A Brief Review of the Dalesway


The Dalesway

The Dalesway could be a breathtaking 6/7 day walk from Ilkely in North Yorkshire to Bowness on Windermere.

First Day

First Day starts with a simple walk within the River Wharfe passing through Addingham as well as on to Bolton Abbey around the actual at lunch. Highlights along the way would be the church along with the suspension bridge at Addingham.

The coffee shop at Bolton abbey is a great spot for supper before setting of for the mid-day walk remaining while using the river. You’ll undergo Strid Wood and you’ll identify the Strid itself … a outstanding narrowing within the river creating a harmful but awesome volume of rapids.

Obtained from the forest then you can proceed among riverside fields along to Burnsall. We stopped for just about any handful of pints in the riverside pub before pushing on in the last number of miles to Grassington.

Day 2

For the morning of day 2 you exit the forest and walk one of the top moors with stunning views within the valley below including where it splits to provide upper Wharfedale that you’ll rejoin the forest within the mid-day and Littondale while using the famous Arncliffe Crags. At in which the valleys split (or join if coming yet another way) may be the equally famous Kilnsey Crags – home, every summer time time time, of the very most effective local shows in Yorkshire.

Climbing lower inside the heights right before lunch in Kettlewell – along with fine pubs available then you can follow the river again within the mid-day. Together with how much of an mid-day with the best scenery within the dales, superb barn encumbered fields along with a glorious sparkling river for company.

Once more late mid-day tea (or ale if you would like) can be purchased in Buckden and you also make final quantity of miles to Hubberholme.

Day 3

Day 3 could be a delight. Every day you’ll progressively ascend the valley of Langstrothdale Chase along with the river because it changes character completely into an upland stream through an excellent limestone bed. You may need a picnic lunch because you will avoid seeing civilisation until well towards the mid-day and you’ll uncover refreshment by searching into developing a little detour to Ribblehead.

The occasions walk finishes obtaining a descent while using steep upper valley of Dentdale lower to Cowgill along with a fine evening of alle, company, good food and perhaps music inside the Sportsmans Inn.

Day 4

Ongoing lower the valley every day you’ll eventually achieve Dent and even more fine ale and food.

Within the mid-day the street proper continues lower the valley and crosses the Rawthey valley to Sedbergh. We wanted another route within the greater fells consuming superlative views within the Howgill Fells. Wonderful dome produced hillsides that offer an initial within the lakeland fells afterwards.

Sedbergh may be the largest town thus far across the walk and provides a great nights entertainment plus a handful of great accommodation.

You start while using forest Rawthey but soon make use of the forest Lune getting its fine valley.

Later on every time a picnic lunch is suggested since you’ll find little in relation to refreshment. Nonetheless the valley is alright and keeps you relocating one great view to a new.

At the outset of the mid-day you’ll mix the M6 then walk for almost any short way along with the primary railway before striking out gain into open country. The mid-day might be a a slog and lots of people decide to break at Graygrigg but we pressed onto Burnside in which the path runs alongside a paper mill … the first industry you’ll have seen for five days.


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