The countryside changes, and as soon as a route has been
mapped and a guide produced, changes will occur. Here we will give details
of any changes along the way that have come to our attention. That may be
a new fence and stile, a changed sign, a path diversion or whatever. If
you come across any changes whilst walking A Dales High Way please email
us at the address at the foot of this page, giving as much detail as
possible and attach a photo if possible. Many thanks.
Most recent changes are shown at the top.
Route Guide (2nd Ed.): Page 28, Section 3, Map 13 "Crummack to
Simon Fell". (27/2/19)
Companion (2nd Ed.): Page
54, Section 3, Part 13, "Crummack to Simon Fell", Para 3 & 4.
After climbing steeply uphill from Crummack, on the way to
Ingleborough, as the path levels and joins with a broad green track, Long
Lane, running SW to NE, there used to be a Pennine Bridleway marker post
(SD 7679 7202). This has now gone, as has another a little further on.
|The Pennine Bridleway marker post near Long Scar.
||The PBW marker posts have now gone!
Route Guide (2nd Ed.): Page 26, Section 3, Map 11 "Settle to
Smearset Scar". (22/4/14)
A good deal of new tree planting has been undertaken along the River
Ribble on the approach to Stainforth Force. Some new fencing and gating has
been added, but the route itself remains unchanged. The planting has been
undertaken by the Ribble Trust.
See the Ribble
Trust website here.
Route Guide (1st Ed.): Page 47, Section 5, Map 22B "ALTERNATIVE route from
Gais Gill to Newbiggin-on-Lune". (6/6/12)
Companion: Page 91, Section 5, Part 22B, "Gais Gill to
Ravenstonedale and Newbiggin-on-Lune", Para 3.
A new cycle and walk way alongside the busy A685, opened in March 2012,
has made the quarter mile journey here very much easier and now provides a
pleasant one mile walk between the two villages. This is useful for those
staying in Ravenstonedale and following the main route, and those taking
the ALTERNATIVE bad weather route to the east of the Howgills.
|The new cycle and walk way alongside the busy A685
||Official opening, March 10 2012
Route Guide (1st Ed.): Page 11, Section 1, Map 2 "Weecher Reservoir to
Box 7. (1/11/11)
Companion: Page 22, Section 1, Part 2, "Weecher Reservoir to
White Wells", Para 7.
The Boardwalks across wet areas of Ilkley Moor, descending from Lanshaw
Lad to Ilkley Crags, have now been replaced by flagstones.
Flagstones replace boardwalk on Ilkley
Route Guide (1st Ed.): Page 19, Section 2, Map 7 "Sharp Haw to Moor Lane (Hetton)",
Box 2. (6/3/11)
Companion: Page 38, Section 2, Part 7, "Sharp Haw to Moor Lane
(Hetton)", Para 2.
The main Bridleway that crosses Flasby Fell has been cleared and marked
with a line of blue-topped posts, to make it easier to follow in summer,
when it is liable to become overgrown with bracken. The alternative routes
above and below remain.
Bridleway across Flasby Fell
Route Guide (1st Ed.): Page 36, Section 3, Map 17 "Wold End to Dent". (21/3/10)
Along the riverside path from Bridge End to Dent, where the route joins
the Dales Way, most of the stiles have now been replaced by
Route Guide (1st Ed.): Page 28, Section 3, Map 13 "Crummack to Simon
Fell", Box 3. (9/3/10)
The Access Column referred to, used to carry a sign forbidding vehicles
from venturing further. It is has now been removed
altogether! This is at the point where you climb up above Crummack to
reach the brow of the hill, when Ingleborough comes into full view. There
are no landmark features at this spot now, so care is needed with
Route Guide (1st Ed.): Page 26, Section 3, Map 11 "Settle to Smearset
Scar", Box 3. (19/3/09)
The sign near Stackhouse that points down the walled track to the river
weir and used to read FP to Locks has been replaced. It now reads Public
Footpath, Ribble Way, Stainforth.