Yorkshire Dales Hiking Weekend

by | Jun 4, 2013 | Walking Holidays | 0 comments

Organiser – Gary Box
Where – Wharfedale Lodge, Kilnsey, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 5PT
When – 16th-18th August 2013 (Fri-Sun)
Cost – £87.00 (includes 2 nights accommodation and guided walks)


The Yorkshire Dales area offers the keen walker some amazing routes and views. For this weekend I’ve tried to combine the best highlights of the area for those of you keen on photography or video. Our accommodation is Wharfedale Lodge, a step up in quality from the usual hostel or bunkhouse. It sleeps 18 in 9 twin rooms and has two lounges. The quality of the finish in all rooms including kitchen, showers etc will make this a very comfortable place for us to stay. It’s about a 5 hour drive from London.

On Saturday our walk will start from the accommodation door. It’s a route for those that like long walks and great views. Total distance is 31km (19 miles). Initially we follow the River Skirfare to Arncliffe before heading South West to Malham Tarn. The Pennine Way will then lead us to Malham Cove with dramatic views that have been a favourite with the group over the years. We then go through Malham itself and then make our way to Janet’s Foss waterfall and then Gordale Scar, another amazing view that you will want to capture. The route back to the accommodation is then via Mastiles Lane. On Saturday evening we can drive to a local pub or cook at the lodge if people prefer.

On Sunday we will leave our accommodation and drive just outside the National Park to Brimham Rocks about 50 minutes away (19.5 miles away). Our 15km (9 miles) walk will follow the Nidderdale Way to Glasshouses before visiting the beautiful Guisecliff Tarn in the woods. The route back is via Summerbridge. Once back at Brimham Rocks we will have time walk around the rock formations and take photos before leaving for the drive back to London. You can expect to be back in the capital about 8:00pm.

What to bring

  • Hiking clothes and boots
  • Sleeping bag
  • Food for breakfast and packed lunch
  • Towel & Toiletries


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