There's a touch of magic in this ancient landscape. The wild open Rombalds Moor was first travelled by prehistoric settlers, who left their mark with the mysterious symbols you can still see carved into the rocks.
A Dales High Way starts in Saltaire. Arrive by public transport if you can. It’s very easy as Leeds and Bradford railway stations are both less than 15 minutes away. Trains run twice hourly from each and the return journey on the Settle – Carlisle line will take you directly back to Leeds.
There is no accommodation in Saltaire itself but there are hotels, guest houses, b&bs and a campsite all close by and local taxis are inexpensive. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants in or near Saltaire and if you’ve forgotten anything you might need on your walk, Trek & Trail is situated inside Salts Mill. Set off and you're soon into Baildon Walkers are Welcome territory.
|Ibis Bradford Shipley||Salts Mill Road, Saltaire||BD18 3ST
|Hotel 0.9 miles from start by road or a short walk along the canal. Dogs by arrangement.|
|Abbey Lodge||Kirkgate, Shipley||BD18 3EL
|Hotel 0.6 miles from start.|
|Dobrudden Caravan Park||Baildon Moor, Baildon||BD17 5EE
|Campsite 2.5 miles from start on optional route. Dogs by arrangement.|
|Bracken Hall House||Glen Road, Baildon||BD17 5EA
|Luxury B&B on Shipley Glen, just minutes from the route. Pub close by for evening meal.|
Ilkley is half a mile from the route and a good choice for an overnight stay if you want a short first day. The elegant spa town is a popular tourist destination with plenty of accommodation, restaurants and shops. There’s the famous Bettys tearoom and the Michelin-starred Box Tree restaurant where Marco Pierre White trained but don’t worry – there’s something to suit every budget.
The Manor House is one of the oldest buildings in Ilkley and stands on the remains of the Roman fort of Olicana (or is it Verbeia?) as does All Saints Church next door. In the church tower stand the remains of three Saxon crosses. Information about the local moor can be found on The Friends of Ilkley Moor website.
|The Craiglands Hotel||Cowpasture Road, Ilkley||LS29 8RQ
|Hotel near centre of town.|
|Ilkley Riverside Hotel||Riverside Gardens, Ilkley||LS29 9EU
|Family run hotel at start of Dales Way next to river. 12 en-suite rooms. Home made food. Award-winning fish & chips. CAMRA ales. Dogs by arrangement.|
|Dales Way Hotel||Leeds Road, Ilkley||LS29 8DH
|Hotel/Pub in central Ilkley.|
|The Cow and Calf||Hangingstone Road, Ilkley||LS29 8BT
|Pub on edge of Ilkley Moor. 0.75 miles from town centre up a steep hill.|
|Tivoli Place||Tivoli Place, Ilkley||LS29 8SU
|B&B near centre of town.|
|Dales View Cottage||Skipton Road, Ilkley||LS29 9EP
|B&B near centre of town. Dogs by arrangement.|
Addingham is about 12 miles from the start of the walk so it’s an option for your first overnight stay if you’ve continued past Ilkley. Before you reach the village there is both accommodation and refreshments at Addingham Moorside - turn right along Cocking Lane for Lumb Beck Farmhouse B&B.
Addingham itself is an attractive former mill village with a long main street that boasts five pubs. It's worth taking the optional route through the village. It doesn't add to the mileage and you'll get a nice cup of coffee and avoid the noise of traffic from the busy main road. Look out for the ducks.
|Lumb Beck Farm||Moorside Lane, Addingham||LS29 9JX
|Farmhouse B&B on route at Addingham Moorside.|
|Fell Edge Bungalow||Moorside Lane,
|Comfortable Caravan for up to two people, self catering - on the edge of the moors. fantastic views, minutes from Wingate Nick. Please call for availability and information|
|Brown Bank Caravan Park||Brown Bank Lane, Silsden||BD20 0NN
|Camping available at static caravan park 1 mile from Addingham Moorside.|
|Pickersgill Manor Farm||Low Lane, Silsden Moor||BD20 9JH 01535 655228||B&B on family run working farm. Off route but can pick up. 1.5 miles from Woofa Bank on Addingham optional route.|
Skipton is a lively, bustling market town which prides itself on being “The Gateway to the Dales”. You shouldn't have any trouble finding food or accommodation in Skipton. If you are there on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday the wide main street is crammed with market stalls and is well worth a look.
Other attractions include Skipton Castle which is over 900 years old and one of the best preserved medieval castles in England. There's a lovely permissive Woodland Walk through Skipton Castle Woods which brings you out onto A Dales High Way by the A69. The Mart Theatre is the only theatre in a working auction mart in the UK and there's also the traditional Plaza Cinema. The canal basin is in the centre of town and visitors can take boat trips on a traditional canal boat. Each year Skipton is the venue for the Skipton Waterway Festival, the largest annual meeting of canal boats in the north of England.
|The Unicorn Hotel||Devonshire Place, Skipton||BD23 2LP
|B&B in centre of Skipton.|
|Boutique 25||Newmarket Street, Skipton||BD23 2JE
|Boutique hotel in the centre of Skipton.|
|Craven Heifer||Grassington Road, Skipton||BD23 3LA
|Country pub on route just outside Skipton.|
|Park Hill||Grassington Road, Skipton||BD23 1LL
|Large B&B half a mile from Skipton High Street.|
|Chinthurst||Otley Road, Skipton||BD23 1EX
|B&B near town centre.|
|Herriots Hotel||Broughton Road, Skipton||BD23 1RT
|Hotel in Skipton opposite railway station.|
|Highfields Bed & Breakfast||Chapel Hill, Skipton||BD23 1UH
|Quiet B&B positioned next to the DHW footpath.|
|Eshton Rd Caravan Park||Eshton Road, Gargrave||BD23 3PN
|Campsite 4 miles from Skipton. Bus & train nearby. Dogs by arrangement.|
There is a dramatic and spectacular change in the landscape as you leave behind the Pennine moorland and head for the stunning limestone crags and scars of Malhamdale.
Hetton is the next possible stop after Skipton. The route passes the tiny hamlet of Flasby but we don’t know of any accommodation there. Hetton is home to the award-winning Angel Inn, a 500 year old inn with a reputation for Modern British dining and 5 luxury rooms in a barn conversion opposite. The Devonshire Arms is situated in the nearby village of Cracoe. Alternatively you could catch the Dales Bus back to Skipton.
|The Angel Inn||Hetton||BD23 6LT
|On the route.|
|The Devonshire Arms||Cracoe||BD23 6LA
|1 mile off route.|
Malham is a super place to stay. There are pubs and b&bs in the pretty village less than a mile and a half from the walk and a campsite right on route near Gordale Scar. Even if you don’t spend the night here, do walk up to Gordale Scar as its true scale and beauty is best seen up close. Malham Cove has been home to a pair of breeding Peregrine Falcons since 1993 and for the past few years a special viewpoint has been set up so that visitors can view these magnificent birds.
|Lister Arms||The Lane, Malham||BD23 4DB
|Hotel in the centre of the village. Dogs by arrangement.|
|Buck Inn||Malham||BD23 4DA
|Hotel in the centre of the village.|
|River House||Malham||BD23 4DA
|Award winning 4 star guest house in the centre of the village.|
|Beck Hall Hotel & Bistro||Cove Road, Malham||BD23 4DJ
|Dog-friendly streamside hotel and bistro in the heart of Malham. 18 cosy en suite rooms with rates starting from £60 per room per night including breakfast, dogs stay free.|
|Miresfield Farm||Malham||BD23 4DA
|B&B and campsite on the edge of the village. Dogs by arrangement.|
|YHA Hostel||Malham||BD23 4DB
|Youth hostel in centre of village.|
|Hill Top Bunk Barn||Hill Top Farm, Malham||BD23 4DJ
|Bunk barn on the edge of the village.|
|Gordale Campsite||Gordale Scar House, Malham||BD23 4DL
|Campsite very near the route approx 1.5 miles from village.|
|Riverside Campsite||Town Head Farm, Cove Road, Malham||BD23 4DE
|Campsite very near village.|
Settle is an attractive little market town with plenty of accommodation, shops and food. If you’ve stayed in Malham it may be a bit soon to stop for the night but it’s a good place for lunch and on a Tuesday there’s a lively market in the town square. You may like to visit the Museum of North Craven Life in the Folly or Settle Station where the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle line have restored the old signal box (open Saturdays or by arrangement). Alternatively you could continue walking along the banks of the River Ribble to Stainforth then catch the bus back into Settle to spend the night.
|Falcon Manor Hotel||Skipton Road, Settle||BD24 9BD
|Hotel on outskirts of Settle. Dogs by arrangement.|
|The Golden Lion||Duke Street, Settle||BD24 9DU
|Hotel in Settle market place. Dogs by arrangement.|
|The Royal Oak||Market Street, Settle||BD24 9ED
|Popular Pub in centre of Settle with 7 en suite rooms.|
|The Oast Guest House||Pen-y-ghent View, Settle||BD24 9JJ
|Guest House in Settle.|
|King William the Fourth Guest House||High Street, Settle||BD24 9EX
|Guest House in former pub in centre of Settle.|
|Settle Lodge Guest House||Duke Street, Settle||BD24 9AS
|Guest House close to the centre of Settle.|
|Valley Mead Guesthouse||Stackhouse Lane, Giggleswick||BD24 0DL
|Guest House with wonderful views, just 200yds off the route out of Settle. Close to pubs in Giggleswick village.|
|Langcliffe Park||Settle||BD24 9LX
|Campsite one mile from Settle.|
The mighty Ingleborough, with its iconic shape, defines this section. The route leads over the top of the Hollow Mountain before dropping into the quiet seclusion of Chapel-le-Dale.
Stainforth Force is a series of lovely waterfalls where in October you can watch salmon leaping. There’s a campsite near the river with a popular cafe-bar, and a few minutes walk away in the village of Stainforth a pub that does food and bed and breakfast.
|Craven Heifer||Stainforth||BD24 9PB
|Village pub in Stainforth.
|Knight Stainforth Hall||Little Stainforth||BD24 0DP
|Campsite on route near Stainforth Force.|
A couple of miles after Stainforth you’ll come to Feizor. If Elaine's Teashop is “Open”, stop – you’ll get the best mug of milky coffee you’ll find on the whole walk.
|Scar Close Farmhouse||Feizor||LA2 8DF
|B&B on route at Feizor.|
Horton-in-Ribblesdale is a popular base for walkers and the village has a campsite, bunkbarn and two pubs as well as Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Pen-y-ghent Cafe in the centre of the village is the traditional starting point for the Three Peaks Challenge Walk and the many walkers taking part in challenges can put accommodation in the village under pressure, especially at weekends in summer. Horton-in-Ribblesdale is two miles off route but a good place to stay if you want to take in Pen-y-ghent as well.
|The Crown Hotel||Horton-in-Ribblesdale||BD24 0HF
|Pub with 10 rooms|
|The Golden Lion Hotel||Horton-in-Ribblesdale||BD24 0HB
|Pub with rooms and a bunk room with 15 bunks|
|Broad Croft House||Horton-in-Ribblesdale||BD24 0EX
|4 star B&B with 3 en-suite rooms|
|The Willows||Horton-in-Ribblesdale||BD24 0HT
|Boutique style B&B with 3 large rooms. Min 2 nights at weekends in summer|
|Holme Farm Campsite||Horton-in-Ribblesdale||BD24 0HD
|Campsite in village|
Chapel-le-Dale is a tiny hamlet best known for St. Leonard’s Church where navvies and their families who died building the Settle-Carlisle railway line are buried. There are now a few b&b's in or near the hamlet, and camping at Philpin Farm. The Old Hill Inn has two letting bedrooms and is a splendid traditional pub with a reputation for good food. Accommodation can also be found at Ribblehead where the Station Inn offers b&b as well as a bunk barn. There is also a tradition of wild camping at the back of the Station Inn.
|Old Hill Inn||Chapel-le-Dale||LA6 3AR
|Pub on route. Two rooms. No single night bookings on Fridays or Saturdays. Dogs by arrangement.|
|Croft Gate||Chapel-le-Dale||LA6 3JG
En-route a 4-Star Gold rated B&B with award winning Breakfast. En-suite accommodation, 2 double rooms and 1 double/twin room. One night stays available, No pets.
|Dale House Farm||Chapel-le-Dale||LA6 3AP
|Farm B&B. 1.4 miles SW of Chapel-le-Dale. Home reared breakfast. Double/Twin/Family room. Dogs by prior arrangement.|
|Philpin Farm Campsite||Chapel-le-Dale||LA6 3FH
|Campsite on the main route between Whernside and Ingleborough.|
|Good quality bunkbarn accommodation directly on route with 2*twin rooms, 2*4 beds and 1*8 bedded room in a recently renovated barn.|
|Station Inn||Ribblehead||LA6 3AS
|Pub on alternative route. Five rooms plus lots of bunkhouse accommodation and tradition of wild camping at the back.|
|Gauber Bunk Barn||Nr. Ribblehead||LA6 3JF
|Bunk barn on alternative route sleeps up to 12 in 3 bunkrooms. 1 family room en suite. Linen and self service breakfast available. Dogs by arrangement.|
Four and a half miles from the route is Ingleton. It’s a popular tourist destination and there’s plenty of accommodation, cafes and shops if you need them. We don’t know of any bus service from Chapel-le-Dale to Ingleton and the nearest taxi firm is six miles away at Bentham. Tel 015242 62511.
|The Wheatsheaf Inn||High Street, Ingleton||LA6 3AD 015242 41275||Hotel and pub in centre of Ingleton.|
|YHA Hostel||Sammy Lane, Ingleton||LA6 3EG 0845 371 9124||Youth hostel in centre of Ingleton.|
|Lower Barn, Cold Cotes||Cold Cotes, Clapham||LA2 8HZ
|2 self-catering studio apartments for 2 to 4 people, available by the night . 3 miles from Ingleton, 6 miles from The Hill Inn, lift available by arrangement.|
|Crooklands B&B||Old Road Clapham||LA2 8HY
|Sited between Clapham & Ingleton. 4* silver with breakfast award. Double or twin rooms ensuite. Happy to collect & return nearby. 2 night stays at summer weekends preferred.|
|Moorgarth Farm Campsite||New Road, Ingleton||LA6 3DP 015242 241428||Seasonal camp site on A65 one mile south of Ingleton.|
An ancient packhorse route leads around the flank of Whernside, all the way to the beautiful village of Dent. The option to leave the route and climb Yorkshire’s highest peak may prove irresistible.
The first place you’ll find food or accommodation after leaving Chapel-le-Dale is Dent. It’s a beautiful village with a cobbled main street in one of the loveliest of all of the Dales. There are two pubs, b&bs, camping, cafes and shops in the village and a b&b and a bunkhouse just off the route about a mile and a half BEFORE you get to Dent. The Heritage Centre is packed with exhibits and information about life in the dale and is well worth a visit. Dent’s a lively village with a lot going on. Check Discover Dentdale for news of events, such as the fabulous Dentdale Music and Beer Festival but don’t forget there will be pressure on accommodation at these times.
|George and Dragon||Main Street, Dent||LA10 5QL
|Hotel and pub in the centre of Dent. Dogs by arrangement.|
|The Sun Inn||Main Street, Dent||LA10 5QL
|Pub in the centre of Dent.|
|Dent Stores B&B||Main Street, Dent||LA10 5QL
|Family run B&B right on the route in the centre of Dent.|
|Stone Close||Main Street, Dent||LA10 5QL
|17th century Grade II-listed village Tea Room and B&B|
|High Laning Camp Site||Dent||LA10 5JQ
|Camp site in village.|
|Conder Farm Camp Site||Deepdale Road, Dent||LA10 5QT
|Camp site in village.|
Sedbergh (pronounced Sedber) is England’s Official Book Town so if you enjoy browsing in new, rare and second hand bookshops this is the place to stay. The Sedbergh Gateway offers all the information a walker needs. The town offers a choice of accommodation including camping and the narrow Main Street and cobbled yards are worth exploring - check out the Sleepy Elephant, it's rumoured Bonny Prince Charlie hid up the chimney!. If you’ve got time it’s a short walk (about a mile) to the Friends Meeting House at Brigflatts, one of the oldest Quaker buildings in England.
|The Dalesman||Main Street, Sedbergh||LA10 5BN
|Inn in centre of Sedbergh.|
|Wheelwright Cottage||15 Back Lane, Sedbergh||LA10 5AQ
|B&B in centre of Sedbergh. Dogs by arrangement.|
|Holmecroft||Station Road, Sedbergh||LA10 5DW
|B&B just outside centre of Sedbergh. Dogs by arrangement.|
|Number Ten||Main Street, Sedbergh||LA10 5BN
|Walker-friendly B&B in the centre of town. All rooms have en-suite facilities. Free WiFi.|
|Daleslea||Station Road, Sedbergh||LA10 5DL
|B&B with a choice of three guest en suite bedrooms.|
|Low Branthwaites||Frostrow, Sedbergh||LA10 5JR
|A two double/twin bedroom apartment in 17th century Dales farmhouse set on fell side 2 miles outside of Sedbergh. Breakfast, packed lunch with power snacks and transport to and from walking trails available.|
|Howgills Bunk Barn||Castlehaw Farm, Sedbergh||LA10 5BA
|Bunk barn on
route. Sleeps 35 in 8 en-suite rooms. Large groups only at
weekends but takes individual bookings Mon-Thurs subject to
|Holme Open Farm||Sedbergh||LA10 5ET
|Campsite 2 miles west of Sedbergh.|
The route crosses the entire Howgill Fell range in a breathtaking six mile ridge walk. These steep sided, round topped, velvety hills are unique in character and separate the mountains of Lakeland from the rolling Pennine hills.
If you decide to take the alternative route from Sedbergh to Newbiggin-on-Lune you will pass the Cross Keys Temperance Inn at Cautley. It’s a 400 year old National Trust property that is famous for its ham and eggs. There are two letting bedrooms but don’t forget – it’s still a Temperance Inn – no bar but you can bring your own!
|St. Mark's||Cautley, Sedbergh||LA10 5LZ
|Group bookings or pre- booking essentail. Minimum stay 2 nights.|
|Brownber Hall||Newbiggin-on-Lune||CA17 4NX
|Country House with 10 bedrooms. Evening meals at nearby pub (free lift to pub for walkers travelling without car). Packed lunch available. Licenced to sell alcohol. Dogs by arrangement.|
|Tranna Hill||Newbiggin-on-Lune||CA17 4NY
|4-star Silver Award b&b on route. Happy to run walkers to local pub for evening meal if requested.|
|High Lane Farm||Newbiggin-on-Lune||CA17 4NY
|Camp site on route with shower & toilet facilities, For evening meals The Kings Head in Ravenstonedale is 2 miles away ( free transport for walkers on request ).|
|Bents Camping Barn||Bents Farm, Newbiggin-on-Lune||CA17 4NX
|Camping Barn just off route.|
A detour of about a mile takes you into the pretty village of Ravenstonedale which has two pubs, b&bs and a little shop. There’s also camping nearby.
|Black Swan Hotel||Ravenstonedale||CA17 4NG
|Hotel and pub in village. Dogs by arrangement.|
|Kings Head Hotel||Ravenstonedale||CA17 4NH
|Hotel and pub in village. Recently refurbished.|
|B&B in village.|
|Low Greenside Campsite||Low Greenside Farm, Ravenstonedale||CA17 4LU
|Campsite just outside Ravenstonedale.|
After the isolated splendour of Sunbiggin Tarn is reached, a vast and unexpected expanse of limestone pavement is suddenly revealed at Great Asby Scar. Finally, after a lovely beckside ramble through the lush Eden Valley, the red sandstone of Appleby Castle comes into view.
Six and a half miles from Newbiggin-on-Lune is Great Asby. It’s a pleasant place to take a break and you can pick up a guide to the village in the church. The village pub is The Three Greyhounds. They do bar meals but check their website for opening times as they don’t always open at lunchtime in the winter.
Three and a half miles from Great Asby the route crosses a road by the New Inn at Hoff, which we're very happy to say has recently been refurbished and is open all day from Wednesday to Sunday.
|Wild Rose Park||Ormside||CA16 6EJ
|Campsite 1 mile off route from Rutter Mill. Dogs by arrangement.|
At last. Appleby is the end of the route. You might want to make your way straight to the station to head home on the Settle – Carlisle line. Otherwise take some time to explore Appleby. The little town has a charming old fashioned friendly feel to it and there are plenty of places to stay and to eat except in early June when the Horse Fair comes to town.
|Appleby Manor Hotel||Roman Road, Appleby||CA16 6JB
|Country house hotel.|
|Royal Oak Inn||Bongate, Appleby||CA16 6UN
|Inn on edge of town. Dogs by arrangement.|
|Court Field Hotel||Appleby||CA16 6UP
|Country house hotel on edge of town.|
|Tufton Arms Hotel||Market Square, Appleby||CA16 6XA
|3 star luxury, family run hotel with restaurant in town centre. Online booking discounts and special offers.|
|Midland Hotel||Clifford Street, Appleby||CA16 6TS
|Pub next to railway station, with en-suite rooms.|
|Bongate House||Bongate, Appleby||CA16 6UE
|Large B&B in centre of town.|
|The Hollies||Roman Road, Appleby||CA16 6JH
|Homely 4* B&B blending Victorian elegance with modern facilities and 'green' credentials. 1/4 mile north of Appleby Station. 2 en-suite double/twin rooms, one dog per room. Show your certificate for a 10% discount.|