There are plenty of great things to see and do in the area. We recommend that you obtain the Ordnance Survey map "Yorkshire Dales Southern and Western areas" to help you plan your holiday.
Local outdoor pursuits include fishing, walking, cycling, pony trekking and golfing as well as the pot holing that this limestone landscape is famous for. Yorkshire walks include the three peaks of Pen y Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside as well as the Howgill Fells, Malham Tarn, Ingleton Waterfall trail, the Forest of Bowland, Malham Cove and Tarn, Bolton Abbey and the many walks and trails of the Yorkshire Dales. Cyclists can cycle the Dales Cycle Way and Gisburn Forest cycle trail. Golfers can golf at Bentham Sedbergh, Settle and Skipton Golf clubs.
Visit the market towns of Settle, Kirkby Lonsdale and Skipton with its medieval castle, market and canal basin as well as the Yorkshire Dales villages of Malham, Grassington and Kettlewell. Tour Yorkshire Dales attractions such as the Falconry Centre, the Settle Carlisle Railway, Ribblehead Viaduct, White Scar and Ingleborough caves and Gaping Ghyll.
Great days out also include the many country fairs and festivals that take place during the year such as Grassington's Dickensian and Summer festivals. Kilnsey show and Kettlewell Scarecrow festival, Gargrave and Malham shows, Ingleton Folk Festival, Skipton Sheep day and Settle Storytelling Festival. Or why not get a real slice of Herriot country life by going to one of the regular Auction Marts at Skipton or Pateley Bridge?
Local National Trust properties include Fountains Abbey and Studley Park Royal, Brimham Rocks, Malham Tarn and Upper Wharfedale with its beautiful farming landscape of rolling hills, dry-stone walls and barns, flower-rich hay meadows and outstanding views.