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Orange/green named discs/signposts with green hill graphicDales Way

126 km / 78 miles

Cumbria, N Yorks, W Yorks
The Way mainly follows attractive dales through the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Howgill Fells and the south-eastern part of the Lake District. From Ilkley it heads along Wharfedale passing Bolton Abbey, the Strid, Grassington and Buckden before crossing Cam Fell and the Pennine Way National Trail to descend to Dentdale. From here, the River Dee is followed to Sedbergh, then the Lune to the Crook of Lune. The Way crosses farmland to reach Burneside and the River Kent, which is traced for several miles before the path branches off to the finish.

There are three Dales Way Link routes from cities nearby: from Leeds (Leeds - Dales Way, 19 miles, on OS maps) and Bradford/Shipley (Shipley - Dales Way, 8 miles, on OS maps) each described in the Gemmell-Speakman publication, also now with a Bradford - Shipley link, 3 miles, with an online description, and from Harrogate (Harrogate - Dales Way, 20 miles) for which a publication is listed. The Saltaire Village World Heritage Site is at Shipley, a complete and well-preserved industrial village of the second half of the 19th century.


Strider News - April 2014 (Publication Update)

The route guide by Colin Speakman has an eleventh edition published in 2013 listed below.


Details:

Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Orange/green named discs/signposts with green hill graphic Waymark: Orange/green named discs/signposts with green hill graphic
Attributes: Moorland; River; World Heritage Site
Start:
SE111481 - Old Bridge, Ilkley, W Yorks
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Finish:
SD402968 - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
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User Group: Dales Way Association
  The Dales Way Association, PO Box 334, Shipley, BD18 9DZ
  http://www.dalesway.org.uk
  Email: info@dalesway.org.uk
Web Sites: Dales Way Association
  Saltaire Village WHS
  Yorkshire Dales National Park - Dales Way
  California Walking - Dales Way
  Skyware - Dales Way Route in Detail
  Moorland Challenge - Dales Way
  GPS Routes - Dales Way
  Contours - Dales Way
  Mickledore - Dales Way
  City of Bradford MDC - Bradford to Ilkley - The Dalesway Link - PDF
  BOOTboys - Mrs's Dales Diary

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Book: Dales Way: The Complete Guide (Skyware - 2013)
Guidebook + Map Flap: Dales Way (Rucksack Readers - 2011)
Booklet: Gemmell/Speakman Dales Way Route Guide (Dales Way Association - 2006)
DVD: A Taste of the Dales Way (Dales Way Association - 2013)
Paperback: Dales Way: Complete Guide to the Trail (Cicerone Press - 2005)
Hardback: Walkers Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)
Paperback: Dales Way Companion (Hillside Publications - 2000)
Paperback: Dales Way (Aurum Press - 1995)
Paperback: Dales Way Walk: Seven Glorious Days (Jema Publications - 1997)
Leaflet: Harrogate Dales Way (Ramblers Harrogate Group)
Booklet: Booking Bureau: Youth Hostels (YHA Northern Region - Annual)
Badge & Certificate: Badge & Certificate for Dales Way (Dales Way Association)

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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
   
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 969798104
OS Landranger Active: 969798104
OS Explorer: 27192130297298
OS Explorer Active: 27192130297298
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey Map (Stripmap): Dales Way (Harvey Maps - 2009)
Digital Maps:
Downloadable Digital Mapping: Dales Way (Anquet Maps - 2009)
Digital Mapping (25k Scale): MEMORY-MAP V5 YORKSHIRE DALES OS 1:25,000 (Memory-Map Europe)

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers: Baggage Handling (Sherpa Van Project)
Support Providers: Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Load Off Your Back)
Support Providers: Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays (HF Holidays)
Support Providers: Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Northwestwalks)
Support Providers: Self Guided Walking Holidays (Where2Walk)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Macs Adventure)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Celtic Trails Walking Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Instep Walking Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Knobbly Stick)
Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Mickledore Travel Ltd)
Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Discovery Travel)
Support Providers: Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Brigantes Accommodation & Baggage Courier Service)
Support Providers: Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Wandering Aengus Treks)

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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Self-catering: Rose Cottage < 1 Km
Hotels: The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa < 1 Km
Hotels: The Devonshire Fell < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ling House Bed and Breakfast 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Raines Close Guest House < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Grassington Lodge < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Yew Tree House < 1 Km
Bunk House: Grassington Bunkbarn < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Scar Croft < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Kettlewell YHA, Kettlewell, Skipton, North Yorkshire < 1 Km
Self-catering: Dalegarth and The Ghyll Cottages < 1 Km
Other: Church Farm < 1 Km
Bunk House: Halton Gill Bunk Barn 3 Km
Bunk House: Old School Bunkhouse, Chapel le Dale, Ingleton 5 Km
Bunk House: Whernside Manor Bunkhouse, Dent, Sedburgh < 1 Km
Self-catering: Middleton's Cottage & Fountains Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Middleton's Cottage and Fountain Cottage < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Longrigg Residential Centre, Frostrow Lane, Sedburgh < 1 Km
Self-catering: Crossthwaite Farm Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Pippin Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Whernside View 1 Km
Self-catering: The Mount 1 Km
Self-catering: Ghyll Stile Mill Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Simgill Farm 1 Km
Camping Barn: Wythmoor Farm Camping Barn, Lambrigg, Kendal < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Hyning Estate 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Grayrigg Hall B & B 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Lapwings Barn & Curlew Quarters 1 Km
Self-catering: Shaw End Mansion < 1 Km
Self-catering: Cobblestone Cottage & Wallers Barn 1 Km
Self-catering: Crook Howe Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Tulip Cottage 4 Km
Self-catering: Low Jock Scar 4 Km
B & B Accommodation: Wainwright House 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ash Meadows Bed & Breakfast 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bridge House 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: School House Bed & Breakfast 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: Highgate Hotel 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: Sonata Guest House 3 Km
Hotels: Riverside Hotel 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: Riversleigh Guest House 3 Km
Self-catering: 14 Printers Croft 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: Beech House 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: Hillside Bed & Breakfast 3 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Kendal Hostel, 118 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria 4 Km
Self-catering: Hylands Holiday Apartment 4 Km
B & B Accommodation: Lyndhurst Guest House 4 Km
B & B Accommodation: Glenholme Guest House 4 Km
B & B Accommodation: Sundial House 4 Km
Hotels: Stonecross Manor Hotel 5 Km
Self-catering: Burrow Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Brunt Knott Farm Holiday Cottages 2 Km
Self-catering: The Hideaway < 1 Km
Hotels: The Eagle and Child Inn < 1 Km
Self-catering: 2 The Abbey Coach House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Silver Cottage < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Pines 1 Km
Self-catering: Fox Barn 1 Km
Self-catering: Staveley House Apartment < 1 Km
Self-catering: Burbank Apartment 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Lodge 5 Km
Self-catering: Low Cartmell Fold 5 Km
Hotels: The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Hill 2 Km
Self-catering: Mill Beck 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: 1 Park Road 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Beech House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Park Beck 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Beckside Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Chimneys 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Adam Place 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Kenilworth Guest House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Beaumont House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Haisthorpe House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Holly Wood 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Lynwood 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ivy Bank 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Clifton House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ellerdene Guest House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Greystone Cottage 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Briscoe Lodge Guest House 1 Km
Self-catering: Briscoe Lodge Self Catering 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Green Gables 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Brook House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: The White Rose 1 Km
Self-catering: Oakdene Apartments 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Rayrigg Villa Guest House 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Cambridge House 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Southview House & Indoor Pool 2 Km
Self-catering: Crinkle Crag 2 Km
Self-catering: Alice Howe 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Holly Lodge 2 Km
Self-catering: Howgill 2 Km
Self-catering: Charlotte's Cottage 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: College House 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Applegarth Villa & Restaurant 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ashleigh Guest House 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Cottage 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Lingmoor Guest House 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Brendan Chase 2 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Lake District Backpackers, Windermere 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Rockside Guest House 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Orrest Cottage Bed & Breakfast 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: All Seasons Guest House 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Ravensworth 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Latimer House 3 Km
Self-catering: Roman How 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: New Hall Bank 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: Nagoya Country House 3 Km
Hotels: Gilpin Hotel & Lake House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Lake District Disabled Holidays 2 Km
Self-catering: North Lodge 2 Km
Other: Gilpin Mill 2 Km
Self-catering: Greenbank Cottage 4 Km
Self-catering: Corner Cottage 4 Km
Hotels: Damson Dene Hotel 4 Km
Self-catering: Damson Barn 5 Km
B & B Accommodation: Oakthwaite 1 Km
Self-catering: Oakghyll 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Oldfield House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Mylne Bridge House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Millbeck Guest House 1 Km
Hotels: Hillthwaite House Hotel 1 Km
Self-catering: Helm Farm < 1 Km
Hotels: Linthwaite House Hotel 1 Km
Self-catering: Squirrel Bank Cottage 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Brooklands 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Fair Rigg 1 Km
Hotels: Lindeth Fell Country House Hotel 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Ghyll Head Outdoor Education Centre 4 Km
Hotels: Beech Hill Hotel 5 Km
Hotels: Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel 2 Km
Self-catering: Gossel Ridding < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Fell View Guest House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Brook House < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Lindisfarne Guest House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Rum Doodle B&B 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Montfort Cottage Guest House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ivythwaite Lodge 1 Km
Self-catering: Ivythwaite Cottage 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Hawksmoor Guest House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Kirkwood Guest House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Denehurst Guest House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Chestnuts Guest House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Newstead 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Rocklea 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Hilton House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Coppice Guest House 1 Km
Self-catering: Briarwood < 1 Km
Self-catering: Old Belfield 1 Km
Self-catering: North Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Brookwood Cottage < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Oakfold House < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Beechwood < 1 Km
Self-catering: Olde Coach House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: St John's Lodge 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Boundary 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Fir Trees 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Rosemount 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Glencree 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Blenheim Lodge < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Langdale View Guest House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Rose Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Langdale View Holiday Apartments < 1 Km
Self-catering: Holburn House < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Storrs Gate House 1 Km
Self-catering: Annie's View < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Fairfield House and Gardens < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Dene House < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Holmlea Guest House < 1 Km
Hotels: Burnside Hotel < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Lingwood Lodge < 1 Km
Hotels: Storrs Hall Hotel 3 Km
Self-catering: Storrs Hall Lodges 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: Virginia Cottage Guest House < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: May Cottage < 1 Km
Hotels: The Belsfield < 1 Km
Hotels: Burn How Garden House Hotel < 1 Km
Self-catering: Burnside Park < 1 Km
Self-catering: Fir Trees < 1 Km
Self-catering: Waters Edge Villa 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Oakbank House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Daisy Bank Cottage < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Bay House Lake View Guest House < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Old Court House < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: White Lodge < 1 Km
Hotels: Craig Manor Hotel < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Stockghyll Cottage < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ellerthwaite Lodge 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Windermere Suites 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Meadfoot Guest House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Howbeck Guest House 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Jerichos 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Hideaway at Windermere 2 Km
Hotels: Miller Howe Hotel 2 Km
Self-catering: Greystones 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Willowsmere 2 Km
Hotels: Briery Wood Country House Hotel 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: Firgarth 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: West Vale Country House 3 Km
Self-catering: Stables Cottage 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Homestead Lodge 3 Km
Hotels: Sun Hotel 3 Km
Self-catering: Short Nab (deluxe) 3 Km
Caravan Park: White Cross Bay Holiday Park and Marina 3 Km
Self-catering: Beckside Cottage 3 Km
Hotels: Tower Bank Arms 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: Belle Green Bed & Breakfast 3 Km
B & B Accommodation: Buckle Yeat Guest House 4 Km
B & B Accommodation: Ees Wyke Country House 4 Km
B & B Accommodation: Slack Cottage 4 Km
Hotels: Cragwood Country House Hotel 4 Km
Self-catering: Riverside 4 Km
B & B Accommodation: Broadoaks Country House 4 Km
Hostel Accommodation: High Wray Basecamp, Ambleside 4 Km
Other: High Wray Farm B&B 4 Km
Self-catering: Stable Cottage 4 Km
Self-catering: The Beeches 4 Km
Hotels: Merewood Country House Hotel 4 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Windermere YHA, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria 4 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Hawkshead YHA, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria 5 Km

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Connected Paths:

Path Highlights: Dales Way Highlights 1; Dales Way Highlights 2
Path Variants: Dales Way Link - Bradford/Shipley; Dales Way Link - Harrogate; Dales Way Link - Leeds; Dales Way Watershed Alternatives
E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Dover to Kirk Yetholm
National Trails (England & Wales): Pennine Bridleway National Trail; Pennine Way National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Dales High Way; Dales Way Link - Bradford/Shipley; Dales Way Link - Leeds; Ebor Way; Ribble Way
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Other Paths: Abbeys Amble; Bay to Bay Walks; Beacons Way Whalley to Otley; Bowland-Dales Traverse; Bracken Way; Dales Way Watershed Alternatives; Fairtrade Way; Grassington to East Coast Walk; Grassington to West Coast Walk; Head to Head; Howgills and Limestone Trail; Inn Way...to the Yorkshire Dales; Lady Anne's Way; Lake District Boundary Walk; Lake to Lake Walk; Lakeland Tour; Lancashire-Lakeland Link; Miller's Way; Newhaven Crossing To Fort William; North of England Way; North West Way; One Week Coast to Coast Trek; Pennine Journey - Settle to Hadrian's Wall; Railway Heritage Trail; Richmond Way; Settle To Carlisle - Hill Walk; Settle to Carlisle Way; Six Peaks Trail; Thirlmere Way; Three Ridings on Foot; Tidewater Way; Tops of the North (Carlisle and Cheviot to Cat and Fiddle); Tributaries Walk; Wainwright's Remote Lakeland; Wainwrights Way; Way of the Roses; Westmorland Heritage Walk; Westmorland Way; William Wordsworth Way; Windermere - Walking Around the Lake; Windermere Way; Yorkshire Water Way
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Anytime Challenges: Abbott's Hike; Apostles Walk; Cavendish 27 Circuit; Dales Celebration Way; Dales Traverse; Great Cautley Challenge; Limestone Lion; Lower Dales Three Hostel Walk; Otley Nine Leagues; Sting in the Tail; Three Dales Way; Three Feathers Walk (Kettlewell); Three Hostels Three Peaks Walk; Three Moors Walk; Trans-Dales Trail - 1; Trans-Dales Trail - 2; Trollers Trot; Two Beacons Challenge; Walden Round; Wharfedale Washburn Challenge; Yorkshire Dales Centurion Walk; Yorkshire Dales Challenge Walk; Yorkshire Dales Top Ten
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Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File: Dales Way GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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MemoryMap Route file: Dales Way Memory Map Route File Login to Download
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Tracklogs Route file: Dales Way Tracklogs Route file Login to Download
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Route Profile:

125.7 Km (78.1 miles)
2,276 m (7,467 ft) ascent
519 m (1,703 ft)  maximum height