Holiday Cottages in The Upper North Yorkshire Dales

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Rolling hills and wandering Dales. Rugged and wild. Calm and beautiful. A living landscape to explore.

The Upper Dales...
Rural Splendour • Unspoilt Countryside • Diverse & Dramatic Landscapes
Rugged fells • Wild Open Moorland • Rich Green Valleys • Tumbling Waterfalls
Quaint Hamlets • Great Pubs • Great walking • Heartland of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Delightful Villages • Champion Folk & Sheep!

The Upper Dales...

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The rugged and majestic limestone Karst scenery with its unusual features such as the 'Buttertubs', deep and strangely shaped sink holes on Buttertubs Pass North of Hawes, (made more famous recently as a major climb on the Tour De France, or the Yoredale series, layered limestones interspersed with shales and sandstones causing the unique "stepped" landscape of the Upper Dales.

Other features well worth seeing are Wensleydale's waterfalls. The highest unbroken waterfall in Britain, Hardrow Force at The Green Dragon Inn at Hardraw, 100 feet high, an easy walk from Hawes. Further down the Dale are Aysgarth Falls, three of them, Upper, Middle and Lower.

Semerwater, is a lake formed by glacial action from which flows into the shortest English river, the river Bain, hence the village of Bainbridge. The walk around the lake is quintessentially outstanding and was visited by Turner.

Swaledale
Muker Hay Meadows and The Bluebells
The Muker area provides one of the best places to see upland hay meadows. The meadows are actively farmed, privately owned and some of them are protected as part of the Muker Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the Northern Pennine Dales Meadows Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
A lush wildflower meadow, bursting with colour and scents and alive with the gentle hum of insects is an intrinsic part of the Yorkshire Dales landscape.
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Yet in the last seventy years we've seen a staggering 97% of these meadows lost, making them one of the UK’s most threatened habitats and putting hundreds of species of native wildflowers and plants, bees, birds and other wildlife at risk Swaledale has an abundance of wildflowers; with hillsides of primroses and bluebells and hay meadows bursting with colour of several species of wildflower , it's a botanists and photographer's paradise in spring/early summer.

A few Upper Dales pubs & tea shops etc...

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Discover The Upper Dales...

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The Yorkshire Dales has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil.
It includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves. Each valley or 'dale' has its own distinct character, set against expansive heather moorland tops.
Stone-built villages sit amongst traditional farming landscapes of field barns, dry stone walls and flower-rich hay meadows, and show how the area has been shaped over thousands of years by the people who have lived and worked here.
Wildlife to be seen are red squirrels, hares, curlews, lapwing, pheasant, deer, woodpecker, hedgehogs... For more information go to Yorkshiredales/Wildlife
Spectacular waterfalls and ancient broadleaved woodland contrast with the scattered remains of former mine workings and other rural industries which remind us of the area's rich industrial heritage.

A few miles to the South West (10mins drive on the beautiful Hawes to Ingleton road) is the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, made up of twenty-four arches built 1870 - 1874, 440 yards (400 m) long, which carries the Settle to Carlisle railway across Batty Moss, made famous by being saved from closure in 1989. Surrounded by the three peaks, Ingleborough, Pen-Y-Ghent and Whernside, truly it is a sight to behold with high and lower level walking around the area, or just an amble to experience The Viaduct and The 3 Peaks.

Links to some interesting web sites...

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Walking etc...

Local shops...


go to The Dales Gallery...

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