Walks, Routes and Maps on The Dales Way
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The Dales Way is a 130km (81 miles) linear footpath connecting Ilkley in West Yorkshire, England with Bowness-On-Windermere in Cumbria, England.

The Dales Way is waymarked by named posts.


Walk wy162 West Buck Stones (Ilkley Moor) from Ilkley

Easy moorland walking

Route Summary: - Ilkley, The Dales Way, Grainings Head, Cowper's Cross, Whetstone Gate, Rombalds Moor (Ilkley Moor), The Dales Way Link, Gill Head, Ilkley Crags, White Wells, Ilkley.

Length: 7.5km (4¾ miles) | Ascent: 268m (880ft) | Allow at least: 2¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk c185 School Knott and The Dales Way from Ings

Easy walking on clear paths

Route Summary: - Ings, High Fairbank, The Dales Way, Crag House Farm, Outrun Nook, Hag End Farm, School Knott, Schoolknott Plantation, Whasdike Farm, Ings.

Length: 9.5km (6 miles) | Ascent: 246m (531ft) | Allow at least: 2½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk ny273 Hebden from Grassington

Beautiful Wharfedale

Route Summary: - Grassington, The Dales Way, River Wharfe, Wharfedale, Burnsall, Hebden, Hole Bottom, Hebden Beck, Loss Gill Bank, Yarnbury, Grassington.

Length: 11.5km (7¼ miles) | Ascent: 185m (607ft) | Allow at least: 3¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Easy


Walk c268 Potter Tarn, and The River Kent from Staveley

Easy walking with some great views

Route Summary: - Staveley, Barley Bridge, Craggy Plantation, Spy Crag, Littlewood Farm, Birk Field Farm, Potter Tarn, Ghyll Pool, Hundhowe, Hagg Foot, The River Kent, The Dales Way, Beckmickle Ing, Staveley.

Length: 8.5km (5½ miles) | Ascent: 297m (974ft) | Allow at least: 3hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c374 Green Lane from Dent

Easy walks to high moorland views

Route Summary: - Dent, Flinter Gill, Green Lane, Nun House Outrake, The Dales Way, River Dee, Dent.

Length: 8.5km (5½ miles) | Ascent: 306m (1004ft) | Allow at least: 3hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk wy127 West Buck Stones (Ilkley Moor) from Ilkley

Easy moorland walking

Route Summary: - Ilkley, The Dales Way, Swastika Stone, High Moor, Overgate Croft Farm. West Buck Stones, East Buck Stones, Cowper's Cross, Whetstone Gate, Ilkley Moor, Grainings Head, Ilkley.

Length: 10km (6¼ miles) | Ascent: 285m (935ft) | Allow at least: 3¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c319 Cross Wold from Dent Railway Station

Terrific views of Dentdale

Route Summary: - Dent Railway Station, Crosshills Wold, Pikes Moss, Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell), Arten Gill Beck, Dent Fell, The Dales Way, Stone House, Cowgill, Dent Railway Station.

Length: 10km (6¼ miles) | Ascent: 374m (1227ft) | Allow at least: 3½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny133 Yockenthwaite from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale

Route Summary: - Buckden, Rakes Wood, Buckden Rake, Cray Gill, Cray, Crook Gill, Todd's Wood, Scar House, Strans Gill, Strans Wood, Yockenthwaite, The Dales Way, Hubberholme, The River Wharfe, Wharfedale, Buckden.

Length: 11.5km (7¼ miles) | Ascent: 302m (991ft) | Allow at least: 3½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c255 Orrest Head and School Knott from Windermere

A gentle stroll to fine views

Route Summary: - Windermere, Orrest Head, Mislet, Heaning, Blackmoss, School Knott, The Dales Way, Cleabarrow, High Lickbarrow, Heaththwaite, Windermere.

Length: 12km (7½ miles) | Ascent: 240m (787ft) | Allow at least: 3½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny106 Kelber from Grassington

Iron Age Field Systems and the Dales Way

Route Summary: - Grassington, Kimpergill Hill, Downs Pasture, Kelber, Bycliffe Road, The Dales Way, Grassington.

Length: 12km (7½ miles) | Ascent: 267m (876ft) | Allow at least: 3½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk wy102 West Buck Stones and Rombalds Moor (Ilkley Moor) from Ilkley

Easy moorland walking with good views

Route Summary: - Ilkley, The Dales Way, Swastika Stone, High Moor, Overgate Croft Farm, West Buck Stones, East Buck Stones, Cowper's Cross, Whetstone Gate, Rombalds Moor (Ilkley Moor), The Dales Way Link, Gill Head, Ilkley Crags, White Wells, Ilkley.

Length: 12.5km (7¾ miles) | Ascent: 322m (1057ft) | Allow at least: 4hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c261 Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell) from Dent Station

Terrific panoramic views

Route Summary: - Dent Railway Station, Crosshills Wold, Pikes Moss, Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell), Arten Gill Beck, Dent Fell, The Dales Way, Stone House, Cowgill, Dent Railway Station.

Length: 10km (6¼ miles) | Ascent: 472m (1548ft) | Allow at least: 4hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny195 Conistone from Grassington

Fine Limestone Crags

Route Summary: - Grassington, Kimpergill Hill, Downs Pasture, Kelber, Bycliffe Road, The Dales Way, Conistone, Bastow Wood, The Dales Way, Grassington.

Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 353m (1158ft) | Allow at least: 4¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny137 Buckden Pike via Buckden Beck from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale - a different but superior route onto Buckden Pike

Route Summary: - Buckden, Buckden Beck, Buckden Lead Mine, Buckden Pike, Fox Memorial, Starbotton Fell, Tor Mere Top, Cam Head, Starbotton Cam Road, Starbotton, The Dales Way, River Wharfe, Wharfedale, Buckden.

Length: 13.5km (8½ miles) | Ascent: 549m (1802ft) | Allow at least: 4¾hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c326 High Moss from Dent

Fine dale views - Green Lane can be very boggy

Route Summary: - Dent, Flinter Gill, Green Lane, Little Coombe Hill, High Pike, High Moss, White Shaw, Deepdale Head, Mire Garth, Dyke Hall Lane, Deepdale Beck, The Dales Way, River Dee, Dent.

Length: 15km (9½ miles) | Ascent: 428m (1404ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny111 Hebden and Kelber from Grassington

A riverside stroll through beautiful Wharfedale

Route Summary: - Grassington, The Dales Way, River Wharfe, Wharfedale, Burnsall, Hebden, Hole Bottom, Hebden Beck, Loss Gill Bank, Yarnbury, Downs Pasture, Kelber, Bycliffe Road, The Dales Way, Grassington.

Length: 19km (12 miles) | Ascent: 310m (1017ft) | Allow at least: 5½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny104 Buckden Pike from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale - can be a little boggy

Route Summary: - Buckden, Rakes Wood, Cow Close, Buckden Pike, Fox Memorial, Starbotton Fell, Tor Mere Top, Cam Head, Starbotton Cam Road, Starbotton, The Dales Way, River Wharfe, Wharfedale, Buckden.

Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 538m (1766ft) | Allow at least: 5hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny121 Simon's Seat from Barden Bridge, Wharfedale

Superb views over beautiful Wharfedale

Route Summary: - Wharfedale, Barden Bridge, The River Wharfe, Wharfedale, The Dales Way, The Strid. Strid Wood, Waterfall Cottage, Posforth Gill, Valley of Desolation, Laund Pasture Plantation, Smithyman Nook, Carncliff Top (Earl Seat), Nanny Crag, Truckle Crags, Simon's Seat (Wharfedale), Dalehead Farm, Eastwood Head, Howgill Lodge, The Dales Way, The River Wharfe, Barden Bridge, Wharfedale.

Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 550m (1805ft) | Allow at least: 5¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c300 Crag Hill and Great Coum from Dent

High moorland views

Route Summary: - Dent, Flinter Gill, Crag Hill, Great Coum, Lancashire County Stone, Blea Gills, Nun House Outrake, The Dales Way, River Dee, Dent.

Length: 14.5km (9 miles) | Ascent: 583m (19112ft) | Allow at least: 5¼hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk ny207 Yockenthwaite Moor from Buckden

Can be boggy up high - but what a view!

Route Summary: - Buckden, Rakes Wood, Buckden Rake, Cray Gill, Cray, Crook Gill, Todd's Wood, Scar House, Strans Gill, Strans Wood, Yockenthwaite Moor, Yockenthwaite, The Dales Way, Hubberholme, The River Wharfe, Wharfedale, Buckden.

Length: 15km (9½ miles) | Ascent: 581m (1906ft) | Allow at least: 5½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c344 Aye Gill Pike and Snaizwold Fell from Dent

Fabulous views of The Howgills and Dentdale

Route Summary: - Dent, The Dales Way, Barth Bridge, Long Moor, Aye Gill Pike, Rise Hill, Snaizwold Fell, Cowgill, The Dales Way, Dent.

Length: 20.5km (12¾ miles) | Ascent: 558m (1830ft) | Allow at least: 6½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Moderate


Walk c314 Whernside from Dent

The highest point in the Yorkshire Dales

Route Summary: - Dent, Flinter Gill, Green Lane, High Pike, Whernside, Wernside Tarns, Craven Way, Mill Bridge (Deepdale Beck), The Dales Way, Deepdale Beck, River Dee, Dent.

Length: 19.5km (12¼ miles) | Ascent: 703m (2306ft) | Allow at least: 6.70hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard


Walk c357 Aye Gill Pike, Snaizwold Fell and Great Knoutberry Hill from Dent

Route Summary: - Dent, The Dales Way, Barth Bridge, Long Moor, Aye Gill Pike, Rise Hill, Little Snaizwold Fell, Snaizwold Fell, Cowgill Wold Moss, Crosshills Wold, Pikes Moss, Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell), Arten Gill Beck, Dent Fell, The Dales Way, Stone House, Cowgill, Dent.

Length: 29km (18 miles) | Ascent: 898m (2945ft) | Allow at least: 9½hrs | Grade:Walk Grades Explanation and Help Hard





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