Walking around Buckden, Upper Wharfedale

Walking around Buckden, Upper Wharfedale

Northern England’s Yorkshire Dales straddle that great backbone of Britain, The Pennines, and are one of the UK’s favourite National Parks for outdoor recreation. Dotted with picturesque villages and market towns rich in cultural heritage, the Dales is a landscape shaped during the ice age, with a distinctive limestone scene to the south containing magnificent cave systems, the mighty Millstone Grit landscapes of Ribbersdale and the Three Peaks and to the north the gentler grassy Howgills and rolling countryside of Swaledale and Wensleydale.

Explore the famous waterfalls of the Yorkshire Dales from Hardraw Force to Aysgarth Falls and Cautley Spout or hike up to post-glacial lakes at Malham Tarn and Semerwater. Each of the Dales have their own distinct characters and different landscapes, dependent on geology. You’ll find plenty of record breakers in the region from England’s highest pub and fastest river in Swaledale to the highest lake at Malham Tarn and tallest single drop waterfall at Hardraw Force.

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Stay in ancient villages and hamlets, sample the finest local produce and real ales in Yorkshire Dales traditional inns, visit craft centres, browse award-winning farmers’ markets or tour mighty Medieval castles and heritage mills – you’ll never be short of things to do! Yorkshire Dales scenery has appeared in numerous tv shows, films and documentaries from James Herriot’s Yorkshire of Swaledale and Wensleydale to Malham Cove’s appearance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Take your pick of walking and cycling trails criss-crossing the Yorkshire Dales from the Pennine Way National trail running up through the heart of the park to the Dales High Way winding through Malhamdale, Ribbledale and the Howgills. Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Path also pushes across the northern edge of the Dales via walker’s favourite Reeth.

Sit back and soak up the landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales on the classic 72 mile route of the Settle-Carlisle Railway, ‘England’s most scenic railway’. Get away from the hustle and bustle and holiday in the Yorkshire Dales! Book online now with iknow.

Did you know?

Although the North York Moors National Park is also in North Yorkshire it is actually further away from the Yorkshire Dales than the Lake District National Park in neighbouring Cumbria.

Accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales

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    Newly refurbished Skipton hotel with ensuite double & family guest rooms. Free Car Parking, 30 minutes of initial free Wi-Fi, nearby food outlets. Family friendly. Pets accepted.
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    Yorkshire Dales 18th Century Bed & Breakfast in Malham just yards from the village centre. Four poster double and family rooms. Pets welcome, large garden. Free WiFi and parking.
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  • Grassington
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    Fully equipped Wharfedale caravans near Skipton with 2 bedrooms. Showers & beautiful views. Located on a quiet caravan park/farm site within the Bolton Abbey Estate. Sleep 4.
     
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    Luxury country house offering 5 star Yorkshire Dales bed & breakfast accommodation in Settle. Close to golf courses, fishing, footpaths & cycle trails. Perfect for a romantic break
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  • Skipton
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    Skipton guest house with two recently renovated en-suite rooms. Ideal for couples. Free Wi-Fi, bike and luggage. Room only. Close to restaurants and cafes.
     
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