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The Dales High Way

The Dales High Way is a long-distance path in the North of England.  It is 90 miles long, starts as Saltaire and finishes at Appleby.  As its name suggests, there are lots of ups and downs on the route.  Detours are available to avoid Ingleborough and to take in Whernside, depending on the weather.  We did this walk in 8 days and it was very easy to plan.  Accommodation is plentiful, apart from at Ribblehead.  We carried all our own kit and invariably found somewhere to stay very close to the route.

Our overnight stops were at:

Shipley - the start is at Saltaire, 15 minutes walk away

Ilkley *

Skipton *

Malham Youth Hostel


Hill Inn, Chapel-le-Dale




* - We actually stayed 2 nights in Keighley, catching buses or a train to ferry us to and from Ilkley and Skipton.  Accommodation in Ilkley was expensive and in Skipton very expensive (sheepdog trials).  This gave us the luxury of walking for one day without our heavy bags and left us well in pocket!

Both Saltaire and Appleby are served by trains, so access to the route is simple.

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