YORKSHIRE DALES WAY

  8 day independent tour   Taking in some of Yorkshire’s finest limestone scenery, this beautiful walk begins and ends in the lovely riverside town of Ilkley, also famous for its nearby moors. It follows the River Wharfe, the setting for the acclaimed film “Calendar Girls”, before swinging west to Pen-y-ghent and Ribblesdale. It then […]

 

8 day independent tour

 

Taking in some of Yorkshire’s finest limestone scenery, this beautiful walk begins and ends in the lovely riverside town of Ilkley, also famous for its nearby moors. It follows the River Wharfe, the setting for the acclaimed film “Calendar Girls”, before swinging west to Pen-y-ghent and Ribblesdale. It then crosses Malham Moor, passing Malham Tarn, Malham Cove and Malham itself, before heading to the interesting market town of Skipton and back to Ilkley by way of Ilkley Moor.

 

Day to Day Itinerary

 

Day 1

Arrive in Ilkley (has railway station)

where your accommodation has been booked.

day1_ilkley

 

Day 2

Ilkley to Burnsall

A pleasant introduction to Wharfedale with steady walking and plenty to see including Bolton Abbey and the Strid. ~ 14 miles.

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Day 3

Burnsall to Buckden

Continuing to follow the Wharfe through typical Dales villages such as Grassington and Kettlewell. ~ 14 miles

day3_burnsall

 

Day 4

Buckden to Horton in Ribblesdale

Crossing into Littondale and on to Pen-y-ghent before dropping down into Horton in Ribblesdale for tonight’s stop. ~ 12 miles

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Day 5

Horton in Ribblesdale to Malham 

Joining the Pennine Way to climb over Fountain Fell to Malham Tarn. On then to the Limestone Pavement above Malham Cove,before descending into Malham, one of the most famous of Dales villages. ~ 14 miles

 

Day 6

Malham to Skipton

Following the Pennine Way again, through Kirkby Malham and Airton to arrive in the lovely market town of Skipton for the night. ~ 11 miles

 

Day 7

Skipton to Ilkley

As you climb from Skipton there are fine views of the Dales to the north and west. Farmland then gives way to moorland as you cross the edge of Ilkley Moor. Here the path follows high ground above Wharfedale, giving splendid views of the valley and the town of Ilkley. ~ 11 miles

 

Day 8

Departure

Your holiday is complete after breakfast or stay an extra day.

 

Tour Rating- moderate

Some gentle hills and full day hikes but nothing too difficult.You walk on public footpaths, crossing farm land and villages. Suitable for anyone with just a reasonable level of fitness.

 

Schedule & Price

Please contact us for know about the availability

Price per person CAD $875
Single surcharge $360
Extra nights pre or post tour $100

 

 

This tour includes:

* 7 nights with breakfast in typical English guesthouses of high standard, with shower or bath, and toilet

* Well marked route

* Detailed route-book, maps, points of interest, important phone numbers

* Luggage transfer from guesthouse to guesthouse

* Service hotline