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

Cumbria, N Yorkshire, W Yorkshire

126 km / 78 miles
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, 16 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.


Details:

Waymark: Orange/green named discs/signposts with green hill graphic
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Orange/green named discs/signposts with green hill graphic
Attributes: Challenging
Moorland
River
World Heritage Site
Start: SE111481 - Old Bridge, Ilkley, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SD402968 - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria View on StreetMap
User Group: Dales Way Association Dales Way Association
Web Sites: Dales Way Association Saltaire Village WHS Yorkshire Dales National Park - Dales Way Skyware - Dales Way Route in Detail Moorland Challenge - Dales Way Dales Way Link - (Leeds to Ilkley) Pete's Walks Blog - Dales Way Visit Cumbria - Dales Way British Walks - Dales Way [blog] Independent Hostels UK - Dales Way Accommodation Rambling Man - Planning your Dales Way Walk Charles Hawes - The Dales Way [blog] The Dales Way [YouTube video] A walker's journal - The Dales Way [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Dales Way : from Ilkley to the Lake District through the Yorkshire Dales  (Cicerone Press  - 2018 )
Guidebook Dales Way : Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere  (Trailblazer Publications  - 2016 )
Guidebook Dales Way: the complete guide  (Skyware  - 2013 )
Guidebook Dales Way 2012: 80 Miles Through the Yorkshire Dales  (Hillside Publications  - 2012 )
Guidebook Dales Way  (Rucksack Readers  - 2011 )
Guidebook Gemmell/Speakman Dales Way Route Guide  (Dales Way Association  - 1996 )
Guidebook Walkers' Britain  (AA Publishing  - 2011 )
Guidebook Dales Way Companion  (Hillside Publications  - 2000 )
Guidebook The Dales Way : Recreational Path Guide  (Aurum Press (an imprint of Quarto)  - 1995 )
Guidebook Dales Way Walk: A Pictorial Walking Guide  (Jema Publications  - 1997 )
External download Dalesway Link (Bradford to Ilkley)  (City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council  - 2009 ) Download
Leaflet Harrogate link : a walk from Harrogate to join the Dales Way at Ilkley  (Harrogate Group Ramblers  - 2013 )
Guidebook The Dales way : from Ilkley to Windermere by riverside path  (Dalesman  - 1994 )
External download Dales Way Watershed Alternatives  (Skyware ) Download
External download Harrogate Link: a walk from Harrogate to join the Dales Way at Ilkley  (Harrogate Group Ramblers  - 2013 ) Download
External download Dales Way Train & Bus Links  (Dales Way Association  - 2019 ) Download
Other BBC Radio 4 : Ramblings : The Dales Way, part one  (BBC )
Other BBC Radio 4 : Ramblings : The Dales Way, part two  (BBC )
Other BBC Radio 4 : Ramblings : The Dales Way, part three  (BBC )
Other BBC Radio 4 : Ramblings : The Dales Way, part four  (BBC )
Other BBC Radio 4 : Ramblings : The Dales Way, part five  (BBC )
Other BBC Radio 4 : Ramblings : The Dales Way, part six  (BBC )
Other BBC Radio 4 : Ramblings : Listeners' walks : The Dales Way  (BBC )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 96, 97, 98, 104
OS Landranger Active 96, 97, 98, 104
OS Explorer 2, 7, 19, 21, 30, 297, 298
OS Explorer Active 2, 7, 19, 21, 30, 297, 298
Other Paper Maps:
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Dales Way (Footprint Maps - 2019)
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Dales Way (Harvey Maps - 2016)
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Dales Way (Anquet)

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Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

 
 
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49 km
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63 km
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86 km
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86 km
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111 km
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123 km
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125 km
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126 km
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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

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