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Walking

Three of the Guardian newspaper's "10 of the best walks in the Yorkshire Dales" either pass the house or pass the hamlet of Yockenthwaite, just five minutes' walk away.  With open access land all around, you can also make up your own routes.

Yockenthwaite is at the junction of three long distance walking routes in the area: The Dales Way, The Pennine Journey and the Tributaries walk.

There are stunning views of Pen-y-Ghent, Fountains Fell and Ingleborough from the trig point at Horsehead Gate; a 45 minutes climb from behind our house.  If you continue, you can drop down into Littondale and complete a magnificent day's circuit including The Queen's Arms, Litton, at the halfway point.

There are also well known riverside walks along the Wharfe linking the hamlets of Beckermonds, Yockenthwaite, Hubberholme, Buckden, Starbotton and beyond.

For more walks click here - we are spoilt for choice!  We are walkers and trail runners ourselves and can share our favourite routes with you.  We have maps and route guides available for your use - and a drying room for your clothes and boots.

 

Dales 30

Three of the highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, known as the Dales 30’, can be climbed from Low Raisgill in a day’s walk. The remaining 27 can be tackled with the help of a car. Have a look at Peaks, paths and peace: walking in the Yorkshire Dales for a review of the Dales 30 book and a description of some of the walking on our doorstep.

Cycling

We are surrounded by epic cycling challenges; actually on the ascent to Fleet Moss; just 3 miles from the Cote de Cray (of Tour de France fame) and 9 miles from the Park Rash climb. We have a locked integral garage for the safe storage of bicycles.

Stargazing

We are situated in the even darker area between two designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites at Buckden and Hawes.  An ideal location for observing stars, the Milky Way, spotting shooting stars and observing celestial events.

Local Places of Interest

Some of our favourite local Yorkshire Dales villages include Litton, Arncliffe, Conistone, Kettlewell, Starbotton and Buckden.

In Hawes you will find the Wensleydale Creamery, Dales Countryside Museum, Rope Makers, the Wensleydale Pottery and the recently opened Humble Pie Cookery Kitchen.

Grassington has one of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Visitor Centres.

For castle lovers there is Skipton Castle (over 900 years old and one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England), Middleham Castle near Leyburn with its association with King Richard III and Bolton Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned.

For more ideas click here.