Swale Way: Walk Information

The 77 mile Swale Way  was originally conceived by John Brock of the Ramblers Association in 1995 and 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.  It is a walk of contrasts –  along the way it passes through the historic market towns of Boroughbridge, Thirsk and Richmond with their numerous tourist attractions; it passes famous battle sites and historic parkland;  through lush meadows and dramatic gorges; and travels the length of Swaledale, considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the Yorkshire Dales .