Dales Way

Dales Way

The Dales Way crosses two national parks and takes you from the rugged magnificence of Yorkshire all the way to the majestic finery of the Lake District. 

This walk is full of diversity, beginning with lush meadowlands and black bordered moors of the Yorkshire Dales, to the luminous waters of Windermere and the splendour of the Lake District. 

300 million years in the making, the Dales Way is formed in the east from great slabs of limestone and to the west where landscapes were formed by the movement of the earth's surface, which pushed ancient rock to the surface creating the craggy hilltops, mountain tarns and glittering lakes of Cumbria.
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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.9 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 82 m
Descent 13 m

From the starting point of the Dales Way, enjoy a gentle day of woodland walking, and cross the threshold of Yorshire Dales National Park, to pass ...

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Hiking trail · Craven
Burnsall to Hubberholme
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24.4 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 226 m
Descent 131 m

As you leave Burnsall the river roars dramatically beneath limestone crags. Begin to climb and admire the amazing views over Wharfedale.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 26.6 km
Duration 7:15 h
Ascent 400 m
Descent 426 m

This section leads you out of Wharfedale and into Dentdale. You'll cross England's watershed as rivers that you now encounter will be running west ...

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Hiking trail · South Lakeland
Dent Head (Cowgill) to Sedbergh
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 14.1 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 163 m
Descent 265 m

After passing Scar Force and Dent Station (England's highest railway station), you will wind your way through meadow and forest as steep hills rise ...

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Hiking trail · South Lakeland
Sedbergh to Burneside
Difficulty moderate
Distance 25.4 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 255 m
Descent 307 m

Leave behind the Yorkshire Dales and head in the direction of the looming Lake District peaks as you pass over farmland, through a valley and by ...

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Hiking trail · South Lakeland
Burneside to Bowness-on-Windermere
Difficulty moderate
Distance 15.5 km
Duration 4:15 h
Ascent 245 m
Descent 253 m

Move on from the Howgill Fells and draw closer to dramatic peaks as you pass into the Lake District National Park on the final stretch of the ...

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