Dales Way
Walking Holiday in
Northern England in
The Yorkshire Dales & Cumbrian Lake District

 

 

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The Dales Way
Walking Holiday in Northern England
From Ilkley in The Yorkshire Dales to Bowness on Windermere in Cumberland’s Lake District.

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

The Dales Way begins at Ilkley and is a 79 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.

 

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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 choices 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.

The Dales Way 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

£765pp
dbl/twin

£981pp
single occ

£1,071pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £48 per person depending on location

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

The Dales Way 9 day itinerary
 from Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere
7 days walking and 8 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 Dent                         13 miles
Day 6: Dent to Howgill                                    9 miles
Day 7: Howgill to Burneside                          12 miles
Day 8: Burneside to Bowness on Windermere  10 miles
Optional Day 2: extra day in Bowness on Windermere
Day 9: depart

£680pp
dbl/twin

£872pp
single occ

£952pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £48 per person depending on location

Suggested Tour Duration:
8 nights, 7 days walking
Total Distance:
82 miles/131 kms
Min/max daily distance:
10/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
11 miles
Grading:
Moderate
Features:
Wharfedale, Dentdale
Londsdale, Lunedale
Windermere
This path connects with:
Richmond Way

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

  • 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 Walking Holiday
in Yorkshire and The Lake District  Northern England on 
 The Dales Way

  • 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 walking holiday
in Yorkshire and The Lake District  Northern England on 
 The Dales Way

  • 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.

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

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