Rainy Days

A white shorthorn cow looking up at the camera

For those who wish to venture a little further afield, there are many sights and attractions a short drive away:

Aysgarth Falls

One of Wensleydale’s most famous natural beauty spots, where the river Ure runs over a series of dramatic limestone steps. Spectacular after periods of rain, summer or winter.

Hardraw Falls and Buttertubs

England’s highest single drop waterfall, near the remarkable limestone formations of the Butterub pass. 

Ingleton Waterfall and Trail

Boasting spectacular views of the waterfall and woodland scenery.

Malham Tarn

The highest lake in England, standing 377 metres above sea level, makes for quite a sight.

Malham Cove

An impressive limestone cliff, formed during the last ice age. Recently Malham Cove briefly became the highest waterfall in the country during a period of heavy rainfall – the first time in living memory!

Hawes Market Town

Scenic and full of charm, Hawes is our nearest market town, sells pretty much everything and makes for a pleasurable shopping experience. Lots of pubs (we recommend the White Hart and The Crown) and restaurants, Hawes Countryside Museum and galleries – a great day trip.

Some Wensleydale cheese in packaging

Wensleydale Creamery

Situated in the picturesque town of Hawes, the only famous Whensleydale cheese to be hand crafted in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. See cheese making in action, free tasters of all the cheeses, great shop and café,

Gayle Mill, Nr. Hawes

An original water powered saw mill, lovingly restored to its former glory, now runs as it would of 200 years ago. Tours and workshops make for a great day out for all ages. Tickets need to be obtained from Hawes Countryside Museum.

Dales Countryside Museum

Sharing the fascinating story of the landscape and the people who have lived, worked and shaped it. Short courses and talks run weekly throughout most of the year. Details can be found in Nethergill Shippon.

Bolton Abbey

Situated near Skipton in a beautiful riverside setting, the ruins of Bolton Abbey are a stunning sight to behold. Take in the sights of the Abbey and wander the woodland and riverside paths.

Skipton Castle

Founded in 1009, this is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the country and well worth a visit.

Courtyard Dairy

Winner of Cheese Monger of the Year in the World Cheese Awards.

A Dales waterfall