Richmond Way
60 miles across the Dales between Lancaster & Richmond

The Richmond Way starts from the main gate of Lancaster Castle and ends below the great keep of Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire. The 60 mile walk encompasses sections of the Lower Lune Valley, the limestone country around Ingleborough and Whernside, the moorlands and fells of the central Pennines and the central and Northern Valleys 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: Lancaster to Hornby/Ackholme (11.3m)
Day 2: Hornby to Ingleton (10.6m)
Day 3: Ingleton to Ribblehead (6.7m)
Day 4: Ribblehead to Hawes (10.5m)
Day 5: Hawes to Redmire (12.8m)
Day 6: Redmire to Richmond (14.4m)

 

£910 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£750 per person (based on two sharing)
£700 per person (based on group of 3)
£675 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Lancaster to Ingleton (20.3m)
Day 2: Ingleton to Bainbridge (21.4m)
Day 3: Bainbridge to Richmond (23.8m)

 

£545 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£445 per person (based on two sharing)
£415 per person (based on group of 3)
£400 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Lancaster to Ingleton (20.3m)
Day 2: Ingleton to Hawes (17.1m)
Day 3: Hawes to Redmire (12.9m)
Day 4: Redmire to Richmond (14.4m)

 

£680 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£555 per person (based on two sharing)
£515 per person (based on group of 3)
£495 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Lancaster to Arkholme (12.1m)
Day 2: Arkholme to Chapel le Dale (13.1m)
Day 3: Chapel le Dale to Hawes (12.3m)
Day 4: Hawes to Redmire (12.8m)
Day 5: Redmire to Richmond (14.4m)

 

£795 solo walkers (plus single supplements)
£655 per person (based on two sharing)
£610 per person (based on group of 3)
£585 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.

£320 per person (single)
£160 per person (based on two people)
£110 per person (based on group of 3)
£85 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)
£55 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£250 per person (single)
£125 per person (based on two people)
£85 per person (based on group of 3)
£65 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£285 per person (single)
£145 per person (based on two people)
£100 per person (based on group of 3)
£75 per person (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 £60.00 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 Richmond Way starts from the main gate of Lancaster Castle and ends below the great keep of Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire. The walk encompasses sections of the Lower Lune Valley, the limestone country around Ingleborough and Whernside, the moorlands and fells of the central Pennines and the central and Northern Valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The route is almost entirely along field, woodland and riverside paths, ancient tracks and quiet country lanes.

From the historic city of Lancaster the route follows the River Lune and its tributary, the Greta, upsteam to Ingleton in North Yorkshire passing through the ancient villages of Halton, Aughton, Melling, and Burton-in-Londsdale.

At Ingleton, renowned for its glens and waterfalls, the Richmond Way enters an upland landscape dominated by limestone. The route crosses Scales Moor en route to the head of Ribblesdale where it passes beneath the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. Just beyond Ribblehead, the Richmond Way adopts an old Roman Road which it follows to Wether Fell via Cam End and Dodd Fell Hill. The route reaches 590 metres (1935ft) at its highest point and for 10 exhilarating miles sustains a height above 305 metres (1000ft).

The Richmond Way enters Raydale, a secluded tributary valley of Wensleydale. After exploring the lower reaches of Raydale the route enters Wensleydale the largest of the Yorkshire Dales. After passing through the villages of Bainbridge and Askrigg the Richmond Way seeks out an old drovers’ road which it follows to Castle Bolton, whose linear green is dominated by a medieval fortress where Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned by Queen Elizabeth I. From Castle Bolton the route strikes out in a northerly direction crossing Redmire Moor before entering Swaledale via the summit of Greets Hill.

The final leg of the Richmond Way starts from the ancient village of Grinton and follows the River Swale downstream to Marrick Priory before exploring the old lead mining villages of Marrick and Marske. Just beyond Marske the route follows a delightful fellside terrace above the looping Swale. On the outskirts of Richmond the route rejoins the Swale which it follows downstream to Richmond Bridge. A final crossing of the Swale is made before the route enters the historically important town of Richmond where it terminates below the great keep of Richmond Castle.

OS Explorer Maps
OL2 - Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western areas
OL7 - English Lakes - South-eastern area
OL30 - Yorkshire Dales - Northern & Central areas
OL41 - Forest of Bowland & Ribblesdale
296 - Lancaster, Morecambe & Fleetwood
304 - Darlington & Richmond

Guide Books
"The Richmond Way" by John Alfred Coppack - Published by Follifoot Publishing ISBN: 978-0956246806

Mobile Digital Mapping
Digital maps can be viewed on most modern smartphones using an appropriate app, downloaded from the app store associated with your device. Brigantes recommend that whichever app you use, it should support Ordnance Survey 1:25k or 1:50k scale maps. There are many apps to choose from, but the two main providers are Ordnance Survey and Memory Map.

Each provider’s app has its own benefits, but both provide all-important offline navigation, meaning your device does not need a mobile signal to work effectively on the trail.

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One Reply to “Richmond Way”

  1. We’ve just completed this walk, supported by Brigantes, who were very helpful. The standard of most of the accommodation was excellent, and all our baggage transfers went smoothly.
    The walk passes through some spectacular scenery that we’d never thought of visiting before, and is very varied, going through moors, limestone country, small villages and larger towns, so plenty to look at.
    However, the route does cover some rugged terrain on Ingleborough, Howgills, Whernside and Ilkley Moor, so be prepared for bad weather, and make sure you can use a map and compass as it’s not well waymarked most of the way.
    We really enjoyed it – a great adventure!

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