We collect your bags every morning and drop them at your next stop the same day
The Dalesway officially starts at Ilkley. It does, however, have links from Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate, and these open up the special challenge of walking from largest conurbation in England (the West Yorkshire cities) to largest lake (Windermere). From Ilkley however, you'll still have the satisfaction of walking the full length of Wharfedale, thought by many to be the most picturesque of the Yorkshire Dales. You'll then climb out onto the roof of England, crossing the great Pennine watershed with impressive views of the Three Peaks. Then you head for Lakeland!
On the Sherpa Van website you will find an accommodation service. Each of the main settlements along the Dales Way path is listed, with details of accommodation available there. You can make use of our booking and/or luggage service and take advantage of a range of other commercial services on offer. For assistance with your planning, look at the factsheet. The chat bulletin board is a popular resource; use it to tap the advice of experienced walkers. We review a range of the best guidebooks and maps in our Bookshop, and these are available for you to order.
Let us do all the hard work - just choose where you want to stay. We'll make all the reservations, pick up your bags every morning and drop them at your destination the same afternoon
Arrange all the accommodation yourself - just tell us where you'll be staying each night. We'll collect your bags every day and they'll be waiting for you when you arrive at your next stop
Each trail planner contains details of travel, overnight stops, points of interest, suggested routes, relative distances and the services we can provide. Trail planners cost £5, but for each planner you download, we will take £5 off the cost of your booking on that trail