Two Day Yorkshire Dales Odyssey
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Join David, Steven and the OutdoorLads for a 2 day linear adventure in the Yorkshire Dales.
- A good set of waterproofs is recommended for this walk, especially on the second day as there is no shelter available should the weather turn wet.
16 miles, Total ascent of 3530ft
The leaders will meet you in a traditional Dales Market town* before setting out to follow the course of the River Swale through the inspiring Dales scenery and then head out across the moors to our accommodation for the night, which is the highest Public House in the British Isles. Here we can have dinner, drinks and spend the evening around the roaring open fire.
The lunch stop will be at a village that has a bar, a coffee shop and plenty of benches should you wish to bring your own food. There will also be opportunities for shorter snack stops along the way.
17 miles, Total ascent of 1117ft
After a good night's rest and a hearty breakfast (you can also order a packed lunch from the hotel, details on their website) we will continue our adventure with a 17 mile walk, via Gods Bridge, and through even more inspiring scenery, this time following the Deepdale Valley, before arriving into the final market town of the journey*, from where, after a well earned drink and possibly cake we will travel back to where the cars are parked.
Today's lunch stop will be at a village with a bar, and again we will have snack stops along the way.
*Please see 'Location' for more details
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
At least 2 litres of fluid per day, snacks and a packed lunch for both days if you don't plan to eat at one of the bars/coffee shops.