Timeless views across the dales

The Yorkshire Dales National Park was established in 1954 to conserve its natural beauty. The rolling hills have been shaped by both mining and farming practices. A short walk from the front door of Hazel Brow can take you to timeless views across the dales.

For those looking to challenge themselves the landscape lends itself to challenging hikes and even caving and pot holing. For fitness enthusiasts you can try your hand at fell running in the Swaledale Marathon or a more relaxing amble to the River Swale via the nearest pub or cafe.

A great place for walking

The narrow valley of Swaledale with its fell side fields and glacier-formed landscapes is criss crossed with footpaths, hiking trails and bridleways.

Biking Festivals

Swaledale plays host to the annual Ard Rock Mountain Biking Festival and has long been a favourite for cycling enthusiasts.

Tour De France

In 2014, Stage One of the Tour de France took place in the Yorkshire Dales, climbing up and over the buttertubs Pass and down through Swaledale, making for a great spectacle.

Hiking trails, bridleways and mountain biking routes

Varied routes

The varied and breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales attracts visitors back year after year from all over the world. Some of England’s iconic walks, including Wainwright’s Coast to Coast and some of the best sections of the Pennine Way pass through Swaledale. Why not use us as a base to ‘dip your toe’ into a National Trail.

I can't imagine a better destination for rest, together times, and walking throughout the adjoining countryside.
- Hazel Brow Guest

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales are perfect for cycling, whether you are a casual hobbyist or an enthusiast! It has routes that range from challenging climbs to gentle pathways. Check out the Swale Trail or see below for more information:

Cycle The Dales >

Further info and routes

We’ve a range of walks and trails from the house, (we’re a central point for the Herriot Way and the Swale Walking Trail). We can help you organise transport to start and finish points for each day’s walk. Email us your requirements i.e. gentle walk or hike, how many miles and cafe/pub stops you want to make and we’ll get back to you, or check out the links below:

The Walking Englishman >

Where 2 Walk >

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Discover Hazel Brow

There is so much to see in and around Hazel Brow that we invite you to pay us a visit so you can see if it is suitable for your group, wedding or other event. We’re sure it will be!

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