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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    Yorkshire hotel in Masham offering 14 ensuite bedrooms, bed and breakfast service included. Onsite restaurant, bar & brewery/ visitor centre. Parking available.
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  • Yorkshire Dales
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    Attractive two bedroom cottage in Reeth with delightful garden, feature fireplaces & contemporary kitchen. Low season short breaks welcome. Lovely Yorkshire Dales walks nearby.
     
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  • Litton
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    Contemporary cottage on the Yorkshire Dales with four poster bedroom, luxury bathroom with double-ended bath, fitted kitchen and shared use of indoor pool. Pet friendly.
     
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  • Askrigg
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    Attractive Yorkshire Dales cottage in Askrigg near Leyburn. Family friendly with private garden, free WiFi & free parking. Wensleydale attractions nearby. Short breaks. Sleeps 4.
     
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  • Grassington
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    17th Century Coaching inn with rooms & restaurant in Grassington with cask ales, a real log fire & 15 ensuite rooms. Bar and restaurant holding up to 100 diners and outdoor seating
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