Rest stopsThe Kings Head Kettlewelll
Zarinas Tea Room
The Blue Bell Inn
The Fox & Hounds Inn
The Buck Inn
The White Lion Inn
There is a fair degree of ascent and descent in today's walk mainly at the start and end of your walks. We recommend taking it easy on all your walking days to make the most of the pubs and tearooms in small villages along the way.
There may be sections where you will be walking through fields containing livestock. Be vigilant and respectful of all animals.
For any river crossing - there are always normally stepping stones or an obvious way to cross - be careful when crossing as it can be very slippery.
The path over the moor as you leave Grassington can be tricky to follow at times, especially in very bad weather (especially fog). Make sure to stay on the correct trail by concentrating carefully on your GPS tracks and maps.
Take care on the roads around Grassington and over the road bridge in Kettlewell. Walk on the right side facing the oncoming traffic unless there is a right-hand turn, in which case you should cross to the outside edge to allow drivers the maximum chance to see you.
If you wish to carry a hardcopy map, we would recommend buying the Yorkshire Dales Outdoor Atlas by Harvey Maps. Alternatively, you may wish to print the daily maps directly from our app.
Tips and hints
Points of Interest
Please see the interactive map for notable points of interest along the walk, including recommended pubs/restaurants and tearoom stops. Simply click the icons on the map for more information as you walk.
1. Various public bus services run regularly via Grassington, Kettlewell, and Buckden. https://www.dalesbus.org/skipgras.html
2. No regular bus service that runs onward to Cray.
Bus timetables change year on year and can be seasonal. Be sure to check https://www.dalesbus.org/ for the most update to date information.
For a more user-friendly experience to find when the next bus is due then visit www.traveline.info.
Local Taxi Services
Dales Cab Company: +44 (0) 7515 868 788
Sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes, and a waterproof/wind-break layer are all required. The weather can change quickly in the Dales so be sure to take all equipment even if the weather looks okay. Walking poles will be a big advantage on some of these ascents and descents.
Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.
You walk through various towns and villages today so there should be plenty of options for food and drink stops - please however always ensure you have plenty of water and emergency food (energy bars/trail mix) with you at all times. Please also ensure you check in advance of Pubs/cafes and shops opening hours on the day you are due to walk, in Yorkshire opening hours are varied and they can be closed on certain days of the week (walking post-Covid19 lockdown restrictions means their opening hours could be even more erratic, so please check to avoid disappointment).