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 £430 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

“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
“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
“Excellent holiday but weather could have been slightly better. Not a bad meal all week.”
Mrs Pitt, UK
“Excellent walking route and efficient baggage transfer.”
Mr Knapman, UK
“Overall, very good standard of accommodation and good walking instructions. Maps and walking books excellent. Overall, holiday very good indeed.”
Mrs Matts, 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
“Great and varied scenery helped by excellent weather.”
Dr Latham, UK
“Fine walking and excellent accommodation. Enjoyable. Always been reliable.”
Mr Andrews, 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
"Crags between Malham and Settle" by Robert Johnson (2022)
"Peace between Ribblehead and Dent" by Robert Johnson (2022)
"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)