Enjoy a walking holiday in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the magnificent beauty it has to offer. The Yorkshire Dales boasts some of the UK’s very best scenery and varied walks. There are numerous sightseeing strolls taking in some of the picturesque villages, our natural heritage and history. Or pack a day sack for the more exhilarating hikes across moorland and hills and the challenging Yorkshire three peaks.
Whether you’re planning a family get together or a few days away with friends or colleagues – the Yorkshire Dales National Park has all you need. There are activities and attractions to suit all budgets and activities that are great fun for all ages and abilities.
We know it can be very frustrating organising a group holiday contacting different providers making multiple payments – it can be very confusing…which is why Dalesbound want to make it easy! Simply let us know what it is you want to do and when and we shall arrange the activities and attractions for you…meaning you only have one contact and one payment to make…simples!
Throughout the Yorkshire Dales there are organised nature activities that give you an opportunity to find out more about our magnificent National Park and to get up close to the wildlife that inhabits it.
The Yorkshire Dales is teaming with wildlife from birds of prey such as hawks and owls that soar high above the moorlands to the peregrines that nest at Malham Cove. Thanks to conservation projects we have a growing population of the endangered red squirrel – if you’re lucky you might get a quick glimpse. We also have ground nesting birds such as grouse which thrive in the heather moorland. Our unique wild flower meadows provide the perfect habitat for beautiful butterflies to call home. And that’s just to name just a few of the 150 species that inhabit the Yorkshire Dales.
What’s really special about the Yorkshire Dales is that it doesn’t matter what time of year you come as the natural world is constantly changing.
The Yorkshire Dales offers a memorable cycling holiday as the scenery is so diverse from the remoteness of the northern dales, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, with heather moors, meandering valleys and wild flower meadows. To the rolling farmland of the easterly dales, picturesque villages, dry stone walls and market towns.
What’s more, the Yorkshire Dales has some of the best climbs in England. Many cyclists who have entered challenges choose the Yorkshire Dales as a training spot – including one of the UK’s best cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins. Climbs include the infamous Buttertubs pass between Hawes and Muker, the Fleet Moss climb from Hawes to Kettlewell, Grinton Moor from Grinton to Leyburn and the Coal Road from Garsdale to Dentdale. With these legendary climbs it came as no surprise that the Yorkshire Dales was chosen to host the first stage of the Tour de France 2014.
The Tour De France coming to the Yorkshire Dales is a really big thing! It is expected that around 12 million spectators will line the route; 3.5 billion people will be watching it on television in 188 countries across 121 different television channels.
What’s great is that anyone can ride the Tour de France route. The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has made it easy by placing the signs along the route. The route takes in four of the big climbs and is mostly on quiet roads. You can choose to cycle part or all of the route allowing it to be suitable for all or abilities form the novice rider to the experienced, from the individual to a family or group – but unfortunately we can’t promise there won’t be any cars so care must be taken!