Please click on the markers on the map to find out the place name and a little bit of information. If you click on the name below you will see more useful information about the place and other details of interest to help you plan your visit.Malham Village - BD23 4DA
A beautiful Dales village and a great place for a visit, a range of walks to suit all abilities and a chance to enjoy a range of limsetone scenery inlcuding Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss. Also home to the Malham Safari in June and the Malham Show in August.
Find out more about the history of Malham here.
Can be reached by bus from Skipton and also a service from Settle on weekends
- National Park Centre, a great source of information for your visit to Malham or the rest of the Dales
- Tel 01729 833200
- A range of gift shops and cafes
Pop in and see Annabel a real working Dales blacksmith, if she’s not too busy she’s happy to chat to you about her work being a blacksmith
Can be reached by train from Leeds, Bradford & Keighley but the station is a mile and half from the village. Can also be reached by bus from Settle.
- river walk?
- A great selection of cafes and shops
- Church, the tower dates from the 15th Century
- Community playground – a great play area built by the local community for visitors and residents to use
- Nature trail opened to commemorate the local botanist and plant collector Reginald Farrer. A wonderful walk ith a chance to enjoy the beautiful limestone scenery and also some of the exotic plants Farrer collected.
- Ingleborough caves – a show cave that has been entrancing visitors for over 175 years with its narrow pasageways and amazing rock formations.
- Tel 015242 51242
- Charge for admission
- Growing with Grace LA2 8ER.(organic farm shop)
Growing with Grace has been growing and supplying organic veg to the local area for over 10 years. It recently became a community co-operative. Visits and tours possible by arrangement also runs workshops and training events see website for more details.
Tel 015242 51723
The start of the famous Settle to Carlisle railway and bustling market town in the South of the Dales easy to get to by train from Leeds and Bradford
- Market – Tuesday is market day in Settle and really brings the market square to life also with indoor stalls at Victoria hall
- The Folly is home to the Museum of North Craven Life
- Small charge for admission
- Cafes and shops – a host of cafes and shops to suit all tastes
- Settle riverside – a project co-ordinated by YDMT to create an accessible path for residents and visitors alike alongside the River Ribble in Settle – a great place for a stroll.
Skipton is easily reached by train from Leeds, Bradford & Keighley see how to get there for more information
- Castle – Over 900 years old one of the most complete and preserved medieval castles in England. Charges for admission 01756 792442.
- Market every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Stalls lined the cobbled Main Street on both sides.
- Holy Trinity Church, at the top end of the High Street a beautiful ancient building steeped in history and now serving snacks and drinks from the refectory Wednesday to Saturday.
- Leeds & Liverpool Canal – Britains longest inland waterway (127 miles) passes right through the centre of Skipton. Take a walk along the tow path or a short boat ride on the canal itself
- Skipton Woods – described as ‘a magical place in the heart of the town’ an ancient woodland that is easily accessed from the town centre and the canal. Walk up the Springs Branch (Lord Thanet’s) Canal, only half a mile long but a beautiful stretch of canal that winds around the back of Skipton Castle, acting as a moat, and until 1946 was used to transport limestone from a quarry higher up the hill. The old chute where the stone was loaded into the barges can still be seen.
- Skipton Woods are fantastic for bluebells and wild garlic in spring.
Bolton Abbey is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe. With acres of beautiful countryside, over 80 miles of footpaths and ample space to run around and enjoy the fresh air, there is something for everyone.
Can be reached by bus from Skipton and Ilkley see how to get there for more information
Charge for parking
- Priory – overlooking the River Wharfe are the ruins of the 12th century Priory and the thriving parish church.
- Riverside walks – There are lots of walks for all abilities around Bolton Abbey estate taking in the beautiful woodlands, a view of the Strid (where the River Wharfe is forced through a small passageway in the rocks) and the moor open moorland of the valley of Desolation. See website or leaflet for more details.
- Cafes and gift shops the estate has a range of cafes and shops selling gifts local crafts and local farm produce.
- Hesketh Farm Park – meet some of the animals that live on the farm in the Estate. Lots of outdoor and indoor fun for all ages.
- Charge for admission.
A bustling market town in Wensleydale in the North of the Yorkshire Dales
- Dales Countryside Museum – discover the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales Tel 01969 666210
- Rope Makers – learn about making rope in this working factory
- Wenslydale Creameries – the home of real Wensleydale cheese, find out more about cheesemaking and it’s history and sample some in the cafe and shop. Tel 01969 667664
- Shops, Cafes
A working hill farm that can arrange visits for groups. See farm animals up close, enjoy walks around the farmland and enjoy the wildlife along the way. Tel : 01524 251336.
Ribblehead – home of the stunning Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle line, so easily accessed by train! It is also possible to see remnants of the settlement lived in by the navvies who built the line and viaduct see YDMTs Ribblehead walk leaflet for info.
Ribblehead Quarry is part of the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve a waymarked walk will take you through the disused quarry to look at the how nature has reclaimed the site. In summer the site is great for spotting wildflowers and birds. Up above the quarry are also the remains of a Viking type settlement known as Gauber.
For more information on the area visit the Ingleborough NNR website.
The Friends of Settle to Carlisle Railway run a small visitors centre and shop at the station.
The area around Ribblehead station and viaduct is one of the wildest and most remote in the North of England. Frequently there is a very strong wind and the weather can close in very quickly.