Friday, 21 February 2014

Back to the Dales Way

This morning I am heading back to Buckden in Upper Wharfedale to resume my walk along the Dales Way, which I started back in December.  Today I'm planning on walking from Buckden over to The Station Inn at Ribblehead (22km), tomorrow I'll then walk down Dentdale to Sedbergh (26km) and then on Sunday I'll walk to Burneside (26km) to catch a train back home.  I'll be returning at a later date to walk the final 15km to Windermere.

The following Social Hiking map shows my planned route (in pink), which should get overlaid with my progress (in orange) assuming that that I have signal and/or my SPOT works properly!  Once I've finished walking, I'll be uploading blog posts for each day at some point in the next few weeks.

See map on Social Hiking site or full size in a new window


  1. Well, how did you get on? Come on, we're all waiting....

    FYI Burneside has a lovely little campsite listed in the Backpackers Club Farm Pitch Directory. We used it a few years ago when we backpacked the route.


    1. Well the first day went pretty much as planned. Then on Saturday morning the weather was reasonable so I nipped up a hill on the way over to Dentdale, followed later that day by a walk along flooded lanes between Dent and Sedbergh.

      Sunday however was very wet and windy, which confirmed my suspicions that my waterproofs are now quite old and in need of replacement! Therefore to get home quicker I opted to walk directly to Oxenholme for the train rather than Burneside.