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#44381 - 04/01/09 04:32 AM Transport from Bowness back to Ilkley
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Registered: 17/10/05
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Its almost 4 years since this thread appeared and I thought somebody has new info on getting back to Ilkley to pick up my vehicle after doing The Dales Way. I'll be doing the walk in mid June this year and would welcome advice. Cheers

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#44383 - 04/01/09 01:21 PM Re: Transport from Bowness back to Ilkley [Re: downesunder]
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Try this website. http://www.transportdirect.info/Web2/JourneyPlanning/Home.aspx?cacheparam=0

You might not be able to look all that many months ahead, but there isn't likely to be a huge difference between winter and summer schedules on that particular run.
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#44510 - 10/01/09 09:32 PM Re: Transport from Bowness back to Ilkley [Re: downesunder]
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Sherpa Van are now providing a daily service from Bowness to Ilkley! Regards
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#46578 - 01/05/09 11:53 AM Re: Transport from Bowness back to Ilkley [Re: Oates]
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Got back from our Dalesway trip yesterday. We used the train from Bowness back to Ilkley - a couple of changes, all on time and very efficient. We had a doggie with us so the Sherpa Van prob. wouldn't have been an option.

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#46586 - 01/05/09 03:55 PM Re: Transport from Bowness back to Ilkley [Re: whippetcross]
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hi whippetcross,
welcome to the site , did you have a journey on the Dales Way.
i guess you had good weather, were you camping or B.&B.
the route should have been nice and dry
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#46587 - 01/05/09 03:55 PM Re: Transport from Bowness back to Ilkley [Re: tim smith]
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a good journey
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#46588 - 01/05/09 03:56 PM Re: Transport from Bowness back to Ilkley [Re: tim smith]
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a good journey
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#47478 - 05/06/09 03:23 PM Re: Transport from Bowness back to Ilkley [Re: tim smith]
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Hi Tim,
I have only logged into the site again today and saw you had replied to me - thankyou for your welcome. We did the Dalesway over six days we had a brilliant time on the walk. It was my first long distance one with tent and camping - very character-building :o) and a great sense of achievment when Windermere appeared through the trees. I felt quite emotional, but then I am a female of a certain age. We had great weather - mostly sunshine, blue skies and fluffy white clouds; one day of mostly rain and a damp morning, so very lucky. Hazeldog enjoyed it as well and still had four complete paws at the end

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#47484 - 05/06/09 04:36 PM Re: Transport from Bowness back to Ilkley [Re: whippetcross]
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Originally Posted By: whippetcross
Hi Tim,
I have only logged into the site again today and saw you had replied to me - thankyou for your welcome. We did the Dalesway over six days we had a brilliant time on the walk. It was my first long distance one with tent and camping - very character-building :o) and a great sense of achievment when Windermere appeared through the trees. I felt quite emotional, but then I am a female of a certain age. We had great weather - mostly sunshine, blue skies and fluffy white clouds; one day of mostly rain and a damp morning, so very lucky. Hazeldog enjoyed it as well and still had four complete paws at the end


Please can you let me know where you camped.
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#47848 - 19/06/09 03:38 PM Re: Transport from Bowness back to Ilkley [Re: Harland]
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Hello Harland,
We had a B&B in Ilkley after the drive up - the Riverside Hotel, pricey but Ok and you can leave your car there (for a fee). It's just before the beginning of the Dalesway path.
We camped the first night of the route at Mason's campsite, at Appletreewick - proper campsite with OK facilities. The path goes right by the site. BTW the second pub, as you walk through the village, has an amazing selection of Belgian beers, some lovely real ale and great food. Night 2 was the Heber Farm campsite at Buckden - small detour from the path to get to the village - it's just a field with water supply and you use the loos etc in the car park just down the hill. It was fine and it's very handy for the Buck Inn :o). Our third night, we excitingly wild-camped on the moorland between Cam Houses and Dentdale in an area called Black Rake Road. The 4th night was Sedbergh and a very well- serviced site with wonderful showers, loos etc. There's a small, but pleasant detour along the river to get to it. Too tired to walk in and explore the delights of Sedbergh in the evening though!! Our final night of camping was at Burneside Hall Farm just outside Burneside. It's not a campsite but the farmer has allowed camping there for years - he has just put his prices up though so it's not cheap for what you get really. I was just so thankful to have a place to stop for the night after a very long day of walking in the rain and climbing over what seemed like hundreds of stiles. Basic facilities - toilet and sink and drinking water. They normally put campers in a meadow by the duckpond but said we could go behind the walls in their orchard/ veg garden as it was going to be a rough night. Our final night, we had a B&B in Bowness-on Windermere and the luxury of a hot shower, a real bed and a celebratory pizza at one of the many eateries in the town that evening.
I got this camping info, before we went on our trip, from another forum on the web - I'd like to thank the chap who posted the stuff originally but can't find where I got it from now...

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