The local area of Malham is a perfect setting for a break in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, both for the keen rambler or those wanting something less strenuous. Within a mile of the village there is Malham Cove a 250ft Limestone Cliff topped by a unique Limestone Pavement. A short stroll from River House you will find Gordale Scar a deep rift in the landscape once painted by Turner!, and Janets Foss, a enchanting waterfall where local legends abound.
River House is centrally located in Malham Village, amidst the stunning dales scenery. And with the Pennine Way and other Yorkshire Dales walking and cycling routes running just past the front door, we are an ideal location.
The popular Malham Landscape Trail begins outside the River House, this circular walk takes roughly three hours to complete. The trail is mostly easy walking along footpaths and farmland and is 7km long covering some of the best features Malhamdale has to offer. See www.malhamdale.com for more information.
Bolton Abbey is just a short drive away and provides the perfect setting for those wishing to explore the outdoors, with its woodland and moorland walks. The 12th-century priory is open to the public and the River Wharfe is an ideal spot for a riverside picnic. More information is available at www.boltonabbey.com.
Grassington is a small, beautiful village located in Wharfedale. Surrounded by stunning Yorkshire Dales countryside there are lots of walking and cycling routes. For those visitors just looking to relax and unwind there are shops, cafés and tea rooms. More information is available at www.grassington.uk.com.
York is approximately one and half hours away by car passing through the spa town of Harrogate famous for its shopping and Betty’s Tea Room. The Lakes District is also within easy reach taking about an hour and a quarter to reach the shores of Windermere.