The popular Dales Way long-distance footpath begins in Ilkley, West Yorkshire and runs for 84 miles (135km) to end in the Lake District, in Bowness-on-Windermere. It follows riverside paths along the River Wharf towards Ribblehead and the watershed of rthern England, then meanders along the river valleys of Dentdale, the River Mint and the River Kent dropping down into the Lake District to end beside Lake Windermere. It's a relatively easy walk that takes about a week. Includes 40 large-scale maps (3 1/8 inches to 1 mile); 9 town plans and 8 overview maps. Full details of all accommodations and campsites, restaurants and pubs; plus full public transport information. Plus day-walks. 40 large-scale walking maps - at just under 1:20,000 - showing route times, places to stay, points of interest and much more 9 town plans 8 area maps and trail profiles Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety over a week or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks Practical information for all budgets - camping, bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels; Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere - where to stay, where to eat, what to see, plus detailed street plans Comprehensive public transport information - for all access points on the Dales Way. Flora and fauna - four page full color flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife Green hiking - understanding the local environment and minimizing our impact on it Includes downloadable gps waypoints
Henry Stedman is a hiker of considerable experience, having hiked in many parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. He has been writing guidebooks for more than 15 years.
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Fishing, Field Sports & Outdoor Activities
British Walking Guides
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10 black & white illustrations, 10 black & white halftones, 40 colour illustrations, 55 maps, 5 charts