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Outdoor Activities in the Dales

When staying in The Yorkshire Dales you will not be short of ideas for Outdoor Activities to keep the whole family entertained. Whatever your tastes or interests are, whatever the weather may bring, you can be sure to find fun filled activities for all. Below is a few idea’s on a range of activities you can enjoy during your stay in the Dales.

A fabulous family day awaits you at Aireville Park in the Yorkshire Dales market town of Skipton with easy access from all routes. The park has lots of activities for all the family including, pitch and putt, tennis courts, a wonderful play area, skate park, and recently fully refurbished swimming pool, and fitness centre. For more information on pool opening times visit www.cravendc.gov.uk/Craven/Residents/Leisure/CravenSwimmingPoolandFitnessCentre
 
Off The Rails is the award winning way to enjoy the Dales, and can be found at Settle in North Yorkshire, Off the rails specialise in bike and rail rides on the famous Settle to Carlisle route, you simply hire a bike, hop on the train and cycle back through some of the most breathtaking areas in the Yorkshire Dales, to find out more information on Off The Rails visit www.offtherails.org.uk
 
For an action packed outdoor family activity, look no further than Splat Paint Balling at Steeton, Splat offer a variety of fun for all the family, with many different game formats that will provide hours of value for money entertainment, information on booking visit www.splatpaintballgames.com
 
Low Mill Outdoor Centre is a a converted mill situated on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales village of Askrigg. The centre runs activities for children of all ages, Low Mill offer fun packed activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, archery, gorge walking, and much more! For more information visit www.lowmill.com
 
If you’re staying in the Northern Dales, and looking for adventure, why not take a short trip out to Lakeland Climbing Centre which can be found at Kendal, the centre offers superior climbing facilities both inside and outside for experienced climbers and also complete beginners. To find out more visit www.kendalwall.co.uk
 
The dales offers many more activiities than listed so please feel free to contact us if you require more information on activities in the dales.
 
Enjoy!
Northern Guiding tour walking leeds yorkshire dales

12 Cherry Rise
Whinmoor
Leeds
LS14 2HJ

01132 736 417

Northern Guiding tour walking leeds yorkshire dales

Northern Guiding is managed by a passionate outdoor enthusiast helping others to enjoy the great outdoors and to achieve their goals. Based in Leeds, Northern Guiding is led Mark Killala, a qualified Mountain Leader who holds first aid qualifications and is fully insured. Most of the events listed in our calendar pages will be led by Mark and sometimes with the help of  hand picked instructors. The Scottish Winter Hill courses will be with a qualified Winter Mountain Leader hand picked by me. Northern Guiding also provides navigation training so if you want to learn more or want to improve your skills, take a look at the courses we offer and then contact me.

Northern Guiding tour walking leeds yorkshire dales

Northern Guiding tour walking leeds yorkshire dales

Northern Guiding is managed by a passionate outdoor enthusiast helping others to enjoy the great outdoors and to achieve their goals. Based in Leeds, Northern Guiding is led Mark Killala, a qualified Mountain Leader who holds first aid qualifications and is fully insured. Most of the events listed in our calendar pages will be led by Mark and sometimes with the help of  hand picked instructors. The Scottish Winter Hill courses will be with a qualified Winter Mountain Leader hand picked by me. Northern Guiding also provides navigation training so if you want to learn more or want to improve your skills, take a look at the courses we offer and then contact me.

12 Cherry Rise
Whinmoor
Leeds
LS14 2HJ

01132 736 417

The White Lion Inn, Cray

The White Lion
Cray
Skipton
BD23 5JB

01756 760262

The White Lion Inn, Cray

Nestled beneath Buckden Pike, The White Lion Inn is a former drovers hostelry set in the splendid surroundings of Upper Wharfedale. Taken over and refurbished during 2015 the Inn has been tastefully restored to its traditional form with original beams, open log fire and stone flagged floors. Our nine luxury ensuite rooms blend modern facilities with traditional Yorkshire charm.

The White Lion Inn, Cray

The White Lion Inn, Cray

Nestled beneath Buckden Pike, The White Lion Inn is a former drovers hostelry set in the splendid surroundings of Upper Wharfedale. Taken over and refurbished during 2015 the Inn has been tastefully restored to its traditional form with original beams, open log fire and stone flagged floors. Our nine luxury ensuite rooms blend modern facilities with traditional Yorkshire charm.

The White Lion
Cray
Skipton
BD23 5JB

01756 760262

The Black Swan Inn, Middleham

The Black Swan Hotel
Market Place
Middleham
DL8 4NP

01969 622246

The Black Swan Inn, Middleham

The Black Swan Inn is a charming, 17th Century Inn (Grade II listed), found in the historic town of Middleham, North Yorkshire. With its open log fire, oak beamed bar and friendly service, you can relax and enjoy our legendary ales and daily fresh local produce cooked to order in our restaurant and bar. Whatever your interests, Middleham and Wensleydale will have something for you, whether you want to go walking, shooting, fishing or canoeing its all available and in some of the most beautiful countryside in the United Kingdom.

The Black Swan Inn, Middleham

The Black Swan Inn, Middleham

The Black Swan Inn is a charming, 17th Century Inn (Grade II listed), found in the historic town of Middleham, North Yorkshire. With its open log fire, oak beamed bar and friendly service, you can relax and enjoy our legendary ales and daily fresh local produce cooked to order in our restaurant and bar. Whatever your interests, Middleham and Wensleydale will have something for you, whether you want to go walking, shooting, fishing or canoeing its all available and in some of the most beautiful countryside in the United Kingdom.

The Black Swan Hotel
Market Place
Middleham
DL8 4NP

01969 622246

Low Raisgill Bed & Breakfast, Yockenthwaite

Low Raisgill B&B
Nr Yockenthwaite
Buckden
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 5JQ

01756 760351

Low Raisgill Bed & Breakfast, Yockenthwaite

Situated between the hamlets of Hubberholme and Yockenthwaite in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Low Raisgill B&B is a 17th century stone farm cottage with magnificent views of hay meadows, moorland and Buckden Pike. All of our guest bedrooms are on the first floor; three have en-suite shower facilities and the fourth has the exclusive use of a private bathroom.

Low Raisgill Bed & Breakfast, Yockenthwaite

Low Raisgill Bed & Breakfast, Yockenthwaite

Situated between the hamlets of Hubberholme and Yockenthwaite in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Low Raisgill B&B is a 17th century stone farm cottage with magnificent views of hay meadows, moorland and Buckden Pike. All of our guest bedrooms are on the first floor; three have en-suite shower facilities and the fourth has the exclusive use of a private bathroom.

Low Raisgill B&B
Nr Yockenthwaite
Buckden
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 5JQ

01756 760351

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Shooting Ground

Coniston Cold
Skipton
North Yorkshire
Bd23 4EA

01756 748080

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Shooting Ground

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate

 

NESTLED IN THE HEART OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES, THIS 4 STAR HOTEL IS PART OF THE 1400 ACRE CONISTON ESTATE.

 

The Estate is home to a Shooting Ground (CPSA Premier standard), Falconry Centre, The Land Rover 4×4 Experience, Fly-Fishing on the 24 acre lake or River Aire, Archery, Target Golf, Mountain bike hire and maps are given to the guests setting out trails across the estate.

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Shooting Ground

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Shooting Ground

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate

 

NESTLED IN THE HEART OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES, THIS 4 STAR HOTEL IS PART OF THE 1400 ACRE CONISTON ESTATE.

 

The Estate is home to a Shooting Ground (CPSA Premier standard), Falconry Centre, The Land Rover 4×4 Experience, Fly-Fishing on the 24 acre lake or River Aire, Archery, Target Golf, Mountain bike hire and maps are given to the guests setting out trails across the estate.

Coniston Cold
Skipton
North Yorkshire
Bd23 4EA

01756 748080

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Archery

Coniston Cold
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 4EA

01756 748080

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Archery

Archery At The Coniston Country Estate


All our instructors are trained by world champion coaches and have developed a simplified coaching method to enable you to learn quickly, hit targets and score right from the start.


Using the latest in high velocity bows you can enjoy the ancient sport of archery from the bays of our purpose built range whatever the weather.


Add a competitive edge to your game and compete against other members of your party in an archery tournament.

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Archery

The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate, Archery

Archery At The Coniston Country Estate


All our instructors are trained by world champion coaches and have developed a simplified coaching method to enable you to learn quickly, hit targets and score right from the start.


Using the latest in high velocity bows you can enjoy the ancient sport of archery from the bays of our purpose built range whatever the weather.


Add a competitive edge to your game and compete against other members of your party in an archery tournament.

Coniston Cold
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 4EA

01756 748080

Vern Overton Cycling, Pateley Bridge

Vern Overton Cycling
Low Lane
Darley
Pateley Bridge
HG3 2QN

01423 781406

Vern Overton Cycling, Pateley Bridge

Vern Overton Cycling is based in the popular Nidderdale Valley; an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are few other places that offer such beautiful and tranquil surroundings in which to simply relax and ride a bike. With a range of high quality road bikes, versatile hybrid machines and hard-tail mountain-bikes available for hire. We are happy to lead organised groups of riders such as a families or friends and even individuals on a one-to-one basis. We can offer expert knowledge of local roads and the many off-road tracks and trails such as the newly constructed mountain-bike track built by Yorkshire Water, close to Fewston Reservoir. Should your bike fail to perform as you would like or is in need of a thorough service; Vern Overton Cycling are at hand with a fully qualified road and MTB mechanic to quickly get you back on the road.

Vern Overton Cycling, Pateley Bridge

Vern Overton Cycling, Pateley Bridge

Vern Overton Cycling is based in the popular Nidderdale Valley; an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are few other places that offer such beautiful and tranquil surroundings in which to simply relax and ride a bike. With a range of high quality road bikes, versatile hybrid machines and hard-tail mountain-bikes available for hire. We are happy to lead organised groups of riders such as a families or friends and even individuals on a one-to-one basis. We can offer expert knowledge of local roads and the many off-road tracks and trails such as the newly constructed mountain-bike track built by Yorkshire Water, close to Fewston Reservoir. Should your bike fail to perform as you would like or is in need of a thorough service; Vern Overton Cycling are at hand with a fully qualified road and MTB mechanic to quickly get you back on the road.

Vern Overton Cycling
Low Lane
Darley
Pateley Bridge
HG3 2QN

01423 781406

Best Western PLUS Craiglands

Best Western PLUS
The Craiglands Hotel
Cowpasture Road
Ilkley
West Yorkshire
LS29 8RQ

01943 430001

Best Western PLUS Craiglands

Craiglands Hotel has been welcoming people from across the globe for more than 150 years. This grand Victorian hotel remains the ideal place for business or pleasure, combining modern comforts and facilities with a warm, friendly welcome. Set in beautiful, landscaped grounds and woodland, Craiglands is just a short walk to the historic spa town of Ilkley and the famous Ilkley Moor, with easy access to Leeds/Bradford airport and major business centres. There are 63 guest rooms and excellent facilities to suit all your requirements - 8 conference and banqueting suites, the newly refurbished Brasserie1 Restaurant & adjoining bar with outside terrace, free wifi and free car parking to name but a few.

 

For fine dining, banquets, conferences, large corporate events or just to get away from it all, you really must come to Craiglands!

Best Western PLUS Craiglands

Best Western PLUS Craiglands

Craiglands Hotel has been welcoming people from across the globe for more than 150 years. This grand Victorian hotel remains the ideal place for business or pleasure, combining modern comforts and facilities with a warm, friendly welcome. Set in beautiful, landscaped grounds and woodland, Craiglands is just a short walk to the historic spa town of Ilkley and the famous Ilkley Moor, with easy access to Leeds/Bradford airport and major business centres. There are 63 guest rooms and excellent facilities to suit all your requirements - 8 conference and banqueting suites, the newly refurbished Brasserie1 Restaurant & adjoining bar with outside terrace, free wifi and free car parking to name but a few.

 

For fine dining, banquets, conferences, large corporate events or just to get away from it all, you really must come to Craiglands!

Best Western PLUS
The Craiglands Hotel
Cowpasture Road
Ilkley
West Yorkshire
LS29 8RQ

01943 430001

Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven

Thornton Hall Country Park
Thornton-in-Craven
near Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 3TS

01282 841148

Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven

A family run, spotlessly clean, Award Winning Country Farm Park situated on the border of Pendle and the Yorkshire Dales…

Experience hands on animal encounters on our traditional working farm, hitch a ride in our 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and relax in our country tearoom while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy in our huge fun filled Wizzick Play Barn… a fun filled, informative family day out, RAIN OR SHINE!

Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven

Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven

A family run, spotlessly clean, Award Winning Country Farm Park situated on the border of Pendle and the Yorkshire Dales…

Experience hands on animal encounters on our traditional working farm, hitch a ride in our 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and relax in our country tearoom while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy in our huge fun filled Wizzick Play Barn… a fun filled, informative family day out, RAIN OR SHINE!

Thornton Hall Country Park
Thornton-in-Craven
near Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 3TS

01282 841148

The George and Dragon, Dent

Main Street
Dent
Cumbria
LA10 5QL

01539 625256

The George and Dragon, Dent

Nestling in the heart of Dentdale a few miles from the market town of Sedbergh, Dent is renowned as one of the quaintest and prettiest villages in the Yorkshire Dales. Situated in idyllic countryside within easy reach of the Lake District and the West Coast, Dent provides the perfect holiday base. 

 

*CAMPING ALSO AVAILABLE PLEASE CALL TO ENQUIRE*

 

 

The George & Dragon Are Proud to Announce Their Recent Awards

 

CAMRA Westmorland Cider & Perry Pub Of The Year 2103 & 2014

CAMRA National Cider & Perry Pub Of The Year 2013 Runner Up

CAMRA Westmorland Pub Of The Year 2014

 

The George and Dragon, Dent

The George and Dragon, Dent

Nestling in the heart of Dentdale a few miles from the market town of Sedbergh, Dent is renowned as one of the quaintest and prettiest villages in the Yorkshire Dales. Situated in idyllic countryside within easy reach of the Lake District and the West Coast, Dent provides the perfect holiday base. 

 

*CAMPING ALSO AVAILABLE PLEASE CALL TO ENQUIRE*

 

 

The George & Dragon Are Proud to Announce Their Recent Awards

 

CAMRA Westmorland Cider & Perry Pub Of The Year 2103 & 2014

CAMRA National Cider & Perry Pub Of The Year 2013 Runner Up

CAMRA Westmorland Pub Of The Year 2014

 

Main Street
Dent
Cumbria
LA10 5QL

01539 625256

Steeton Hall Hotel, Steeton

Steeton Hall Hotel
Station Road
Steeton
West Yorkshire
BD20 6RY

01535 656060 656068

Steeton Hall Hotel, Steeton

This is truly a first class hotel with professional and courteous staff on hand to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.

 

Prepare for a wonderfully memorable experience in a former country manor house set in it's own extensive gardens,  Steeton Hall hotel has undergone a transformation that has delighted locals and visitors alike

 

The hotel has recently been transformed to a very high standard and offers superior accommodation , the kitchen has been re-vamped and offers a true taste of fresh produce, Steeton Hall also offers a fabulously transformed function room and is now one of the favoured establishments in the area for hosting weddings and other special occasions.

Steeton Hall Hotel, Steeton

Steeton Hall Hotel, Steeton

This is truly a first class hotel with professional and courteous staff on hand to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.

 

Prepare for a wonderfully memorable experience in a former country manor house set in it's own extensive gardens,  Steeton Hall hotel has undergone a transformation that has delighted locals and visitors alike

 

The hotel has recently been transformed to a very high standard and offers superior accommodation , the kitchen has been re-vamped and offers a true taste of fresh produce, Steeton Hall also offers a fabulously transformed function room and is now one of the favoured establishments in the area for hosting weddings and other special occasions.

Steeton Hall Hotel
Station Road
Steeton
West Yorkshire
BD20 6RY

01535 656060 656068

The Craven Heifer, Stainforth

Stainforth
Nr Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 9PB

01729 822435

The Craven Heifer, Stainforth

*** Recently Refurbished ***

 

We warmly invite you to visit a beautiful part of the Dales.

 

The Craven Heifer at Stainforth is everything a village pub should be, traditional, friendly and cosy;  Here at the recently refurbished Craven Heifer we work hard to offer a welcoming atmosphere and award winning cask ales.

 

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

The Craven Heifer, Stainforth

The Craven Heifer, Stainforth

*** Recently Refurbished ***

 

We warmly invite you to visit a beautiful part of the Dales.

 

The Craven Heifer at Stainforth is everything a village pub should be, traditional, friendly and cosy;  Here at the recently refurbished Craven Heifer we work hard to offer a welcoming atmosphere and award winning cask ales.

 

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Stainforth
Nr Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 9PB

01729 822435

The Castle Inn, Skipton

2 Mill Bridge
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 1NJ

01756 796304

The Castle Inn, Skipton

Voted "Best pub in Yorkshire", in the Welcome to Yorkshire, White Rose Awards,

 

The Castle Inn is a traditional English pub situated in the oldest part of Skipton, nestling under the shadow of the medieval Skipton Castle.  Calvin and his team at the Castle take great pride in serving mouth-watering, home-cooked traditional pub food, and a wide selection of fine beers, lagers, wines and spirits, in a relaxed, friendly and inviting atmosphere.  The Castle is a firm favourite for both locals and tourists alike, and is highly recommended whilst visiting this delightful market town.

 

 

The Castle Inn, Skipton

The Castle Inn, Skipton

Voted "Best pub in Yorkshire", in the Welcome to Yorkshire, White Rose Awards,

 

The Castle Inn is a traditional English pub situated in the oldest part of Skipton, nestling under the shadow of the medieval Skipton Castle.  Calvin and his team at the Castle take great pride in serving mouth-watering, home-cooked traditional pub food, and a wide selection of fine beers, lagers, wines and spirits, in a relaxed, friendly and inviting atmosphere.  The Castle is a firm favourite for both locals and tourists alike, and is highly recommended whilst visiting this delightful market town.

 

 

2 Mill Bridge
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 1NJ

01756 796304

The Old Barn Coffee Shop, Thirsk

The Old Barn Coffee Shop
Balk
Near Bagby
Thirsk
YO7 2AQ

01845 597495

The Old Barn Coffee Shop, Thirsk

The Old Barn coffee shop is a delightful Barn Conversion giving owners and visitors the chance to enjoy an array of home made cakes and snacks in a relaxed setting and with fabulous décor that would grace any high street location. The Italian blend coffee makes for great lattes or cappuccinos with a full list of beverages also on offer. For a summer time treat why not try one of our superb ice cream sundaes?

 

The public are most welcome to the Old Barn and the excellent parking facilities make for a very easy venue. Walking and cycling parties can be well catered for and, if pre-booked, we can ensure that you are well looked after in a timescale that will allow you to refuel and get back en route.

 

With a spacious upstairs seating area along with the groundfloor space we can also cater for social outings, business meetings and training courses.

The Old Barn Coffee Shop, Thirsk

The Old Barn Coffee Shop, Thirsk

The Old Barn coffee shop is a delightful Barn Conversion giving owners and visitors the chance to enjoy an array of home made cakes and snacks in a relaxed setting and with fabulous décor that would grace any high street location. The Italian blend coffee makes for great lattes or cappuccinos with a full list of beverages also on offer. For a summer time treat why not try one of our superb ice cream sundaes?

 

The public are most welcome to the Old Barn and the excellent parking facilities make for a very easy venue. Walking and cycling parties can be well catered for and, if pre-booked, we can ensure that you are well looked after in a timescale that will allow you to refuel and get back en route.

 

With a spacious upstairs seating area along with the groundfloor space we can also cater for social outings, business meetings and training courses.

The Old Barn Coffee Shop
Balk
Near Bagby
Thirsk
YO7 2AQ

01845 597495

Old Pottery Barn, Bentham

Old Pottery Barn B&B
Bentham
North Yorkshire
LA2 7DL

015242 98811

Old Pottery Barn, Bentham

Grahame and Felicity Hey welcome you to Old Pottery Barn B&B. The barn has been renovated to a warm and welcoming family home with two en-suite guest rooms. Old Pottery Barn B&B is located one and a half miles outside Bentham and ideally situated when cycling the Way of the Roses and Lands End to John ‘o’ Groats cycle routes. Secure cycle storage is available and complementary laundry. Hearty evening meals are available and afternoon tea for £9 per person.

Old Pottery Barn, Bentham

Old Pottery Barn, Bentham

Grahame and Felicity Hey welcome you to Old Pottery Barn B&B. The barn has been renovated to a warm and welcoming family home with two en-suite guest rooms. Old Pottery Barn B&B is located one and a half miles outside Bentham and ideally situated when cycling the Way of the Roses and Lands End to John ‘o’ Groats cycle routes. Secure cycle storage is available and complementary laundry. Hearty evening meals are available and afternoon tea for £9 per person.

Old Pottery Barn B&B
Bentham
North Yorkshire
LA2 7DL

015242 98811

Devonshire Arms Country Inn, Cracoe

Devonshire Arms Country Inn
Cracoe
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 6LA

01756 730237

Devonshire Arms Country Inn, Cracoe

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP, SAM, VICKY, & PHIL OFFER A VERY WARM WELCOME

The Devonshire Arms,is a beautiful traditional country Inn set in the picturesque village of Cracoe. The Devonshire Arms, Cracoe is the ideal base to explore the Yorkshire Dales, and offers six boutique en suite B&B rooms with all amenities. Located just over 5 miles north from the delightful market town of Skipton “gateway to the dales” the Devonshire Arms is situated perfectly for cyclists, walkers, couples, & families who are looking for quality accommodation to explore the Yorkshire Dales. 

 

NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON PLEASE CALL US FOR BOOKINGS IN THE MEANTIME

Devonshire Arms Country Inn, Cracoe

Devonshire Arms Country Inn, Cracoe

UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP, SAM, VICKY, & PHIL OFFER A VERY WARM WELCOME

The Devonshire Arms,is a beautiful traditional country Inn set in the picturesque village of Cracoe. The Devonshire Arms, Cracoe is the ideal base to explore the Yorkshire Dales, and offers six boutique en suite B&B rooms with all amenities. Located just over 5 miles north from the delightful market town of Skipton “gateway to the dales” the Devonshire Arms is situated perfectly for cyclists, walkers, couples, & families who are looking for quality accommodation to explore the Yorkshire Dales. 

 

NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON PLEASE CALL US FOR BOOKINGS IN THE MEANTIME

Devonshire Arms Country Inn
Cracoe
Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 6LA

01756 730237