Official website of the Dales Way Association (DWA)

Dales Way Association


The Dales Way is generally pretty easy to follow, though you should always carry an up-to-date guidebook and map. However, sometimes walkers may take a wrong turn.

Alex McManus - former The Dales Way Association's Footpaths Officer - put together a video compilation of each of the sections where walkers very occasionally go astray, Each short film shows the route by every stile, gate, bridge and fingerpost. Enjoy!

View a detailed Dales Way route map here (opens in seperate window).

The Dales Way Footpath in the Yorkshire Dales. By stile, bridge and finger post.


The Watershed Alternative: Cam Houses to Lea Yeat.



Further details about the Watershed Alternative are available to download as a pdf here.


The Dales Way Footpath in Cumbria. By stile, bridge and finger post.


Part 1: Crook of Lune Bridge to Grayrigg Foot.


Part 2: Grayrigg Foot to Burneside.


Part 3: Burneside to Staveley.



The Dales Way Footpath in the Lake District. By stile, bridge and finger post.

Staveley to Bowness-on-Windermere.




A very useful downloadable guide to places on the Dales Way where people sometimes take a wrong turn can be found in "Where did it all go wrong, George?"


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