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Walking the Dales Way

Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere through the Yorkshire Dales

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Guidebook to walking the Dales Way. This picturesque 79 mile route through the Yorkshire Dales between Ilkley and Bowness-on-Windermere is one of the most gentle long-distance walks in Britain. The route is described in both directions, passing through Wharfedale, Dentdale and the eastern fringe of the Lake District. With 1:25K OS map booklet.

Seasons

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.

Centres

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

Difficulty

This is an ideal route for anyone wanting 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.
ISBN
9781786310934
Availability
Reprinting
Published
4 Oct 2021
Reprinted
19 Jul 2024
Edition
Fourth
Pages
176
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.10cm
Weight
260g
Overview

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 128km (79 mile) walk is a perfect introduction to a multi-day hike.

The route is presented in 6 stages between 11 and 31km (7–19 miles) in length and described from south to north, a summary description is also provided for those wanting to walk in the opposite direction. The Watershed variant between Wharfedale and Dentdale is included.

  • Contains step-by-step description of the route alongside 1:100,000 OS maps
  • Includes a separate map booklet containing OS 1:25,000 mapping and route line
  • The book features a trek planner that highlights information about accommodation, facilities and public transport along the route
  • Full accommodation listings are included

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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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