The perfect base for a day, or more…
in the Dales
The Yorkshire Dales offers some of the finest scenery in the whole of the UK, characterised by stone-built villages nestled amongst a landscape of barns, dry-stone walls and rolling heather meadows. Each valley or ‘dale’ has its own distinct character, complemented by some of the finest limestone landscapes in Britain, including crags, pavements and an underground labyrinth of caves.
Follow the trails and you’ll find spectacular waterfalls, ancient broadleaved woodland, the scattered remains of former mine workings and many other untouched rural industries which remind us of the area’s rich industrial heritage.
The Dales are well worth a visit at any time of the year, with an open fire to welcome you back from a winter’s walk or a picnic alongside a riverbank to enjoy in the warmer weather.
The Devonshire have created two scenic adventures to get you started on your discovery of the beauty of the Grassington and Upper Wharfedale area. Whether you are by foot or pedal power the routes will show off the best of the immediate area, conveniently looping back to Grassington where you’ll find a welcome pint, bite to eat or welcoming bed.
If you feel like being a little more adventurous, more walks and routes can be found further down this page.