Dales Way

The Dales Way crosses through the Yorkshire Dales from east to west, spending much of its time on the riverside paths bordering the Rivers Wharfe and Dee. The path begins in Ilkley, a market town at the eastern edge of the Dales and takes a route through Wharfedale and Dentdale, before crossing into the foothills of the Lake District to finish on the shores of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, in the Lake District.

This is primarily a riverside walk threaded between market towns and ancient limestone village hamlets. In between, the route takes in shorter sections of moors, fell sides and limestone pavement to keep the route interesting.

The Yorkshire Dales is an internationally renowned National Park, with a characteristic landscape of limestone dry stone walls and isolated field barns with small villages and hamlets dotted through the steep sided valleys.

Our Holidays

We have three different options for the whole Dales Way route – choose from 6, 7 or 8 days walking. For those with less time, we also offer a 3 day walking option on the Wharfedale section of the route.

Click on the links below for more detailed information of each holiday.

The Whole Dales Way

Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere 82 miles/132 km

We have three different options for the whole Dales Way route - choose from 6, 7 or 8 days walking. For those with less time, we also offer a 3 day walking option on the Wharfedale section of the route.

Code Length Average per day Price range
DW7 6 days walking (7 nights) 14 miles/23 km £551 - £638 Full Info Book
DW8 7 days walking (8 nights) 12 miles/19 km £615 - £716 Full Info Book
DW9 8 days walking (9 nights) 10 miles/16 km £682 - £798 Full Info Book

Wharfedale - Heart of the Dales

Burnsall to Kettlewell 22 miles/35 km

This is easy walking in classic Yorkshire Dales country. From the beautiful Bolton Abbey, along river sides and through woodlands, meadows and moorlands, to Buckden in Upper Wharfedale.

Code Length Average per day Price range
DWW4 3 days walking (4 nights) 7 miles/11 km £342 - £385 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

Everything was seamless from start to finish. We had no issues whatsoever. All the B&Bs were a good standard, some were really excellent.

Dales Way, September 2018
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This is the second holiday I’ve booked through you and both of them have been amazing experiences. I can tell that you vet your lodging choices very carefully and your business is run in an extremely friendly and professional manner. Your staff are always a joy to work with, professional, helpful and prompt in their responses.

Dales Way, June 2018
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We have used your services several times. Speaking to your staff on the phone is a pleasure, they are so helpful and your email/post responses are great. Thanks for organising another great walk.

Dales Way, June 2018
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