Travel on the Dales Way in 8 days

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish IIkley / Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Distance 128 km / 79 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $889

Overview

The Dales Way includes some of Britain's best long-distance trails.

You'll cross the Yorkshire Dales from east to west, bordering the Wharfe and Dee rivers, starting at Ilkley, a market town at the eastern end of the valleys, passing through Wharfedale and Dentdale, to the Lake District, home to Windermere, England's largest lake.

This route can be summed up in riverside walks, amid charming, ancient limestone villages, with some short stretches of moorland and beautiful meadows.

  • Explore the beautiful landscapes from the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District.
  • Visit Bolton Abbey.
  • One of the walking sections will allow you to observe the Whernside, Yorkshire's highest peak.
  • Visit ancient villages with their buildings constructed in

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Baggage transfer service between stages
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Travel to Ikley and from Bowness-on-Windermere
    • Personal equipment
    • Unspecified meals
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

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    Travel & Transfers

    If you are travelling from outside the UK, we recommend travelling to Gatwick, Stansted and London Heathrow airports, from where you can take the train to Ilkley.

    Other options will be Leeds-Bradford and Manchester airports.

    If you want to start this route by train, you can do so from Ilkley station.

    At the end of your Bowness-On-Windermere journey, you can head to Windermere train station, where you'll find routes to Manchester, London, Glasgow and Newcastle.

    FAQs

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    This route has a low-average difficulty, taking you on mostly calm walks, in easier areas, so if you already have an active life that includes physical activity and frequent cardiovascular exercise, you'll be prepared for it.

    If, on the other hand, you do not do physical activity frequently, we recommend starting walks and cardiovascular exercise 2 months before the trip.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    If you prefer, you can also use public transport or local taxis to get to your next accommodation.