Richmond Way Walking Holiday
in Northern England
7 nights and 6 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Bainbridge on Richmond Way

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Richmond Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Richmond Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

This 60 mile walking holiday through Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales starts in Lancaster and ends in Richmond.

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

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Richmond Way Walking Holiday
in Northern England
from Lancaster Castle in Lancashire to Richmond Castle in Yorkshire

along the Lower Lune Valley, Ribblesdale, Wensleydale and Swaledale via Hornby, Ingleton, Ribblehead Viaduct, limestone country, Bainbridge, Askrigg, Castle Bolton and Grinton.

The Richmond Way begins at Lancaster Castle and is a 60 mile walk through the stunning scenery of Lune Valley, the moors and fells of the central Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales, ending at the stunning North Yorkshire town of Richmond in Swaledale.
The Richmond Way walking trail was devised by John Coppack and is combination of public footpaths, ancient tracks and quiet country lanes, making a walking route that is easy to follow.

On the Richmond Way walking holiday from Lancaster Castle
you follow the River Lune upstream to Hornby and then the River Greta to the North Yorkshire town of Ingleton.
From Ingleton you will see waterfalls and glens as the walking trail enters Limestone Country with stunning moors and hills.
The famous Ribblehead viaduct is a highlight of this section.
The walking tail then enters The Yorkshire Dales National Park and the famous dales of Raydale and Wensleydale, the largest of all the dales.
The little Yorkshire town of Askrigg is a must for all fans of the James Herriot TV series.
The final section of the walk follows the River Swale to Richmond
ending at the historic Richmond Castle gates.

Our Richmond Way walking holiday connects with:

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.

Richmond Way Walking Holiday
Lancaster Castle to Richmond Castle
Suggested Tour Duration
:
7 nights, 6 days walking
Total Distance:
60 miles/97 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/14 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
Moderate
Features:
Yorkshire Dales
Ribblehead Viaduct
Limestone Pavements
Askrigg (James Heriot Country)
(“All Creatures Great and Small” film location)
This path connects with:
Herriot Way
Dales Way

  Richmond Way Walking Holiday
in Northern England
from Lancaster Castle to Richmond Castle via The Yorkshire Dales
7 nights and 6 days
Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Lancaster 
To start your walking holiday in the Richmond Way you arrive at the historic town of Lancaster. Lancaster has a fine cathedral and a fine castle dating back to Norman times and some fine Georgian buildings.

Richmond Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Richmond Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 2: Lancaster to Hornby                           10 miles
The Richmond Way leaves Lancaster following the River Lune upstream under the fine Rennie’s Aqueduct to Halton. From Halton the walking trail continues along the River Lune to Crook o’ Lune. Then via higher ground and through riverside pastures to Hornby. Hornby makes a good overnight stop with its castle, historic buildings and fine inns.

Day 3: Hornby to Ingleton                             9 miles
Today you continue walking along the River Lune until nearly Melling. Hiking on from Melling the trail leaves the Lune valley. At the hamlet of Old Wennington the Richmond Way leaves Lancashire and enters North Yorkshire. Walking on to Burton-in-Lonsdale above the River Greta the trail follows the river to Ingleton.

Richmond Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Richmond Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 4: Ingleton to Ribblehead                                7 miles
Walking on from Ingleton the trail enters the valley of Chapel-le-Dale. The area is an old packhorse route and follows the rivers Twiss and Doe famous for waterfalls.Further along the hiking trail enters an area of Limestone pavements before reaching moorland at Scales Moor under the shadow of Scar End. The trail continues to Ribblehead via Winterscales Beck. The overnight stop is at Ribblehead passing on the way the imposing structure of the Ribblehead Viaduct.

Day 5: Ribblehead to Bainbridge        14 miles
Today’s walking leaves Ribblehead via Cam Fell offering fine view over the Yorkshire Dales. The Richmond Way shares the route with The Dales Way for a short section. The trail passes below Wether Fell before reaching the Ice Age Lake of Semer Water. From the lake the walking trail follows the River Bain to Bainbridge.

Richmond Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Richmond Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 6: Bainbridge to Grinton                             12.5 miles
The Richmond Way is now in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales made famous in the James Herriot’s books and TV series about a Yorkshire vet. The pretty town of Askrigg was the setting for the TV series “All Creatures Great and Small”, and the famous 19th century inn The King’s Arms is better known to James Herriot’s fans as The Drovers Arms. The Richmond Way connects with the Herriot Way at Askrigg and Grinton.  The area is steeped in history and walking trail passes old lead mines and prehistoric settlements. The hamlet of Castle Bolton has a 14th century castle. The walking trail enters Swaledale via Greets Hill to the town of Grinton.

Day 7: Grinton to Richmond                                  9 miles
Continuing along the River Swale from Grinton your walk on the Richmond Way takes you through Swaledale via Marrick Priory and Applegarth Scar. The walking trail enters Richmond by crossing the River Swale over the famous 18th century bridge. Richmond, a highlight of North Yorkshire, is a famous market town which boasts fine shops, inns and a castle, which dates back to the 11th century, and marks the end of your walking tour.

Richmond Way Walking Holiday in UK with Lets Go Walking

Day 8: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring yORKSHIRE.
We can transfer you to your car or station.

Richmond Way Walking Holiday
8 day
itinerary
 from Lancaster Castle to Richmond Castle
6 days walking and 7 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Lancaster
Day 2:
Lancaster to Hornby                   10 miles
Day 3: Hornby to Ingleton                       9 miles
Day 4: Ingleton to Ribblehead                 7 miles
Day 5: Ribblehead to Bainbridge           14 miles
Day 6: Bainbridge to Grinton              12.5 miles
Day 7: Grinton to Richmond                   9 miles
Day 8: depart Richmond

£630pp
dbl/twin

£798pp
single occ

£868pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £48 per person depending on location

What’s included
in your Richmond Way Walking Holiday
in Lancashire and Yorkshire  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 Richmond Way

Optional Extras
for your Richmond Way Walking Holiday in Lancashire and Yorkshire  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 Richmond Way Walking Holiday in Lancashire and Yorkshire  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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Richmond Way Walking Holiday: How to get there:

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

This 60 mile walking holiday through Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales starts in Lancaster and ends in Richmond.

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

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.