Category Archives: Discover the Dales

Discover the Yorkshire Dales with ideas for where to visit, what to see and some ideas for savouring delicious food and drink.

Summer Hay Meadows in the Yorkshire Dales

Summer hay meadows, did you say? But it’s December. Quite. But I like to think back to six month’s ago in June and midsummer days because even on the greyest of days, it cheers me up. I remember that sure enough spring appears leading in to those long summer days that I so cherish.

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Daily Bread

Daily bread. Many local food and drink businesses are offering vouchers as gifts for those looking to enjoy food and drink together – what better way to support local this Christmas.

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More cheese please

More Cheese, Gromit? Wensleydale please. And ginger thrown in – brilliant.

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Getting to know Wharfedale – a favourite view

Wharfedale is one of the closest Dales to us, home to the majestic River Wharfe and some idyllic villages. This classic view of Upper Wharfedale is taken from the hill above Kettlewell. It is one of my favourites and a walking route including the views from this hill is included in our Cottage Walking Folders, […]

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Shop local and find a new summit too

I highly recommend a visit to Castleberg Outdoors off the Market Place in Settle. We visited recently for a new walking boot purchase for my husband, and then discovered the short walk and joy of climbing up Castleberg Crag for aerial views of this charming little town. A precious few hours just the two of […]

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February Half Term Activities

Read on for inspiration about activities to do from the doorstep of Newton Grange and those within a 10 minute, 20 minute and 1 hour drive. There are some great activities to do in the Yorkshire Dales this February Half Term. Here’s a sneak preview of some of our favourite suggestions:

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Entertain the kids in Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Dales is a wonderful outdoor playground for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Here are a few ideas for ways to enjoy the fresh air and outdoor landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. Why not start with geocaching? Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. To take part you seek to navigate to […]

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7 days out in the Yorkshire Dales

August is marching along and there’s still time to enjoy exploring the Yorkshire Dales this school holidays. I had a think about some of the lovely things to do in the area, and soon came up with these. In no particular order… Take a walk through Strid Wood on the Bolton Abbey Estate and meet […]

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3 cycle routes to love in Yorkshire

For those looking for a UK Cycling Holiday, Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Dales are ever more on the map, and for good reason.  The county has a wonderful variety of landscapes to experience up close.  Cycling is a perfect way to enjoy them.  When planning a Yorkshire cycling holiday or just a family cycle ride […]

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Yorkshire on a shoestring

If you’re looking for a UK holiday on a shoestring this year, then why choose Yorkshire?

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