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The Yorkshire Dales


Yorkshire Dales

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Pictures of The Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales, somewhat like the Cotswolds, drystone walls,
and pretty villages, but more down to earth and with a dry Yorkshire humour.

The Northern Dales, my favourite part of the Dales, less touristy, excellent walking country. At the foot of Swaledale is the town of Richmond with a norman castle overlooking the River Swale. Cobbled wynds, (streets). Riverside walks .

The Distinctive character of Swaledale, small fields, stone walls, field barns, hay meadows full of wildflowers -cranesbill and buttercups in late June . (There are 63 such stone barns within a half mile radius of Muker.)

Cottages Yorkshire Dales

From Self catering Holiday Cottages Yorkshire Dales to camping in Swaledale, to hotels in Hawes, to bed and breakfast in Wensleydale, to accommodation in Ingleton, there are lots of places to stay.

Unspoilt villages Sleepy and picturesque Gunnerside, derived from the Norse for 'Gunners Pasture'. In the 18th and 19th century a lead mining centre, many of the houses are in fact miners cottages. Rushes still visible on the hillsides where the old miners dammed streams, the released water torrent exposing the lead bearing bed rock. Muker reachable over an arch bridge. Thwaite with its cornflower laden steps. Arkengarthdale heather clad moorland a breeding ground for red grouse, curlew, and lapwing. Please don't disturb the nesting birds during the breeding season.


Wensleydale. Hawes the highest of the YorkshireDales market town's, a popular tourist destination, off the main street the town still retains a lot of original character. A good place to buy Wensleydale cheese, in all its guises. A few miles along the Dale is Aysgarth Falls, Upper, Lower and Middle Falls, the Upper Falls being the most impressive, and a popular spot for a family outing..

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