Week long parking at Saltaire
From: Tony G (Friends)
19 Aug 2018
Following the inquiry sent by Alan C. (see below) abut parking
his car for a week in Saltaire, he later emailed us to tell us
he'd found a way to use the small local car park at the junction
of Caroline St. and Victoria Road, right in the centre of
Saltaire. He told us:
"I contacted Bradford Met District Council and they issued me
with a parking permit (£15.00 Mon thru Fri, no charge on a Sunday)
to display in my car in the Caroline Street car park which is 20m
from Victoria Hall and a 15 min walk from Shipley railway
We were unaware of this facility, so we contacted Bradford
Council for information. Stephen Hook, Parking Services
Supervisor, told us:
"There are two options for a week long parking at this
particular car park.
A waiver permit can be issued for
Monday to Saturday (£3.00 per day), the car park is free on a
Sunday. Please telephone 01274 434300.
payment can be made by telephone, the instructions for this
procedure are on the side of the pay and display machine."
So there you have it. Many thanks to Alan for sorting that out.
We've had a number of enquiries on similar lines, so this will
prove very useful. It should be born in mind, though, that this is
an unsecured car park, so obvious security precautions should be
UPDATE Aug 2020: This Info is now out of
date. Please see Forum item of Aug 2020 for latest information on
The Dales High Way walk 25th June to 2nd July 2018
From: Alan C
12 July 2018
Can you help? We are embarking on the DHW this Sunday from
Saltaire so looking for somewhere safe to park the car for 6 days as
close as possible to the start/Shipley station. We will be returning
on the train from Appleby to Shipley on the train on Friday.
Chris replies: There's no long term
parking I know of in Saltaire or Shipley and Saltaire village is
residents only. Shipley railway station has a car park but I
don't know if you could leave a car all week. You could try
yourparkingspace.co.uk . If you are staying the
night before you start walking you could try and make a deal with
the accommodation provider. Settle offers week long tickets in
Greenfoot Car Park if you were able to drive to Settle then catch
the train to the start.
I hope you have a great walk.
The Dales High Way walk 25th June to 2nd July 2018
From: Terry Yarrow
5 July 2018
I am 70 this year and I have just returned from a week
backpacking an 'embellished' version of The Dales High Way in the
hottest weather we have had for many years! Not a drop of rain,
and dry paths all the way :) ! I decided to go because walking
friends had told me that it was one of the best walks they had
done - I definitely wouldn't disagree!
Just wanted to say that it was an amazing walk, with awesome
scenery and spectacular, breathtaking views, as well as some
really lovely villages and hamlets. With most long distance
footpaths, there are usually parts that are not so good but with
this walk, I don't think there was a bad part anywhere and I
enjoyed all of it. If I was nitpicking, I'd say that short parts
of the last day were a bit overgrown but that wasn't a problem
apart from the fact that I was wearing shorts. I used the small
guidebook which proved to be very good for 99% of the route - I
just needed to refer to my OS Map Ap on a handful of occasions to
check/correct my position where paths were a bit vague.
My 'embellishments' were to adapt the route so that I could
climb Hope Hill, climb Pen Y Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside
(the last mentioned I climbed on the day there were a thousand
people going up), visit Hull Pot, explore Gordale Scar, take in
Malham village, walk via the Ribblehead viaduct, climb Arant Haw,
and sometimes an extra mile or two to reach a campsite. This
meant that my total distance walked came to 120 miles in 7 days.
Oh, and I made sure I had enough time at the start and finish to
explore Saltaire and Appleby! Naturally, the train ride back was
a big bonus too :) !
I confess that although I am a 'purist' backpacker, with the
extreme heat (combined with dodgy knees), I did resort to using
Sherpa for a couple of the days and the service they provided was
excellent. This was particularly necessary on the Ingleborough
day as I don't think my knees would have taken the steep descent
into Chapel Le Dale with a 35lb pack up!
The campsites along the way were all good and I met some
lovely people on the way - lots of walkers and runners as well as
locals who were always helpful.
Thanks for putting the walk together, it was most enjoyable,
even though challenging, especially in the unusually hot
I have a blog and I have already posted an initial entry on
there regarding the walk. I will be putting up some full blog
posts detailing my experiences as soon as I have processed the
pictures (I am a photographer as well as a blogger). My blog can
be found at https://thedorsetrambler.com.
Thanks again for an amazing walk! With my best wishes
Terry Yarrow (AKA The Dorset Rambler - not the walking
organisation, that's my blog name :) )
Our walk on the Dales High Way
From: Laraine and Andrew
21 Aug 2017
We have just finished our very enjoyable walk on the DHW.
We took 6 days. 3 days using the train from our house in
Settle and the final 3 days from Ribblehead to Appleby,
backpacking camping at Sedbergh and Ravenstonedale. Got to
Appleby just in time to get enjoy a celebratory pint at the
Midland hotel before catching our train back to Settle.
Thanks for a great walk.
From: David Hall
15 July 2017
Hi I have posted a message on the face book page.
I am looking for a camp site near or on the route at Sedburgh.
I have been on the tourist information web site and
Howgills Bunk Barn charges £20 per night for a back pack tent
Can you post this on the blog
Dales High Way Walk - April 2017
From: David Chippendale
9 May 2017
I walked the Dales High Way between 21st and 27th April this
year. What a superb route, full of interest and contrast.
I enjoyed every section of it.
The path through Trench Wood and Shipley Glen at the start was
a delightful surprise, I loved the way the path gave you great
views from high above the towns of Ilkley, Skipton, Settle and
Appleby before dropping down to them, and enjoyed the contrast
between the high moors, the valleys, the limestone scenery, the
ruggedness of Ingleborough and the softness of the Howgills.
A real highlight was seeing Ingleborough covered in snow –
fortunately the day after I'd gone over it.
My only disappointment was not being able to get the train
back down to Saltaire due to the Northern train strike, however,
I'm planning to head back to Appleby after walking the Dales Way
later this month to complete the experience.
My only suggestion for improvement would be to have some sort
of plaque or marker to denote the official start and end of the
trail. Keep up the good work.
Dales High Way - April 2017
From: Maurice Walker
10 Apr 2017
Just completed The Dales Highway on Saturday 8th April 2017. A
great walk. The weather has been perfect, with some great views
and met some great people along the way. I have a nice
certificate from the tourist information centre. Really helpful
people. The deputy mayor ran me into Penrith as northern train
strike. Many thanks to all. Had a great pint to celebrate at the
301 miles pub on Carlisle Station.
News from the Sedbergh Area Walking and Cycling Group
From: Robert Powell
Date: 22 Feb 2017
As you probably know, the Sedbergh Area Walking and Cycling Group had
its AGM some days ago. We didn’t have a huge turnout, but we did get some
useful business sorted out. Amongst other things we are having some guided
walks, thanks to a kind offer from Keith Birbeck, who has just moved into
the area with his wife Joanna. Please see details below, which will also
appear in the March edition of Lookaround. I have also attached a poster
for anyone with anywhere to put it.
Guided Walk Details
The Sedbergh Area Walking and Cycling Group is planning a short series
of walks in the Howgills and Dales area, the primary aim of which is to
gauge if there is sufficient interest amongst local people to develop and
support an ongoing programme of regular walks in the future. These will
be of between 8 and 10 miles in length, and centred around Sedbergh. All
the walks listed below will begin and end at the Information and Book
Centre at 72 Main Street and they will start at 10am.
· Sat 18 March –
Sedbergh Low Level – 8 mile walk along River Rawthay and Dales Way.
Generally easy walking on good tracks and minor roads.
· Wed 05 April –
Howgills Hike – 9 mile walk around Calders and Bram Rigg. Good fell tracks
over open exposed terrain with 500M of ascent.
· Sat 15 April –
Dentdale – 10 mile walk along Dentdale via the Dales Way and the Dales
Highway. Good paths and tracks with 150M of ascent.
· Wed 03 May – Howgills
Hike – 9 mile walk around Knott, Calders and Arrant Haw. Good fell tracks
over open exposed terrain with 500M of ascent.
More information about these walks is available on the Sedbergh Gateway
www.sedberghgateway.org.uk/guidedwalks and from the walk leader,
Keith Birbeck, via
email@example.com or 015396 20941. Any comments or suggestions
concerning this walking initiative would be most welcome.
From: Tony Woodhouse
Date: 16 Oct 2016
We walked the DHW south to north over eight days at the beginning of
October 2016. It is a wonderful trail, thanks to everyone who has
helped to create it, prepare the guide books and maintain it, and for the
welcome at the Appleby TIC.
We were already acquainted with the steep descent from Ingleborough, so
with heavy backpacks we had decided in advance that whatever the weather
we would take the alternative route via Selside. This is a lovely
route in its own right and not in any way a poor relation to walking up
and over Ingleborough, it just needs care and concentration with map
The wind on the Howgills at the Calf was too strong to make the long
ridge walk to Bowderdale a particularly pleasant prospect, so we dropped
down to the alternative route along Bowderdale Beck – again, a lovely
alternative in its own right.
On reaching Bowderdale, by way of variety we left the DHW and walked
directly east to our accommodation in Ravenstonesdale using a route
described by the Howgills and Limestone Trail. However, it would
have been just as easy – if less interesting - to follow the DHW to
Newbiggin and walk across to Ravenstonedale from there, thanks to a
splendid separate pedestrian/cycle path alongside the busy A685 section.
Highlights? Too many to mention.
From: David Wright
Date: 30 Aug 2016
Walking yesterday (29th August) on the Dales Highway, my wife and I
were enjoying a fine, scenic walk in the sunshine. However, after leaving
Flasby village and heading south towards Sharp Haw, we encountered severe
problems at the end of the path from the village where the bridleway
crosses a track (appx Lon, Lat: -2.074302, 54.003754). There are 2 gates
on the bridleway in front of the track, neither of which can be opened,
and we had to climb one of them. This is totally unacceptable - a
bridleway should be useable by horse riders, but they would have been
prevented from continuing beyond this point because of the blocked gates.
Crossing the track we were then confronted by a heavy metal double gate
which was very difficult to open, and close - surely not in the best
interests of the farmer, especially as there was a very long train of
cattle walking past. Going on from there, there are no waymarks, the
correct route is not clear, and it is very boggy in places, with open
dykes having broken banks cross cutting the path, making progress both
difficult and dangerous. There was also a large bull in the next field but
one which we had to cross. The bull was placid, but there was no warning
sign which would have been advisable. Section 59 of the Wildlife &
Countryside Act 1981 bans the keeping of bulls in fields crossed by a
right of way, unless they are under the age of 10 months or not of a
recognised dairy breed, provided they're accompanied by cows or heifers
(young female cows). Recognised dairy breeds are Ayrshire, British
Friesian, British Holstein, Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey, Jersey and Kerry,
but I do not know which breed this bull was.
The blue-topped posts which mark the route help, but there aren't many
and can be difficult to spot - e.g. one was lying in the bracken.
Progressing past Sharp Haw, the bridleway forks - one path going to the
top of Sharp Haw, the other heading SE, but again, no signage. The Dales
Highway forum web page reveals that some of the problems I am reporting
were also in existence in Autumn 2015 - it seems not much has been done
since. I have reported this to Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Something very special
From: Mark Farrar
Date: 17 Aug 2016
For our first holiday for 24 years without children we decided to walk
the DHW, (24th July-1st August). It was wonderful!
Being born and bred in Eccleshill in Bradford, living in Otley for my
teenage years, this is a part of the world (up to Settle) I know very
well. However, having lived in Norfolk for 30 years I had forgotten how
beautiful it is.
Apart from around the honeypots of Malham and Ilkley we saw hardly
anyone all day on our walks. Great stuff! We only met one other person
doing the DHW itself, a woman from London, who told us you had kindly met
her in Saltaire railway station at the start of her walk. Sadly, she gave
up after a couple of days. I am not surprised as she was carrying
everything. We could not have managed that.
Your guide books were excellent, we hardly ever needed our OS maps, let
alone a compass. Thank you. You should be very proud of what you have
It is something very special. But please do not let it become too
From: Janet and Derek
Date: 12 Apr 2016
We have just finished walking the Dales High Way. It was a brilliant
route and the guide book was excellent, probably the most accurate we have
used in many decades of walking. Also, it was a good idea to have a guide
book and a separate, larger, companion book. (I do wish other guide book
writers would take up this idea!)
Dales High Way Badge
From: Brian Foster
Date: 8 Jan 2016
I’ve done quite a few nation trails; my first was the Cumbria Way many
years ago. This was followed by the Coast to Coast which I finished on my
60th Birthday. More recently and locally I’ve done the Peddars Way &
Norfolk Coast Path followed by the Rutland Round. In October 2015 I did
the Herriot Way and, as I was born and brought up in Harrogate, I just had
to do the Dales High Way which took me through some of my favourite
walking areas in God’s own county.
Whilst I got my completion certificate for the Dales High Way from the
TIC in Appleby and signed the C2C finishers book in the Bay Hotel; I felt
that I needed a more longer lasting and permanent memento to mark the
completion of these trails. I’m sure that there are some providers of
merchandise for a few of these trails but rather than trawling the
internet, I thought that I’d try the DIY approach which would at least
ensure that I got what I wanted at a sensible price. My first thought was
some form of embroidered badge that I could sew onto my rucksack but since
I’m not very good with a needle and thread, I thought that a metal pin
badge might be an easier option. A quick search on the internet brought up
At that time, I only had a picture of the waymarker for the Rutland
Round so thought that I’d get a couple of badges made up; one for me and
one for the friend who did the walk with me and provided the second car,
making this walk possible. I was so pleased with the badges that
Createabadge produced that my thoughts then turned to getting a few more
made to mark the trails that I’d walked over the years. I downloaded a
waymarker image for the C2C and then asked Chris if she would allow me to
use her waymarker for the Dales High Way. She very readily agreed and sent
me an image that I could use. In return, I promised to send her a sample
badge. I think that the results are quite impressive as you can see for
yourself from the following picture.
For anyone that might be interested in doing something similar for
themselves, I can thoroughly recommend Creatabadge who made these up for
me within a few days of submitting my order. The 55mm badges cost me £1
each with a postal charge of £3.99. This is a standard charge irrespective
of the number of badges ordered. My goal now is to find suitable images
for the other trails that I’ve done and to then complete my set of badges.
Our Dales High Way Walk
From: M and M Waterworth
Date: 9 Oct 2015
8 days 24 Sept - 1 Oct 2015
Day 1 Saltaire to Ilkley
8.5 miles Riverside Hotel
Day 2 Ilkley to Skipton
11.5 miles Napiers Restaurant with Rooms
Day 3 Skipton to Malham
13.5 miles Youth Hostel Malham
Day 4 Malham to Stainforth
11 miles Craven Heifer
Day 5 Stainforth to Ribblehead
12 miles Station Inn
Day 6 Ribblehead to Sedbergh
13.5 miles Daleslea B&B
Day 7 Sedbergh to Newbiggin
11 miles Tranna Hill B&B
Day 8 Newbiggin to Appleby
13 miles Bongate House B&B
What a superb and varied walk! Each day was different - variety of
walking and scenery within each day made for a very interesting 8 days.
A few of the ascents a bit challenging (for us Seniors) but we just took
Discovering The Howgill Fells and the stunning views from our highest
point, The Calf. We were lucky in having clear sunny weather and
could see the outline of the Lake District hills in one direction and the
Pennines in another - couldn't quite see Morecambe Bay though!
The limestone pavement and scars around Malham and then again between
Stainforth and Ribblehead.
Route Guide Comments:
An excellent Route Guide. We had had enough time to study it before
the walk and make plans for which routes to take, where there were
alternatives. The detailed directions were very helpful, alongside
our OS maps. The updates from the website are also useful
supplements. The following comments from our experience might be
Map 7. Descending from Sharp Haw to Flasby, the correct route isn't
clear, is very boggy in places, the bracken was high (as mentioned in the
Guide) - the blue-topped posts mentioned in the Updates do help, but there
aren't many and you don't always spot them, eg one had been uprooted.
Map 24. Item 3 - the gate is no longer waymarked. Items 4 and
5 - some of these gates have been blocked from being opened, so it's
necessary to climb over them.
Although the route has some Dales High Way waymarkers, these are
intermittent, so don't rely solely on these for navigation!
A Dales High Way Pub Crawl
From: Vinny Whalley
Date: 20 Sept 2015
Finished my pub crawl on the 18 September.
I called it a pub crawl because I usually stay in a pub or go to a pub
for an evening meal.
I was looking for a medium range walk to do, as I had already walked
the Pennine Way in April this year.
A Dales High Way looked very interesting. I had six day to do it in, so
getting to the start early was important to me and I had to start on a
Sunday. The first train from were I live, wasn't till 9 AM arrived in
Saltaire about noon and to cover the 18 miles to Skipton wasn't going to
happen starting that late.
I tried to find some where to park my car and found Just Park. For
£37 for 6 days parking in someones drive. Grosvenor Road just half a mile
from Saltaire station. Excellent, I could now come back down on the train
and see were I had walk from the train before picking my car up.
A Dales High Way is and excellent walk, I would recommend it to anyone.
For me its good medium range walk, just like doing half of the Coast to
Coast or part of the Pennine Way.
Remember you don't have to stick to the route, as the website says you
can put the Yorkshire Three Peaks in too, like I did.
I alway buy a guide book but never take it with me as they are too big
and heavy and I use Harvey map but there isn't one for this walk, I got
myself the maps I needed and used the guide book. What an excellent guide
book it is, I never needed to refer to my maps at all (but still glad I
had them with me just in case) I would say its the best guide book I have
had. All the other information you need is on the website, Like
Thank you Tony and Chris for such a good guide book and most of all for
an amazing walk.
A Wonderful Walk
From: Maria Marcon
Date: 13 Sept 2015
My friends and I completed the walk last week in glorious
weather. Spectacular isolation was to be found in the Howgills. The
limestone pavement in Malhamdale made a great picnic table. Unfortunately
we too had a few issues with cows especially those with calves as our dogs
use us for shelter which is not helpful. Sadly we did not realise there
was a vistors' book in Appleby. A great time was had by all and the guide
had an alternative use as in the picture.
Many thanks, Maria.
From: Ken & Lynn Coulson
Date: 22 Aug 2015
We completed the Dales Highway last week. What a stunning walk it is.
Day after day the country opened up new vistas. We travelled through this
beautiful Dales landscape loving the transformation from Gritstone to
Limestone and finally the beautiful deep red soil of the Eden. What a
sublime walk this is; walking doesn't get much better than this. Thank
you, we loved every mile of it.
From: Ian Antill
Date: 15 Aug 2015
Two years later than planned, after two knee operations, Margaret and I
finally completed the Dales Highway on July 29th. Glorious walk !
Mostly good weather over the 8 days we took.
Only met people on the same mission as us on the last day, and guess
what - they hailed from a village only 2 miles away from us.
Bull Hotel, Sedbergh
From: Barbara Taylor
Date: 21 Jun 2015
Just finishing the Dales Highway which has been very enjoyable but
rather wet, windy and misty.
At Sedbergh we stayed at the Bull Hotel, the first room had no TV, the
second room no mirror so on complaining to the manager we found out that
North Country Inns had not renewed their lease on the Bull Hotel and that
the company who owned the hotel had been unable to find another company to
take it on.
A manager from another North Country Inn had been put in temporarily
for four weeks (we stayed on June 20th) in order to give the owners extra
time to lease it out.
The food was good, the hotel sad.
I worry about bookings made from the end of July onwards.
From: Julian Flewitt
Date: 1 Jun 2015
I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time
undertaking the DHW last week. 5 chaps and 2 dogs had good weather (bar
the last few hours) and great views all the way.
The guides and signposting were good and little time was lost on the
wrong routes. We were all surprised how few people were out generally and
specifically on the DHW. There is still much to do in terms of 'spreading
We filled in the visitors book in Appleby and had a warm reception from
the Tourist Information ladies. We were surprised that so few people had
filled in the visitors book since 2013 and that there was no DHW
merchandise. Someone is missing a trick!
Please feel free to post this message generally on your website. I have
undertaken quite a few long distance walks, I have to say the DHW was
rewarding, varied and great in terms of length and challenge. I would not
hesitate to recommend it to any doubters!
Well done to all the organisers and keep up the good work! With thanks
- Julian Flewitt.
Setting off next Saturday
From: Kate Gilbert
Date: 17 Apr 2015
With my walking buddy Diane Welch I am setting off on the Dales High
Way six-day challenge next Saturday, 25 April. We are both well into our
60s, and though we are pretty fit, we know it's going to be tough at times
as well as exciting and spectacular.
I was ill for several years with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), a
serious inflammatory disease, and could hardly walk to the end of the
road. I'm taking this opportunity to show people with PMR that there is
hope, that they can recover and get back to health and fitness. And at the
same time I'm raising money for the charity to support sufferers,
We'll let you know how we get on! Thanks for all the work you have done
to promote the route and encourage people like us to take it on,
Regards Kate Gilbert
Start and finish
From: Alby Williams
Date: 25 Feb 2015
Hi, I will be doing the Dales Highway in May, is there an official
start and finish to the walk. I've found 2 different starts, the canal but
where on the canal, and the 4 lions at the victoria hotel. As regards the
finish is it Appleby castle.
Chris replies: The official start is by the lions
outside Victoria Hall in Saltaire, and the official finish is at the
bottom of Boroughgate, Appleby, by the Moot Hall. Don't forget to nip
inside and pick up your certificate! Enjoy the walk.
Superb DHW route and extension
From: Anne and Ian Brown
Date: 12 Aug 2014
Thanks to Tony and Chris for an excellent pair of guides. It is a
really good idea to separate the route finding information (which is very
clear on the maps) from the background information (which really adds to
We enjoyed the Dales High Way immensely and were surprised that so few
people seemed to be walking it. Routes like the Cumbria Way are heavily
marketted abroad and attract many foreign visitors, but in our opinion the
Dales High Way is more attractive, and more easy to follow.
We extended the route by taking an extra day in Settle to climb
Pen-y-ghent and visit Hull Pot. At the end, we continued past Appleby to
Dufton - a very attractive village beneath the Pennines.
We thoroughly recommend both the Route Guide and the Companion book.
Cows on the Dales Higway
From: Liz Madge
Date: 25 June 2014
We finished part of the Dales Highway from Chapel le Dale to Appleby
last week. We had excellent weather and we enjoyed it. However, there
were lots of cows in the final section. There were bulls in one field and
also mother and calves. The poor condition of the ground makes it
difficult to get away from them if need be. I would recommend taking the
road route between Great Asby and Appleby.
We're loving our Dales High Way walk
Date: 16 June 2014
I'm really enjoying walking A Dales High Way with the AS Coaches
Walking Group from Nidderdale. Led by Amanda Burton and using her coach
for transport, we are walking a section on alternate Saturdays. Here we
are arriving at Stainforth after a wonderful walk over from Malham.
Re: Walking the route on Saturday 17th May
From: Lee Senior
Date: 24 May 2014
Here as promised is a brief rundown on how I went on the walk.
Started 17th May and walked from Saltaire to Skipton
18th May - Skipton to Settle
19th May - Settle to Ribblehead
20th May - Ribblehead to Sedbergh
21st May - Sedbergh to Appleby
Managed to do the 90 miles in five walking days and all the route in
glorious sunshine, with not a spot of rain all the way.
I got back home to West Yorkshire via the last train from Appleby on
the Wednesday eve (18.56) having walked the 23 miles from Sedbergh - This
is probably two days walking in one day! I left Joss Lane, Sedbergh
at 08.31 and arrived in Appleby at 18.05 and my feet were on fire when I
arrived at the end!!
I must say since I've got home - it has rained every day! I've been
The route is fantastic and a credit to you both. It is well put
together and it can't have been a quick process to research it all? The
scenery is glorious though and although I knew bits of it from day walks
there were many new areas too.
I think the Turner Lane, Addingham diversion is better than the
original (I've done that before and knew it was wet on the Millennium
Incidentally, I've kept my timings for this route. If you would
like them - you can certainly have them. I realise 18 miles per day
average is going it some and I don't normally flog my feet to death in
this fashion! That's one thing about being on your own - it allows you to
set your own pace.
I definitely enjoyed the route (my 9th LDP) and I will recommend it.
Many thanks again
Dales Highway - May 2014
From: Aaron Barnes
Date: 18 May 2014
Finished the Dales Highway on Friday in glorious weather.
Started in Saltaire on the 8th May and have thoroughly enjoyed this
wonderful route, even if I haven't enjoyed some of the not so wonderful
May weather, especially when I was (mostly) staying in a tent!
Surprisingly, not too many grot spots and a nice varied walk - the
route has been so well thought out.
Look out for the blog which I will hopefully get up over the next few
A bit of good news as well, the pub "New Inn" at Hoff has reopened (Wed
14th May). Although it's close to Appleby it was a very pleasant (and much
needed) surprise to find it open.
A special mention to a few places, Conder Farm Campsite in Dent, and
Low Greenside Campsite in Ravenstonedale for their wonderful locations,
and the Howgills Bunk Barn. Quite simply one of the finest bunk houses I
have ever stayed in.
Thanks again for a wonderful walk.
Walking the route on Saturday 17th May
From: Lee Senior
Date: 4 May 2014
I'm walking the whole 90 miles Dales Highway route starting from
Saltaire on Sat 17th May, going as far as Skipton on Day one.
Sunday will be the first train to Skipton then walking to Settle.
Monday - Settle to Ribblehead
Tuesday - Ribblehead to Sedbergh
Wednesday - Sedbergh to either Ravenstonedale or Appleby (depending on
(Thursday can be used to finish if Weds finishes at Ravenstonedale)
I've been let down by someone who was going to accompany me. So I will
be on my own apart from on the Saturday.
If anyone fancies joining me for the whole route, or part of the route,
you are more than welcome. There is of course the option of a pint or two
at the end of each day!!
I live in West Yorks and will be using the train for the first four
days and to return back from Appleby at the end.
My email address is:
Many thanks for reading
Muddy fields above Skipton
Date: 5 March 2014
Just walked the section above Skipton today, enjoying the start of
Spring. The fields are still quite muddy though, particularly just beyond
the golf course, where the farmer has been busy removing an old wall and
fence to replace it with a new fence, in the process making a bit of a
mess of the footpath, which runs alongside the fence (see picture below).
I would advise anyone setting out on this section in the near future to
make use of the alternative route through Skipton
Woods and then alongside the Grassington road to the Craven Heifer
pub. The latter is not as interesting, but the going underfoot is good.
The first bit through Skipton Woods is lovely, especially at this time of
year (see photo below).