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Guided walk at Threshfield Quarry Copyright Stephen Garnett

Organised walking tours

For many people the prospect of organising the logistics of a multi-day walking trip can be daunting. Luckily there are a number of companies who can sort out the details of your trip – overnight stays, luggage transfers and getting to and from the start and finish points. They are focused on the principle long distance routes, but some also offer bespoke options. Here are the ones we are aware of: 

Brigantes Walking Holidays

From their base in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Brigantes Walking Holidays organise a wide variety of self-guided walking holidays. They book you in to hand picked accommodation and provide daily baggage transfers using local drivers. They now also offer a caravan option – no need to pack and unpack as they move a brand new caravan for you each day.


Where2Walk is a locally based company who offer a range of self-guided walks, a tailor made service and days out learning navigation or on a guided walk. They can organise accommodation and baggage moving for you.

Muddy Boots Walking Holidays

Explore the rolling hills, inviting dales and charming stone villages of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on a Muddy Boots self-guided walking holiday. From their base in the Dales, Muddy Boots Walking Holidays will take all the hassle out of your trip by arranging accommodation, transport and luggage transfer. They provide clear and detailed walking routes and lots of information about what to see and where to stop on your way.

Hillwalk Tours

Based in Ireland, Hill Walk Tours offer self-guided walks throughout Britain including both the Coast to Coast and the Yorkshire Dales and Moors.


Based in Cumbria, Mickledore offer self guided holidays along the Dales Way, Lady Ann’s Way and the Coast to Coast routes. They book your accommodation and can organise luggage transfer.


Inntravel offer a Classic Yorkshire Dales trip based in Swaledale and Wensleydale. Accommodation is in guesthouses and traditional pubs and your luggage is moved for you.

Contours Walking Holidays

Contours Walking Holidays are based in the Peak District and offer self-guided trips on many of our long distance routes including: Dales Way, Dales High Way, Coast to Coast, Lady Ann’s Way and Herriot Way. Established for 15 years they offer accommodation booking and reliable luggage transfer. 

Footpath Holidays

Footpath Holidays offer a single centre holiday based at Stonehouse Hotel near Hawes in Wensleydale. From here you go on guided walks in beautiful Wensleydale and Swaledale. They also organise self-guided walking options based either in the Limestone Dales or northern Dales.

On Foot Holidays

On Foot Holidays are based in Salisbury and offer a self guided walking tour of the Yorkshire Dales, starting in Ripon and finishing in the delightful village of Austwick.

Absolute Escapes

Absolute Escapes are a small tour operator based in Edinburgh, offering walking holidays on many long-distance routes in the Yorkshire Dales, including the Dales Way, Coast to Coast and the Lady Anne’s Way.