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Other activity’s to do in the Dales

The Yorkshire Dales what ever the weather come rain or shine. there is always something to do, the following are just some ideas to help you explore the Yorkshire Dales national park, at any time of the year,

Where betting can you find, such a diverse landscape for taking photos from the hill, woodland and stone walls of our field systems in the Yorkshire dales, to craggy rock faces jutting out of  hill sides with dramatic sky backdrops. There are lot of people that do guided photography workshops in the Yorkshire Dales for a hours in an afternoon to a few days , the following are just a few we know about that our guest have used during stays with us.

Show Caves. 

You don’t have to go far in the Yorkshire Dales before becoming aware that caves and potholes are important to the geology and landscape of the area. Ingleborough Cave, first entered and made accessible in 1837, is the premier show cave in the Yorkshire Dales.  The longest show cave in the area is White scar cave near Ingleton.  The other cave in the area, is over towards  grassington, Stump Cross Caverns is one of Britain’s premier show caves, located in Nidderdale on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. We are a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and is home to some amazing natural formations

Settle to Carlisle Railway.  
Running through some of the most attractive scenery in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbrian Fells, the Settle-Carlisle railway is world famous for its Victorian architecture, huge stone viaducts, long tunnels and remote wayside station buildings. further info can be found on the following website. =

Steam Railways. 
There are several steam railways in the Yorkshire Dales National park and close by the nearest to us  is Embsay & Bolton Abbey railway near Skipton  the following links will take you to there websites.

Bird Watching. 
There is such a lot of bird life in and around malham the most famous of which are our Peregrine Falcons, they live on Malham cove each year, Peregrines started nesting at the cove 20 years ago and since then they have raised more than 40 young. Also there is Malham Tarn, England’s highest freshwater lake, over 200 different species of bird have been recorded visiting Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve. New bird hides were built a few years ago in the wetland area of the tarn. Look out for curlew’s – one of the most distinct wading birds.

Rock Climbing. 
In the Yorkshire Dales National Park, there are 2 main rock types – gritstone and limestone, and these have long attracted climbers. There are many nearby climbable cliffs near malham, the intimidating ‘big three’ of Kilnsey, Malham Cove and Gordale Scar, tackled by climbers all year round. Most of the limestone cliffs are better suited to experienced climbers whilst beginners will generally find gritstone a more amenable medium on which to learn and practice.

The 2 courses nearest to us at  River House are :-
Skipton = Skipton Golf Club is set amidst the Yorkshire Dales between Airedale and Wharfedale. Playing the course, you are treated to magnificent views of Sharphaw, Crookrise and Embsay Crag.
Settle = The course provides challenging golf in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. They are a small Club, therefore their facilities are modest, however, this does not apply to the golf course.  The course is always maintained to the highest standards and we openly welcome visitors to enjoy the golf and the beautiful scenery that can be viewed during your game.

Historic Houses , gardens & Museums.
Across Yorkshire you’ll recognise some of the world famous exteriors and marvel at the hidden treasures within. But don’t forget the magnificent surrounding gardens, landscapes. and Museums, some of the nearest grand house and garden, museums  nearest to us at River House are as follows.   :-

Yorkshire Brewery’s. 
From historic breweries with coppers gleaming under oak-timbered ceilings and mystic brews frothing in antique stone ‘squares’, to micro breweries with state-of-the-art stainless steel, today’s dedicated Yorkshire brewers are busily producing hundreds of varieties of real ale for you to enjoy! many now having visitor centres to entertain you from brewery tours to tasting there wonderful bears. Those in search of a beer break in Yorkshire would be wise to head to one of our region’s breweries, where we have over 50 to choose from! See our selection below and get ready to enjoy a proper pint or two – a real taste to savour.

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