A 90 mile walk across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales
A Dales High Way Walk: a 90 mile walk across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales

A Dales High Way

Sample Itineraries

Although the route divides naturally into 6 sections, you should not feel that you have to fit your walk into 6 days. There are plenty of possible stop-overs so plan your walk to suit your own pace.

You can take anything from 5 to 9 days and still complete A Dales High Way in a single week - including 2 weekends.

(There is also a 3-day Challenge version - this is EXTREMELY TOUGH and should only be tackled by people who have walked the route before and are used to these kind of events.)

Below is a sample of possible itineraries. Use the Accommodation Guide to construct your own. The walk can also be done over a series of weekends using public transport.

Stops

Days

Camping

3

5

6

7

8

9

Saltaire              
Hope Hill             2.5
Ilkley         7.5    
Addingham Moorside           10.5 10.0*
Addingham       11.9      
Skipton   17.9 17.9   11.4    
Craven Heifer (Tarn Moor)           8.9  
Gargrave             13.9**
Hetton       12.8      
Goredale House 29.4           11.8
Malham         12.9 11.4  
Settle   18.7 18.7 12.0      
Stainforth         10.3 10.3 10.1
Hill Inn, Chapel-le-Dale   14.2 14.2 14.2 11.6 11.6  
Ribblehead             13.1
Whernside Manor, Dentdale           8.6  
Dent 31.7     10.3     7.5
Sedbergh   15.7 15.7   15.7 7.0  
Newbiggin-on-Lune     10.9 16.3 10.9 10.9  
Ravenstonedale             17.6
Ormside (near Hoff)             11.3
Appleby 27.3* 21.9 * 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.7 4.7
TOTAL 88.4 88.4 90.1 90.2 93.0 91.9 102.5
NOTES

Italic stops - off route

All distances in miles

* Shortcut at Rigg End avoiding Newbiggin-on-Lune saves 1.7 miles. * Shortcut at Rigg End avoiding Newbiggin-on-Lune saves 1.7 miles. * Campsite 1 mile from Addingham Moorside.

** Campsite 1.5 miles from Flasby at Gargrave. (Short train or bus journey from Skipton.)