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Dales Way Association

Maps & Guides

Photo of Dales Way: Track in woods above Strid
Track in woods above the Strid


Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger sheets:-

  • 104 Leeds & Bradford
  • 98 Wensleydale & Wharfedale
  • 97 Kendal & Morecambe

Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer sheets:-

  • 297 Lower Wharfedale & Upper Washburn Valley.
  • OL2 Yorkshire Dales - Southern & Western.
  • OL30 Yorkshire Dales - Central
  • OL19 Howgill Fells & Upper Eden Valley
  • OL7 English Lakes - South Eastern

Harveys 1:40,000 Strip Map covering the entire Dales Way together with Link routes and other details

Footprint 1:40,000 strip map covering the entire Dales Way, with free download for link routes

Guide Books

Dales Way – the Complete Guide by Colin Speakman .

Skyware Press:
ISBN 978 1 911321 09 5
£13.99 post free
This is the 12th edition of the original guide to the Dales Way (published 2024), now completely revised and updated, Illustrated with 47 stunning full colour photos to match Speakman's compelling narrative, with large-scale full colour strip maps of the entire route (1:25,000) and details of the three link routes from Bradford, Leeds and Harrogate.
This is the complete and definitive guide to one of Britain's best loved and most popular long-distance trails.

The Dales Way  by Terry Marsh.

Cicerone Press:
ISBN 978 17863109 3 4 
New edition of this popular Dales Way guide book, comes with a 1:25,000 scale map booklet of the route (2021).

The Dales Way  by Peter Stott & Jacquetta Megarry.

Rucksack Readers:
ISBN 978 1 8984814 2 3
Current edition 2011.

Dales Way Companion  by Paul Hannon.

Hillside Publications:
ISBN 978-1907626104
New edition for 2012.

Dales Way: Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere  by Henry Stedman & Daniel McCrohan

ISBN 978 1 912716 30 2
New 2nd edition for 2022.

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