with easy walking on riverside paths, it is one of the gentlest multi-day walks in Britain and therefore an ideal... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The Dales Way Map Booklet
  • Map of the 79 mile (127km) Dales Way through the Yorkshire Dales between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook and shows the full route on OS 1:25,000 maps. One of the most gentle multi-day walks in Britain, it passes through Grassington, Kettlewell, Dent, Sedbergh and Staveley. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Dales Way Map Booklet
  • All the mapping you need to complete the Dales Way, a 79-mile long-distance route through the Yorkshire Dales, from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere.NOTE: An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - The Dales Way - describes the full route with lots of other practical and historical information. The accompanying guidebook includes a copy of this map... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
  • The Dales Way Map Booklet
  • Map of the 79 mile (127km) Dales Way through the Yorkshire Dales between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook and shows the full route on OS 1:25,000 maps. One of the most gentle multi-day walks in Britain, it passes through Grassington, Kettlewell, Dent, Sedbergh and Staveley. Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • The Dales Way Map Booklet
  • All the mapping you need to complete the Dales Way, a 79-mile long-distance route through the Yorkshire Dales, from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere. NOTE: An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - The Dales Way - describes the full route with lots of other practical and historical information. The accompanying guidebook includes a copy of this map... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • The Dales Way Map Booklet
  • All the mapping you need to complete the Dales Way, a 79-mile long-distance route through the Yorkshire Dales, from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere. NOTE: An accompanying Cicerone guidebook - The Dales Way - describes the full route with lots of other practical and historical information. The accompanying guidebook includes a copy of this map... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Dales Way
  • The Dales Way is a well-established long dis tance walk from Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere, which can e asily be tackled by most walkers within the space of a week'' s holiday. Hannon also provides details of accommodation and teashops along the route. ' Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Dales Way
  • The Dales Way is a well-established long dis tance walk from Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere, which can e asily be tackled by most walkers within the space of a week'' s holiday. Hannon also provides details of accommodation and teashops along the route. ' Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales West
  • The western part of the Yorkshire Dales on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:40,000 from Harvey Map Services showing local right of way paths, long-distance hiking routes, off road cycling routes, etc.Topography is shown by contours at 15m intervals, with spot heights plus colouring and graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales Harvey Touring & Planning Map
  • Yorkshire Dales on a road map at 1:100,000 from Harvey Map Services with several enlargements showing main roads across local towns, plus descriptions of interesting locations, advice on public transport, etc. The map shows the Dales region with altitude colouring to indicate the region’s topography. Long-distance trails such as the Dales Way,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Yorkshire Dales South
  • The southern part of the Yorkshire Dales on a waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:40,000 from Harvey Map Services showing local right of way paths, long-distance hiking routes, off road cycling routes, etc.Topography is shown by contours at 15m intervals, with spot heights plus colouring and graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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  • Lakes SE
  • The south-eastern area of the Lake District on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL7, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends eastwards from Coniston and the northern part of the Coniston Water to the Killington Reservoir and includes Grasmere, Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal, Penny Bridge,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dales Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • The Dales Way, a 135km / 85 mile route in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks, presented at 1:40,000 on a map from Harvey Map Services. The route itself, between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere, is shown on six panels, with additional three panels covering the access to the start of the Dales Way in Ilkley from Leeds,... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Dales Way XT40
  • The Dales Way, a 135km / 85 mile route in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks, presented at 1:40,000 on a map from Harvey Map Services. The route itself, between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere, is shown on six panels, with additional three panels covering the access to the start of the Dales Way in Ilkley from Leeds,... Read more
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