I finished the Dales Way yesterday with my 2 Sons & the Partner of 1 of them, we all realy enjoyed the walk, I also found a lot of other walkers to be of a similar age to me (60), so it is a walk most fit people can do.
The only problem we had was in Hubberholme, where we arrived on Saturday & the George Inn, which seems to be the only place to eat, was full & seemed reluctent to take any bookings, fortunately, after having been turned away, we went back to Kirkgill Manor where we stayed that night & after explaning our dilema to the owner he made a phone call to the George Inn, & we finally managed to eat there at about 8:30 & the meal was exellent, This may be worth bearing in mind before arriving at Hubberholme, especially on a Saturday