The Dales Way, UK
10 days / 9 nights
Green rolling hills, cute as a button villages, and edgy arts districts
As a child I would sit expectantly in front of the TV at the end of the 7 o’clock ABC news waiting for my very favourite time of the week. At 7:30pm the merry music welcoming another episode of “All Creatures Great and Small” would commence and for the next 40 minutes I would be in heaven. Giggling along with Tristan, cross with Sigfred and his tempter and delighted by James “save the day” humble attitude.
Many years past and the series has been revamped with new actors taking the place of old without compromising one bit of the fairytale of life on the Dales as the vet in the gorgeous little town of Darrowby. The best part of this childhood share is that Darrowby is a REAL place, Grassington and it is one of the quaint little villages we will pass through on GirlsTrek’s “The Dales Way”. The Dales Way crosses two national parks and takes you from the rugged magnificence of Yorkshire all the way to the majestic finery of the Lake District.
This walk is full of diversity, beginning with lush meadowlands and black bordered moors of the Yorkshire Dales, to the luminous waters of Windermere and the splendour of the Lake District.
Arrive Manchester, accommodation boutique hotel, dinner
Art’s district tour of Manchester, city exploring, dinner
Travel to Ilkey for pre tre accommodation, explore the town of Ilkey, pub dinner
Trek 21 km Ilkley to Burnsale
Trek 24 km Burnsall to Hubberholme
Trek 27 km Hubberholme to Dent Head
Trek 25 km Dent Head to Burneside
Trek Burneside to Bowness-on-Windermere
Bowness-on-Windermere home of Beatrix Potter, return to Manchester
Final day Manchester
At a glance:
- Ex Manchester
- 10 days fully guided trek and experiences with GirlsTrek
- 3 nights boutique hotel Manchester
- 6 nights country pubs and guesthouses
- Dinners on trek including wine or beer
- 3 dinners out in Manchester
- Train and bus tickets for local travel
- Meals per itinerary
- Champagne celebration
- GirlsTrek gift
- At home training program
- Expert gear advice and great discounts
- Information get together
- Contribution to Sevenwomen.org – helping women in business and girls in education in Nepal.
Level 4 – Small Peaks. Longer kilometres for multiple days on undulating tracks
Exclusions: Return flights to Manchester, travel insurance, vaccinations, beverages, personal expenses, tips & optional activities.
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