Centurion Walk
100 mile circular walk around the perimeter of the Dales

This outstanding circular walk of 100 miles in length, starts and finishes in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, and encompasses the major dales and outer fells of 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 – 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)

 

£795 per person (single)
£680 per person (based on two sharing)
£645 per person (based on group of 3)
£625 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Horton in Ribblesdale to Dent (15.9m)
Day 2: Dent to Ravenstonedale (17.1m)
Day 3: Ravenstonedale to Tan Hill (15.5m)
Day 4: Tan Hill to Redmire (18.2m)
Day 5: Redmire to Kettlewell (18.2m)
Day 6: Kettlewell to Horton in Ribblesdale (15.8m)

 

£705 per person (single)
£600 per person (based on two sharing)
£565 per person (based on group of 3)
£550 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Horton in Ribblesdale to Chapel le Dale (6.4m)
Day 2: Chapel le Dale to Dent (9.5m)
Day 3: Dent to Sedbergh (4.6m)
Day 4: Sedbergh to Ravenstonedale (12.6m)
Day 5: Ravenstonedale to Kirkby Stephen (5.4m)
Day 6: Kirkby Stephen to Tan Hill (10m)
Day 7: Tan Hill to Reeth (12.1m)
Day 8: Reeth to West Burton (10.2m)
Day 9: West Burton to Kettlewell (13.4m)
Day 10: Kettlewell to Litton (4.6m)
Day 11: Litton to Horton in Ribblesdale (11m)

 

£1,135 per person (single)
£985 per person (based on two sharing)
£935 per person (based on group of 3)
£930 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Horton in Ribblesdale to Chapel le Dale (6.4m)
Day 2: Chapel le Dale to Dent (9.5m)
Day 3: Dent to Sedbergh (4.6m)
Day 4: Sedbergh to Ravenstonedale (12.6m)
Day 5: Ravenstonedale to Kirkby Stephen (5.4m)
Day 6: Kirkby Stephen to Tan Hill (10m)
Day 7: Tan Hill to Arkengarthdale (8.1m)
Day 8: Arkengarthdale to Redmire (10.1m)
Day 9: Redmire to West Burton (5.5m)
Day 10: West Burton to Kettlewell (13.4m)
Day 11: Kettlewell to Litton (4.6m)
Day 12: Litton to Horton in Ribblesdale (11m)

 

£1,225 per person (single)
£1,065 per person (based on two sharing)
£1,015 per person (based on group of 3)
£1,010 per person (based on group of 4 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.

£230 per person (single)
£115 per person (based on two sharing)
£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

£210 per person (single)
£105 per person (based on two sharing)
£70 per person (based on group of 3)
£9.00 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£300 per person (single)
£150 per person (based on two sharing)
£100 per person (based on group of 3)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£320 per person (single)
£160 per person (based on two sharing)
£110 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
  • 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
Parking at our secure premises in Kirkby Malham and personal transport to and from Horton in Ribblesdale.

£65 per person (single passenger)
£35 per person
(2 passengers)
£25 per person (3 passengers)
£20 per person (4 - 7 passengers)

Walk Information
This outstanding circular walk of 100 miles in length, starts and finishes in Horton-in-Ribblesdale, and encompasses the major dales and outer fells of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. With a total ascent of some 16,000 feet of Yorkshires best known peaks, wild moorland, and fine walking country of the Howgills, including a visit to England’s highest inn at Tan Hill, 1,732 feet, it makes for a challenging and rewarding journey for the experienced walker, with plenty of stamina. Even if you are an experienced long distance walker, it is advisable to take a companion, be physically fit, and suitably equipped, with boots, which are well broken-in.

You will require a “day-bag” containing items of dry clothing, waterproofs, food for the day, and liquid refreshments, since this walk “gets well away from it all”.

The assistance of the Brigantes Baggage Courier service will enable you to have all your dry changes of clothing and other creature comforts available for your use, when you arrive at your destination at the end of each day.

The route is not waymarked, so ideally you will need to obtain a copy of the (now out of print) “Official Guide Book to the Yorkshire Dales Centurion Walk” by Jonathan Ginesi, published by John Siddall (Printers) Ltd. Guides to download, based on the book, are available free (to members) from the LDWA’s website.

OS Explorer Maps
OL2 - Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas
OL19 - Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
OL30 - Yorkshire Dales - Northern & Central areas

Guide Books
"The Yorkshire Dales Centurion" by Jon Ginesi 

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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Walkers' Testimonials

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3 Replies to “Centurion Walk”

  1. Walked this in july 2018, was a great walk, superb scenery, was quite a tough walk thou, 20.087 feet of ascent, although some of the hills can be bypassed if you prefer, all the accommodation was excellent many thanks to brigantes for organising this, thanks.

  2. Looks a great walk through the different dales and much diversity to absorb.
    The short film show is excellent and the standard of photography is clinical.
    We are thinking of doing it this summer and we found the info very useful.
    Thanks.
    John/Elaine Nuttall

  3. I hiked the Centurion Walk in June 2014 and found it a diverse route through some lovely parts of Yorkshire. Whilst I didn’t stick rigidly to the track shown on the map here on the Brigantes Website I did follow it for 90% of the time and I highly recommend this route to anyone who is looking to explore some less well known parts of Yorkshire whilst including some of the areas iconic towns. You can take a look at my own version of the Centurion Walk, including many photographs I took along the way here – http://www.brigantesenglishwalks.com/centurion/walkinfo/

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