Dales High Way Self Guided Walking Holiday

Holidays from 6-9 Days Walking, 90 miles, Price from £490 per person



The Dales High Way is a 90 mile route from Saltaire in West Yorkshire to Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria. The route links footpaths and recognised rights as way as it follows ancient trade routes, footpaths, country lanes and packhorse trails across the spectacular landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales high country and on into Cumbria.

Starting at Saltaire (near Shipley) the trail crosses moorland, including the famous Ilkley Moor, on route to Ilkley and Skipton, the Gateway to the Dales. At the top of Skiptonís main street stand the massive twin towers of Skipton Castle, over 900 years old and one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. Between the market towns of Skipton and Settle there is a dramatic change in landscape. Nature has formed the impressive Gordale Scar, cliffs of Malham Cove and surrounding limestone pavements. Before Chapel-le-Dale the route leads you onto the broad plateau summit of Ingleborough (723m), the second highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales. From Chapel-le-Dale the route follows the Craven Way an ancient packhorse route, which leads under the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct on route through to the village of Dent, with its delightful cobbled streets. A moorland route then leads to the historic market town of Sedbergh. The route continues on a breathtaking six-mile ridge walk across the mossy folds of the Howgill Fells to the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune before descending into the lush green of the Eden valley to finish in Appleby.

Typically you travel to Saltaire and overnight ready to start your walk the following morning. Each night on the trail you stay in a different location in prebooked selected accommodation, with full English breakfast provided. Your luggage is collected daily and moved to your next accommodation. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions about the route either before you start your holiday or while you are walking the trail.

Book with Northwestwalks and you can be confident of a personal, professional and well organised service. You can be assured we select quality walker friendly accommodation and provide a reliable daily luggage transfer service, plus a holiday pack which includes route information, accommodation details, route map, guidebook and the reassurance we can always be contacted should you need assistance.


Dales High Way Itineraries and Prices

Our self guided holidays are booked on an individual basis and therefore you can start your holiday on any date of your choice between April and October, and include rest days if required.
To book your holiday choose an itinerary that meets your requirements, then click Book Your Holiday


7 Nights/6 Days Walking
Dales High Way self guided holiday

  • 7 nights accommodation including breakfast

  • Baggage transfer along the route

  • 6 days walking

  • Total distance 90 miles

  • Average daily distance 15 miles

  • Shortest day 11 miles

  • Longest day 19 miles

  • Price £490/person
    (single supplement* £175/person)

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8 Nights/7 Days Walking
Dales High Way self guided holiday

  • 8 nights accommodation including breakfast

  • Baggage transfer along the route

  • 7 days walking

  • Total distance 90 miles

  • Average daily distance 13 miles

  • Shortest day 11 miles

  • Longest day 15.5 miles

  • Price £555/person
    (single supplement* £200/person)

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9 Nights/8 Days Walking
Dales High Way self guided holiday

  • 9 nights accommodation including breakfast

  • Baggage transfer along the route

  • 8 days walking

  • Total distance 93 miles

  • Average daily distance 11.5 miles

  • Shortest day 7.5 miles

  • Longest day 15.5 miles

  • Price £620/person
    (single supplement* £225/person)

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10 Nights/9 Days Walking
Dales High Way self guided holiday

  • 10 nights accommodation including breakfast

  • Baggage transfer along the route

  • 9 days walking

  • Total distance 92 miles

  • Average daily distance 10 miles

  • Shortest day 5.5 miles

  • Longest day 12.5 miles

  • Price £685/person
    (single supplement* £250/person)

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*Single supplement - There are very few single rooms along the route and therefore the accommodation owners generally allocate a double or twin room for single occupancy. We can accommodate one single occupancy per booking for the average supplement of £25 per night. If you require additional single occupancy rooms, they will be charged at the extra cost incurred. This can be up to full double/twin room rate.

If you want to follow an itinerary that is not listed please contact us on 01257 424889 or email nww@northwestwalks.co.uk

Extra nights/rest days can be added to your itinerary. Price from £45 per person per night.

Holiday Information



Holidays include

  • Carefully selected walker friendly accommodation.

  • Full English breakfast each day.

  • Luggage transfer between overnight accommodation.

  • Route information and itinerary.

  • Detailed instructions to find your accommodation.

  • Guidebook and Harvey route map for the group Leader.

  • Emergency contact

Tour availability
This walking holiday is available from April to October. You can book your holiday to start on any date of your choice.

Accommodation
Accommodation is provided in carefully selected walker friendly B&Bs, Guest Houses, small Hotels and Inns. All rooms are ensuite or have private facilities.We try to book rooms with ensuite or private facilities every night, however in a few villages ensuite accommodation is limited and we may have to book rooms with shared facilities for one night of your holiday.

Meals
A full English breakfast is included.
Packed lunches can be readily purchased from your overnight accommodation or local shop.
Evening meals can be purchased in local village pubs or overnight accommodation when a pub is not available.

Luggage transfer
For the duration of the walk you luggage is transferred door to door between overnight accommodation by baggage transfer service, so all you need to carry is a day rucksack and its contents.

Accommodation directions
We provide detailed instructions to find you accommodation.

Guide Book and Map
A guidebook and Ordnance Survey maps are included.

Dales High Way Route Description


The Dales High Way is a 90 mile route from Saltaire in West Yorkshire to Appleby-in-Westmorland in Cumbria. The route links footpaths and recognised rights as way as it follows ancient trade routes, footpaths, country lanes and packhorse trails across the spectacular landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales high country and on into Cumbria.

The following is to provide further information about the route. Please note that all distances and heights are approximate and along with all the other information are provided as an aid to describe the route.

Start of tour
Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

End of tour
Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria.

Direction of walk
South to North

Grade of walk

This is a moderate to challenging route.

Terrain
The terrain varies from riverside paths, farmland, country lanes and moorland paths.

Waymarking
The route follows recognised footpaths and rights of way. There is some way marking along the route but a guidebook, map and compass are also essential. A GPS is also a good backup device.



Route description


Starting at Saltaire (near Shipley) the trail crosses moorland, including the famous Ilkley Moor, on route to Ilkley and Skipton, the Gateway to the Dales. At the top of Skiptonís main street stand the massive twin towers of Skipton Castle, over 900 years old and one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England. Between the market towns of Skipton and Settle there is a dramatic change in landscape. Nature has formed the impressive Gordale Scar, cliffs of Malham Cove and surrounding limestone pavements. Before Chapel-le-Dale the route leads you onto the broad plateau summit of Ingleborough (723m), the second highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales. From Chapel-le-Dale the route follows the Craven Way an ancient packhorse route, which leads under the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct on route through to the village of Dent, with its delightful cobbled streets. A moorland route then leads to the historic market town of Sedbergh. The route continues on a breathtaking six-mile ridge walk across the mossy folds of the Howgill Fells to the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune before descending into the lush green of the Eden valley to finish in Appleby.



Travel


By train
Train timetables can be viewed and tickets purchased online at www.thetrainline.com
Reduced price ĎAdvanced ticketsí are sometimes available and can be purchased from approx 12 weeks prior to departure.
To Saltaire The train station in Saltaire is a short walk from your accommodation.
From Appleby-in-Westmorland The train station in Appleby is a short walk from your accommodation.

By bus Bus timetables are available to view online at www.traveline.org.uk

By Air The most convenient International airport is Leeds Bradford. Travel from the airport to Leeds train station is by bus. For further information please visit www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk


Equipment List


Please remember to
1. Keep the weight of your day pack and walking/hiking equipment to a comfortable weight for you to carry

2. Keep your suitcase/luggage under the maximum transfer weight (Maximum: 20kg (44lbs)).

The following checklist is an aid to help you with your packing
Required
Walking/Hiking boots (worn in before your holiday)
Technical walking socks e.g. liner and thick outer socks
Trekking trousers (not jeans/denim)
Waterproof over trousers
Baselayer T-shirts and/or casual shirts
Fleece or warm jumper
Waterproof jacket
Spare warm layer (to carry in your rucksack)
Warm gloves
Warm hat
Sunhat
Rucksack (25 to 35 litres) and waterproof cover
Rucksack liner e.g. large plastic bag
Water bottles 1 litre (x2)
Basic First Aid Kit and personal medication
Sunscreen
Insect repellent
Torch / flashlight
Whistle

Optional
Spare Laces
Gaiters
Shorts
Thermos flask for hot drinks
Antibacterial hand wash/wipes
Camera, film, batteries
Trekking poles
Sunglasses

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