Yorkshire Dales Attractions & Services...

...from Bird-watching to Cycling, Fishing, Watersports and Walking the Pennine Way!

There are many local attractions well worth visiting, some off the beaten track such as the Roman road and Fort at Bainbridge. The famous Aysgarth Falls and Hardraw Scarr need no introduction, but Mill Gill Falls at Askrigg, Cauldron Falls at West Burton and Cotter Force, just west of Hawes, are just as impressive in their own way.

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During your stay in Upper Wensleydale there are a variety of ways for you to enjoy your holiday.

Activities in Wensleydale

Walking Holidays in the Yorkshire Dales...

Wensleydale provides excellent walking throughout the area with a variety of lengths and degrees of difficulty, from meandering through hidden alleyways to The Pennine Way.

Bird-watching in the Yorkshire Dales...

Wensleydale has an excellent assortment of large and small birds. Curlews are very common along with the Lapwing, Oyster Catcher, Herons, Buzzards and flocks of Black-headed Gulls.

Watersports in the Yorkshire Dales...

Semerwater has a range of birds as well as offering fishing, canoeing, windsurfing and sailing.

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales...

The wide valley floor offers the chance to cycle with a few challenging routes available for the more serious rider.

Fishing in the Yorkshire Dales

The River Ure and its tributaries, together with Blackburn Farm trout fishery, provide opportunities for the visiting angler. The Hawes & High Abbotside Angling Association welcomes visitors to the dale.

Arts and Crafts...

...From Crystals to Pottery, Rocking Horses and more!

Several craftspeople live and work in Upper Wensleydale, inspired by the unique countryside of small villages, cascading waterfalls and imposing fells. A full diversity of crafts is available, all dedicated to creating high quality products for home and abroad.

Food & Drink in the Yorkshire Dales...

...Restaurants, tea rooms and pubs!

Upper Wensleydale can offer you a multitude of eateries to satisfy your tastebuds. Although Hawes is the main town of the area most of the villages can provide you with excellent food in shops, cafés and pubs.

Many excellent teashops, cafés, restaurants and inns offer everything from a "cuppa" to bar snacks and traditional or gourmet meals to suit every appetite and pocket. Local produce is available including Wensleydale cheese.

Shops and Services in Upper Wensleydale...

...everything you need to live and work here!

Upper Wensleydale is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the United Kingdom, but it's also much, much more than that. Real people live here all the time. We do our shopping, start new businesses and bring up our families. Naturally, we need the same facilities and services that are available to the rest of the country.


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