Category Archives: NEARBY


This beautiful area typifies the Dales landscape of dry-stone walls, barns, river valleys, rock strewn moorland and flower-rich pasture. In the past, parts of the area were scarred with lead mining, now the landscape is pastoral with most of the land used for grazing livestock and growing grass for feeding the stock. Many of the [read more]


Malham is a pretty village, surrounded by limestone dry-stone walls, with a stream running through the village. There are many walks that start from here, both easy and strenuous. Malham Cove, standing some 80 metres high and 300 metres wide, is a curved cliff face of carboniferous limestone formed after the last ice age by [read more]

Haworth and the Bronte country

Haworth is a village about 16 miles south of Skipton. It is best known for its connection with the Bronte family. It also has a station on the preserved Worth Valley Railway. The Parsonage Museum is devoted to the Bronte family and their writings. The Bronte Literary Society maintains the museum and its comprehensive collection [read more]


Grassington is a traditional dales village with its main street full of family run shops selling food, crafts and gifts, whilst its attractive location above the River Wharfe lends itself to exploring the area. There are many walks in all directions from Grassington. The town really comes to life when the Grassington Festival takes place [read more]


Gargrave, situated some four miles from Skipton, is a pretty village with the River Aire and Leeds Liverpool Canal running through it. The village is probably unique in that there is public access to the river banks from five village greens, a feature which makes it popular with resident and tourist alike. Gargrave annual show [read more]

Goredale Scar from Malham walk

An impressive walk in the southern Dales, this route takes in some impressive scenery including Janet’s Foss, Malham Cove and Gordale Scar. Much more than a walk, this is a feast for the eyes and senses, and a must for history enthusiasts. Stunning limestone scenery awaits, as does evidence of early settlements, medieval fields and [read more]


Clitheroe is an historic market town in the Ribble Valley, approximately 20 miles south west from Skipton. Its streets of attractive buildings are watched over by the Norman castle, although there was an Anglo-Saxon settlement here well before the Normans came to town. Today the castle houses a museum and is set in an attractive [read more]


Burnsall is a picturesque riverside village downstream of Grassington. Situated by an ancient packhorse bridge crossing a bend in the meandering river Wharfe, the village makes an excellent location for exploring the unspoiled countryside. Nearby attractions include Loup Scar, the quaintly named village of Appletreewick and the sinister limestone gorge of Troller’s Gill in Trollerdale, [read more]