The Swale Way
The 80 mile, 6 day, Swale Way follows the length of the River Swale in North Yorkshire from its confluence with the River Ure near Boroughbridge to its source at the head of Swaledale, where Birkdale Beck and Great Sleddale Beck meet, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is a walk of contrasts – along the way it passes through the historic market towns of Boroughbridge, Thirsk and Richmond with their numerous tourist attractions; it passes famous battle sites and historic parkland; through lush meadows and dramatic gorges and travels the length of Swaledale, considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the Yorkshire Dales
You can buy the guide book from here: The Swale Way
The Tributaries Walk
As its name suggests, the 95 mile, 7 day, Tributaries Walk is focussed on the rivers, becks and gills that flow through the valleys of the Yorkshire Dales. Beginning in Ingleton, the trail explores beautiful valleys and the high heather-clad moors that separate them. Visiting as many ‘dales’ as possible, the route meanders; picking out waterfalls, hidden caves, rocky escarpments and old packhorse bridges. The guide book encourages interaction and includes a quiz to help walkers get the most out of their visit, with a final map challenge to test the grey matter.
You can buy the guide book from here: The Tributaries Walk
The Yoredale Way
The 73 mile, 6 day, Yoredale Way follows the length of the River Ure in North Yorkshire from its source on the high fells in the Yorkshire Dales National Park above Kirkby Stephen, to Boroughbridge. For the majority of the Way, we are never far from the Ure as it winds though woodland and beside wide pastures, quaint villages and the parks of stately homes, and the splendour of Wensleydale. An option is provided to climb out of the valley to the site of the old signal beacon on Penhill, and look down onto the twisting Ure below. The walk can be combined with the Swale Way to make a fantastic 12 day circular walk.
You can buy the guide book from here: The Yoredale Way