The Dales Way runs for 78 miles from
Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in
Cumbria, following mostly riverside paths and passing
through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
and the gentle foothills of southern Lakeland to the
shore of England's grandest lake.
There are also three Link Routes, leading from the centre
of the major cities of Bradford and Leeds and from Harrogate to the start of
the Dales Way at Ilkley.
There is also a popular ALTERNATIVE
route across the watershed between Cam Houses and Upper
Dentdale which makes use of the recently opened Pennine
Bridleway. A map and guide (PDF) can be downloaded by