Swale Way
77 mile walk following the River Swale and Swaledale

The 77 mile Swale Way follows the length of the River Swale in North Yorkshire from its confluence with the River Ure near Boroughbridge to its source at the head of Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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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: Boroughbridge to Thirsk (16.3m)
Day 2: Thirsk to Morton on Swale (12.4m)
Day 3: Morton on Swale to Richmond (14.8m)
Day 4: Richmond to Reeth (12.3m)
Day 5: Reeth to Keld (11.7m)
Day 6: Keld to Kirkby Stephen (12.1m)

 

£675 per person (single)
£590 per person (based on two sharing)
£560 per person (based on group of 3)
£550 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Boroughbridge to Kirby Wiske (21.6m)
Day 2: Kirby Wiske to Richmond (21.1m)
Day 3: Richmond to Muker (21.4m)
Day 4: Muker to Kirkby Stephen (14.8m)

 

£505 per person (single)
£435 per person (based on two sharing)
£410 per person (based on group of 3)
£400 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Boroughbridge to Thirsk (16.3m)
Day 2: Thirsk to Bramper Farm (13.4m)
Day 3: Bramper Farm to Downholme (18.9m)
Day 4: Downholme to Muker (15.5m)
Day 5: Muker to Kirkby Stephen (14.4m)

 

£580 per person (single)
£510 per person (based on two sharing)
£485 per person (based on group of 3)
£470 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Boroughbridge to Dalton (11m)
Day 2: Dalton to Kirby Wiske (10.6m)
Day 3: Kirby Wiske to Scorton (15.5m)
Day 4: Scorton to Downholme (12.1m)
Day 5: Downholme to Low Row (11.3m)
Day 6: Low Row to Birkdale (11m)
Day 7: Birkdale to Kirkby Stephen (8.2m)

 

£765 per person (single)
£665 per person (based on two sharing)
£635 per person (based on group of 3)
£625 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Boroughbridge to Dalton (11m)
Day 2: Dalton to Kirby Wiske (10.6m)
Day 3: Kirby Wiske to Bramper Farm (8.1m)
Day 4: Bramper Farm to St Giles Farm (11.1m)
Day 5: St Giles Farm to Downholme (9m)
Day 6: Downholme to Low Row (11.3m)
Day 7: Low Row to Birkdale (11m)
Day 8: Birkdale to Kirkby Stephen (8.2m)

 

£855 per person (single)
£745 per person (based on two sharing)
£710 per person (based on group of 3)
£700 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Boroughbridge to Brafferton (6.7m)
Day 2: Brafferton to Thirsk (9.6m)
Day 3: Thirsk to Kirby Wiske (5.3m)
Day 4: Kirby Wiske to Bramper Farm (8.1m)
Day 5: Bramper Farm to Scorton (8m)
Day 6: Scorton to Richmond (6.2m)
Day 7: Richmond to Downholme (5.9m)
Day 8: Downholme to Reeth (6.4m)
Day 9: Reeth to Muker (9.1m)
Day 10: Muker to Birkdale (6.6m)
Day 11: Birkdale to Kirkby Stephen (8.2m)

 

£1,115 per person (single)
£975 per person (based on two sharing)
£930 per person (based on group of 3 or more)

 

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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.

£180 per person (single)
£95 per person (based on two people)
£65 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£145 per person (single)
£75 per person (based on two people)
£50 per person (based on group of 3)
£40 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£150 per person (single)
£80 per person (based on two people)
£55 per person (based on group of 3)
£45 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£200 per person (single)
£100 per person (based on two people)
£70 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£225 per person (single)
£115 per person (based on two people)
£80 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£280 per person (single)
£140 per person (based on two people)
£95 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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
  • 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.

Walk Information
The Swale Way was originally conceived by John Brock of the Ramblers Association in 1995 and the pen and ink drawings reproduced in the route descriptions are from original artwork by Richard Collier.

The 77 mile walk follows the length of the River Swale in North Yorkshire from its joining with the River Ure near Boroughbridge to its source at the head of Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Along the way it passes through the historic market towns of Boroughbridge, Thirsk and Richmond, past famous battle sites and historic parkland, and travels the length of Swaledale, one of the most beautiful of all the Yorkshire Dales.

Guide Books
"The Swale Way" by Stuart W. Greig - Published by Pocket Routes

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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