A 90 mile walk across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales
A Dales High Way Walk: a 90 mile walk across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales

A Dales High Way


Tourist Information 

Welcome to Yorkshire

Yorkshire Dales National Park

GoLakes - Cumbria & the Lake District


Visit Eden

Natural England


I Know Yorkshire - accommodation in Yorkshire


Public Transport

The Settle – Carlisle line

Train timetables and fares - National rail journey planner

Dalesbus - Buses in the Yorkshire Dales, including the very useful S1 Western Dalesbus on a Saturday, connecting Dent station to Dent and Sedbergh

Trainline - Independent train and coach journey planner


Baggage Couriers & Walking Holidays

Brigantes - Dales based baggage couriers and specialist holiday service for A Dales High Way, including accommodation booking, baggage transfers, guidebooks etc.

Sherpa Van  - Baggage couriers and accommodation booking services for A Dales High Way

Contours Walking Holidays - Self-guided walking holiday organisers for A Dales High Way, including accommodation booking, baggage transfers and guidebooks

Where2walk - a Dales-based specialist walking holiday service (and popular walking website) for long distance trails, including A Dales High Way. Advice on alternative itineraries to suit your ability, accommodation booking, baggage transfers, guidebooks etc.

Mickledore - specialises in self-guided walking holidays and cycling trips in the UK for the independent traveller. Plenty of Dales High Way options.

Northern Guiding - Guided walking holiday service, with accommodation booking, baggage transfers and qualified walk guide.

HF Holidays - Guided walking holiday service, with country house full-board accommodation, daily walk transport and experienced walk guides.



The weather in the Yorkshire Dales is pretty unpredictable - an overview of the average weather can be found here

Met Office Mountain forecast for Yorkshire Dales - hazards forecast for the fells, updated twice daily

Weather information from Accuweather

My Local Weather provides up-to-date detailed records from weather stations along the way

BBC Forecasts for Saltaire; Ilkley; Skipton; Settle; Dent; Sedbergh; Ravenstonedale and Appleby-in-Westmorland

View the weather on the Ingleborough Webcam



If you or others suffer an injury or get into difficulty whilst walking the fells, call 999 and ask for the POLICE, then ask for MOUNTAIN RESCUE:

The Cave Rescue Organisation, The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team & the Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team cover the Yorkshire Dales and Upper Eden Valley



The Ramblers’ Association nationally,  and the West Riding Area of the RA

Ordnance Survey Maps

The Walking Englishman - Celebrates walking in Britain

Long Distance Walkers Association - The LDWA is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas. By joining the LDWA, you will meet other like-minded long distance walkers and gain access to information on walking events and long distance walking routes all over the UK

Wainwright Society - Information about the Coast to Coast walk and all things AW

The Dales Way Association - Information about the Dales Way walk

National Trails - Information about National Trails including The Pennine Way

WalkingForum - Discussion about all things walking

Walking Pages - Walking Books

Friends of the Three Peaks - Help support and maintain the Three Peaks

FoSCL guided walks - free guided walks from the Settle-Carlisle line organised by the Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line, mainly Wednesdays and Saturdays

Friends of DalesRail - run free guided walks for the public from the Settle-Carlisle railway line and other local railway lines, mostly weekends

ride2stride - the Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival

Baildon Walkers are Welcome - at the start of A Dales High Way

Other long distance walks in the Dales area include The Coast to Coast Walk, The Mid Pennine Way, The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, The Six Peaks Trail, The Herriot Way, the Six Dales Trail, and the Howgills & Limestone Trail.

Grough Magazine - online walking and outdoor magazine from Gough Ltd.

Walks Around Britian - online video walks and podcasts site.

Where2Walk - Where2walk presents the best walks in the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, the North York Moors and the best places to stay to fully appreciate them.

Happy Hiker - links to walker friendly accommodation providers, free & simple to follow walks, including GPS downloads and basic advice on a variety of walking issues.



Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society - includes sections on Family History, Industrial, Medieval, Prehistoric and Roman Antiquities.

Englands Rock Art - Detailed archaeological record of Rock Art investigations in Northumberland and West Yorkshire.

Watershed Landscape Resources - a host of archaeological, geological and other resources from the South Pennine uplands area at the start of the walk

The Prehistory Guys - Podcasts and films about Prehistoric Britain and Ireland. Fascinating.

North East Wildlife - a resource of wildlife images

The RSBP hosts audio recordings of bird calls

The Field Studies Council produce useful guides on wildflowers, birds, trees, rocks etc. as well as running courses

Yorkshire Dales Community Archive - a collection of photos, memories, stories and historical information of relevance to the Yorkshire Dales area

Visorando Walking Route Planner - a really useful interactive walking trail planner; add routes to OS maps, calculates distance, ascent, profiles etc, prints and saves

Bing Maps - switch easily between OS, road, aerial and streetside mapping.



Catch up on all the latest news from the region with The Yorkshire Post, Bradford Telegraph & Argus, The Craven Herald & The Westmorland Gazette



Youth Hostel Association

Independent Hostel Guide - bunkhouses, hostels, backpackers, camping barns and group accommodation

Dog friendly accommodation

Campsites.co.uk - camping, touring and glamping sites

The Dalesman and Cumbria magazines

Friends of the Dales (The Yorkshire Dales Society) campaigns to protect, conserve and support the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales - Links and information

Yorkshire Guide - places to visit, castles, stately homes, beauty spots, towns, villages and gardens in Yorkshire

Dales Discoveries - the Insider's Guide to the Yorkshire Dales

The Mike Harding Folk Show - the best folk music from the heart of the Dales