The Dales Way : Accommodation in bunkhouses and hostels

Self catering bunkhouses & hostels
dales Way signpost

The Dales Way is a long distance footpath of  79 miles in the north of England, with a good choice of accommodation available in bunkhouses and hostels along the route. The  Way runs from Ilkley in Yorkshire, following paths through the Yorkshire Dales and the foothills of the South Lake District.  Finishing in Bowness-on-Windermere  in the heart of the Lake Distrtict. It follows many riverside paths passing through villages where accommodation is available.  The Dales Way offers a rural route with scenic views.

Accommodation on the Dales Way
Click markers to view hostels and bunkhouses

The Dales Way

The dales way guide

The Dales Way runs from Ilkley in Yorkshire, following paths through the Yorkshire Dales and the foothills of the South Lake District.  Finishing in Bowness-on-Windermere  in the heart of the Lake District.  There are 9 hostels and bunkhouses along or near the route, which provide great value friendly accommodation for walkers.  The Dales Way guide by Colin Speakman is available from Skyware.

The Dales Way Sign at Sedbergh
Photo taken by Howgills Barn, which provides a welcome for walkers in Sedbergh

The Dales Way is a long distance footpath of  79 miles in the north of England.  It follows many riverside paths and  offers a rural route with scenic views from urban West Yorkshire to the Lake District.

Grassington Bunkbarn for groups,  is within a km of the route in Grassington and in nearby Kilnsey,  Skirfare Barn (also for groups), is about 2km off the route.  Kettlewell Hostel  is right on the route in Kettlewell and welcomes individual walkers and groups.

Gauber Bunk Barn close to the Dales Way

Further along the route is Gauber Bunkbarn, just over 1 mile from the Dales Way track at Gearstones.  Gauber Bunk Barn has fully made up comfy beds, a drying room and welcomes individual walkers and groups.  They have found that long distance walking guests travel light and look forward to a quiet night relaxing in the bunk barn.  So they offer a grocery service for guests, where you can request items a few  days prior to arrival and find them at the barn waiting for you.  The barn has self catering facilities ready to for you to  prepare a meal and lunch for the following day.   Gauber bunk barn are also hoping to provide home cooked meals in the near future.

The way to Gauber Bunk Barn from the Dales Way
The way to Gauber Bunk Barn from the Dales Way
The way to Gauber Bunk Barn from the Dales Way
The way to Gauber Bunk Barn from the Dales Way

Broadrake Barn, 4km off route welcomes individual walkers and groups.

Further along in Sedbergh, the Dalesway passes the doorstep of Howgills Barn which welcomes all walkers.  

howgills barn on the Dales Way
Howgills Barn on the Dales Way

As the walk reaches the Lake District accommodation is available at Dacres Stable (4km off the path) and at Lakes District Backpackers in Windermere,  2km from the route.