Yorkshire Dales National Park
England

Details for Yorkshire Dales National Park

Settle to Carlisle Railway
The Ribblehead Viaduct

The Yorkshire Dales is a breathtakingly beautiful area of stunning unspoiled countryside located in the county of Yorkshire in the North of England. The landscape is made up of gentle rolling hills and deep, lush green dales. The valleys are dotted with picture postcard villages and traditional farm houses framed by pretty limestone walls, which meander for miles and separate the fields and woodlands.

There are dramatic limestone gorges with spectacular cliffs and crags, perfect for climbers and walkers, and underground there is a hidden labyrinth of caves, waterfalls and natural potholes which Mother Nature has carved from the porous rocks, and man finds endlessly fascinating to explore. Amazing stalactites and stalagmites adorn the floors and roofs of the caves and visitors can only wonder at their remarkable and outstanding beauty.

The landscape above ground is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and there are a number of well worn and signposted public footpaths and tracks, which are perfect for mountain biking and walking, for taking in the exhilarating fresh air and observing the abundant wildlife, flora and fauna. The Pennine Way, the Dales Way and the Coast to Coast walk all pass through the area.

Numerous quaint villages each have their own special place in the dales and there is a wide choice of accommodation to be found. Local village pubs offer a welcome place to rest up and sample some real ale and maybe some hearty home made fare, a visit to Wensleydale would not be complete without sampling some of the wonderful cheese it is famous for. Self catering cottages and bed and breakfast accommodation is readily available throughout the dales, or for the more adventurous tourist there are several campsites dotted around the area.

There is always plenty to see and do in the Yorkshire Dales, and one exciting yet relaxing way...

 

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