image for Guided Walk item typeA Taste of 'A Dales Highway' at Victoria Hall -Saltaire

Guided Walk, Wed 12 Jul 2017, free entry

Guided Walk

Guided Walk


Harder. 8 miles. Linear.
Finish time around 15:00 and return by train.

Meet Chris Grogan at The Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire (BD18 3JS) to walk the first 8 miles of A Dales High Way. This is a 90 mile long distance path from Saltaire to Appleby-in-Westmoreland.

Today's Walk Leader, Chris Grogan, devised A Dales High Way with her husband Tony in 2007. Ten years on the route is now well established as a popular long distance trail. The route leaves Saltaire along the canal towpath and climbs steadily through Trench Wood to Shipley Glen before heading onto the open moors, passing the Twelve Apostles stone circle.

The moorland is exposed and can be wet underfoot and the descent into Ilkley is steep and rocky so care must be taken.There is a short section along a busy road. Bring refreshments and a packed lunch. Cafes and pubs at the end in Ilkley.

General advice for walks:
Come in strong shoes or boots and clothes appropriate to the weather.
Always carry water to drink, a snack, and any first aid supplies.
Read the information about each walk to choose the right ones for you.
Please listen carefully to any advice and information given by the walks-leader. S/he will aim to make the walk interesting and enjoyable.
Your safety is of prime importance to us, so please stay within the group (if you want to leave the walk before the end, please tell the leader).
Our walk-leaders have all undertaken training in walks-leadership. They are not required to be first aid trained and will not administer first aid.
They will carry a mobile phone to summon assistance if required.
Sorry - but we cannot accept dogs on these walks, except guide dogs.

Levels of walks on offer:
Easier - gentle, leisurely walk over generally good paths.
Medium - Some rough paths, stiles, or limited steeper ascents and a moderate pace.
Harder - A faster -paced and/ or longer walk with some rough paths and steeper ascents.

Walk Route: Harder

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 12 Jul 2017 10:00


Free entry



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Map reference: SE 139378  Lat: 53.83626 Long: -1.79025


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