High Cup Nick is a classic u-shaped valley high on the western flanks of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty. This dramatic geological formation at the top of High Cup Gill is part of the well known Whin Sill exposed by the passage of ice and the rocky outcrop overlooks the best glacial valley in Northern England.
The spectacular sight of Dandry Mire/Moorcock Viaduct can be seen from the Moorcock Inn and is only a short walk away. The viaduct with its 12 arches stands 50ft high and 227 yards long and is part of the Settle to Carlisle line on which steam trains run regularly.
Cotterdale is a very picturesque small side dale and hamlet on the north side of Wensleydale. The last building at the end of the road through Cotterdale called Shepherds Cottage was built in 1616.
Grass Wood Nature Reserve, an ancient woodland of about 220 acres, is one of the largest areas of broadleaved woodland in the Yorkshire Dales.
Nidderdale designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1994, is a really stunning valley. The Nidderdale Way is a 53 mile circular walk starting and finishing in Pateley Bridge.
Middlesmoor is a small unspoilt tranquil village with cobblestones situated on a hill at the head of the Nidderdale valley. The village’s present church, dating from 1866, is a Grade II listed building.
The Snaizeholme Red Squirrel Trail and nature reserve are dedicated to preserving the native red squirrel which became rare when its larger cousin the grey squirrel was introduced in the 18th century.
Kilnsey’s most famous feature is Kilnsey Crag a large limestone cliff of around 170 feet with a challenging overhang of 40 foot attracting many climbers all year round.
Malham Tarn Estate, situated in the Pennines in the Yorkshire Dales, consists of some of the most dramatic upland limestone landscape in the country, with Malham Tarn forming a natural focal point.
Catrigg Force is a 6 metre vertical waterfall hidden from view in a small secluded copse and Stainforth Force is where the River Ribble tumbles over a series of cascades just below a 1675 Packhorse Bridge.
Clapham is a small village nestled at the base of Ingleborough, one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks. At Ingleborough Cave a guide will lead you through a fossil gallery with many stalagmite and stalactite formations. Gaping Gill is a famous 100 metre deep pothole on the limestone moors on the flanks of Ingleborough.
Settle is a small market town located in Upper Ribblesdale at the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales within a few miles of the Three Peaks. Victoria Cave was named after an inner chamber was discovered by chance in 1837 on the day of Queen Victoria’s coronation.
The Three Peaks is a collective name for the fells of Pen-y-ghent at 694m (2,277ft), Whernside at 736m (2,415ft) and Ingleborough at 723m (2,372ft). Ingleborough is the second highest of the Three Peaks and also the second highest in the Yorkshire Dales. The summit is a broad plateau half a mile in circumference carpeted with dry turf.
The Three Peaks is a collective name for the fells of Pen-y-ghent at 694m (2,277ft), Whernside at 736m (2,415ft) and Ingleborough at 723m (2,372ft). Whernside the second of the Three Peaks lies about 2 miles northwest of Ribblehead Viaduct and is the highest point in North Yorkshire with the summit lying on the county border with Cumbria.
The Three Peaks is a collective name for the fells of Pen-y-ghent at 694m (2,277ft), Whernside at 736m (2,415ft) and Ingleborough at 723m (2,372ft). The Three Peaks challenge walk of 26 miles includes 1,524 metres of ascent and descent to be completed in less than 12 hours.
Great Shunner Fell at 716 metres is the third highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales and the highest point in Wensleydale it is also the highest of the fells bordering Swaledale and Wensleydale.
Buckden Pike at 702m (2303ft) standing at the head of Wharfedale above Buckden village narrowly misses out on being the highest peak in the area, the highest being Great Whernside at 704m.
Dentdale is a remote and very stunning valley situated at the far northwest corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is also in one of the finest Cumbrian Dales. Nestling between the rugged Pennines to the east and the Howgill Fells to the west the valley gives in to charm, beauty and historical interest.
Askrigg is a lovely little village in Upper Wensleydale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It has cobbled streets and a typical North Yorkshire rural charm and is the village where the famous television series “All Creatures Great and Small” was filmed…
West Witton just within the Yorkshire Dales National Park looks down onto the River Ure and has wonderful views of the valley. Penhill the prominent concave shaped hill above West Witton was formed during the last ice age when glaciers carved the valley into a U-shape.
The Yorkshire Dales is an upland area of Northern England spanning westwards from the Vale of York, over the Pennines and into Cumbria. Known mainly as The Dales it has outstanding scenery, a diversity of wildlife habitats, a rich cultural heritage and peacefulness. The Yorkshire Dales National Park, created in 1954 and one of fifteen National Parks in Britain, has over twenty main dales each with their own unique character and atmosphere.
The distinctive knoll of Conistone Pie situated on the Dales Way can be seen to the north east of Conistone and a climb to the top provides wonderful views of the valley and hills and Capplestone Gate is a gate opening out onto the top of Conistone Moor where also the views of the surrounding hills and Wharfedale are fantastic.
Langthwaite is an idyllic village in Arkengarthdale and one of the most northerly in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is classed as the main settlement in the dale and is home to a shop, a pub The Red Lion, an unusual commissioners’ church of 1817 and also a hexagonal powder house.
The River Nidd rises in Nidderdale at Nidd Head Spring on the slopes of Great Whernside in the Yorkshire Dales and flows for approximately 58¾ miles before it joins the River Ouse at Nun Munkton. In its first few miles the river is dammed three times to create Angram Reservoir, Scar House Reservoir and Gouthwaite Reservoir.
West Burton in Wensleydale is said to be one of the most beautiful villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It lies in a deep sheltered valley at the junction of Walden Dale, Bishopdale and Wensleydale just off the B6160 road.
Reeth is a beautiful village in Swaledale with the River Swale flowing just to the south of the village. Reeth is known as the capital of Swaledale and is situated at the meeting point of two of North Yorkshire’s finest Dales.
Wharfedale is a beautiful lush green valley in the Dales of North Yorkshire evolving near the village of Cray in Upper Wharfedale where the meandering River Wharfe and the rocky limestone outcrops, give this dale a different type of attractiveness to other dales valleys.
Langstrothdale is a beautiful and peaceful valley in the Dales of North Yorkshire and the upper part of the River Wharfe runs through it for its first 15 miles, although Wharfedale begins where the river meets the small village of Cray. Langstrothdale has three hamlets Beckermonds, Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme.
Hawes is a picturesque small market town, with the River Ure running though its center. Situated at the head of Wensleydale Hawes is England’s highest market town and along with the dale it is one of the biggest honey-pot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Swaledale – Muker-Keld-Kisdon Force round Mobile friendly version Swaledale is one of the most northern dales in the Yorkshire Dales National Park starting to the east of Nine Standards Rigg on the Cumbria-Yorkshire Boundary and descends down to the narrow …
Grassington is a wonderful market town situated in Wharfedale in North Yorkshire and is surrounded by limestone scenery. Grassington was granted a Royal Charter for a market and fair in 1282 and the market was held regularly until 1860. Grassington only started to thrive during the late 18th and early 19th century.
Ingleton is a pretty village in the Yorkshire Dales surrounded by outstanding scenery. The two rivers that meet in Ingleton, the River Twiss and the River Doe, flow from the north to form the head of the River Greta which then flows south into Lancashire these two rivers make the visit to Ingleton Waterfalls a wonderful experience.
Malham – Gordale Scar – Malham Tarn – Malham Cove round Mobile friendly version Malham is a small very attractive village in the Pennines at the southern part of the Yorkshire Dales. Malham beck flows through the centre and the …
This beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales is only half a mile from East Witton and three quarters of a mile from Middleham. The Cover Bridge Inn, situated between the two bridges over the River Ure and the River Cover, is an old coaching inn which was once called the Forresters Arms and before that the Masons Arms.
Gunnerside is a very small attractive village in Swaledale situated between the River Swale and its tributary Gunnerside Beck. Gunnerside has a small pub The Kings Head, a working smithy come museum, a Methodist Chapel, primary school and a post office which is only open at certain times.