A 78 mile 6 day walk. The walk is mostly gentle valley walking with just a day of hill walking.
The Dales Way is one of Britain’s best loved, most popular and most beautiful long distance walk. It links the Yorkshire Dales National Park with the Lake District National Park. It starts in Ilkley, a beautiful Victorian Spa town, nestled in my favourite dale (valley) Wharfedale and finishes in Bowness-on-Windermere, beside England’s biggest lake.
WALKING DIFFICULTY: This is a moderately easy walk.
ACCOMMODATION: Our standard itinerary provides accommodation in either 3 or 4 star bed and breakfasts or small hotels or inns. When quoting for a holiday a draft itinerary is provided showing typical accommodation used on the route.
ADDITIONAL NIGHTS: Extra nights can be taken anywhere.
NAVIGATION: The path is quite well marked. A compass and map are essential over the some sections.
BAGGAGE TRANSFERS: All our prices include transfering one bag per person (max weight 20kg) between your overnight stops.
TRAVEL BY RAIL:
Arriving: London mainline trains go from Kings Cross to Leeds every hour (journey time 2 hour 30 mins), hourly trains run Leeds to Ilkley (journey time 30mins).
Returning: Regular trains from Windermere to London Euston station (journey time 4 hr)
TRAVEL BY CAR:
Long Term Parking is available in Ilkley
Return: It is possible to take train from Windermere to Ilkley (journey time 4 hr), the other alternative is a taxi.
TRAVEL BY AIR:
Manchester airport is 2 hrs by train from both Ilkley and Windermere. Leeds/Bradford airport is only a 30 min taxi ride from Ilkley but is a long way from Windermere!
This walk can be done April to October
6 Day Walking Itinerary (7 nights accommodation) from £625 per person, assumes 2 people walking together and sharing a room.
Single supplement (for person walking on their own) £40 per night
Extra nights from £50 per person