The start of the walk up Great Whernside looking down to Kettlewell (Image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/peerlawther/6043429146/in/photolist-ad39Xh-ad39Wf-ad39WA-ad39Ws-ad3iYj-ad39X5-ad3iYu-a6bzf2-fEdxYE-drnYPt-foqffq-6eCLys-drnZ6k-ifYFUR)

The start of the walk up Great Whernside looking down to Kettlewell

Kettlewell is a favourite walker base in the Yorkshire Dales situated just north of Grassington. Take on the challenge of climbing Great Whernside. This is a high level 8 mile long hike, mostly uphill, with spectacular views of the National Park from the peak. The waterfalls of the Yorkshire Dales are immensely charming, and the closest one to Kettlewell is Linton Falls just seven miles away. Kettlewell's central location in the Yorkshire Dales makes it the perfect gateway into the National Park, within easy reach of Grassington, Skipton and Hawes. Summer DalesBus services between Grassington and Hawes stop at Kettlewell.

You don't necessarily have to travel outside of Kettlewell to visit some interesting attractions. For instance, the model village, named Ewedale, in Kettlewell is a firm favourite with adults and children alike. Ewedale is an interpretation of the Dales, and it is interactive - you can move all of the figures and objects, such as cars. The model village attracts both locals and tourists every year.

The Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival has been a village tradition for over ten years. Locals and visitors create an eclectic mix of scarecrows, using whatever resources they have, and then the scarecrows are hidden on a trail. For nine days children and adults attempt to find the scarecrows.

Accommodation in Kettlewell

  • Bishopdale   (7.2 miles from the centre of Kettlewell)
    Sleeps 10
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    £751
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    On a small knoll, facing south across the valley, sits The Rookery, covering over two acres of woodland broken by cultivated lawns and informal gardens. A wonderful place to exp...
     
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  • West Burton   (6.8 miles from the centre of Kettlewell)
    Sleeps 7
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    £490
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 7
     
    Gold Award winning Yorkshire Dales cottage with 4 bedrooms, wood burner stove, off road parking, bike storage, range cooker & extensive grounds. Short breaks welcome. No pets.
     
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  • West Burton   (6.5 miles from the centre of Kettlewell)
    Sleeps 4
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    £358
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    Self-catered cottage in Walden with excellent views over the valey, welcoming families with a cot and highchair if needed, off-road parking, short breaks available. Sleeps 4.
     
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