The Dales Way

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Waterside Viaduct

Waterside Viaduct

The Dales Way is a 78 mile, mainly low level, trail beginning in Ilkley, West Yorkshire and ending on the shores of Windermere lake at Bowness-on-Windermere. Normally walked in about a week the route follows the River Wharfe through Grassington and Buckden before crossing the Pennine Way near the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. It then drops down along Dentdale on its way to Sedbergh, a popular overnight stopping place. Finally the Dales Way follows the Lune valley northward passing Waterside Viaduct (see left) then swings west to skirt Kendal, before arriving at Bowness.

A Dales High Way

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Ingleborough

Ingleborough

A Dales High Way is a 90 mile walk taking in much of the best high country between Saltaire in West Yorkshire and Appleby in Cumbria. En route the trail passes through Skipton, Settle and Sedbergh and visits the summits of Ingleborough and the Howgills, with numerous possible variations. A return is possible via the Settle-Carlisle railway.

Howgills and Limestone Trail

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Sedbergh and Middleton Fell

Sedbergh and Middleton Fell

This is a 76 mile walk from Kirkby Stephen to Settle. En route it climbs beside Cautley Spout waterfall then follows the Howgill Fells down to Sedbergh. Next the trail goes south over Middleton Fell to Barbon and on to Ingleton via Barbon Fell. Finally the route takes in the summits of Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent before arriving in Settle.

A Pennine Journey

Ingleton Falls

Ingleton Falls

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A demanding circuit from Settle taking at least 18 days. The eastern section passes through Buckden, Bowes, Middleton-in-Teesdale and Hexham before arriving at Housesteads on Hadrian’s Wall. The return is made via Alston, Appleby, Kirkby Stephen, Sedbergh and Ingleton. In total the route is 247 miles long and includes nearly 37,000 feet of ascent.