With every intent of walking somewhere like Cornwall, I somehow ended up doing The Dales Way in August 2010.
From Ilkley in West Yorkshire, the Dales Way travels through the Yorkshire Dales before finishing up 84 miles later on the wonderful banks of Lake Windermere. It takes in some of England's finest scenery, and is well worth a walk.
Published 5 January 2011
In August 2010 I prepared to set off on my third long distance path of the year – the Dales Way
Published 7 January 2011
It’s day one on the Dales Way in which our walker admires a friendly church, is invited to picnic with the Quakers, toot-toots on a steam train and fights the throngs at an old abbey.
Published 10 January 2011
Day two of the Dales Way sees a church with no tower, rain and a Bods arriving far too early to be started by scarecrows.
Published 12 January 2011
Day three sees more river, even more river, heat, rain, mud and the Pennine Way. Oh some sights truly to behold.
Published 14 January 2011
Time to bid Ribblehead goodbye and head in to Cumbria in style.
Published 17 January 2011
Day five sees farms and viaducts aplenty.
Published 19 January 2011
And so the journey comes to its end, and it finishes in style.
Published 21 January 2011
You could fly all over to ‘see the world’. But you’ll be missing out.
Published 25 January 2011
Fancy a great walk across the mighty Yorkshire Dales? Of course you do. This guide will provide you with lots of helpful information to plan a trip on the Dales Way.
Published 5 February 2011
Yorkshire’s Dales and more, photographed in August 2010.
Published 17 September 2014
I went up a hill to see what I could see.
Published 1 October 2014
Hitchcock never wrote that seminal film, The Cows, but if he had, would he have set it on the Dales Way?
Published 15 October 2014
A momentous part of the Dales Way journey. That actually doesn’t really change much.D
Published 25 September 2013
Does anyone actually agree on how long the Dales Way actually is?