The Dales Way, Day 1: Ilkley to Grassington (16 miles)

Life has randomly brought me to Ilkley a number of unconnected times with unconnected people. It is now a place that is very familiar to me; an old spa town full of Victorian stone houses, bedecked with great baskets and bushes of flowers that compete aggressively each year for coveted In Bloom trophies. Its high … Continue reading The Dales Way, Day 1: Ilkley to Grassington (16 miles)

Dales Way: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List

The Dales Way starts at the Old Bridge in Ilkley and wanders eighty miles to Lake Windermere through the captivating and scenic Yorkshire Dales and ending in the Lake District. It is a valley walk, and the sights and sounds of rivers and waterways are a consistent companion - navigating the walker in the right … Continue reading Dales Way: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List