For anyone with more than just a week to devote to this beautiful walk, it is well worth taking your time over the Dales Way. This itinerary will allow plenty of time to get the best out of the sightseeing possibilities along the route and enjoy a relaxed pace on a trail with ample opportunity to sample village pubs and quirky cafes.
Arrive at Ilkley and check in.
Day 1 Ilkley to Appletreewick 10 miles
Day 2 Appletreewick to Kettlewell 10 miles
Day 3 Kettlewell to Oughtershaw 12 miles
Day 4 Oughtershaw to Ribblehead 8 miles
Day 5 Ribblehead to Dent 10 miles
Day 6 Dent to Howgill 11 miles
Day 7 Howgill to Burneside 10 miles
Day 8 Burneside to Bowness-on-Windermere* 9 miles
*Accommodation may be in Windermere, depending on availability