This is the 2012 edition of one of the first guidebooks to this classic walk. The Dales Way is one of Britain's favourite long-distance walks, running from Ilkley in Wharfedale, through the Yorkshire Dales National Park to a delightful conclusion on the shores of Windermere in the Lake District National Park.
At 80 miles in length and generally easy going, the Dales Way makes an ideal introduction to long-distance walking, being comfortably walkable within a week's holiday. It is well waymarked throughout and spends many miles on delectable riverbanks and passing through some archetypal Dales villages. An additional bonus is that each end of the route is accessible by rail.
After a re-survey of the entire route in Spring 2012, numerous changes and improvements have been made to this already well-used guide, which now includes a stunning collection of more than 50 full colour photographs depicting the countless memorable features and landscapes along the way. The three link routes from Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate are also described.
Concise route descriptions are complemented by a wealth of background information, with an introductory section dealing with planning the walk, including useful addresses, contacts and essential services; also an extremely useful log section.