The Dales Way Association
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Dales Way Association

Welcome to the Dales Way Association

 
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.

Photo of Dales Way: Up Wharfedale from Conistone Pie

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.

Walker on Dales Way

The Dales Way Association was established in 1991 to help support, maintain and promote the Dales Way Long Distance path.

FEATURE

Sponsor a Dales Way Fingerpost in the Lake District

Over the years, the Dales Way Association has been asked for advice by walkers as to how they can place, maybe a seat or sapling etc together with a suitable plaque along the Dales Way to mark a special event. A few have been successful, as observant walkers may have discovered, but in general, the Authorities and Councils along the way are not in favour. However, those who wish to do any of the above, could find a solution with the Lake District National Park Authority.

The Lake District National Park Authority has introduced a scheme for the public to sponsor various works they undertake, including the installation of fingerposts. Sponsors have the option of including a small plaque on the fingerpost if they wish.

Five replacement Dales Way fingerposts have now been added to their web site available for adoption. The fingerposts will have Dales Way on the blade, some with a destination and mileage.

The cost is £150 for a plain fingerpost, or £250 with a small plaque.

Select the "Engrave" button if you want to include a small plaque, maximum 20 characters!:-

Dales Way Finger Post

  • A three-blade finger post as path splits under railway bridge showing Footpath and Dales Way.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Dales Way Finger Post

  • A single-blade finger post at road side near Staveley Village showing Footpath 'Dales Way' to Burneside 3.5 miles.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Dales Way Finger Post

  • A two-blade finger post on road junction at Fell Plain 1. 'Dales Way' Staveley 1.5 miles 2. 'Dales Way' Bowness 4 miles
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Dales Way Finger Post

  • A two-way finger post showing 'Dales Way' following a Bridleway as it leaves the old walled lane and heads across fields near Borwick Fold Farm.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Dales Way Finger Post

  • A three-way finger post at the junction with the bridleway, showing Dales Way following along footpath towards Crag House Farm.
  • This is a fingerpost
  • Cost: £150 plain or £250 with plaque

Go to http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/caringfor/donate for all lakeland projects.

The Dales Way is in the Central & South Eastern Area.

April 2018

In Brief

 
 
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