There is lots of great walking in and around Wensleydale, much of which starts right on our very own doorstep.
Some great local walks include:
- Askrigg, Aysgarth, & Herriot Country
- Leyburn Shawl
- Redmire – Castle Bolton
- Redmire- Aysgarth
- Aysgarth Falls Circular Walk
- Aysgarth Falls – Bolton Castle
- Redmire to Leyburn
If cycling is what you are after, then, you have come to the right place! Our central location ensures that some of the most spectacular cycling routes across the Yorkshire Dales are easily accessible -right from our front door.
Cycling routes taking in the amazing scenery include:
Wensleydale has a long and successful history with horses – and many of the countries top riding stable can be found in Middleham, West Witton and the surrouding areas.
There is also the opportunity to try horse riding for yourself. More information can be found here:
Wensleydale is brimming with some amazing places to eat and drink, including the following:
THE BOLTON ARMS, Redmire
The local pub closest to our campsite is The Bolton Arms, based in Redmire itself. With a great selection of real ales, and a wide menu, it is open all day every day, for morning coffee, lunch and tea.
THE WENSLEYDALE HEIFER, West Witton
If you are a fish lover, then a visit to the Wensledale Heifer is a must. With a menu that incorporates some of the finest seafood from the British isles and superb locally sourced meats and vegetables it is a real treat.
THE BLUE LION, East Witton
The Blue Lion in East Witton, is the epitomy of fine dining, in a fantastic country pub atmosphere. They have won Dining Pub of the Year three times, and offer an extensive menu, and real ale bar.
BERRY’S FARM SHOP & CAFE, Swinithwaite
Whether you are looking for somewhere to stop for lunch, or a place for a cup of tea after a long day walking, Berrys Farm Shop & Cafe is well worth a visit. Serving morning coffee, lunch through to Afternoon Teas.
THE GEORGE & DRAGON INN, Aysgarth
Located in the pretty village of Aysgarth, the George & Dragon inn is a 17th Century Coaching Inn serving real local ales from the Black Sheep Brewery, Theakstons and Yorkshire Dales Brewing Company through to fine wines from every corner of the globe. The restaurant serves lunch from 12pm-2pm and Dinner from 6pm-8.30pm
Redmire and the surrounding area is heaped with great local attractions. Some of the ‘must see’ places to visit include:
Bolton Castle is one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles; originally built as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land, the castle bears the scars of over 600 years of fascinating history. The castle is still in the private ownership of Lord Bolton, the direct descendant of the castle’s original owner Sir Richard le Scrope.
Made famous by Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Aysgarth Falls is a set of superb waterfalls on the River Ure. The National Park Centre can also point you in the direction of other lovely walks in the area taking in the surrounding woods or heading up to the lovely villages of Carperby or Aysgarth.
THE WENSLEYDALE RAILWAY
Setting off from the railway station located in Redmire, the Wensleydale Railway is a rural railway line passes through market towns, small villages, woodland and farmland, offering a great day out in some of England’s most beautiful countryside.
THE FORBIDDEN CORNER
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. A tourist visitor attraction unlike anywhere that you have been before, ideal for the adventurers and those young at heart!
THE WENSLEYDALE CREAMERY
The Wensleydale Creamery, based at Hawes in Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is home of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and a popular Visitor Centre
Home of England`s largest single drop waterfall, a reputed 100 foot drop and is set within the grounds of the historic Green Dragon Inn.
Ribblehead viaduct is probably the most famous of the many feats of Victorian engineering along the stunning Settle to Carlisle railway line. Its iconic location in the middle of the Three Peaks makes it a popular photo stop.
Set in Masham, North Yorkshire, Black Sheep produces much loved cask, keg and bottled beers and continues to go against the grain with a flow of new and experimental brews.