The Devonshire

Yorkshire Pub Walks: The Ales & Dales Trail

Experience the wonderful Yorkshire Dales National Park via a collection of pub walks through the expansive rolling English countryside, where every walk "conveniently" ends at a classic English country inn! Along the way you'll find yourself saying "Ow do" to the locals as you wander through dramatic green landscapes going from one friendly village to the next, spending time in typically English country pubs or cosy tea rooms - of course, ensuring you sample the local ales and "brews" that you can only find in Yorkshire itself. In the evenings you can relax and get a good night's kip in the comfort of some of the best handpicked traditional Inns, manor/guesthouses & small hotels that the dales have to offer, not before enjoying an eclectic range of restaurants and lively pubs that are being touted as some of the best culinary locations in the UK.
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Hiking route · Yorkshire Dales
Grassington to Cray
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.3 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 302 m
Descent 177 m

Today sees you leave the charismatic town of Grassington following the second stage of the Dales Way with opportunities to stop at Kettlewell, ...

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Hiking route · Yorkshire Dales
Cray to Hawes
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24.2 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 362 m
Descent 438 m

Day 2 on the Ales and Dales Trail see you tackle Stage 3 of the Lady Anne's Way and section of the Herriot Way, a classic Dales walk for the ...

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Hiking route · Yorkshire Dales
Keld Loop Walk via Tan Hill Inn
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 16.6 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 353 m
Descent 374 m

After dropping your bags at your accommodation in Keld,  a short walk takes you to the Keld Heritage museum where we recommend having a nosey ...

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Hiking route · Yorkshire Dales
Keld to Reeth via Swaledale Valley (Low Route)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 19.2 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 328 m
Descent 461 m

If your looking to walk today with options for pub/cafe stops along way then choose this scenic route through the Swaledale Valley (also known as ...

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Hiking route · Yorkshire Dales
Keld to Reeth (High Route)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 17.7 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 529 m
Descent 649 m

Take the original high route from Keld to Reeth to enjoy spectacular views into the Swale Valley, and to pass the crumbling, rusty remains of ...

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Hiking route · Yorkshire Dales
Reeth to Aysgarth (via Carperby)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21.7 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 522 m
Descent 513 m

Today sees you back on the Herriot Way as you leave the pretty village of Reeth and head towards the idyllic Aysgarth Falls.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.3 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 592 m
Descent 597 m

The day starts off slow with a lengthy section of country road walking, but as you reach Walden Head, you're rewarded with an adventurous climb ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 24.8 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 578 m
Descent 582 m

Popularised on Mark Reid's Inn Way Route this rewarding route over Fleensop Moor lets you see multiple regions of the Dales and is the only walk on ...

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Hiking route · Yorkshire Dales
Wharfedale Loop via Burnsall
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.4 km
Duration 4:15 h
Ascent 204 m
Descent 200 m

This is a circular walk out of Grassington and over the River Wharfe at Linton Falls. From here the route goes through the pretty villages of ...

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