Official website of the Dales Way Association (DWA)

Dales Way Association


Photo of Dales Way: Sign on Cam High Road
Sign on Cam High Road

Welcome to the members area of our website.

This area is for information and resources of interest to our members.

Below are a number of resources available to download. The most recent documents are shown also on the right.

The Dales Way Association was established in 1991 by a small group of individuals, reflecting user group and tourism interests along the Dales Way. It has over 350 Members, a number of these are owners of guest house, inn, farmhouse and bed and breakfast accommodation along the route, together with a number who provide services such as baggage transfer, accommodation booking etc. The remainder are individual walkers.

Membership is open to all who have walked, or plan to walk, the Dales Way or simply care about its future. The annual AGM occurs in the Dales each year. Ordinary Committee meetings are held every two to three months throughout the year.

Reminder to all members.

If you haven’t already done so please send us your email address. All our communication with you is done electronically and if we don’t have an email address for you we can’t keep in touch.


New Small Charity Constitution for the DWA


The Dales Way WRR pamphlet 1969

The very first published document about The Dales Way was produced in May 1969 by the West Riding branch of the Ramblers Association.  It was written and typed by Colin Speakman, with a good deal of input from Tom Wilcock. The cover map was designed by Fred Andrews. Several hundred copies were produced on a gestetner printer and sold for 1 shilling!

This first account of the new Dales Way path makes fascinating reading. We have scanned a copy and present it here for download, either as a scan of the original, or as a transcript of the text.

The Dales Way, May 1969 - scanned copy (pdf) download here.

The Dales Way, May 1969 - transcript copy (pdf) download here.


Click on the old newsletters below to download a copy as a pdf document:

Newsletter No 60 - Autumn 2023

Newsletter No 59 - Autumn 2022

Newsletter No 58 - Spring 2022

Newsletter No 57 - Summer 2021

Newsletter No 56 - Autumn 2020

Newsletter No 55 - Spring 2020

Newsletter No 54 - Spring 2019

Newsletter No 53 - Autumn 2018

Newsletter No 52 - Spring 2018

Newsletter No.51 - Autumn 2017

Newsletter No.50 - Spring 2017

Newsletter No.49 - Autumn 2016

Newsletter No 48 - Spring 2016

Newsletter No 47 - Autumn 2015

Newsletter No 46 - Spring 2015

Newsletter No 45 - Autumn 2014

Newsletter No 44 - Autumn 2013

Newsletter No 43 - Spring 2013

Newsletter No 42 - Autumn 2012

Newsletter No 41 - Spring 2012

Newsletter No 40 - Autumn 2011

Newsletter No 39 - Spring 2011

Newsletter No 38 - Autumn 2010

Previous copies have being scanned and made available as pdf facsimiles, and can be found in our Special 50th Anniversary Archive here.

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