September 2019 -
A simple guide to walking the Dales Way in day stages, using bus and train services, has just been published as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the popular long-distance walk between Ilkley and Windermere.
Colin Speakman, Chairman of the Dales Way Association and Vice Chair of Friends of DalesBus, commented: “Many walkers wanting to walk the Dales Way may not have a full week available to do the walk, but prefer to do it in day or weekend stages. Doing this the environmentally friendly way - by using local bus and train services - is an excellent way of experiencing the Dales Way and supporting local services, while reducing your carbon footprint.”
Paul Chattwood, Commercial Director of Dales & Bowland CIC, which manages the Sunday DalesBus network, added: “This handy leaflet guides walkers towards the key bus and train services they can use to enjoy a walk on the Dales Way, together with links to the latest timetable information. While many people relish the challenge of completing the whole Dales Way, there’s also a great range of opportunities to enjoy shorter sections of the walk, particularly in Wharfedale where many riverside strolls can be enjoyed.”
The simple A5 guide is can be downloaded at https://www.dalesbus.org/uploads/1/1/3/9/113919127/dalesway.pdf
Dales Way walkers catching DalesBus 874 for Ilkley, Leeds and Wakefield outside the Blue Bell Inn, Kettlewell, on the Dales Way (c) Friends of DalesBus