Yorkshire Dales Short Walking Holiday

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The Yorkshire Dales has many areas; it can be wild and windswept or beautifully green and peaceful.
Each valley or ‘dale’ has its own distinct character, set against expansive heather moorland tops.

38 miles of rolling dales. Walking from Otley, through Pateley Bridge and onto Middleham, over three medium walking days.

Walking from the ancient market town of Otley on the river Wharfe, we make our way North and into Washburndale, whose river has been dammed to created the three reservoirs which we pass. Then climbing out of Washburndale and over and into Nidderdale and to the small market town of Pateley Bridge. From here we follow the River Nidd before once again leaving one Dale for another and enter the little-known Dale of Colsterdale. From here we walk up and over some beautiful moorland before passing the watershed and descending to Wensleydale. We pass the 12th Century Jervaulx Abbey and here we follow the River Ure upstream to the River Cover which we follow for a few miles before we ascend the brow of a hill and the impressive Middleham castle is spread out before us.

We walk through Six Dales to the East of the National park. walking through small villages and towns and staying in some great accommodation.The holiday walks from inn to inn and we move the baggage on for you.

This is one of the best places to walk in Britain, rolling dales, dry stone walls and buildings all with the glorious Yorkshire Landscapes.

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All about the Yorkshire Dales Short Walking Holiday.

A 3 night walking holiday in the glorious Yorkshire Dales. A walk through six Yorkshire dales. Walking from the historic market town of Otley, we walk through the towns of Blubberhouses, PatleyBridge and onto Middleham.

Walking 38 miles over 3 days, this is a great way to see the beautiful dales on foot. We will be walking for 5 – 8 hours each day but with plenty of stops. The paths we use are good underfoot but some are little used.

We are staying one night in an Otley Bed and Breakfast, then the next two nights in family run inns.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Free transport during the holiday. Including transport from/to Menston Railway station or Leeds/Bradford airport.

Baggage transfers

3 Nights Bed and Breakfast

Lunches in Patley Bridge and Middleham

Guided walks

Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Evening Meals and any extra drinks


  1. Day 1 Arrival Day

    We will transfer you from Menston Railway station or Leeds Bradford Airport to the first accommodation. Transfer 15 minutes.
    Meet and go through the holiday over  a drink.

  2. Day 2 Otley - Blubberhouses

    10 Miles Easy Walking. Meet at the Jubilee clock in Otley before we start the 10 mile walk to Blubberhouses. Walking out of Wharfedale and following a beautiful varied walk up the Washburndale valley. We will walk around the two reservoirs of the valley before coming into Blubberhouses.

  3. Day 3 BlubberHouses - Patley Bridge - Middlemoor

    17 Miles Medium walking Walking from Blubberhouses we walk out of Washburndale and into the beautful Nidderdale. We will stop in Pateley Bridge for lunch before carrying on this great walk to Roundhill Reservoir. Transfer to Inn for night (10mins).

  4. Day 4 Middlemoor - Middleham

    12 Miles Medium Walking Another great days walking from the reservoir up to Jervaulx Abbey for lunch before we walk our final leg into Middleham. A quick drink before we transfer back to Otley(1hr 20mins), Menston Train Station, Leeds/Bradford Airport. Or we can organise another night in Otley.

Accommodation During Walking Holiday

Dowgill House – Otley
Grade II listed Georgian townhouse  bed and breakfast in the center of historic market town of Otley.

The Hopper Lane Hotel – Blubber Houses
A beautiful privately owned, family run Hotel, Pub and Restaurant in the picturesque Washburn valleys village of Blubberhouses.

The Crown Hotel – Middlesmoor
Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire dales with breathtaking views of the Nidderdale valley. The Crown Hotel is a family run hotel, bar and restaurant.