Walking the Dales Way
The Dales Way journeys across the rugged countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, to the shores of Britain’s largest lake, Windermere, in the romantic Lake District.
Your walking holiday begins at the ‘Old Bridge’ in the stone town of Ilkley, from where the Dales Way follows mostly river tracks, starting at the River Wharfe and leading to its source on Cam Fell at 1700ft.
The Augustinian Bolton Priory is a memorable site along the early stages of the walk, with the charismatic villages of Burnsall, Buckden Grassington, Kettlewell following soon afterwards, as the trail moves on through the limestone landscapes of Upper Wharfedale.
Beyond Cam Fell are some of the most rugged parts of the Pennine moors.
The trail follows the River Dee through the cobbled streets of the delightful village of Dent, and on to the old market town of Sedbergh, between the slopes of the Howgill Fells near the River Lune. Here you move away from the Yorkshire Dales and on towards the mountains of the Lake District, which splendidly line the horizon., ending your walk on the edge of Windermere’s famed waters.
Our team would be delighted to talk to you about an itinerary for a walking holiday on the Dales Way.
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