The Yorkshire Dales offer a beautiful landscape of breathtaking beauty and striking contrast. Rugged hills, green upland pastures, dry stone walls, ancient broadleaved woodland, waterfalls, pretty villages and small towns are all waiting to be explored.

The Dales are a collection of over twenty river valleys and hills, sitting astride the Pennines in the North of England. Each valley offers a different character and atmosphere, encompassing the counties of both Yorkshire and Cumbria and providing visitors with a wealth of stunning vistas.

Most of the area falls within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These havens for wildlife are the perfect place for either a gentle stroll or an intrepid hike. Enjoy the peace and solitude, a paradise for birdwatchers, photographers and fishermen.

For remote rugged scenery, head north to Wensleydale and the Aysgarth Falls. For those seeking adventure, take the three peaks challenge to climb Penyghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m). Enjoy horse riding, rock climbing, caving, potholing, mountain biking and cycling.

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Destinations in Yorkshire Dales

Bronte Country

Bronte Country straddles the West Yorkshire and East Lancashire Pennies, a windswept land of heather and wild moors which provided the inspiration for the classic works of the Bronte sisters.

Harrogate & Area

Harrogate is renowned for its fabulous shopping and hosts an array of independent shops unique to the town

Ingleton & Area

Although officially only just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the area around Ingleton boasts some of the finest limestone scenery in the region.

Skipton & Area

Skipton is known locally as the `Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales' as a short distance away is all the many attractions and scenic delights.


Swaledale runs west to east to the town of Richmond. Villages and hamlets in Swaledale include Reeth, Grinton, Low Row, Gunnerside, Muker, Thwaite and Keld.

Wensleydale & Area

Wensleydale and the surrounding areas provide an excellent base for the great outdoors, with plenty of wonderful walking and cycling opportunities.

Wharfedale and Area

Running from north to south, Wharfedale is one of the Yorkshire Dales' longest and most beautiful valleys.

Things to do in Yorkshire Dales

Pennine Bridleway - Cycling

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the north of England.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.

Malhamdale - Cycling

The countryside around Malham is beautiful; there is no other word for it. There are over 800 km of bridleways, byways and green lanes on the doorstep. Perfect for mountain biking!

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

White Scar Caves

The area around Ingleton contains some of the deepest and longest cave systems in the British Isles. The White Scar Caves in Chapel le Dale can be easily explored as they are both fully illuminated throughout the show cave routes.

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