Bracken Way
81 mile circular around the Yorkshire Dales from Settle

The Bracken Way is a route which was originally set out by some walkers and lovers of the Yorkshire Dales, and named after their Border Collie “Bracken”. The walk starts in the market town of Settle and is a circular route, exploring some of the best parts of the Yorkshire Dales.

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: Settle to Arncliffe (13.9 m)
Day 2: Arncliffe to West Burton (14.3 m)
Day 3: West Burton to Hawes (11.2 m)
Day 4: Hawes to Dent (15.4 m)
Day 5: Dent to Ingleton (11.8 m)
Day 6: Ingleton to Settle (14.2 m)

 

£665 per person (single)
£580 per person (based on two sharing)
£555 per person (based on group of 3)
£550 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Settle to Kettlewell (16.5 m)
Day 2: Kettlewell to Askrigg (17.5 m)
Day 3: Askrigg to Cowgill (17.1 m)
Day 4: Cowgill to Ingleton (16.4 m)
Day 5: Ingleton to Settle (14.2 m)

 

£610 per person (single)
£520 per person (based on two sharing)
£490 per person (based on group of 3)
£475 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Settle to Starbotton (18.6 m)
Day 2: Starbotton to Hawes (20.8 m)
Day 3: Hawes to Dent (15.4 m)
Day 4: Dent to Settle (25.7 m)

 

£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: Settle to Arncliffe (13.9 m)
Day 2: Arncliffe to West Burton (14.3 m)
Day 3: West Burton to Stonehouse (10.4 m)
Day 4: Stonehouse to Cowgill (12.6 m)
Day 5: Cowgill to Dent (5 m)
Day 6: Dent to Ingleton (11.8 m)
Day 7: Ingleton to Settle (14.2 m)

 

£755 per person (single)
£660 per person (based on two sharing)
£630 per person (based on group of 3)
£625 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Settle to Malham (5.8 m)
Day 2: Malham to Arncliffe (8.1 m)
Day 3: Arncliffe to Starbotton (4.7 m)
Day 4: Starbotton to West Burton (9.6 m)
Day 5: West Burton to Askrigg (5.8 m)
Day 6: Askrigg to Hawes (5.3 m)
Day 7: Hawes to Cowgill (11.8 m)
Day 8: Cowgill to Dent (5 m)
Day 9: Dent to Ingleton (11.8 m)
Day 10: Ingleton to Clapham (7.3 m)
Day 11: Clapham to Settle (6.9 m)

 

£1,070 per person (single)
£995 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.

£170 per person (single)
£85 per person (based on two sharing)
£60 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£180 per person (single)
£90 per person (based on two sharing)
£60 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 sharing)
£50 per person (based on group of 3)
£40 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£190 per person (single)
£95 per person (based on two sharing)
£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

£235 per person (single)
£120 per person (based on two sharing)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 3 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 Bracken Way is a route which was originally set out by some walkers and lovers of the Yorkshire Dales, and named after their Border Collie “Bracken”.

The walk starts in the market town of Settle and is a circular route, exploring some of the best parts of the Yorkshire Dales, including Malham with its impressive Cove, Gordale Scar and Malham Tarn, Arncliffe renowned for the Water Babies, and the original Emmerdale Farm, Kettlewell, West Burton, Wensleydale, of James Herriot fame, Dentdale, Ingleton with its impressive water falls, Ingleborough (one of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks), and finishing in Settle.

We have worked out itineraries to suit most abilities, below. Our local knowledge is second to none, being based in Littondale & Malham. With our own locally based drivers, this is a walk though not well known, will be very enjoyable for those looking for an alternative route in the Yorkshire Dales.

OS Explorer Maps
OL2 - Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas
OL30 - Yorkshire Dales - Northern & Central areas

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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