Between just over an hour to two hours drive, this National Park at the heart of Britain is in easy reach of
Durham. It is renowned for its scenic beauty and cultural heritage and is home to a unique habitat and rare
wildlife. The Dales offers some distinct landscapes not found anywhere else in the UK. There's plenty to do and
see in the Yorkshire Dales and over the year DUHWS try to visit some of its most remarkable places.
Looking back to Ingleborough while climbing Pen-y-Ghent, the last of the Yorkshire 3
Yorkshire Dales Destinations
- Malham - is a must for all outdoor enthusiasts! On walks you can view the natural limestone
amphitheatre of Malham Cove (home to peregrine falcons!), skip across the famous limestone pavement and
scramble down or up the towering Gordale Scar.
- Yorkshire Three Peaks - Our trip to the Yorkshire Three Peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and
Pen-y-Ghent is always good fun especially if you enjoy more challenging walks. You're not expected to scale
all three however and a brilliant but less arduous day is to be had taking in one or two of these
- Swaledale - If you fancy a more peaceful amble and a slice of England's more unspoilt rural
countryside then the valley of Swaledale, known for its mining, sheep, cheese and Viking place names, is
definitely worth a visit with us. It's only just over an hour's drive from Durham too so it's easy to escape
for a day.
- Wharfedale - A new destination for 2013, Wharfedale is south of Swaledale and famous for its stunning
views and dry-stone walls. It is one of the longest valleys in the Yorkshire Dales and the home of Kilnsey
Crag, a limestone cliff popular with tourists and climbers alike. There is also woodland in this valley - an
uncommon sight in the Dales.