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.


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Walk c185 School Knott and The Dales Way from Ings

Easy walking on clear paths

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6 miles (9.5 km)
Ascent:531ft (246m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy
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Walk c255 Orrest Head and School Knott from Windermere

A gentle stroll to fine views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5 miles (12 km)
Ascent:787ft (240m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk c261 Great Knoutberry Hill (Widdale Fell) from Dent Station

Terrific panoramic views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25 miles (10 km)
Ascent:1,548ft (472m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk c268 Potter Tarn, and The River Kent from Staveley

Easy walking with some great views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (8.5 km)
Ascent:974ft (297m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk c300 Crag Hill and Great Coum from Dent

High moorland views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9 miles (14.5 km)
Ascent:19,112ft (583m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk c314 Whernside from Dent

The highest point in the Yorkshire Dales

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Vital Statistics:

Length:12.25 miles (19.5 km)
Ascent:2,306ft (703m)
Time:6.70hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk c319 Cross Wold from Dent Railway Station

Terrific views of Dentdale

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Ascent:1,227ft (374m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk c326 High Moss from Dent

Fine dale views - Green Lane can be very boggy

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5 miles (15 km)
Ascent:1,404ft (428m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk c344 Aye Gill Pike and Snaizwold Fell from Dent

Fabulous views of The Howgills and Dentdale

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Vital Statistics:

Length:12.75 miles (20.5 km)
Ascent:1,830ft (558m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk c357 Aye Gill Pike, Snaizwold Fell and Great Knoutberry Hill from Dent

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Vital Statistics:

Length:18 miles (29 km)
Ascent:2,945ft (898m)
Time:9½ hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking Hard
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Walk c374 Green Lane from Dent

Easy walks to high moorland views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (8.5 km)
Ascent:1,004ft (306m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk ny104 Buckden Pike from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale - can be a little boggy

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9 miles (14.5 km)
Ascent:1,766ft (538m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk ny106 Kelber from Grassington

Iron Age Field Systems and fine Limestone Crags

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5 miles (12 km)
Ascent:876ft (267m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk ny111 Hebden and Kelber from Grassington

A riverside stroll through beautiful Wharfedale

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Vital Statistics:

Length:11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Ascent:1,017ft (310m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk ny121 Simon's Seat from Barden Bridge, Wharfedale

Superb views over beautiful Wharfedale

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9 miles (14.5 km)
Ascent:1,805ft (550m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk ny133 Yockenthwaite from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:991ft (302m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk ny137 Buckden Pike via Buckden Beck from Buckden

Stunning Wharfedale - a different but superior route onto Buckden Pike

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:1,802ft (549m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk ny147 Wharfedale from Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale

Stunning river walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:210ft (64m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:Grade 2 Walking Easy
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Walk ny195 Kelber Gate and Conistone from Grassington

Some fine Limestone Crags

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:1,158ft (353m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk ny207 Yockenthwaite Moor from Buckden

Can be boggy up high - but what a view!

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5 miles (15 km)
Ascent:1,906ft (581m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk ny273 Cockbur Ford, Hebden and The River Wharfe from Grassington

Beautiful Wharfedale

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6.75 miles (11 km)
Ascent:607ft (185m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy
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Walk wy102 West Buck Stones and Rombalds Moor (Ilkley Moor) from Ilkley

Easy moorland walking with good views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:1,057ft (322m)
Time:4 hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk wy127 West Buck Stones (Ilkley Moor) from Ilkley

Easy moorland walking

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25 miles (10 km)
Ascent:935ft (285m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk wy162 West Buck Stones (Ilkley Moor) from Ilkley

Easy moorland walking

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Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75 miles (7.5 km)
Ascent:880ft (268m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy

See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

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