The Dales Way is a long distance footpath of about 80 miles (128 km) situated in the north of England and running from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere.
By following as far as possible riverside paths, it offers a scenically attractive route from urban West Yorkshire to the Lake District, which any reasonably fit family can undertake in a week's holiday. Although not always well served by public transport the Way, by following natural and sometimes ancient lines of communication, passes through many villages, and so accommodation is not a problem, although it is advisable to book in advance.
The Dales Way Association was established in 1991 to help support, maintain and promote the Dales Way Long Distance path.
Our Annual General Meeting, postponed from Saturday April 1st 2023, has now been rescheduled for Friday 6th October 2023, starting at 12 noon and finishing at 14.30 p.m.
The meeting will be held at The Red Lion, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale, LS29 7BT.
Burley in Wharfedale is well served by buses and trains on the Leeds/Ilkley and Bradford/Ilkley lines.
The agenda and associated papers will be issued at the meeting. A light buffet of sandwiches and chips will be provided.
We apologies to all members for any inconvenience this postponement may have caused, but it is due to circumstances beyond our control.
Minutes of the 2022 AGM can be found in the members section of the website.
Saturday October 7: Walk Barden Tower to Grassington - Meet at Ilkley bus station for the 1010 Dalesbus 74.
Join us the day after the AGM for six especially lovely miles of the Dales Way from Barden to Grassington. Travel there the green way using the popular Dalesbus 74 which leaves York Railway Station at 0835, Harrogate Bus Station 0925, Otley Bus Station 0950, Ilkley at 1015 to arrive at Barden Tower at 1038.
Return from Grassington at 1700, but option to end the walk (3 miles) at Burnsall with buses back at 1500 and 1711. Single fare on the bus £2 each way; senior pass holders travel free.
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We are also NOT accepting new membership applications at this time, until various logistical problems have been sorted.
Existing members will be unaffected.
Once again, we apologise for any inconvenience this causes.