Dales Way

  • Route:
    Ilkley to Bowness
  • Grade:
    Easy, Some Hills
  • Distance:
    80 Miles (123 Kms)

  • Walking Days:
    7 Days, Walking 11-12 Miles A Day

The Dales Way is a long-distance route which follows easy riverside paths. There is also some moorland walking. The walk starts from Ilkley and passes through interesting villages and towns to end in Bowness. There is much to see - historic stone circles, manor houses, Quaker meeting houses, pack horse bridges, churches. A notable landmark is the Ribblehead Viaduct, over which the Settle to Carlisle railway runs. This walk links two national parks, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. Near the rivers, wild flowers, trees, butterflies and birds may be seen.
Ribblehead Viaduct - Three Peaks Country 

Ribblehead Viaduct - Three Peaks Country

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