Miles of beautiful rolling countryside perfect for walking, cycling and exploring

Rolling and dramatic countryside, famous for its remote barns and drystone walls, the Yorkshire Dales are waiting to be explored. Cycling, walking, fishing and exploring by day with fantastic places to eat and have a drink in the afternoon and evenings. 

At any time of the year The Dales offer something different, the views and colours change with the seasons. Open fires in a country pub, fine-dining in award winning restaurants and lovely café’s with great food and views ensure that whatever the time of year you visit there are always fantastic places to eat. 


Situated in Upper Wharfedale, Grassington is one of the must visit places with its cobbled streets, wonderful history and stunning scenery. Situated less than 10 miles north of Skipton the village has a wonderful range of independent shops, perfect for a gentle stroll, followed by afternoon tea at one of the many tea rooms or friendly pubs. It is a perfect base to start many fabulous walks and for the cyclists, follow the Tour de Yorkshire cycling route.

Each year the at the end of June the village of Grassington hosts a Music and Arts Festival. This draws in big names from Billy Ocean, The Proclaimers, Kate Rusby to Micheal McIntrye and Dara O Briain. In late September Grassington hosts a 1940’s weekend with live music, military displays and classic cars. In December the streets go back in time as the famous Dickensian Festival welcomes visitors from all over the world . 

The surrounding villages of Burnsall, Hebden, Arncliffe, Kettlewell and Linton are all worth a visit with beautiful landscapes. breathtaking walks and fantastic places to eat.


Gargrave is a large village, 4 miles north west of Skipton, “The Gateway to the Dales”. The River Aire and the Leeds Liverpool Canal both pass through this pretty village.

With its five village greens and easy access to the river it is a popular place for enjoying a summer picnic, a pleasant walk along the canal or walking part of the famous Pennine Way , which passes through the village.

With its pubs, shops, cafes and picturesque byways the village is an excellent base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and as a stop off on the way to the Lake District.

Gargrave has its own station which connects you to Skipton and onto Leeds. You can also catch the train to Settle to enjoy the spectacular and famous “Settle to Carlise” railway.

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