Yorkshire Dales self guided walking holiday, England

“Base yourself in Grassington and enjoy a perfectly balanced mix of self guided walks through the varied landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales.”


Self guided walking | Wharfedale | Star Botton to Grassington | Grassington to Bolton Abbey | Grass Wood | Linton Falls, Linton Village, Thorpe & Hebden | Dales Way | Conistone | Hebden Gill & Yarnbury | marked-up maps, detailed route notes, commentaries and nature guide | choice of accommodation in Grassington | full English breakfasts | optional: shorten trip to minimum two nights

Description of Yorkshire Dales self guided walking holiday, England

Our walks on this Yorkshire Dales self guided walking holiday, England, combine high moorland, limestone pastures, verdant valleys and distinctive stone-built villages with crystal clear rivers and tumbling waterfalls. These are the features which give the Yorkshire Dales National Park its unique quality. In the summer months, wildflower hay meadows are in full bloom, spring lambs frolic and birds are busy nesting, feeding and sending their broods out into the world. The Yorkshire Dales are stunning all year round, each season offering its own scenic rewards. We include the very best of the Dales Way as well as, arguably, some of the most varied and scenic walks the National Park has to offer.

This holiday is designed to suit you. Feel free to pick and choose your walks, and to stay the number of nights that best suits you, anything from two to seven. We can offer you a choice of accommodation, from an upscale, family run hotel, to a traditional coaching inn and an excellent B&B.

Stay in the beautiful village of Grassington with its cobblestone streets, traditional shops and warm Yorkshire hospitality. Enjoy spectacular, varied walks in the Yorkshire Dales, one of England's best-loved National Parks. Tuck into award winning fine dining at Grassington House or good ‘pub grub’ at old coaching inns.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Yorkshire Dales self guided walking holiday, England


Walking is the least carbon intensive way to travel and ensures that the environmental impact of our clients is kept to a minimum. Where it is necessary to travel by means other than on foot, we encourage the use of public transport; in fact we make daily use of the excellent bus service in the Yorkshire Dales. On one day if the bus is unavailable, for example on Sundays in parts of Yorkshire, we commission a local taxi company to reach the start of the walk. We aim to balance the environmental impact of travelling with the benefits that sustainable tourism brings to the local rural economy.

In our small home office we recycle paper, cardboard, ink cartridges and printed material. We purchase recycled printer cartridges, paper, envelopes, labels, pens, toilet tissue, bin liners. We turn off printers, photocopiers, computers, battery chargers and transformers at the end of each day and avoid ‘screen savers’, use energy-efficient bulbs and low-energy appliances. We cut CO2 emissions by keeping thermostats at the lowest comfortable setting. We do not use tumble dryers nor take disposable plastic bottles to the countryside, instead promoting the use of water bottles manufactured by companies like Sigg.

We send all customers a copy of our Responsible Tourism policy with tips on the best ways to implement this on their holiday. We keep our customers informed electronically via email, electronic newsletters and our website. We encourage clients to remit their payments electronically via PayPal or by bank transfer.


We accommodate our walkers in a small family-run hotel or B&B; the hotel is central to the life of the village. They employ only local people and prepare meals from local, organically grown produce as far as possible. They operate environmentally friendly policies.

We endeavour to balance the environmental impact of travelling with the benefits that sustainable tourism brings to the local economy. In choosing to lunch at local restaurants we are patronising establishments which employ staff from the local rural community.

Bringing people to a new region, arranging their accommodation and food, walking the ancient footpaths, visiting the local pubs and teaching through carefully-researched commentaries something about the area’s rich history, culture and folk law, has the effect of giving people a sense of community with the place. People often return on their own or with friends, visit the same pubs and renew their sense of being at one with the beautiful local countryside.

We recommend people visit the local museum in Grassington where they can further learn about the history, folklore and legend of the local landscapes through which they are walking. There are opportunities too to learn about local traditions; for example there are at times demonstrations of dry-stone walling, of sheep shearing as well as unique examples of the spectacular limestone scenery and deep dales cut by glaciers and rivers.

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