Local Activities

Outdoor Activities

  • Walk sections of the Herriot Way and Pennine Way
  • Shorter local walks include the Hawes Town Trail
  • Dales Bike Centre at Fremington near Reeth
  • Ride up Buttertubs Pass on Le Tour de France Route
  • Snaizeholme Red Squirrel Nature Trail
  • Richmond and Bedale Golf Clubs
  • Wensleydale Equestrian Riding and Trekking Centre
  • Fly fishing River Ure for brown trout and Grayling

Family Attractions & Museums

  • Lightwater Valley Theme Park
  • The Forbidden corner
  • Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre and Museum
  • Big Sheep, Little Cow Farm Attraction
  • Gayle Mill fully restored 19th century sawmill
  • Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes
  • Thorpe Perrow Arboretum near Bedale
  • Aysgarth Falls
  • Hardraw Force
  • The Falconry Centre in Thirsk
  • Brimham rocks near Pateley Bridge
  • Ride the Wensleydale Railway
  • The World of James Herriot Museum

National Trust, Stately Homes and Gardens

  • Newby Hall 18th-century, Grade I Country House
  • Fountains Abbey near Ripon
  • Moulton Hall Richmond Grade I 17th-century Manor House
  • Braithwaite Hall 17th-century farmhouse
  • Mount Grace Priory well preserved Carthusian Priory
  • Constable Burton woodland walks and garden trails
  • Jervaulx Abbey

Yorkshire Dales Castles

  • Richmond Castle. Learn all about the castle's exciting past in the interactive exhibition before taking a peaceful stroll round the secluded Cockpit Garden
  • Bolton Castle offers family days out and historic tours with a raft of sights, sounds and smells that brings the castle to life
  • Middleham castle. Once the childhood home of Richard III, you can relive the Castle's illustrious history and unlock the deeds of its great owners.