Bolton Abbey

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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, and ending with the luminous waters of Windermere and the splendour of the Lake District.

The Dales Way is full of natural wonder and is one of the greenest walks you will ever take, with lush, emerald valleys, fields, crags and fells to accompany you every step of the way.

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Hiking trail · Bradford
Ilkey to Burnsall
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21.2 km
Duration 6:40 h
Ascent 312 m
Descent 243 m

In this first section of the Dales Way, enjoy a gentle day of riverside walking through pasture and woodland. On entering the grounds of Bolton ...

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Hiking trail · North Yorkshire
Burnsall to Hubberholme
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24.8 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 227 m
Descent 134 m

After a riverside walk to the village of Grassington, enjoy a walk over moorland with breathtaking views and along a hillside before rejoining the ...

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Hiking trail · North Yorkshire
Hubberholme to Cowgill
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 27.4 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 408 m
Descent 441 m

This section of the Dales Way leads you out of Wharfedale, over moors crossing England's watershed to then reach the River Dee, which flows west ...

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 14.5 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 203 m
Descent 307 m

Much of today's walk takes you alongside the River Dee, before turning north to reach Sedbergh.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 25.9 km
Duration 7:45 h
Ascent 278 m
Descent 333 m

Today you will leave the Yorkshire Dales National Park to enter that of the Lake District. Along the way, pass under the two Victorian viaducts of ...

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recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 15.7 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 268 m
Descent 216 m

A short walk along paths and tracks, through pastures and over some moorland, to reach the end of the Dales Way.

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