Dales High Way
90 miles across the high country of the Yorkshire Dales

The Dales High Way is an exhilarating 90 mile walk across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales. The walk starts in the historic World Heritage village of Saltaire, and following ancient trade routes, green lanes and packhorse trails wherever possible, heads north to Appleby-in-Westmorland.

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Holiday Packages

All our Standard Itineraries include:

  • Hand-picked accommodation in B&Bs / guest houses / inns / small hotels
  • En-suite facilities where available
  • Breakfast
  • Daily baggage transfers from our own team of local drivers
  • All booking fees

We will also endeavour to include all these in any custom itinerary you wish to build for this walk.

Day 1: Saltaire to Ilkley (7.5m)
Day 2: Ilkley to Skipton (11.4m)
Day 3: Skipton to Malham (12.9m)
Day 4: Malham to Stainforth (10.3m)
Day 5: Stainforth to Chapel-le-Dale (11.6m)
Day 6: Chapel-le-Dale to Sedbergh (15.7m)
Day 7: Sedbergh to Newbiggin-on-Lune (10.9m)
Day 8: Newbiggin-on-Lune to Appleby (12.7m)

 

£715 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Saltaire to Skipton (18.9m)
Day 2: Skipton to Settle (18.5m)
Day 3: Settle to Chapel-le-Dale (14.5m)
Day 4: Chapel-le-Dale to Sedbergh (15.7m)
Day 5: Sedbergh to Appleby in Westmorland (23.6m)

 

£495 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Saltaire to Skipton (18.9m)
Day 2: Skipton to Settle (18.5m)
Day 3: Settle to Chapel-le-Dale (14.5m)
Day 4: Chapel-le-Dale to Sedbergh (15.7m)
Day 5: Sedbergh to Newbiggin on Lune (10.9m)
Day 6: Newbiggin to Appleby in Westmorland (12.7m)

 

£565 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Saltaire to Skipton (18.9m)
Day 2: Skipton to Malham (12.9m)
Day 3: Malham to Stainforth (10.3m)
Day 4: Stainforth to Chapel-le-Dale (11.6m)
Day 5: Chapel-le-Dale to Sedbergh (15.7m)
Day 6: Sedbergh to Newbiggin on Lune (10.9m)
Day 7: Newbiggin to Appleby in Westmorland (12.7m)

 

£635 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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Day 1: Saltaire to Ilkley (7.5m)
Day 2: Ilkley to Skipton (11.4m)
Day 3: Skipton to Malham (12.9m)
Day 4: Malham to Stainforth (10.3m)
Day 5: Stainforth to Chapel-le-Dale (11.6m)
Day 6: Chapel-le-Dale to Dent (8.5m)
Day 7: Dent to Sedbergh (7.5m)
Day 8: Sedbergh to Newbiggin on Lune (10.9m)
Day 9: Newbiggin to Appleby in Westmorland (12.7m)

 

£780 per person (based on two sharing)

 

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* All headline holiday prices are shown per person, based on two people sharing.

Baggage Transfer

Baggage Transfer is automatically included in the price of all our Walking Holiday packages.

These prices are for anyone planning their own holiday and just need bags moving from one stop to the next.

£9.50 per person per day (minimum of two persons)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£13 per person per day (minimum of two persons)

 

Max 17kg per bag

Note: If you are booking accommodation in an Airbnb, you must ensure that there will either be someone available to take collection/delivery of your bags or that they have appropriate, secure storage in the event that the proprietor is absent.

Walk Information

  • Holiday Options
  • Transport
  • Walk Info
  • Maps & Guide Books

Rest Days
Rest days can be incorporated into any walking holiday package at an additional £50.00 per person per night

Solo Travellers
Solo travellers please contact us or use the booking form to send your proposed itinerary including dates, and we will price accordingly. Where possible, we take advantage of existing bookings from other clients to ensure you receive a cost effective service.

Alternative Itineraries
For alternative itineraries to those provided for this route, please contact us, or use the Booking Form to submit your proposed itinerary and number of participants and we will quote accordingly.

Walking Season Dates
Prices are based on the walk starting after 1st April and ending before 30th September. For walks outside those dates, please contact us. We provide a reduced out of season service, but still manage to meet the needs of most customers who contact us during this period.

Personal Transport
From our parking facility in Kirkby Malham to Saltaire, and return from Settle (having travelled by train on the famous Settle to Carlisle line from Appleby – train journey not included).

£100 (1 passenger)
£50 per person
(2 passengers)
£35 per person (3 passengers)
£25 per person (4 to 7 passengers)

Walk Information
A Dales High Way is an exhilarating 90 mile walk across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales. The walk starts in the historic World Heritage village of Saltaire, and following ancient trade routes, green lanes and packhorse trails wherever possible, heads north to Appleby-in-Westmorland.

Each day brings new experiences, from the darkly mysterious Rombalds Moor with its many examples of Stone Age rock carvings, to the dramatic limestone scars of Malhamdale. The route meanders along the banks of the River Ribble, where in autumn salmon can be seen leaping up the waterfalls of Stainforth Force. It climbs mighty Ingleborough, and in a breathtaking six-mile ridge walk crosses the velvety folds of the Howgill Fells.

This is a challenging walk but although you will spend your days in the splendid isolation of the hills, each evening the route takes you into market towns and villages where you can enjoy our Yorkshire hospitality.

The route crosses six distinct sections: Rombalds Moor, Malhamdale, Ingleborough, Dentdale, Howgill Fells and the Eden Valley. Seasoned walkers might tackle one section each day but most people will find the first two sections too long. It is better to break them and take your time to explore along the way.

Dales High Way Souvenirs
Walkers finishing the Dales High Way can now pick up souvenir mugs and Certificates of Completion, at the Appleby Tourist Information Centre. The TIC is located on Boroughgate in the town centre and is open every day through the summer, from 9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 10.30am to 2.30pm on Sunday. The knowledgeable team will help you make the most of your visit and can provide you with all you need to know about where to stay, where to eat and activities in the area.

OS Explorer Maps
OL2 - Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas
OL19 - Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
297 - Lower Wharfedale & Washburn Valley

Guide Books
"A Dales High Way" by Tony & Chris Grogan - Published by Skyware - ISBN: 978-0955998706

ViewRanger Digital Maps
Digital Maps can be viewed on a modern smartphone using an appropriate ‘app’, which is usually provided as part of any map purchase. Brigantes are happy to recommend ViewRanger for all your digital mapping and mobile navigation needs.

The ViewRanger Shop provides Ordnance Survey maps for all parts of the UK, as well as the National Trail and selected Long Distance Paths. Map segments can also be purchased ad-hoc, allowing you to cover any walk you plan to take.

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One Reply to “Dales High Way”

  1. I just wanted to say thank you for the brilliant service. The walk was made much lore enjoyable for not carrying a heavy load, especially since it was so hot. Your courier was fantastic, polite friendly and efficient. It was great to arrive at our destination to find the bags there ready and waiting. Once again thank you for your service. Martin Golds 2017

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