Start on Sunday in Grassington (Visit 3 Pubs)
Park in the National Trust Car Park (for the week - £15)
5 min walk to The Devonshire for overnight stay B&B
Pre-dinner drinks in The Black Horse Inn and The Foresters Inn, Grassington
3 Course Evening ‘Roast Dinner’ Meal at 19.30 (Beef, lamb, Pork or Chicken) - INCLUDED
Early Breakfast in the Devonshire (Big bags transported to the next destination)
Walk – Grassington to Hubberholme - 14.5 miles (Visiting 4 Pubs on route)
Stay at the George Inn at Hubberholme B&B
2 Course Evening Meal at 19.30 INCLUDED (Pie Night)
Early Breakfast in the George (Big bags transported)
Walk from Hubberholme to Askrigg – 12.5 miles (Visiting 5 Pubs on route)
Stay at the Kings Arms at Askrigg B&B only
(Evening Meal in the Bar – not included)
Later Breakfast in the Kings Arms (Big bags transported)
Walk from Askrigg to Reeth – 13 miles (Visiting 4 Pubs on route)
Stay at the Burgoyne Hotel B&B
2 Course Evening Meal - Fine Dining Menu with Chef’s Amuse Bouche – ALL INCLUDED
Breakfast at the Burgoyne Hotel (Big bags transported)
Walk from Reeth to Aysgarth – 11 miles (Visiting 4 Pubs on route)
Stay at the Aysgarth Falls Hotel B&B only
(Evening Meal in the Restaurant – not included)
Breakfast at the Aysgarth Falls Hotel (Big bags transported)
Walk from Aysgarth to Kettlewell – 15.5 miles (Visiting 5 Pubs on route)
Stay at the Blue Bell Inn B&B only
(Evening Meal at the King’s Head Inn very nearby or The Blue Bell Inn – not included)
Breakfast at the Blue Bell Inn (Big bags transported)
Walk from Kettlewell to Grassington – 12 miles (Visiting 2 Pubs on route)
Collect cars and drive to the Tennants Arms Hotel, Kilsney – 4 miles away
Stay at the Tennants Arms Hotel B&B
3 Course Celebration Meal INCLUDED
Breakfast at the Tennants Arms Hotel
Group depart from here feeling proud
Or Option to stay an additional night at the Tennants Arms Hotel and spend the afternoon
fly fishing at Kilsney Estate - £117.50 per person including fishing, tackle, catch, dinner with
trout caught & B&B
Ales in the Dales – Whole Group Booking (Up to 14) – by arrangement and subject to accommodation availability.
Sunday 2 - Sunday 9 June 2024 - Fully Booked.
It is not possible to book this special Itinerary online. To book or if you have any questions regarding the Guided Walking Breaks, please call Henry or Penny on 01969 623196.
As you can see from these pictures, sections of the walk are off the beaten track, remote, stunning, varied and rewarding, including areas difficult for many visitors to find. There are inevitably some sections on the road, which I normally dislike but over this distance I found them a welcome relief!
We will be immensely lucky if we get good weather throughout so some warmer and certainly waterproofed gear would be needed. We can send out a recommended kit list nearer the time if requested. The appropriate footwear is vital as could be hats and gloves or (even in the Dales) sun cream, a sunhat and sunglasses on occasions. Please be suitably prepared for every type of weather as it can change suddenly in the hills. We advise guests to bring a flask and a sandwich/snack tub.
I have a logbook for those of you who wish to keep tabs on your progress each day and enables you to stamp your book on route at each of the pubs as we go.
I will try to provide information about the area, wildlife, flora and beer on route!
It is not compulsory to have a drink in each pub, I have not set any challenge regarding alcohol! Some may choose to embrace that challenge too but be warned that the earliest time we visit a pub is on day 2 at 0845! Just visiting the various pubs is enough to complete the Ales in the Dales! What your group decide to do is up to you but remember safety on the hills will be my priority.
There is always a range of pace and fitness on any walk and everyone joining the break should appreciate that they are joining a group. Having said that, every effort is made to allow everyone to start the day, to walk at their preferred pace and regroup when necessary and to leave a walk when they have had enough. Being surefooted is an advantage but no navigational skills are required as all walks are guided. Sam will be following us in the support vehicle so therefore always providing options especially on the longer days. It won’t be popular however to simply get a lift to the top of every hill and then start again at the bottom!!
Travel to the Start/Parking
Arrival on Sunday is to Grassington where the cars can be left for the week in the long stay National Trust Car Park at a cost of £15. Driving to Grassington is 30 miles from the A1 and 11 miles from Skipton. Please call us if you need information regarding public transport.
Although some of the days may pass Public Conveniences, this is not often the case. Toilets are accessed with a 20p inside the National Park but wild wees are often the only option! The routes each day vary from 10 – 15 miles and each day includes some ascent.
The adventures we've had...
The Ales in the Dales Break costs £995 per person based on 2 people sharing a King, Double or Twin Room. A 30% disposit is required.
It is not possible to book this special Itinerary online. To book or if you have any questions regarding the Ales in the Dales, please call Henry or Penny on 01969 623196.
The Ales in the Dales Break costs £995 per person based on 2 people sharing a King, Double or Twin Room. A 30% deposit is required.
- All Guided Walks for 6 days
- Transfer of luggage each day
- Support vehicle throughout
- Evening Meals - First Night Roast Dinner, Pie Night, Fine Dining Meal & the Celebration Dinner
- All hearty Yorkshire Breakfasts
- B&B Accommodation for 7 nights on route
- Independent Travel to and from Grassington on arrival and departure
- Parking in Grassington throughout the week
- Lunches (Midday pubs all offer meals. Orders can be phoned through to avoid delays.)
- All drinks during the week
- Any additional unscheduled transport from a walk