Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Dales Way Walking Holiday
in Northern England
9 nights and 8 days
Day by Day Itinerary

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

This 82 mile walking holiday through the Yorkshire Dales starts in Ilkley and ends in Bowness on Windermere in Cumbria.

This is one of our Moorland Walking Holidays and also one of our Northern England Walking Holidays.

Dales Way walking holiday with Let's Go Walking

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Dales Way Walking Holiday
in Northern England
From Ilkley in The Yorkshire Dales to Bowness on Windermere in Cumberlands Lake District

along Wharfedale, Dentdale, Lonsdale and Lunedale from Ilkley via Bolton Abbey, Burnsall, Grassington, Kettlewell, Buckden, Dent, Sedbergh, Burnside and Bowness on Windermere

Our Dales Way walking holiday begins at Ilkley and is an 82 mile walk through the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales, ending at Bowness on Windermere.
On the Dales Way walking holiday you follow the River Wharfe upstream from Ilkley via Bolton Abbey, Grassington, Kettlewell, Buckden to Oughtershaw. Then you cut across to the head of the River Ribble and hike in Dentdale downstream along the River Dee via Dent and Sedbergh until you meet the River Lune. You then walk up Lunedale before cutting across farmland north of Kendal and finish the walk on the shores of Windermere at Bowness.

 

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous British hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest selection of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Dales Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration
:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
82 miles/131 kms
Min/max daily distance:
5/13 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
Moderate
Features:
Wharfedale, Dentdale
Londsdale, Lunedale
Windermere
This path connects with:
Richmond Way

  Dales Way Walking Holiday
in Northern England.
from Ilkley in The Yorkshire Dales to Bowness on Windermere in The Lake District
9 nights and 8 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Ilkley

To start your walking holiday in the Dales Way you arrive at the historic spa town of Ilkley.

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day in Ilkley:
Relax and enjoy this historic spa town of Ilkley.   

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Ilkley to Appletreewick                    11 miles
The Dales Way leaves Ilkley following the River Wharfe upstream via Addingham to Bolton Abbey where you can explore the priory. The walking trail then enters Strid Wood, a remarkable place and Site of Special Scientific Interest as it contains the largest area of acidic oak woodland in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a wealth of flora and fauna. You walk past Strid Gorge and Barden Tower as you make your way to Appletreewick for overnight.

Day 3: Appletreewick to Kettlewell              11 miles

Today you continue walking through Wharfedale through the picturesque villages of Burnsall and Grassington, passing the cliffs and rapids of Loup Scar and the waterfall at Linton Falls. On leaving Grassington the Dales Way heads up on to Grassington Moor where there is some limestone pavement. Then you walk back down to the river at Kettlewell for your overnight.

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Kettlewell to Oughtershaw                    13 miles
Still in Wharfedale, today’s walking on the Dales Way takes you through the delightful villages of Starbottom, Buckden and Hubberholme. Then you continue up Langstrothdale to Oughtershaw for the overnight.

Day 5: Oughtershaw to Ribblehead              5.5 miles
Today’s walking takes you along Oughtershaw Beck where the Dales Way reaches its highest point at 1705ft (520m) and joins up briefly with the Pennine Way and crosses the Richmond Way. The overnight stop is at Ribblehead passing on the way the imposing structure of the Ribblehead Viaduct.

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Ribblehead to Dent                            11 miles
The Dales Way moves into Dentdale today and you walk beside the River Dee through the small villages of Stone House, Cowgill to Dent, passing several waterfalls on the way. Dent is a very attractive town with whitewashed cottages and cobbled streets which was the hub of a hand-knitting industry in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Optional Day in Dent:
Relax and enjoy this historic little village of Dent.

Day 7: Dent to Howgill            9 miles

Continuing along the River Dee from Dent your walk on the Dales Way takes you through Sedbergh and on to the River Lune in Lunedale. Your stop for the night is at Howgill.

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Howgill to Burneside                        12 miles
You continue walking alongside the River Lune to the Crook of Lune Bridge moving out of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and into Cumbria and Lakeland. The Lakeland Fells can be glimpsed on the horizon.

Day 9: Burneside to Bowness on Windermere  10 miles

On leaving Burneside the Dales Way follows the River Kent to Staveley, then heads through grassy knolls, rocky hillocks and pastureland until you finally see Lake Windermere and you head down to Bowness on Windermere.

Dales Way walking holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day in Bowness on Windermere:
Relax and enjoy Lake Windermere and perhaps take a boat trip on the Lake. Or explore the historic lake district town of Bowness on Windermere.

Day 10: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring The Lake District.
We can transfer you to your car or station.

Dales Way Walking Holiday
10 day
itinerary
 from Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere
8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Ilkley
Optional Day 1: extra day in Ilkley
Day 2: Ilkely to Appletreewick                 11 miles
Day 3: Appletreewick to Kettlewell          11 miles
Day 4: Kettlewell to Oughtershaw           13 miles
Day 5: Oughtershaw to Ribblehead        5.5 miles
Day 6: Ribblehead to Dent                         11 miles
Optional Day 2: extra day in Dent
Day 7: Dent to Howgill                                9 miles
Day 8: Howgill to Burneside                      12 miles
Day 9: Burneside to Bowness on Windermere  10 miles
Optional Day 3: extra day in Bowness on Windermere
Day 10: depart

£810pp
dbl/twin

£1,161pp
single occ

£1,251pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £48 per person depending on location

Optional Accommodation Upgrades for
Dales Way
Can be added when booking online

Subject to availability              Supplement per person per night

Ilkley
Craiglands Hotel

double/twin
£8.99

Single
£15.00

Kettlewell
Kings Head Hotel

double/twin
£15.99

Single
£19.99

Racehorses Hotel

£19.99

£22.99

Howgill
Ash Hinning Farm

double/twin
£7.99

Single
£10.00

Bowness on Windermere

double/twin

Single

Belsfield Hotel

£99.99

£180.00

Old English Hotel

£170.00

£280.00

Stags Head Hotel

£15.99

£20.00

What’s included
in your UK Dales Way walking holiday
in Yorkshire and The Lake District in Northern England

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • OS 1:25,000 map
  • guide book to The Dales Way

Optional Extras
for your UK Dales Way walking holiday in Yorkshire and The Lake District in Northern England

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your UK Dales Way walking holiday in Yorkshire and The Lake District in Northern England

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Dales Way Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane to Leeds Bradford or Manchester where we can arrange transfer to Ilkley
  • By Car  to Ilkley where parking is available
  • By Train / Bus to Ilkley

We have moorland walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland,  and Ireland.

This is one of our categories of walking holidays.