Tributaries Walk (Circular)
95 mile circular following the rivers of the Yorkshire Dales

This 95 mile walk covers some of the most spectacular scenery northern England has to offer and as its name suggests; is focussed on the rivers, becks and gills of the Yorkshire Dales.

This route is the newly revised circular walk, starting and ending in Settle. If you wish to walk the original route, use this option.

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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: Settle to Ingleton (11.5m)
Day 2: Ingleton to Dent (10.3m)
Day 3: Dent to Garsdale Head (12.1m)
Day 4: Garsdale Head to Muker (13.1m)
Day 5: Muker to Askrigg (13.2m)
Day 6: Askrigg to Low Raisgill (13.5m)
Day 7: Low Raisgill to Arncliffe (8.4m)
Day 8: Arncliffe to Settle (12.9m)

 

£825 per person (single)
£730 per person (based on two sharing)
£700 per person (based on group of 3 or more)

 

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Day 1: Settle to Dent (21.8m)
Day 2: Dent to Hardraw (18.1m)
Day 3: Hardraw to Askrigg (22.3m)
Day 4: Askrigg to Litton (19.2m)
Day 5: Litton to Settle (14.9m)

 

£595 per person (single)
£515 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 Ingleton (11.5m)
Day 2: Ingleton to Cowgill (15.2m)
Day 3: Cowgill to Thwaite (19.1m)
Day 4: Thwaite to Bainbridge (16m)
Day 5: Bainbridge to Litton (18.3m)
Day 6: Litton to Settle (14.9m)

 

£685 per person (single)
£590 per person (based on two sharing)
£560 per person (based on group of 3)
£545 per person (based on group of 4 or more)

 

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Day 1: Settle to Ingleton (11.5m)
Day 2: Ingleton to Cowgill (15.2m)
Day 3: Cowgill to Hardraw (13.2m)
Day 4: Hardraw to Muker (9.1m)
Day 5: Muker to Bainbridge (14.8m)
Day 6: Bainbridge to Litton (18.3m)
Day 7: Litton to Settle (14.9m)

 

£760 per person (single)
£665 per person (based on two sharing)
£640 per person (based on group of 3)
£630 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.

£195 per person (single)
£100 per person (based on two people)
£8.50 per person per day (based on group of 3 or more)

 

Max 17kg per bag

£165 per person (single)
£85 per person (based on two people)
£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

£190 per person (single)
£96 per person (based on two people)
£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

£195 per person (single)
£98 per person (based on two people)
£70 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
We can transport you from our secure parking facility in Kirkby Malham to your accommodation/start of the walk in Settle and return you to your car at the end of your walk in Settle.

£20 per person (minimum 2 passengers)
£10 per person (4 to 7 passengers)

Walk Information

The popularity of this walk with our seasoned clients resulted in a desire to develop the format from the first rudimentary sheets and laminated day maps as soon as time permitted.

Sadly, this had to wait for time and circumstances, which materialised when my friend, Stuart Greig, recognising the special individuality of the walk took the time for research and exploration to produce an excellent pocket book and guide.

Brigantes has serviced walks all over the north of England for over 20 years. We know from experience and the various website chat forums, that many people complete one after another of these walks, slogging from stop-over to stop-over, appreciating the beautiful countryside through which they have passed, happy and tired with another notch cut on their sticks. They have seen the hills, the moors, the dales and the valleys, and crossed the rivers, but 24 hours later, are quite likely to be unable to put names to many of them, and by maintaining their imposed daily targets of distance and time, they tend to have missed a lot of the interesting features available in the areas through which they have passed. Apart from experiencing the ever-changing scenery, the result of completing the most recent walk is broadly similar to the completion of any previous walks.

With this in mind, I decided to create my own walk around the tributaries of some of the Yorkshire Dales rivers (the Tributaries Walk) making this a circular tour for the ease of arrival and departure, and which would hopefully address some of the shortcomings of existing routes. It would take in what I consider to be some of the finest and most spectacular high-level scenery in England, whilst providing the opportunity for the walker to stop and stare, to become proficient in the use of GPS through navigational exercises, the naming and recording of the rivers and their tributaries, and to observe geological and geographical landmarks and other points of interest, which would ordinarily have been passed by.

Having completed the walk, an evening meal and a bottle of wine are the rewards for the successful completion of a navigational puzzle involving map references and the GPS used during the walk.
I am grateful for Stuart Greig’s input into the project by producing this guide book.

 

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

Guide Books
"The Tributaries Walk" by Stuart W. Greig - Published by Pocket Routes 

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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2 Replies to “Tributaries Walk (Circular)”

  1. Thanks for the splendid planning, booking and support for our lovely but quite challenging holiday. The Dales and all their tributaries were lovely. The flowers were so good and birds often very noisy. The hosts were very helpful and made our overnight stays very pleasant. We have sung the praises of the Tributaries Walk and of Brigantes to all and sundry, most have heard of you of course but not your walk. The Tributaries walk devised by a walker was excellent in all its twists and turns taking us up over different hillsides and old tracks into for us new dales or old ones we have only driven through. We are going to Nepal for a Trek in the Himalayas in November would one of your drivers like to be our porter?

  2. It was nice to meet Mike in Malham on our last day. We had a fabulous walk, and thanks for recommending the Tributaries Walk. Just the right length for us, and with some up and down which we like.The Dales are wonderful, with a sense of big space which we didn’t really expect.We will be back, hopefully next year, and look forward to putting ourselves in the hands of Brigantes once again.

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