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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    Four beautiful Yorkshire Dales cottages at Thwaite village in Upper Swaledale. Pennine Way adjacent, open fires, free WiFi & parking. Pets welcome. Stunning views. Sleep 2-6.
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  • Reeth
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    Three Swaledale cottages in Reeth, fully equipped with large gardens, river access, open fires and patios. WiFi, private parking and Freesat TV. Short breaks available. Sleep 4.
     
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  • Near Harrogate
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    Affordable luxury 200 year old cottages near Otley & Harrogate on the eastern edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Cosy log fires, private gardens, catering service and parking. Free Wi-Fi
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    £259
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    Quality 17th Century holiday cottage near Sedbergh with two bedrooms, large garden & plenty of original features. Two pets welcome. Parking, washing machine. Sleeps 5.
     
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  • Swaledale
    Sleeps 2
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    Charming self- catering annex overlooking the stunning Yorkshire Dales, with a sun- trap roof terrace, pretty garden, summerhouse and barbecue. Rural location & wood burning stove.
     
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