Outdoor Adventures

6-day Walking Holiday The Dales Way

83 mile walk from the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District
Taking in the very best of Wharfedale, Dentdale & the foothills of Lakeland

With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader

dales way guided walk Yorkshire dales

Join us on the Dales Way, a fantastic 6-day hike from Ilkley in Wharfedale to Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District, taking in the beautiful valleys of Wharfedale, Dentdale, Lonsdale and the foothills of the Lake District along the way. You will be guided by Mark Reid, a highly experienced Mountain Leader and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS), who will share his extensive knowledge of the Yorkshire Dales, Howgill Fells and Lake District with you, with plenty of little detours and extra experiences along the way.

This walk will take place in spring, which is one of the best times of year to experience the special qualities of these National Parks, including the limestone pavements and cliffs of Wharfedale, dramatic Ribblehead Viaduct, the cobbled streets of Dent, the magnificent Howgill Fells and England’s largest lake… plus much more.

  • Walk from the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District in the company of Mark Reid, an experienced Mountain Leader
  • Explore the geology, history & heritage along the way
  • Relax at a country pub each evening
  • Share the experience with like-minded walkers
  • Forget about map reading, and enjoy the journey!
geography of the Yorkshire Dales webinar with Mark Reid

We will meet at 9:30am on Sunday 21st April 2024 at Ilkley in Wharfedale. There are train stations at Ilkley and Windermere.

  1. Sun 21st April 2024 Ilkley to Burnsall (13 miles)
  2. Mon 22nd April 2023 Burnsall to Hubberholme (15 miles)
  3. Tues 23rd April 2024 Hubberholme to Ribblehead (12.5 miles)
  4. Wed 24th April 2024 Ribblehead to Sedbergh (16 miles)
  5. Thurs 25th April 2024 Sedbergh to Burneside (16.5 miles)
  6. Fri 26th April 2024 Burneside to Bowness (10 miles)
  7. Sat 27th April 2024 – travel home

This is a total of 83 miles of walking in 6 days. All distances are approximate.

dales way guided walk Ilkley to bowness on windermere


Overnight accommodation includes inns and B&Bs at the following villages and small towns:

Burnsall is a beautiful village in Wharfedale with a large village green and riverside inn, with heather-clad fells rising above. Hubberholme lies in Upper Wharfedale with its classic U-shaped glaciated valley and limestone scars, and boasts a lovely old pub and ancient church just across the river from each other At Ribblehead we’ll transfer to nearby Ingleton at the foot of Ingleborough, famed for its waterfalls, caves and bustling village centre. Sedbergh is a lovely small town, famed for its bookshops and old boarding school with the Howgill Fells rising high above the rooftops. At Burneside we’ll transfer to Kendal along the banks of the River Kent, a small town steeped in history from its Roman fort to a ruinous medieval castle, narrow alleyways and the home of Kendal Mint Cake. Bowness-on-Windermere, as the name suggests, lies on the banks of England’s largest lake, with lovely views across the lapping waters to the peaks and fells of Lakeland, a fitting way to end this superb walk.

dales way guided walk


We have teamed up with the Coast to Coast Packhorse company, who are offering a complete ‘walkers package’ for this trip, which will mean just one point of contact to arrange this wonderful walking holiday. Your contract for this Walking Holiday will be with Coast to Coast Packhorse; TeamWalking will be working on behalf of Coast to Coast Packhorse to provide the walking guides.




Dales Way Guided Walking Holiday includes:

  • 6 days guided Dales Way walk with Mark Reid
  • 6 nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation along the route (Burnsall, Hubberholme, Ingleton, Sedbergh, Kendal & Bowness)
  • Daily baggage transfers
  • Taxis transfers to accommodation slightly off the route (Ingleton & Kendal)
  • Transportation for any guests who require a rest day.
  • Guidebook
  • Detailed interpretation of the landscape, geology, fauna, flora, history and heritage along the way


  • Packed lunch, dinner and drinks
  • Walking boots, personal walking clothing and equipment
  • Spending money along the way
Please note: Price is based on two people sharing; single supplements apply of £45 per night. NB: The Contract for this Walking Holiday is with C2C Packhorse. TeamWalking Loyalty Reward Scheme does not apply to this Walking Holiday.