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Map of the 79 mile (127km) Dales Way through the Yorkshire Dales between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook and shows the full route on OS 1:25K maps. One of the most gentle multi-day walks in Britain, it passes through Grassington, Kettlewell, Dent, Sedbergh and Staveley.


The walk is scenically at its best in Spring and Autumn (April-June and September-October), but is an all-year round walk for suitably equipped walkers.


Ilkley, Grassington, Hawes, Sedbergh, Bowness-on-Windermere


This is an ideal route for anyone wanted to attempt multi-day walking for the first time. There are no significant physical difficulties beyond the basic need to walk a certain distance each day.

Must See

Historic buildings, roads, bridges, etc. Landscape, flowers and wildlife. Bolton Abbey, Dent, Dales villages. The scenery is outstanding throughout, and a string of communities line the route but without detracting from the sense of freedom.
4 Oct 2021
26 Sept 2023
16.60 x 10.60 x .50cm

A guidebook to the Dales Way between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere. Taking in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park this week-long 127km (79 mile) walk is a perfect introduction to a multi-day hike.

  • The full route line is shown on 1:25,000 OS maps 
  • The map booklet can be used to walk the trail in either direction
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket
  • The relevant extract from the OS Explorer map legend is included
  • An accompanying Cicerone guidebook – Walking the Dales Way is also available, which includes a copy of this map booklet

Terry Marsh Cicerone author MARSH

By Terry Marsh

Lancashire-born writer and photographer Dr Terry Marsh specialises in the outdoors and travel. He is the author or revision author/editor of over 100 guidebooks, including the award-winning Cicerone guides to the Coast to Coast Walk (first published in 1993), The Shropshire Way (1999) and Great Mountain Days in the Pennines (2013). Terry has a PhD in Historical Geography and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), a Life Member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA (Scot)).

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