24 easy to follow walk route maps of all grades that include part of The Dales Way

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.

Tap/mouse over a coloured circle (1-3 easy walks, 4-6 moderate walks, 7-9 hard walks) and click to select. To see multiple walks that start in the same location (where available) choose 'Satellite' and Zoom in.



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Twenty-four easy-to-follow walk route maps of all grades that include part of The Dales Way in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c185 School Knott and The Dales Way from Ings

Easy walking on clear paths

Vital Statistics:

Length:6ml (9.5km)
Ascent:531ft (246m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 2 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c255 Orrest Head and School Knott from Windermere

A gentle stroll to fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:787ft (240m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

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

Terrific panoramic views

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,548ft (472m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c268 Potter Tarn, and The River Kent from Staveley

Easy walking with some great views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (8.5km)
Ascent:974ft (297m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c300 Crag Hill and Great Coum from Dent

High moorland views

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:19,112ft (583m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c314 Whernside from Dent

The highest point in the Yorkshire Dales

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.25ml (19.5km)
Ascent:2,306ft (703m)
Time:6.70hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c319 Cross Wold from Dent Railway Station

Terrific views of Dentdale

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:1,227ft (374m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c326 High Moss from Dent

Fine dale views - Green Lane can be very boggy

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:1,404ft (428m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c344 Aye Gill Pike and Snaizwold Fell from Dent

Fabulous views of The Howgills and Dentdale

Vital Statistics:

Length:12.75ml (20.5km)
Ascent:1,830ft (558m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

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

Vital Statistics:

Length:18ml (29km)
Ascent:2,945ft (898m)
Time:9½ hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk c374 Green Lane from Dent

Easy walks to high moorland views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5ml (8.5km)
Ascent:1,004ft (306m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny104 Buckden Pike from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale - can be a little boggy

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,766ft (538m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny106 Kelber from Grassington

Iron Age Field Systems and fine Limestone Crags

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5ml (12km)
Ascent:876ft (267m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny111 Hebden and Kelber from Grassington

A riverside stroll through beautiful Wharfedale

Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5ml (18.5km)
Ascent:1,017ft (310m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 15 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny121 Simon's Seat from Barden Bridge, Wharfedale

Superb views over beautiful Wharfedale

Vital Statistics:

Length:9ml (14.5km)
Ascent:1,805ft (550m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny133 Yockenthwaite from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:991ft (302m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny137 Buckden Pike via Buckden Beck from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale - a different but superior route onto Buckden Pike

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,802ft (549m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny147 Wharfedale from Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale

Stunning river walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25ml (11.5km)
Ascent:210ft (64m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 19 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny195 Kelber Gate and Conistone from Grassington

Some fine Limestone Crags

Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5ml (13.5km)
Ascent:1,158ft (353m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 20 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny207 Yockenthwaite Moor from Buckden

Can be boggy up high - but what a view!

Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5ml (15km)
Ascent:1,906ft (581m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 21 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk ny273 Cockbur Ford, Hebden and The River Wharfe from Grassington

Beautiful Wharfedale

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.75ml (11km)
Ascent:607ft (185m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 22 Walking Bootprint Icon

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

Easy moorland walking with good views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75ml (12.5km)
Ascent:1,057ft (322m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 23 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk wy127 West Buck Stones (Ilkley Moor) from Ilkley

Easy moorland walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25ml (10km)
Ascent:935ft (285m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 24 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk wy162 West Buck Stones (Ilkley Moor) from Ilkley

Easy moorland walking

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75ml (7.5km)
Ascent:880ft (268m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:(Easy)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again





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