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Dales High Way

Dales High Way

A walk through the Yorkshire Dales from the village of Saltaire to the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

4 to 10 nights
49-90 miles
Moderate to Demanding / Strenuous

From £410 per person

About the trail

Enjoy a walking holiday along the Dales High Way, following ancient drovers' ways, packhorse tracks and green lanes through the Yorkshire Dales and taking in some of the most beautiful scenery the region has to offer. The trail traverses rolling dales, quiet moors, secluded valleys and mighty peaks, the latter offering breath-taking views over the surrounding countryside.

Not only does this walk showcase the wonderful geology of the Yorkshire Dales, including limestone crags and cascading waterfalls, but it also boasts plenty of interesting history to uncover, with landmarks of note including Neolithic stone carvings, Skipton Castle and the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Customer reviews from the Dales High Way

“Fine walking and excellent accommodation. Enjoyable. Always been reliable.”
Mr Andrews, UK
“Very well organised, thank you, right down to the weather! We loved the curlews and lapwings over Ilkley Moor and Addingham High Moor; doing the three peaks over 24 hours was a satisfying challenge; and the traverse of the Howgills was magical. It was all good.”
Mr Killingley, UK
“Excellent holiday but weather could have been slightly better. Not a bad meal all week.”
Mrs Pitt, UK
“Overall, this was an excellent walk, well organised by Contours, luggage transfers went smoothly and accommodation was generally of a high standard.”
Mr Cribb, UK
“Thank you very much, as always, a really well organised holiday. The accommodation was all of a very high standard. We look forward to booking our next holiday with you.”
Mr Hunt, UK
“Great walk. Good quality accommodation all near to walk.”
Mrs Basford, UK
“Really rewarding route. Lucky to have fine (if cold) weather throughout. Physically challenging at times which added to the feeling of satisfaction on completion.”
Mr Hopper, UK
“Very well organised and a lovely walk. I enjoyed all the days in their own way, but the 3rd day over Ingleborough was particularly enjoyable.”
Dr Hutt, UK
“We were blessed with great weather, guide book excellent, high standard of B&B's, easy to find and all in all, fabulous week. Too difficult to pick the best bits .. all different and all superb!!”
Mr Needham, UK
"View from Malham Cove" by Gary Gimbel (2018)
"Limestone Pavement" by Gary Gimbel (2017)
"Stone Circle on Ilkley Moor" by Gary Gimbel (2017)
"Howgills" by Gary Gimbel (2017)
"View of Pen-y-Ghent from Ingleborough" by Gary Gimbel (2017)
"Howgills North" by Gary Gimbel (2017)