Swale Way
77 mile walk following the River Swale and Swaledale

The 77 mile Swale Way 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.

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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: Boroughbridge to Thirsk (16.3m)
Day 2: Thirsk to Morton on Swale (12.4m)
Day 3: Morton on Swale to Richmond (14.8m)
Day 4: Richmond to Reeth (12.3m)
Day 5: Reeth to Keld (11.7m)
Day 6: Keld to Kirkby Stephen (12.1m)

 

£885 solo walkers (plus £55 single supplement)
£740 per person (based on two sharing)
£690 per person (based on group of 3)
£665 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Boroughbridge to Kirby Wiske (21.6m)
Day 2: Kirby Wiske to Richmond (21.1m)
Day 3: Richmond to Low Row (17.2m)
Day 4: Low Row to Kirkby Stephen (19.2m)

 

£670 solo walkers (plus single £55 supplement)
£550 per person (based on two sharing)
£510 per person (based on group of 3)
£490 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Boroughbridge to Thirsk (16.3m)
Day 2: Thirsk to Morton on Swale (12.4m)
Day 3: Morton on Swale to Richmond (14.8m)
Day 4: Richmond to Low Row (17.2m)
Day 5: Low Row to Kirkby Stephen (19.2m)

 

£775 solo walkers (plus single £55 supplement)
£645 per person (based on two sharing)
£600 per person (based on group of 3)
£580 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Boroughbridge to Brafferton (6.7m)
Day 2: Brafferton to South Kilvington (10.9m)
Day 3: South Kilvington to Morton on Swale (11.1m)
Day 4: Morton on Swale to Catterick Bridge (12.9m)
Day 5: Catterick Bridge to Grinton (14.5m)
Day 6: Grinton to Keld (12.6m)
Day 7: Keld to Kirkby Stephen (12.1m)

 

£985 solo walkers (plus £55 single supplement)
£830 per person (based on two sharing)
£780 per person (based on group of 3)
£755 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Boroughbridge to Brafferton (6.7m)
Day 2: Brafferton to South Kilvington (10.9m)
Day 3: South Kilvington to Morton on Swale (11.1m)
Day 4: Morton on Swale to Catterick Bridge (12.9m)
Day 5: Catterick Bridge to Grinton (14.5m)
Day 6: Grinton to Low Row (5.8m)
Day 7: Low Row to Keld (7.8m)
Day 8: Keld to Kirkby Stephen (12.1m)

 

£1,135 solo walkers (plus £55 single supplement)
£945 per person (based on two sharing)
£885 per person (based on group of 3)
£855 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.

£295 per person (single)
£150 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

£240 per person (single)
£120 per person (based on two people)
£80 per person (based on group of 3)
£60 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£265 per person (single)
£135 per person (based on two people)
£90 per person (based on group of 3)
£70 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£310 per person (single)
£155 per person (based on two people)
£105 per person (based on group of 3)
£80 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£380 per person (single)
£190 per person (based on two people)
£130 per person (based on group of 3)
£100 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 Swale Way was originally conceived by John Brock of the Ramblers Association in 1995 and the pen and ink drawings reproduced in the route descriptions are from original artwork by Richard Collier.

The 77 mile walk follows the length of the River Swale in North Yorkshire from its joining with the River Ure near Boroughbridge to its source at the head of Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Along the way it passes through the historic market towns of Boroughbridge, Thirsk and Richmond, past famous battle sites and historic parkland, and travels the length of Swaledale, one of the most beautiful of all the Yorkshire Dales.

Guide Books
"The Swale Way" by Stuart W. Greig - Published by Pocket Routes

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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