Dales Way: Testimonials

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18 Responses

  1. L King says:

    We’ve just finished the Dales Way and it was really great to be able to forget about our luggage but be confident it would arrive at our next accommodation before us

  2. Didier Clairet says:

    Now back home after my walking holidays on the Dales Way, I would like to thank you for the excellent way in which you got them organised. All the accommodation that you booked for me was very nice, with all the amenities that I required. Every place was in a pleasant and convenient location, and always easy to find thanks to the precise information that you provided me with. My suitcase got picked up and delivered every day from one place to the next without a glitch. Just a pity that the weather was not always too good, but there is nothing you could have done about that! Altogether I had a great time and I hope to have the opportunity of using Brigantes’ services again in the future.

  3. Liz Renton says:

    Thank you Brigantes for transferring our bags so efficiently along The Dales Way. We had a great walk and loved every minute of it, our bags magically appeared at each new destination.
    We had warm welcomes at The Red Lion in Burnsall ( great family run hotel ), The George at Hubberholme ( perfectly located and great pies ), The Sportsman Inn at Cowgill ( loved the bathroom for room 4 ) and The Jolly Angler at Burneside ( accommodation was a little tired, but the warm welcome and wholesome pub food made it a good place to stop ) – but special mention must be made of the extra special welcome and fabulous comfort at Sumerhill B&B in Sedburgh.
    The route was easy to follow except the section just after crossing the mainline west coast railway – a field of cows and an electric fence sent us off course for a moment or two.
    Looking forward to another long distance footpath in the future, but only if we can have Brigantes carry our luggage once again.

  4. Jo Meredith says:

    Let Annette Take The Strain ! All the booking done for me and my luggage carried meant I could relax and just enjoy this glorious walk. The accommodation was excellent : great hospitality at the Fox and Hounds in Starbotton, luxury at the remote Swarthghyll Farm and smart B and B’s in Ilkley (Dales View) and Sedbergh (Daleslea).
    The Trailblazer guide by Henry Stedman is excellent.

  5. Bridget Trotman says:

    Thank you for moving our luggage so efficiently along the Dales Way. It was lovely to see our luggage waiting for us at each stop and not to have to think about it at all. A wonderfully efficient service, thank you. A lovely walk and always a warm welcome wherever we stayed.

  6. Shirley Halliwell says:

    Thank you to the Brigantes team. I have now used this excellent service of baggage transfer six times over the last 10 years.
    The outstanding places we stayed in were the Red Lion at Burnsall – very friendly staff, comfortable room and lovely food.
    The Kings Head Kettlewell – Good food
    The Dalesman Sedbergh – Lovely rooms and good food (this was, however, the priciest)
    Sonata Guest House Kendal – probably the best Guest House I have ever stayed in. The owners were very friendly and clearly took great pride in everything. It was an immaculate place in every way and the breakfast a delight. (I booked a taxi for our group from Grayrigg Foot into Kendal and back)
    Virginia Cottage Guest House in Bowness was also very nice with a good breakfast.

    Other places we stayed that were perfectly O.K. were – The Riverside Hotel, Ilkley (the night before setting off on The Dales Way)
    The George Inn, Hubberholme where the host, Ed, remembers everyone’s name.
    The Eagle & Child Staveley

  7. Graham Barber says:

    Having walked the Dales Way with my wife and friends in late June, we were really impressed by the service provided by Annette and her team. Not all walkers we met were so happy with their’s! I can only agree with other comments that it is simply not worth spoiling a lovely walk like the Dales Way by carrying a heavy pack. I have no hesitation in recommending Brigantes!

  8. jwicks62 says:

    BTW I cannot recommend The George Inn and the Sportsman Inn highly enough…both landlords real characters!!!

  9. jwicks62 says:

    We walked the Dales Way in May 2017, finishing only five days ago. We walked over six days. Brigantes were fantastic…every day our bags were at the Inn/BnB where we had booked in. Thoroughly recommend this courier service and many many thanks to Annette and her team.
    This was our first long distance walk BTW and it was great…exhausting but really good and we had some HOT weather to contend with!

  10. Gary Blinkhorn says:

    We used Brigantes on the Dales Way Walk in May this year, they were fantastic and our two cases arrived safely each day. At the price they charge it really is not worth back-packing, it makes the holiday and walk so much more enjoyable. We stayed in some fabulous places including Cambridge House in Windermere, Lakeland Hills in Burneside and Mrs Kitching in Hebden. It’s a glorious walk and not strenuous compared to some others. We even booked the sun most of the week and counted 34 different species of bird.

  11. Roger & Ed says:

    Two of us set off to do the Dalesway with full packs intending to do a mixture of camping and B&Bing. Ilkley to Grassington was 23 degrees and completely drained us. The Foresters Arms and Brigantes to the rescue! Replaced the full packs with daypacks at The Mountaineer in Grassington and set off again. Arriived in Beckermonds relatively fresh for a pair of unfit hikers and our packs were there waiting for us. The same in Dent and again in Staveley, and as we now had our “walking legs” and energy left, carried ful load into Bowness and up to Windermere station.
    Having now experienced the Dalesway, I would definitely recommend using Brigantes as the trek is too nice to be spoiled by carrying too much and worrying about your agenda.

    • Brigantes Support says:

      Thank you for your lovely recommendation, we do our best to make your walking holidays an enjoyable and relaxing experience! Thanks also to The Foresters Arms in Grassington for sending you to Brigantes!

  12. Pete fowler says:

    Loved the dales way and Brigantes made it so easy;all we had to do was walk! the dales high way beckons next. pete and Jan fowler

    • Brigantes Support says:

      Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to helping you again with the Dales Highway, and hopefully many more of our walks!

  13. Gordon & Cathie Wood says:

    Hello Annette, With the aid of an ibuprofen or two, tiger balm on the old knees and a couple of walking poles each, these two old wrinklies managed to complete and enjoy the walk despite the weather throwing everything it could at us. Snow, rain, mist and soggy boggy tracks.
    Thank you to you and your team for organising the walk. It was terrific. The accommodation even better than the walk twelve or so years ago.
    When we arrived at our destination wet through, we had no problem drying out.
    Our two nights at Garsdale Head with a pick up from Sedbergh plus return gave us a day off and ride on the Settle – Carlisle railway(an added bonus)
    We had hotel upgrades and even a four poster bed with a decanter of sherry in our room on our final night at Bowness. We were very bad and didn’t heed the flood diversion notices and actually had no problems.
    Thank you again for a very pleasant and satisfying walk.
    Gordon & Cathie Wood

    • Brigantes Support says:

      Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your walk on the Dales Way, and look forward to being of assistance again in the future.

  14. John Ambler says:

    Many thanks for your patience in sorting out our requirements and for the excellent and efficient baggage transfer as we did the Dales Way. It was a highly enjoyable walk and we had a really great time. We’ll be back!

    • Brigantes Support says:

      Thank you, John, for your comments, we are so pleased you enjoyed your walk, and look forward to booking another holiday for you in the future.

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