Addingham to Bolton Bridge
One of the worst sections on the original official route of the Dales Way was the stretch along the dangerous B6160 between Addingham and Bolton Bridge. A new section of the route has been created to avoid the majority of this road walking. This follows a line through the fields parallel to the wall along the road side. This has been made possible by the goodwill of the Bolton Abbey Estate and North Yorkshire County Council in creating the right of way and permissive path that were needed. Dales Way sign posts and waymarks are now in place. Coming along the river from Addingham, on reaching the road one can now go almost directly across and pass through a new kissing-gate into the grounds of the Friends Meeting House. Walkers are very welcome to make a stop here. A gravel path leads round the building to join the drive to Lobwood House. Almost immediately by a metal gate you will find a stone stile in the wall on your right. Cross this and make your way parallel to the road and fairly near the wall. Shortly you must ignore a wooden stile which leads back to the road. Continuing parallel to the wall you soon cross another wall by a stone stile followed by a footbridge. Eventually you will reach the gate at the far end of the field which is the access to the road. A stone stile on the right takes one past this and onto the road at roughly the brow of the hill. Crossing with care one can soon take advantage of a rudimentary footpath on the river side of the road.