A stunning day out exploring one of England's most beautiful National Parks - The Yorkshire Dales.
We’ll come and collect you from wherever you are staying and whisk you to the old saxon market town of Masham famous for its two independent breweries.
From here we will continue through Wensleydale (the Dale featured heavily in the TV series All Creatures Great and Small based on the famous Yorkshire Dales vet James Herriot). Whilst in Wensleydale we will visit the ruined Cistercian monastery of Jervaulx Abbey, the Medival Castle Bolton and Middleham Castle (once home eto Richard III) as well as Aysgarth Falls which featured in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
We will head via Askrigg and Bainbridge (once the home to a Roman fort), to the market town of Hawes. In Hawes we will stop for lunch as well as visiting the Wensleydale Creamery to sample some of the Yorkshire Dales famous cheese.
We’ll take a detour to Hardraw and walk to Hardraw Force, England’s Highest single drop waterfall behind the old Green Dragon pub. After this we will ascend up Fleet Moss, one of the iconic cylce climbs in the Tour de France's Grand Depart for stunning moorland views as we cross the watershed into Wharfedale.
Then we will descend down to Oughtershaw, Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme before reaching the village of small village of Buckden.
Next we will travel down Upper Wharfedale, a stunning Dale past Kettlewell & Cracoe – the heart of Calendar Girl country, past the famous Kilnsey Cragg to Grassington. From here we will drive to the picture postcard setting of Burnsall with its old pub and bridge over the River Wharfe and take afternoon tea in one of the café’s.
Finally, we will travel past Bolton Abbey, the 12th century Augustinian Priory on the South Eastern corner of the Dales before heading back to your hotel.
This route gives a real flavour as to the magic of the Yorkshire Dales and covers a variety of Dales landscapes and stunning features.