The Local Area

The Yorkshire Dales provide interest and recreation for those who are seeking a restful holiday or for those who prefer to be energetic everyday. Within easy reach of the Centre there are heather clad moors, rushing becks, rivers and waterfalls, market towns and quaint villages. Motorists can enjoy the changing scenes of remote country roads and walkers have a splendid choice of footpaths providing easy or challenging walks.


Visitors can explore castles, museums, farms and tea rooms. There are workshops where, Wensleydale cheese, ice-cream, chocolate, rope and teapots are made. Horse-riding, fishing, golf, and swimming are just some of the activities which can be enjoyed nearby.

Arklemoor Riding Centre, Reeth     |     Big Sheep Little Cow, Bedale          Black Sheep Brewery, Masham     |     Castle Bolton, Near Leyburn

Brymor Ice Cream Parlour, Jervaulx     |      Hawes Ropemaker         The Forbidden Corner, Middleham     |     The Little Chocolate Shop, Leyburn

Wensleydale Creameries, Wensleydale     |      Wensleydale Railway    World of James Herriott, Thirsk  |  The Station, Richmond

Aerial Extreme, Bedale           Jervaulx Abbey Jervaulx         White Rose Candles, Wensley  Berry's Farm Shop & Cafe, Swinithwaite

Tennants Auction House, Leyburn     The Garden Rooms, Leyburn   Penleys Cafe Bar & Restaurant, Leyburn Chambers Coffee House, Leyburn

The Bolton Arms, Redmire Where 2 Walk

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