Southern Yorkshire Dales Guided Walking Tour 2021

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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : Year round (except November and December)
Start: Newfield Hall Country House Hotel, Southern Yorkshire Dales, England
End: Newfield Hall Country House Hotel, Southern Yorkshire Dales, England
Southern Yorkshire Dales Guided Walking Tour: 7 nights based at Newfield Hall, Malhamdale, North Yorkshire

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book.

Renowned for its warm welcomes and wonderful walks, the Yorkshire Dales will charm you with its choice of landscapes. The huge rock amphitheatre of Malham Cove – once a waterfall to rival Niagara Falls – and the scenic cascades of Gordale Scar, are a snapshot of the wealth of natural wonders nearby. Whether you’re seeking solitude and wilderness or the charm of cobbled streets in quaint villages, the quiet homely beauty of the Yorkshire Dales will have you hooked.

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Head out on guided walks to discover the varied landscape of the Southern Yorkshire Dales on foot
  • Enjoy magnificent views from impressive summits
  • Admire green valleys and waterfalls on riverside strolls 
  • Marvel at the wild landscape of unbroken heather moorland and limestone pavement
  • Explore quaint villages and experience the warm Yorkshire hospitality at its best 
  • Let our experienced leader bring classic routes and offbeat areas to life
  • A relaxed pace of discovery in a sociable group keen to get some fresh air in one of England’s most beautiful walking areas

Pick Up Location & TIme

Newfield Hall, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4AA (Google Map)
4:00pm – You’re welcome to check into the country house hotel from 4pm onwards.

Drop off Location & Time

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way onward.

Price Includes

  • High quality en-suite upgraded accommodation at Newfield Hall
  • Excellent food in our country house, full board (B,L,D daily)
  • The services of our knowledgeable leader, ensuring you get the most from your holiday
  • 5 days guided walking + 1 free day
  • Choice of up to three guided walks each walking day
  • Transport to and from the walks
  • Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point

Meals

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 7 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The most convenient train station is at Skipton. Gargrave station is closer, but there is no taxi service from this station.)
  • Admissions (please allow approx. £10 per day for entrances)
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect
Southern Yorkshire Dales Guided Walking Tour Walking Grade: 2, 3 & 4.

Enjoy a full day’s walking with fellow guests and leave all the planning and navigation to us; it’s what we do best. Nobody knows the UK’s best places to walk like us. Our knowledgeable leaders make sure you’re never short of the inside story on local features, viewpoints and places of interest.

  • Unpack once
  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
  • Knowledgeable leader
  • Choice of up to 3 walks per walking day with required transport

On our Guided Walking holidays, we believe that choice is key. Our walks descriptions will help you choose according to your interests and fitness. The walks are grouped together with care by local experts to give the best experience. 

Walking Grades Explained:

  • Grades 1 & 2 – Leisurely walking grades
  • Grades 3 & 4 – Moderate walking grades
  • Grades 5 & 6 – Challenging walking grades
What to Bring

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner
Version 1 Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (D)

Day 2Through Ribblesdale to Settle

Option 1 – Ribblesdale
Distance: 7 miles (11.5km)
Ascent: 800 feet (240m)
In Summary: Explore the attractive village of Langcliffe before heading north to Catrigg Force and the villlage of Stainforth. We shall visit the Hoffman lime kiln and follow the River Ribble past Stainforth Force to Settle.
Highlight: Settle is a picturesque market town, first chartered in 1249 and famous for the Settle-Carlisle railway.

Option 2 – Above Settle
Distance: 9 miles (14km)
Ascent: 1,200 feet (380m)
In Summary: A circular walk from Settle visits the Hoffman lime kiln near Stainforth. We then ascend to Catrigg Force and walk across the higher moorland fells, before returning to Settle.
Highlight: Catrigg Force waterfall is a real hidden gem, situated in a deep wooded ravine.

Option 3 – Ribblesdale Circuit
Distance: 11½ miles (19km)
Total ascent: 2,000 feet (600m)
In Summary: A longer circuit of Ribblesdale from Settle. We first explore the west side of the valley as we cross the hills to the hamlet of Feizor. We return via the Hoffman lime kilns and Catrigg Force.
Highlight: Enjoy views of Ingleborough as we explore this quintessential Dales’ landscape.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 3Malham Cove

Option 1 – Around Malham
Distance: 7 miles (11.5km)
Ascent: 1,000 feet (320m)
In Summary: We ascend gradually up to Malham Tarn and return to Malham via the impressive Gordale Scar and beautiful Janet’s Foss waterfall.
Highlight: The huge natural ampitheatre of Malham Cove is always an impressive sight.

Option 2 – Moor above Malham
Distance: 10 miles (16km)
Total ascent: 1,850 feet (560m)
In Summary: Walk via Janet’s Foss waterfall to view Gordale Scar before heading onto the moor. We walk as far as the shores of Malham Tarn before descending via the Cove and complete our circular walk in Malham village.
Highlight: Step onto the limestone pavement atop Malham Cove and soak up the panoramic view ahead over Malhamdale.

Option 3 – Gordale & Malham Tarn
Distance: 12½ miles (20.5km)
Ascent: 1,900 feet (600m)
In Summary: After passing Janet’s Foss waterfall, we visit Gordale Scar before heading up on to Malham Moor with views of limestone pavements. We continue past Great Close Scar and join the Pennine Way north of Malham Tarn, returning to Malham via the Cove.
Highlight: A truly memorable day as we step onto the limestone pavement atop Malham Cove and soak up the panoramic view ahead over Malhamdale.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 4Free day

Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. A free day for you to explore the local area using the Discovery Point or relax in the Country House.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 5Airton and the River Aire

Option 1 – Kirkby Malham & the River Aire
Distance: 6½ miles (10.5km)
Ascent: 650 feet (200m)
In Summary: Our circular walk from Newfield Hall takes us to historic Airton village before continuing along the valley to Kirkby Malham. In the afternoon we’ll return along the Pennine Way beside the River Aire.
Highlight: Discover plenty of historical interest including an 18th Century watermill, the ‘Cathedral of the Dales’ at Kirkby Malham and the curious story of a watery grave!

Option 2 – Malham & River Aire
Distance: 9 miles (15km)
Total ascent: 1,050 feet (340m)
In Summary: Discover the beautiful countryside of the Aire Valley as we explore the valley visiting the villages of Airton, Malham and Kirkby Malham.
Highlight: Enjoy views of Malham Cove, and walk past Aire Head Spring where the river resurges from underground.

Option 3 – Exploring Malhamdale
Distance: 13 miles (21km)
Ascent: 1,750 feet (540m)
In Summary: A longer circuit of the valley that first ascends the moor to the superb viewpoint of Weets Top. We descend to Malham, before returning alongside the River Aire via Kirkby Malham.
Highlight: Discover more about the fascinating geology of Malhamdale as you gaze down from Weets Top over Gordale Scar and the classic limestone landscapes above Malham.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 6Wharfedale, Simon's Seat and Bolton Abbey

Option 1 – Beside the Wharfe
Distance: 7 miles (11km)
Ascent: 550 feet (180m)
In Summary: Walk along Wharfedale from Appletreewick to Bolton Abbey. Our route never strays far from the river and passes Barden Tower, the ruins of a 15th century fortified hunting lodge, and The Strid.
Highlight: Our walk ends beneath the iconic ruins of Bolton Abbey, a 12th-century Augutinian monastery.

Option 2 – Trollers Gill & River Wharfe
Distance: 10 miles (16.5km)
Ascent: 1,150 feet (360m)
In Summary: Walk to the limestone gorge of Trollers Gill then descend to the River Wharfe and follow the river past The Strid to Bolton Abbey.
Highlight: The Strid is a dramatic stretch of the river where the channel is forced into a narrow chasm. The name supposedly derives from being able to ‘stride’ across. Please don’t try this – it’s wider than it looks!

Option 3 – Simon’s Seat
Distance: 12½ miles (20.5km)
Ascent: 2,100 feet (640m)
In Summary: Walk past Trollers Gill before going on high moor to the superb viewpoint of Simon’s Seat. We cross Barden Fell and through the Valley of Desolation to follow the river to Bolton Abbey.
Highlight: The panoramic view from the top of Simon’s Seat stretches along Wharfedale – perhaps even as far as the North York Moors on a clear day.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 7Clapham, Gaping Hill and Ingleborough

Option 1 – Gaping Gill
Distance: 6 miles (9.5km)
Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)
In Summary: Today’s circular walk starts in the traditional Dales village of Clapham. Pass through the Ingleborough Estate, with an optional guided tour of Ingleborough Cave,and ascend the limestone gorge of Trow Gill to reach the huge pot hole of Gaping Gill.
Highlight: We’ll stop for an optional tour of Ingleborough Cave with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

Option 2 – Norber
Distance: 7½ miles (12km)
Ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)
In Summary: Through a boulder field of glacial erratics at Norber and onto Thwaite Scars, with views of the Crummackdale, this walk peaks at Gaping Gill. We return through the Ingleborough estate.
Highlight: Gaping Gill is awe-inspiring in its scale. This huge pot hole drops 100 metres into a cavern large enough to fit York Minster.

Option 3 – Ingleborough
Distance: 10½ miles (17.5km)
Ascent: 2,100 feet (640m)
In Summary: Walk from Clapham, over limestone pavements, to the summit of Ingleborough. Our descent route takes us via Gaping Gill to Clapham.
Highlight: The distinctive shape of Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks, dominates the landscape. There’s a great view from the top over the Yorkshire Dales towards the Lake District.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Version 2 Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (D)

Day 2The Dales Way through Wharfedale

Option 1 – Linton to Grassington
Distance: 7 miles (11km)
Ascent: 700 feet (200m)
In Summary: Enjoy great views of Wharfedale as you walk from Linton through the charming villages of Thorpe and Burnsall. We’ll then follow the Dales Way along the river, past Linton Falls to Grassington.
Highlight: Explore the unique 12th Century church in Linton and look out for Linton Falls – the largest waterfall on the River Wharfe.

Option 2 – Conistone Dib
Distance: 9½ miles (15.5km)
Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)
In Summary: A horseshoe walk around Wharfedale. We first head up the western side of the valley past the impressive limestone outcrop of Conistone Dib. After crossing the river walk through more rugged scenery with a short scramble up Cornistone Dib, then follow the Dales Way to Grassington.
Highlight: Our walk ends in the traditional Yorkshire village of Grassington with its cobbled streets, shops and tea rooms.

Option 3 – Wharfedale Escarpment
Distance: 11 miles (18km)
Total ascent: 2,000 feet (600m)
In Summary: Starting at Arncliffe in remote Littondale we’ll walk over Old Cote Moor to Starbotton in Wharfedale. Our path then follows the limestone escarpment to Kettlewell, and the Dales Way to Grassington.
Highlight: You’ll get to savour the beauty of Wharfedale on this walk through quintessential Dales countryside. Gaze down on the patchwork of fields from the escarpment above.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 3Ribblesdale and Pen-y-ghent

Option 1 – Feizor & Ribble Way
Distance: 6½ miles (10.5km)
Ascent: 750 feet (240m)
In Summary: Our route starts southwest of Pen-y-ghent and takes us over the rolling hills to the hamlet of Feizor. Later in the day we’ll follow the riverside path beside the River Ribble past the waterfalls at Stainforth to the market town of Settle.
Highlight: A day exploring the tranquil green landscapes of Ribblesdale, with views of Pen-y-ghent and the famous Settle to Carlisle railway.

Option 2 – Views of the Three Peaks
Distance: 8½ miles (13.5km)
Ascent: 950 feet (300m)
In Summary: A lovely circular walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale following the Pennine Way and Ribble Way. The day offers magnificent views of the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Three Peaks, and the unique limestone pavements of Moughton Scars.
Highlight: The scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway carves its way through the Yorkshire Dales – the 24 arch Ribblehead Viaduct is one of its best known features.

Option 3 – Pen-y-ghent
Distance: 10 miles (16km)
Total ascent: 1,850 feet (580m)
In Summary: Ascend to the summit of of Pen-y-ghent, via Churn Milk Hole. We then follow the ridge to Plover Hill, then continue along the Pennine Way to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
Highlight: The famous three peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside dominate the landscape. There’s a great views and a real sense of achievement when you reach the top.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 4Free day

Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. A free day for you to explore the local area using the Discovery Point or relax in the Country House.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 5The valley of the River Aire

Option 1 – Airton & Haw Crag
Distance: 7½ miles (12km)
Ascent: 650 feet (200m)
In Summary: Explore the rolling Dales’ countryside around Newfield Hall. Our route takes us to the village of Airton, then along an ancient lane to Bell Busk, before returning over the rocky outcrop of Haw Crag.
Highlight: An opportunity to sample the tranquil scenery of the Dales and the charming village of Airton

Option 2 – Gargrave & Pennine Way
Distance: 10½ miles (17km)
Total ascent: 1,000 feet (320m)
In Summary: Our circular walk takes us south from Newfield Hall through undulating scenery to the village of Gargrave. We’ll follow the Leeds-Liverpool canal, before returning on the Pennine Way.
Highlight: We’ll pass some grand historic buildings including Friars Head, a 17th century Elizabethan-style house, and the 16th Century Eshton Manor.

Option 3 – Weets Top
Distance: 12 miles (19km)
Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)
In Summary: Walk across undulating hills to Winterburn Reservoir then on to Weets Top, with its extensive views of Malham’s classic limestone scenery. We descend to Hanlith Bridge and return along the Pennine Way beside the river Aire.
Highlight: Winterburn Reservoir was built to supply water to the canal. Its now a good spot to see a range of birdlife.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 6Upper Wharfedale and Kettlewell

Option 1 – Upper Wharfedale and Kettlewell
Distance: 7½ miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 700 feet (220m)
In Summary: Follow the River Wharfe upstream to Hubberholme and its ancient church. We then follow the Dales Way along the valley to Kettlewell, walking beside the River Wharfe for much of our journey.
Highlight: Go mouse hunting at Hubbberholme church! There’s at least 20 wooden carvings to find on the 16th Century furniture.

Option 2 – Views along Wharfedale
Distance: 8½ miles (14km)
Total ascent: 1,400 feet (440m)
In Summary: Walk around the head of Wharfedale passing Buckden Rake, Cray Gill and Hubberholme church. We then head south along the valley to Kettlewell, following an elevated path with extensive views down the dale.
Highlight: Discover delightful Upper Wharfedale – a landscape of unspoilt pastures and timeless villages.

Option 3 – Buckden Pike
Distance: 11 miles (17.5km)
Total ascent: 1,900 feet (580m)
In Summary: Walk around the head of Wharfedale, then ascend onto the moors above to the summit of Buckden Pike. Having descended we’ll follow the Dales Way alongside the River Wharfe for the last couple of miles to Kettlewell.
Highlight: The views from the top are breathtaking the panorama stretches from Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent to the west to the Cleveland hills in the east.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 7Around Malham

Option 1 – Malham Cove Highlights
Distance: 7 miles (11.5km)
Total ascent: 1,250 feet (380m)
In Summary: See the key sights of Malham including Janet’s Foss waterfall and Gordale Scar. We ascend gradually up the Watlowes dry river valley and return to Malham via the Cove.
Highlight: Explore the geological wonders of Malhamdale and its textbook collection of limestone pavements, dry valleys and sinkholes.

Option 2 – Malham Tarn
Distance: 9½ miles (15.5km)
Total ascent: 1,500 feet (480m)
In Summary: Walk via Janet’s Foss waterfall to view Gordale Scar before heading onto Malham Moor. We reach a high point at Nappa Cross and complete our circular in Malham village.
Highlight: The huge natural ampitheatre of Malham Cove is always an impressive sight. Discover the river emerging from the base of the cliff, and watch rock climbers scaling the sheer face.

Option 3 – Gordale & Nappa Cross
Distance: 12½ miles (20km)
Total ascent: 2,300 feet (700m)
In Summary: After visiting Janet’s Fosses and Gordale Scar, we ascend to the shores of Malham Tarn before travelling west for fine views from Nappa Cross and then descend into Malham via Watlowes and Malham Cove.
Highlight: A truly memorable day as we step onto the limestone pavement atop Malham Cove and soak up the panoramic view ahead over Malhamdale.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Version 3 Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (D)

Day 2Upper Wharfedale and Kettlewell

Option 1 – Upper Wharfedale
Distance: 7½ miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 700 feet (220m)
In Summary: Follow the River Wharfe upstream to Hubberholme and its ancient church. We then follow the Dales Way along the valley to Kettlewell, walking beside the River Wharfe for much of our journey.
Highlight: Go mouse hunting at Hubbberholme church! There’s at least 20 wooden carvings to find on the 16th Century furniture.

Option 2 – Views along Wharfedale
Distance: 8½ miles (14km)
Ascent: 1,400 feet (440m)
In Summary: Walk around the head of Wharfedale passing Buckden Rake, Cray Gill and Hubberholme church. We then head south along the valley to Kettlewell, following an elevated path with extensive views down the dale.
Highlight: Discover delightful Upper Wharfedale – a landscape of unspoilt pastures and timeless villages.

Option 3 – Buckden Pike
Distance: 10 miles (16km)
Ascent: 1,800 feet (540m)
In Summary: Walk around the head of Wharfedale, then ascend onto the moors above to the summit of Buckden Pike. Having descended we’ll follow the Dales Way alongside the River Wharfe for the last couple of miles to Kettlewell.
Highlight: The views from the top are breathtaking the panorama stretches from Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent to the west to the Cleveland hills in the east.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 3Malham Moor, Tarn & Cove

Option 1 – Malham Cove
Distance: 6 miles (9.5km)
Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)
In Summary: Visit Janet’s Foss waterfall the impressive Gordale Scar before heading along a section of the Dales High Way to the impressive Malham Cove and the Watlowes dry river valley. We descend back into Malham where there will be time for a drink in one of the pubs or cafes.
Highlight: Explore the geological wonders of Malhamdale and its textbook collection of limestone pavements, dry valleys and sinkholes.

Option 2 – Exploring Malham
Distance: 10 miles (15.5km)
Ascent: 1,550 feet (480m)
In Summary: Our morning walk takes us to Janet’s Foss and Gordale Scar, we then head up onto the Moor to view beautiful Malham Tarn before descending via Watlowes and the famous Cove.
Highlight: The huge natural ampitheatre of Malham Cove is always an impressive sight. Discover the river emerging from the base of the cliff, and watch rock climbers scaling the sheer face.

Option 3 – Limestone above Malham
Distance: 10½ miles (17km)
Ascent: 2,100 feet (640m)
In Summary: Walk via Janet’s Foss waterfall and then ascend up onto Malham Moor. We skirt Malham Tarn before gradually ascending to our high point of the day, Nappa Cross. Descending via the limestone tops of Malham Cove we reach the village of Malham where we end our walk.
Highlight: Step onto the limestone pavement atop Malham Cove and soak up the panoramic view ahead over Malhamdale.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 4Free day

Our Discovery Points help you make the most out of your free day. There’s plenty of maps and a selection of the best local walking routes, as well as weather forecasts and public transport options – plus details about other places to visit. A free day for you to explore the local area using the Discovery Point or relax in the Country House.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 5Airton & the River Aire

Option 1 – Beside the River Aire
Distance: 6 miles (10km)
Ascent: 600 feet (180m)
In Summary: Our circular walk from Newfield Hall takes us to historic Airton village before continuing along the valley to Kirkby Malham. We will return along the Pennine Way beside the River Aire.
Highlight: Discover plenty of historical interest including an 18th Century watermill, the ‘Cathedral of the Dales’ at Kirkby Malham and the curious story of a watery grave!

Option 2 – Exploring Malhamdale
Distance: 9 miles (15km)
Ascent: 1,100 feet (330m)
In Summary: Discover the beautiful countryside of the Aire Valley as we explore the valley visiting the villages of Airton, Malham and Kirkby Malham.
Highlight: Enjoy views of Malham Cove, and walk past Aire Head Spring where the river resurges from underground.

Option 3 – Weets Top
Distance: 11½ miles (18.5km)
Ascent: 1,200 feet (360m)
In Summary: We leave Newfield Hall and follow Foss Gill, before heading across Calton Moor to reach the superb viewpoint of Weets Top. We descend to Malham, before returning alongside the River Aire via Kirkby Malham.
Highlight: Discover more about the fascinating geology of Malhamdale as you gaze down from Weets Top over Gordale Scar and the classic limestone landscapes above Malham.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 6The Dales Way through Wharfedale

Option 1 – Linton to Grassington
Distance: 5½ miles (8.5km)
Ascent: 600 feet (180m)
In Summary: Walk from the pretty village of Linton through the tranquil countryside of Wharfedale to the village of Hebden. We then continue along the Dales Way, past Linton Falls to picturesque Grassington.
Highlight: There is ample time to explore the cobbled streets, shops and tea rooms of Grassington; a traditional Yorkshire village.

Option 2 – Villages of Wharfedale
Distance: 7 miles (11km)
Ascent: 700 feet (220m)
In Summary: Enjoy great views of Wharfedale as you walk from Linton through the charming villages of Thorpe and Burnsall. We then take the Dales Way before continuing our walk past Linton Falls to Grassington.
Highlight: Explore the unique 12th Century church in Linton and look out for Linton Falls – the largest waterfall on the River Wharfe.

Option 3 – Wharfedale and the Dales Way
Distance: 9½ miles (15.5km)
Ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)
In Summary: A wonderful horseshoe walk around Wharfedale. We first head up the western side of the valley past the impressive limestone outcrop of Conistone Dib. After crossing the river walk through more rugged scenery with a short scramble up Cornistone Dib, then follow the Dales Way to Grassington.
Highlight: Our walk ends in the traditional Yorkshire village of Grassington with its cobbled streets, shops and tea rooms.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 7Clapham, Gaping Gill and Ingleborough

Option 1 – Gaping Gill
Distance: 6 miles (9.5km)
Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)
In Summary: Today’s circular walk starts in the traditional Dales village of Clapham. Pass through the Ingleborough Estate, with an optional guided tour of Ingleborough Cave,and ascend the limestone gorge of Trow Gill to reach the huge pot hole of Gaping Gill.
Highlight: We’ll stop for an optional tour of Ingleborough Cave with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

Option 2 – Norber
Distance: 7½ miles (12km)
Ascent: 600 feet (200m)
In Summary: Through a boulder field of glacial erratics at Norber and onto Thwaite Scars, with views of the Crummackdale, this walk peaks at Gaping Gill. We return through the Ingleborough estate.
Highlight: Gaping Gill is awe-inspiring in its scale. This huge pot hole drops 100 metres into a cavern large enough to fit York Minster.

Option 3 – Ingleborough
Distance: 10½ (17.5km)
Ascent: 2,100 feet (640m)
In Summary: Walk from Clapham, over limestone pavements, to the summit of Ingleborough. Our descent route takes us via Gaping Gill to Clapham.
Highlight: The distinctive shape of Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks, dominates the landscape. There’s a great view from the top over the Yorkshire Dales towards the Lake District.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 8Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Dates and Prices
Version 1
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2021: March 26 $2,000 $2,280
2021: April 9, 23 $2,000 $2,280
2021: May 14, 21 $2,170 $2,450
2021: June 4, 18 $2,170 $2,450
2021: July 16 $2,170 $2,450
2021: September 10, 24 $2,170 $2,450
2021: November 26 $1,840 $2,120
2021: December 3, 10 $1,840 $2,120
Version 2
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2021: April 2, 16 $2,000 $2,280
2021: June 11 $2,170 $2,450
2021: July 9 $2,170 $2,450
2021: August 13 $2,170 $2,450
2021: September 3, 17 $2,170 $2,450
Version 3
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2021: March 12 $1,840 $2,120

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on single/twin/double occupancy.

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates are in $ CAD. Rates include room upgrade (better) and membership fees. 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline. We can assist in your travel to/from the Country House.

This tour is also available in 3, 4 or 5 night duration. 

This holiday includes active sightseeing and you should expect to spend lots of time on your feet.

While every effort will be made to adhere to the described itinerary, we may occasionally vary the sequence shown here or substitute an alternative route to suit local conditions or for other operational reasons, potentially at short notice. Sometimes things happen beyond our control – the weather, traffic jams or changes at the places we visit. If we need to adjust your holiday programme, for whatever reason, your leader will help smooth the way.

Travel Details:
Address is: Newfield Hall, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4AA

By Train:
The most convenient train station is at Skipton. Gargrave station is closer, but there is no taxi service from this station.

By Taxi:
The 8½ mile journey from Skipton to Newfield Hall can be made by taxi. You can pre-book a taxi from our recommended taxi company, Station Taxis. As a gide price, it cost £14 per 4-seat taxi in 2019. 8-seat taxis are also available at a higher rate. Please pre-book your taxi at least 7 days in advance by contacting:

Station Taxis*
Tel: +44 (0) 1756 700777
Email: [email protected]
The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Newfield Hall Manager.
*Station Taxis is not owned or managed by us.

By Car:
From the south, follow the A65 from Skipton to Gargrave. Leave the A65 by Eshton Road, signposted to Malham and pass Eshton Hall on the right. Newfield Hall is approx 2½ miles further on, on the right and before the village of Airton. Look out for our sign.

From the north, exit the M6 at junction 36 and take the A65 towards Skipton. In Coniston Cold village take a sharp left into a narrow road between houses, signposted to St Peters Church and Bell Busk and Malham. Pass under a railway viaduct, then after a mile bear right over a small bridge. After a further mile turn right at the junction, cross the narrow bridge then shortly after turn left through the gateway onto the drive of Newfield Hall. Look out for our sign.

There is free parking with the grounds of Newfield Hall.

Hotel Description
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Newfield Hall

Situated close to Malham in South Yorkshire’s portion of the famous Dales, Newfield Hall offers country-pile atmosphere amid beautiful rural surroundings. A grand country house, this stately, storied property retains many of its original nineteenth century features, from the grand entrance to the sweeping staircase inside. The Hall has 48 bedrooms, as well as two cosy lounges and an elegant bar, providing guests with a laid-back and unstuffy retreat with a generous sprinkling of style. The Dales and countryside on the doorstep are a rambler’s paradise, with easy access to Malham Cove and its deeply indented limestone pavement, Gordale Scar and Pen y Ghent as well as the pretty villages of Grassington and Kettlewell.

Address: Newfield Hall, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4AA

Room Amenities: Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the tastefully converted Courtyard rooms, which have been reimagined as pretty bedrooms, where pops of mustard contrast with the blue and teal furnishings. With 48 bright and well-appointed rooms, Newfield Hall is one of our largest properties and there’s a range of Good, Better and Best rooms to choose from: we love rooms 3 and 6, both of which are large corner rooms containing original features, with large bay windows overlooking the gardens and beyond the pristine farmland, hills, and yes, dales, of this picturesque pocket of Yorkshire: make use of the telescope trained through the window of Room 6 to scour the countryside for trails to explore.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, walled garden, putting green, heated indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring, return to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Once settled, stroll the large gardens and gaze out over the Yorkshire Dales, or try your hand on the putting green. Slip in to the heated indoor swimming pool to soak while still being able to look out over the gardens. Make use of the activity room or simply retreat to one of the lounges: grab a book and curl up in the stylish Ingleborough Lounge or pull up a chair and challenge someone to cards and board games in the smart Pen-y-Ghent Lounge. Stop in the Heritage Room for inspiration at our helpful Discovery Point and look out for our founder T A Leonard’s boots, long since retired and sat on the mantlepiece. Pop in to the stylish bar before dinner for a pint of excellent local ale or a favourite gin, pausing to admire the maps set into the bar itself, and retire there later to strike up conversation with other guests and swap stories of your adventures in the Dales.

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