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 and the effects of these industries can be seen in our panoramic views from the house and enjoyed on the numerous walks and cycle routes throughout the Dale

For those looking for a challenge, try a section of the Pennine way from Tan Hill, or the Herriot Way. If you prefer to get around on two wheels we’ve the Swale trail cycle way or check out https://cyclethedales.org.uk/ the landscape lends itself to remote moorland hikes with the sound of Curlew for company or relaxing walks along the river side 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.

The Swale Trail

The recently opened Swale Trail stretches from Keld to Reeth – a distance of 12 miles (20km) – Starting at Grinton village and heading ‘Up Dale’, this newly formed cycle way is great for all the family and with the availability of electric bike hire nearby, most members of the family will manage it! https://cyclethedales.org.uk/route/swale_trail/

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.

BBC Countryfile’s recommended walk from Keld to Muker click here for the recommended route. Stop off at the Farmer’s Arms in Muker or take a picnic. Keen walkers might send some of your party back for the car and continue downstream and back to Low Row approx 8 miles

Gunnerside and back: Our favourite morning or afternoon walk: – Down through the fields to the river and follow the path up stream. You’ll come through ‘Gunnerside Bottoms’, one of the most photographed scenes in the dale when the meadows are in flower. Stop for refreshments in the village and head back up above the village along the high open pasture, just below the moor line before dropping back down into Low Row village and putting your feet up in front of the fire!

For further recommended routes check out the Walkshire website.

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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