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The DalesWay

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Address: Trail Head, Ilkley, England
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Great sunday carvery

Very friendly staff, large selection of beers and spirits, large choice on menu, as we visited on a sunday we opted for the carvery, 3 joints ( pork ,beef , gammon) good selection... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, large selection of beers and spirits, large choice on menu, as we visited on a sunday we opted for the carvery, 3 joints ( pork ,beef , gammon) good selection of veg n potatoes, great service lovely food would highly reccomend , we shall certainly be returning , a pleaure to eat relaxed atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I walked the Dales Way solo 6 days in September of 2016. This was my second long distance walk, the first being the Cotswold Way a year previous. Overall, it was a pleasant and often beautiful walk. It starts along the banks of the River Wharfe, up through the Yorkshire dales, over some moorland, and into the Lake District. As... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

One of Britain's shorter 'long distance walks' (c.130 km). I found previous travel blogs really helpful in planning my walk, so I thought I'd return the favour by leaving mine here!! My Dales Way 'pilgrimage' was a 6-day solo camping adventure. Being only moderately fit and not having done long distance 'expeditions' for 35 years, I somewhat underestimated the challenge... More 

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cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

despite what some reviews say this isn't a really easy walk - probably nearly 90 miles including diversions to accommodation and it's not all flat (but no gruelling uphill slogs) - so it seems like an achievement to complete it. Loads of very nice scenery; a lot by the riverside but not all. Some great b7bs to stay at but... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food and great service. Bacon and cheese burger. Prawn baguette. Fish and chips. Yorkshire pudding with Ilkley bangers and mash. Seniors pie and mash.

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Bothwell, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

It is very much a traditional Pub (with accommodation also) in the heart of the town but it has a character of its own. The normal range of food is on the menu but not to be missed is the huge Yorkshire Pudding which becomes a bowl for other food. These include roasts, fish, sausage and so much else. The... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The DalesWay is a good 6 day hike with staying in B n B's and almost 80 miles. You can do in sections or as one full walk. Lots of great places to stay along the way where you can meet other walkers and meet new friends. Do your research online before heading out. Trails are for the most part... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Being one of the shorter LDPs the Dales Way is attractive to those who have never tried one before. But length isn't everything - it offers a good variety of attractive scenery, many attractive village locations and for the most part plentiful accommodation along the way. It is unusual for LDPs in that the route is designed to avoid strenuous... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend this walk. We did it over five days, it was quite tough, would recommend doing it in 7 days. Next time I'd love to do it backwards and finish in the dales rather than the lakes but that's mainly because I prefer the dales.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

A beautiful walk along rivers, across moorland, through quaint villages. Took seven days to complete. Fortunate with the weather - autumn colours magnificent. Plenty of accommodation and eating places on route . Not a strenuous walk, just a couple of uphill sections easily manageable . Took time to visit some interesting places on route such as Bolton Abbey, Dent Church.... More 

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