||Travel to Ilkley
||Walk Ilkley to Burnsall
|| 12 miles / 19 km
|| Burnsall to Buckden
||14 miles / 22.5 km
|| Buckden to Dent Head
||17 miles / 27 km
||Dent Head to Sedbergh
||10 miles / 16 km
|| Sedbergh to Kendal
||16 miles / 24.5 km
|| Kendal to Windermere
||9.3 miles / 15 km
|| Depart Windermere
Day 1: Travel to Ilkley where your first night's accommodation has been booked
Day 2: Ilkley to Burnsall (12 miles)
Starting beside the Old Bridge over the River Wharfe in Ilkley the path follows the river through the old mill town of Addingham then to the ruins of Bolton Abbey, now a favourite picnic spot for locals on sunny weekends. Further upstream the Wharfe narrows in a place called the Strid before eventually the path leads down to the beautiful Dales village of Burnsall.
Day 3: Burnsall to Buckden (14 miles)
The path leads on up the side of the River Wharfe further into the Yorkshire Dales to the town of Grassington, famed for its rugby club and its wonderful arts festival that takes place each June. The path then takes a wonderfully scenic route up out of Grassington and along the top before descending into Kettlewell and then following the river again to Buckden.
Day 4: Buckden to Dent Head (17 miles)
A long day as the path initially carries on alongside the River Wharfe before leaving the river behind and climbing to Cam High Road (at 520m the highest point on the path).The path continues in the high fells before dropping down to a quiet lane for the last 3 miles into Dent Head.
Day 5: Dent Head to Sedbergh (10 miles)
The path follows the River Dee through Dent and along to Sedbergh. Sedbergh is a lovely Dales town famous for its boarding school, which dominates the town.
Day 6: Sedbergh to Kendal (16 miles)
The path winds across Lunesdale alongside the river, and then climbs out of Lune Gorge to Burneside and then on to Kendal.
Day 7: Kendal to Windermere (9.3 miles)
The last day the path starts gently following the river Kent before entering the foothills of the Lake District. The path then winds down through parkland and scattered woods before the finish at the Dales Way seat above Bowness-on-Windermere.