Worth watching out for.
 — John Cleare

Dales Way: Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere

by: Henry Stedman & Daniel McCrohan


Updated information

Thank you to those who wrote in with the following updates including: Tara and Mickledore Travel, Nicola Copeman, Iain Combe, Rick Toyer. 


Updates relating to the 1st edition

April 2022

p130 Cowgill.  Cow Dub Farm Campsite is no longer open, only the campsite at the other end of the village Ewegales Campsite is available which is approximately one mile from The Sportsman's Inn. 

July 2021

Beckfoot, Lowgill. Half Island House is now a holiday rental.  The Smithy is for 2 people and the main house is for 5 - they can be booked together for 7. It is available through: www.cottages.com


August 2019

p102 Grassington. There is no cashpoint at Barclays Bank at the bottom of Main St, due to the bank closing down.

p114 Buckden. The Buck Inn has changed its telephone number, it is now: 01756 761933.

p150 Beck Foot. Half Island House next to Lowgill Viaduct no longer exists, because the owner sold the property and the new tenants don't offer the same services as previously.  

p148 Map 27. Bridge End Farm is the same place as Lincoln's Inn Bridge Farm but on the map it looks like two separate places.

June 2019

Howgill.  Howgills Hideaway at Beck House Farm, Howgill LA8 0BT (just near Crook O Lune bridge over the River Lune), offers overnight accommodation on the farm near the Dales Way. 
Has 3 glamping pods, a bell tent and 2 static caravans. They can offer breakfast, supper & packed lunches as well as the opportunity to make a campfire & toast marshmallows!
www.howgillshideaway.co.uk. Tel 07866 448748.


p155 - Route update near Burneside to avoid dangerous road. New route via Tenement Farm. Please print the map below:


July 2017

p166 Bowness-on-Windermere.   Blenheim Lodge, B&B, Brantfell Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3AE.   0153


May 2017

p95 Burnsall. The Green B&B has closed as the owners have retired.

p99 Map 9 Grassington.
A walker said she found the route a bit tricky to follow just after Grassington so check the route carefully here.

p114 Buckden.
One walker recommended  West Winds Tearooms with Walker's Lodge, www.westwindsinyorkshire.co.uk, where they were treated with complimentary tea and cake on arrival and the owner kindly offered to drive them to the nearby pub, The George Hotel & Brasserie, for an evening meal.

p121, Map 16, Oughtershaw. Nethergill Field Centre, 
Buckden nr Skipton BD23 5JS. Recommended by walkers who found it very interesting. "We called in for a cuppa and a bit of shelter, and spent an informative tea break reading all about the wildlife, flours and fauna. Well worth calling in." www.nethergill.co.uk   Tel: 01756 761126 - 07854602060.

p132, Map 20, Blea Moor.  One walker reported it was hard to find the route on Blea Moor but the general direction was easy to follow.

p135, Map 22, around Laithbank. One walker got a bit confused and ended up descending to the road too early. 
p136, Map 23.
One walker said she would strongly recommend a detour into Dent; "a delightful place with masses of character".

Dales Way: Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere