Dales Way Accommodation and Other Services
RambleFest displays details of The Dales Way accommodation, camping, where to eat and drink, guidebooks and maps, and public transport. We also include an Ordnance Survey map link for each location along the route for which we have service details. Please refer to the Dales Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) for places visited along the route.
The Dales Way is a 78 mile walk between Ilkley in Yorkshire and Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria. In addition, there is a 20 mile Leeds to Ilkley link.
The Dales Way is a relatively easy walk, for the most part following rivers, and there is plenty of accommodation, pubs and other services at frequent intervals. For those thinking about doing their first long distance walk but are worried about the ongoing effect of day-on-day walking, this is the perfect path.
As can be seen from our Dales Way Mileage and Services Table (below) the route passes through many Yorkshire Dales villages, and consequently there is plenty of accommodation, pubs and other services at frequent intervals.
Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table
Please click on a location to open the page displaying Dales Way Accommodation, Camping, Pub and Restaurant information for that location.
An Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map link has been included at each location, the scale of which can be adjusted. For each service an address and contact number is given, and wherever possible that service’s proximity to the Dales Way.
NOTE: Figures after the `+’ sign indicates miles off route. Legend is at the bottom of the page.
Dales Way Main Path
|Addingham||2¼||Accommodation, Pub, Food, Bus|
|Bolton Abbey||6||Accommodation, Pub, Food,|
Steam Train, Bus
|Howgill Lodge||9¾ + ½||B&B, Camping|
Food, Pub, Bus
Pub, Food, Bus
Pub, Food, Camping Shop, Bus
Pub, Food, Bus
|Starbotton||24 + ½||Inn, Food, Bus|
|Buckden||26 + ¼||Accommodation, Pub, Food, Bus|
|Hubberholme||27¼||Accommodation, Food, Pub|
|Ribblehead||38 + 1½||Accommodation, Pub, Food, Train|
|Cowgill||42¾||Accommodation, Pub, Food, Train|
Pub, Food, Camping Shop, Bus
|Rash||50½ + ½|
|Sedbergh||52 + ¾||Accommodation, Pub, Food,|
Camping Shop, Bus
|Howgill||57||Accommodation (B&B), Bus|
|Lambrigg||61||Accommodation (B&B and S/C)|
|Burneside||66¾ + ½||Accommodation, Pub, Food,|
|Staveley||70||Hotel, B&B, Pub, Restaurant,|
Camping Shop, Rail,Bus
Leeds to Ilkley Link
|Bramhope||9½||Hotel, Pub, Restaurant|
|Otley||12½ + 1||Hotel, B&B, Camping, Pub,|
|Menston||14||B&B, Pub, Restaurant, Rail,Bus|
Dales Way Guidebooks and Maps
Notes on Dales Way Accommodation
We have listed the Dales Way accommodation for each location in our Dales Way Accommodation, Services Mileage Table (below). Simply click on a location to open the page displaying the details of accommodation, camping, pubs, restaurants and public transport available at that location, including addresses and contact info
We display a wide range of accommodation type, e.g. B&B, Guest House, Hotel, Inn, Hostel, Self catering, camping, etc., but inevitably in some locations the Dales Way accommodation is limited. Not all accommodation will offer evening meals; this needs to be ascertained with the individual landlords. B&B (Bed and Breakfast) is almost always within the same house, farm, etc. as the people who run it. Guest Houses are usually expected to be grander than B&B, but are not necessarily so. Hotels are grander still, and with the expected higher cost, although there is a range of hotel quality. Hostels offer the most basic of accomodation above Bunk-House and Camping, and are therefore among the cheapest. Quite often some cleaning is required on the part of the resident.
We have included Camping, although there are relatively few official campsites. We advise telephoning the individual sites for info on facilities. Also, it may well be worth telephoning farmhouse B&B to enquire about camping. Please refer to the Dales Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) for places visited along the route.
We are always looking to improve our information, and welcome updates and additions to our Dales Way accommodation listing.
Dales Way Restaurants and Pubs
Some ramblers will be content to stay in their B&B in the evening and relax. Others will want to explore the lovely Dales Way villages and towns and sample the pubs and restaurants. Luckily, many pubs serve good food, and at a reasonable cost. We have attempted to give as much information as possible on pubs and restaurants and their proximity to the Dales Way, especially regarding whether pubs serve real ale and/or food. Please refer to the Dales Way Accommodation, Services and Mileage Table (below) for places visited along the route, and click a location to open the page for that location, displaying details of pubs and restaurants.
Restaurants and pubs are notoriously changeable. Please let us know if our information is out of date. We especially welcome updates and additions.
Dales Way Public Transport
RambleFest displays of Dales Way public transport on the individual, relevant pages. We show details of train services at Ilkley, Burneside, Cowgill, Ribblehead, Staveley, and Windermere. Ilkley, especially, has bus services connecting to several other villages and towns along the Dales Way.
The following is an excellent link to many public transport services: www.dalesbus.org
Dales Way Website Links
`Dales Way Association was established in 1991 by a small group of individuals reflecting user group and tourism interests along the Dales Way.” For much invaluable information and up to date footpath news, visit www.dalesway.org.uk
The Walking Englishman has an excellent site giving much information on the Dales Way:
A Personal account of the Dales Way 1
A Personal account of the Dales Way 2
Dales Way Photographs Etc
We want to display as many photographs as possible of the Dales Way, and there is always room for your photographs and walk logs – just email them to us. Alternatively, if you have them online you can send us the link.
Dales Way Updates and Recommendations
RambleFest welcomes updates and recommendations. Please contact us with details. All our listings are free.