As businesses gradually open up again walkers are returning to the Dales Way, some doing day walks or short sections and others planning to walk the whole trail. Companies like Brigantes, Contours and Sherpa Van are booking full walking holidays or baggage carriage and pubs, cafes and B&Bs are beginning to welcome guests again.
The Station Inn at Ribblehead – a popular spot for Dales Way walkers, has now re-opened.
The picture is not the same everywhere however and the situation is changing rapidly. In Dentdale for example we hear that only Stone Close Tearoom and Ewegales Campsite are currently open while all three pubs remain closed.
It is important therefore that walkers check with individual businesses before setting off.
A list of accommodation providers can be found at http://www.dalesway.org/accommodation.htm