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8 Days / 7 Nights
Availability : February to November
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 dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

A fabulous introduction to the Southern Yorkshire Dales, this guided walking holiday is perfect for those keen to enjoy limestone scenery, geological wonders, rich wildlife, and the choice of up to three different-grade daily guided walks. Highlights include Malham Tarn, Janet’s Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Cove, and The Dry Valley of the Watlowes.

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Marvelling at some of the most impressive peaks in England
  • Discovering the varied landscape of the Southern Yorkshire Dales on foot
  • Admiring green valleys and waterfalls on riverside strolls
  • Spending time with like-minded people in the great outdoors   
  • Finding new routes and places to explore with your Leader   
  • Staying at Newfield Hall, our country house near the village of Malham

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
  • 1 tea

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, per person 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. Enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (T, D)

Day 2Airton, the River Aire and Malham

Option 1 – Kirkby Malham and River Aire

Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5km)

Ascent: 650 feet (200m)

In summaryOur 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 and River Aire

Distance: 9 miles (15km) 

Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m) 

In summary: Discover the beautiful countryside of Malhamdale as we explore the valley visiting the villages of Airton, Malham and Kirkby Malham, before returning by the Pennine Way beside the River Aire.

Highlight: Enjoy views of Malham Cove and walk past Aire Head where the river resurges from underground.

Option 3 – Exploring Malhamdale

Distance: 13 miles (21km) 

Ascent: 1,750 feet (540m) 

In summaryFrom Newfield Hall pass through the village of Calton before ascending the open moorland of Calton Moor to reach the superb viewpoint of Weets Top. We descend to Malham before exploring the western flanks of Malhamdale, including Kirkby Malham village, and returning by the River Aire.

HighlightDiscover 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 3Upper Wharfedale and Kettlewell

Option 1 – Upper Wharfedale

Distance: 7½ miles (12.5km)

Ascent: 700 feet (220m)

In summaryFollow 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: 11 miles (17.5km) 

Total ascent: 1,900 feet (580m) 

In summaryWalk 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. 

HighlightThe 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 4Free day

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. 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.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 5Wharfedale, Simon's Seat and Bolton Abbey

Option 1 – Beside the Wharfe

Distance: 7 miles (11km) 

Ascent: 550 feet (180m) 

In summaryWalk 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. 

HighlightOur walk ends beneath the iconic ruins of Bolton Abbey, a 12th-century Augustinian monastery. 

Option 2 – Trollers Gill & River Wharfe

Distance: 10 miles (16½km)

Total ascent: 1,150 feet (360m)

In summaryWalk 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 (20½km)

Total ascent: 2,100 feet (640m)

In summaryWalk 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 6Ribblesdale and Pen-y-ghent

Option 1 – Feizor & Ribble Way

Distance: 6.5 miles (10½km) 

Ascent: 750 feet (240m) 

In summaryOur route which starts southwest of Pen-y-ghent, goes over rolling hills to the hamlet of Feizor before taking a moorland path under Smearsett Scar to Little Stainforth.  Picking up Ribble Way, our riverside path passes the waterfalls of Stainforth Force and the weir opposite Langcliffe before reaching the market town of Settle.  

HighlightExploring 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 summaryA 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.  

HighlightThe 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 summaryAscend 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. 

HighlightThe famous three peaks of Pen-y-ghentIngleborough 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 7Malham Cove

Option 1 – Around Malham

Distance: 7 miles (11.5km) 

Ascent: 1,000 feet (300m)

In summary: We ascend gradually along a green lane and over open moorland up to Malham Tarn and return to Malham past Malham Cove and beautiful Janet’s Foss waterfall. 

Highlight: Looking over the limestone pavement of Malham Cove is always an impressive sight.

Option 2 – Gordale and Malham Cove

Distance: 9 miles (14.5km)

Ascent: 1,600 feet (480m) 

In summary: A classic walk from Malham that leads to the beautiful sights of Janet’s Foss and magnificent Gordale Scar before heading north over moorland, past the top of Malham Cove, to reach Malham Tarn. The return route provides stunning views of limestone countryside before descending by a green lane to reach the bottom of Malham Cove.

Highlight: The pretty woodland waterfall of Janet’s Foss, the collapsed cave system of Gordale Scar from the last Ice Age, and the serene Malham Tarn, that is surrounded by pervious limestone.

Option 3 – Malham Tarn and Pennine Way

Distance: 12 miles (20.km) 

Ascent: 1,700 feet (500m) 

In summaryAfter 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. 

HighlightA 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 2 Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. Enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (T, D)

Day 2Haw Crag and Gargrave

Option 1 – The Pennine Way

Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)

Ascent: 750 feet (220m)

In summaryThis circular walk follows the Pennine Way south to Gargrave. From here we follow an old green lane to reach Haw Crag.

Highlight: An opportunity to climb Haw Crag (677 feet), which you can see from the house.

Option 2 – Gargrave & Haw Crag

Distance: 9.5 miles (15.5km)

Ascent: 850 feet (260m)

In summary: Our circular walk takes us south of Newfield Hall through undulating scenery to the village of Gargrave. We follow the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, before returning via an old Green Lane.

Highlight: A pleasant stroll by Eshton Beck and along the canal towpath where we will see Gargrave Locks. 

Option 3 – Gargrave & Canal Locks

Distance: 13.5 miles (22km)

Ascent: 1,200 feet (380m)

In summary: We head southeast down lanes and over fields via Eshton village and the hamlet of Flasby to reach Gargrave village.  The route continues along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal as far as Newton Locks Foot, before crossing fields to pick up the Pennine Way which brings us all the way back to Newfield Hall.

Highlight: An opportunity to view a succession of locks on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and enjoy great views to the north of Gargrave.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 3Around Malham

Option 1 – Malham Highlights

Distance: 7 miles (11.5km) 

Ascent: 1,250 feet (400m) 

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: 10 miles (15.5km) 

Ascent: 1,550 feet (480m)

In summary: Walk via Janet’s Foss waterfall to view Gordale Scar before heading onto Malham Lings. We continue over the moor to Malham Tarn before returning to Malham village via the Cove. 

Highlight: The huge natural amphitheatre 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 summaryAfter 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. 

HighlightA 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

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. 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. 

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 5Through 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)

Total ascent: 1,200 feet (380m)

In summary: A circular walk from Settle, we take the Ribble Way to Stainforth Force Waterfalls before visiting the Hoffmann lime kiln from Stainforth.  A steady ascent up a stoney old lane takes us to Catrigg Force.  Our route down the eastern side of the valley leads past Winskill Stones to Jubilee Cave before descending along the Pennine Bridleway 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 then have the option to visit the Hoffman lime kilns and return via Catrigg Force. 

Highlight: Enjoy views of Ingleborough as we explore this quintessential Dales’ landscape.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 6The Dales Way through Wharfedale

Option 1 – Linton and 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 where we will see amazing views of Kilnsey Crag. After crossing the river walk through more rugged scenery with a short scramble up Conistone 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 – Rylstone Ridge

Distance: 12 miles (19km) 

Total ascent: 1,700 feet (520m) 

In summaryFrom the delightful village of Linton, we pass the villages of Cracoe and Rylstone before ascending to the Rylstone-Cracoe ridge for fine views towards Malhamdale. The descent from the ridge takes in Thorpe and Linton Falls, before completing the walk in Grassington.

HighlightA close-up view of Rylstone Cross and Cracoe Obelisk on the ridge above Newfield Hall.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 7Clapham, Gaping Gill and Ingleborough

Option 1 – Gaping Gill

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total 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 (payable locally), 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)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

In summary: Starting at Clapham, follow an ancient lane, walk through a boulder field of glacial erratic’s at Norber and take a moorland path onto Thwaite Scars, with views of the Crummack Dale.  Undulating moorland paths lead to Gaping Gill before returning to Clapham via 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: 11 miles (17½km)

Total 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 3 Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. Enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (T, D)

Day 2Malhamdale

Option 1 – Kirkby Malham and River Aire

Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5km)

Ascent: 650 feet (200m)

In summaryOur 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 Malhamdale as we explore the valley and visit the villages of Airton, Kirkby Malham and Malham, before returning by the Pennine Way beside the River Aire. 

Highlight: Enjoy views of Malham Cove and walk past Aire Head where the river resurges from underground.

Option 3 – Weets Top

Distance: 11½ miles (18.5km) 

Total ascent: 1,200 feet (350m) 

In summary: From Newfield Hall pass through the village of Calton before ascending the open moorland of Calton Moor to reach the superb viewpoint of Weets Top.  We descend to Malham before returning alongside the River Aire via the villages of Kirkby Malham and Airton.

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 3Clapham and Ingleborough

Option 1 – Gaping Gill

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total 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 (payable locally), 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)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

In summary: Starting at Clapham, follow an ancient lane, walk through a boulder field of glacial erratic’s at Norber and take a moorland path onto Thwaite Scars, with views of the Crummack Dale.  Undulating moorland paths lead to Gaping Gill before returning to Clapham via 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: 11 miles (17½km)

Total 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 4Free day

A free day for you to explore the local area or to relax in the Country House. 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. 

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 5Haw Crag and Gargrave

Option 1 – The Pennine Way

Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)

Ascent: 750 feet (220m)

In summaryThis circular walk follows the Pennine Way south to Gargrave. From here we follow an old green lane to reach Haw Crag.

Highlight: An opportunity to climb Haw Crag (677 feet), which you can see from the house.

Option 2 – Gargrave & Haw Crag

Distance: 9.5 miles (15.5km)

Ascent: 850 feet (260m)

In summary: Our circular walk takes us south of Newfield Hall through undulating scenery to the village of Gargrave. We follow the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, before returning via an old Green Lane.

Highlight: A pleasant stroll by Eshton Beck and along the canal towpath where we will see Gargrave Locks. 

Option 3 – Gargrave & Pennine Way

Distance: 12½ miles (20km)

Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m)

In summary: We head southeast down lanes and over fields via Eshton village and the hamlet of Flasby to reach the Leeds – Liverpool Canal.  The towpath leas us into Gargrave village.  There is an option (2 miles) of taking a lane west to Priest Holme Bridge to complete a loop back to Gargrave along the canal.  The return is by the Pennine Way over field paths past the rocky outcrop Haw Crag.

Highlight: A pleasant stroll through the countryside around Flasby village and along the canal towpath where we will see several Locks.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Day 6The Dales Way through Wharfedale

Option 1 – Linton to Grassington

Distance: 5.5 miles (8.5km)

Total ascent: 600 feet (180m)

In summary: After exploring the pretty village of Linton take field paths and lanes through the tranquil countryside of Wharfedale to the village of Hebden, via a suspension bridge over the River Wharfe. After lunch we follow the Dales Way on a riverside path, passing by Linton Falls before reaching the picturesque village of Grassington.

Highlight: There will be ample time to explore the cobbled streets, tearooms and shops of the traditional Yorkshire village of Grassington.

Option 2 – Linton and 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 3 – 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 where we will see amazing views of Kilnsey Crag. After crossing the river walk through more rugged scenery with a short scramble up Conistone 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 7Malham Moor, Tarn and Cove

Option 1 – Malham Highlights

Distance: 7 miles (11.5km) 

Ascent: 1,250 feet (400m) 

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: 10 miles (15.5km) 

Ascent: 1,550 feet (480m)

In summary: Walk via Janet’s Foss waterfall to view Gordale Scar before heading onto Malham Lings. We continue over the moor to Malham Tarn before returning to Malham village via the Cove. 

Highlight: The huge natural amphitheatre 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 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
2024: August 9, 23 $2,780 $3,060
2024: September 13 $2,780 $3,060
2024: October 18 $2,480 $2,760
2025: May 9 $2,930 $3,210
2025: June 6 $2,930 $3,210
2025: July 11 $2,930 $3,210
2025: September 19 $2,930 $3,210
2025: October 10 $2,630 $2,910
Version 2
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2024: August 2, 16 $2,780 $3,060
2024: September 6, 27 $2,780 $3,060
2025: April 4 $2,630 $2,910
2025: May 2 $2,630 $2,910
2025: May 16, 30 $2,930 $3,210
2025: June 20 $2,930 $3,210
2025: July 4, 18 $2,930 $3,210
2025: August 8, 22 $2,930 $3,210
2025: September 12 $2,930 $3,210
2025: October 24 $2,350 $2,630
Version 3
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2024: November 8, 22 $2,250 $2,530
2025: February 7, 21 $2,350 $2,630
2025: March 21 $2,350 $2,630
2025: November 7, 21 $2,350 $2,630

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 dhtour@dhtour.ca 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 or 4 nights 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: stationtaxis@hotmail.co.uk
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 ‘Classic’, ‘Premium’ and ‘Superior’ 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.

Premium Rooms are more spacious en-suite guest rooms. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, body lotion, shower gel), and a 32-inch TV. Extras include bathrobes, slippers, and comfortable mattresses.

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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