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 81 miles/130 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 £501 - £578 Full Info Book
DW8 7 days walking (8 nights) 12 miles/19 km £557 - £646 Full Info Book
DW9 8 days walking (9 nights) 10 miles/16 km £617 - £719 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 £310 - £348 Full Info Book

Client Feedback

We were very satisfied with our holiday and would like to thank you and all those connected, not forgetting the unseen sherpas!

Dales Way, September 2016
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Would you use Mickledore again?  Yes, definitely. This was the first time we had used Mickledore and we were highly impressed with the service provided from start to end. The quality of service certainly justifies your cost. We are hoping to do another walking holiday in 2017 – just need to decide on which one!

Dales Way, August 2016
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I am very impressed with Mickledore.  Your support and advice in planning the trip was helpful and informative.  The standard of accommodation was excellent and transfers/pick-ups were all very well organised. Thanks for helping make this such an enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend Mickledore to others.

Dales Way, June 2016
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