Things to do in The Dales
Greenlands B&B Keld, is a luxury bed and breakfast on the outskirts of Keld in Upper Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and is in an ideal location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire and Teesdale.
What to see in Swaledale:
Keld, Thwaite, Muker and Gunnerside: mooch around these Swaledale villages; take time for for a morning coffee or afternoon tea. From May to July the Muker wildflower meadows along the river valley are not to be missed. Many of the upland hay meadows that surround the village of Muker are species-rich or undergoing hay meadow 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). The Muker area provides one of the best places to see upland hay meadows from public rights of way in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as some of the public footpaths take you right through the middle of these stunning habitats. The first Wednesday in September is The Muker Show a worthwhile visit and not to be missed. To view a short video (25 mins) click there.
Swaledale Woollens: was founded in Muker, North Yorkshire over 30 years ago by villagers reviving the old cottage industry of knitting. Swaledale Woollens is now owned and run by Kathleen Hird who carries on using local Swaledale and Wensleydale wool for the knitwear. We have a wide range of high quality woollen knitwear, such as Sweaters, Cardigans, Hats, Rugs, Scarves and Socks.
Richmond: Swaledale's main town and a typical Yorkshire market town, boasts a castle, the oldest working theatre in Britain, The Georgian Theatre, the Green Howards Museum, Richmondshire Museum and Easby Abbey. Market day is Saturday with a regular farmer's market selling local produce. The Station is home to small artisan shops, a cinema and a restaurant.
What to see in Wensleydale:
Hard Banks Ice Cream Parlour and Coffee Shop: A various selection of premium quality ice cream and sorbets. Alongside a selection of homemade soups and for that person with a sweet tooth, waffles and sundaes.
Yorkshire Wensleydale Creamery Hawes: The Wensleydale Creamery is an award-winning, independent traditional cheese-maker and specialist blender of cheese with ingredients. We use traditional methods to handcraft cheese to time-honoured recipes, using milk from local farms, as well as being innovative with the development of new cheese recipes.
Inspired Chocolate Leyburn: Artisan chocolates and confectionary.
Wensleydale Railway: runs between Leeming Bar and Redmire with stops at Bedale and Leyburn. Check their website for special events www.wensleydalerail.com
Leyburn: market day is Friday and well worth a visit. Tennants, the well known auction house, is based here where there is a cafe, a restaurant and exhibitions. The Dales Food Festival is held in June and the 'Forties Weekend' in July.
Aysgarth: the location of the famous Aysgarth Falls as featured in 'Robin Hood prince of Thieves' and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre.
Hawes: a bustling Yorkshire market town; market day is Tuesday; The Dales Countryside Museum, Outhwaite Ropemaker's and Gayle Mill reopening 2019.
Berrys Farm Shop: located in West Witton and worth a stop for a coffee or lunch or to buy some locally made gifts.
Brymor Ice Cream: located near Jervaulx on the Leyburn to Ripon road, home to delicious award winning ice cream.
More things to in The Dales and North Yorkshire:
Northallerton: a very Yorkshire market town, market days are Wednesday and Saturday with a wealth of independent shops and a world famous 'Bettys Cafe Tea Room
Nidderdale AONB: one of Britain's outstanding landscapes in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
What to see in Teesdale:
Barnard Castle: a thriving town located about a 25 minute drive away over The Stang; it's home to a Richard III castle, The Bowes Museum and a wide selection of shops.
Raby Castle is a short drive from here.
High Force Waterfall: one of the most impressive waterfalls in England, 4 miles from Middleton-in -Teesdale.
Eggleston Hall Nursery & Gardens; a hidden gem for plant lovers, 6 miles from Barnard Castle www.egglestonhallgardens.co.uk