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Family Aysgarth Falls Yorkshire Dales UK

The Yorkshire Dales is a classic north-English landscape of rolling hills, stone villages and patchwork fields. This is England from a bygone era; of dry stone walls and cosy pubs, sheep blocking country lanes, and the setting for All Creatures Great And Small (although the barns are now more likely to be holiday rentals than working farms.)

For long distance walks there's the Pennine Way snaking up towards the Lake District, the Dales Way, the Coast to Coast Path, plus various others. And for centre-based walking holidays there's stunning scenery around Swaledale and Wharfedale.

Stone villages and homesteads are scattered throughout the dales with popular bases being Hawes, Pateley Bridge and Middleham. Otters, hares and hedgehogs can be spotted in the dales as well as the occasional red squirrel.

Walking in the UK

An essential guide to planning a walking holiday in the UK

I’ve been walking the coasts, fells and fens of the UK for decades, revisiting the popular spots and seeking out hidden gems in my role as a travel journalist and TV researcher. For a group of small islands, we are truly spoiled for choice in the UK when it comes to walking holidays. There are the obvious – and often busy – walking hotspots, but also myriad quieter corners that even few native Brits are familiar more

  • Low Row

    Low Row

  • Keld


  • West Witton

  • Hawes

  • Aysgarth


  • Middleham


  • West Burton

  • Askrigg

  • Hardraw

  • Wensleydale


  • Malham

  • Burnsall

  • Linton


  • Kettlewell


  • Arkengarthdale


  • Reeth


  • Buckden


  • Ravenstonedale


  • Sedbergh



Yorkshire Dales National Park Tours

Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire

Herriot Way Walking Holiday

Self-guided Yorkshire walking holiday

6 daysFrom £435
Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire

Southern Yorkshire Dales

3, 4 or 7-night self-guided walking holidays

3 daysFrom £259
Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire

Wensleydale and its Tributaries

Self-guided walking holiday in Wensleydale

6 daysFrom £530
Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire

Highlights of the Southern Dales

Self-guided walking holiday to the Southern Dales

5 daysFrom £430
Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire

Remote Swaledale and Arkengarthdale

Self-guided walking holiday in Swaledale

5 daysFrom £410
Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yorkshire

The Wharfedale Ramble

Self-guided walking holiday exploring Wharfedale

7 daysFrom £520

Yorkshire Dales National Park Travel Companies


Walkers' Britain

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HF Holidays

UK walking holidays since 1913
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Lost Earth Adventures

Mountain adventures in the Lake District, Peak District, Scotland and Wales

Muddy Boots

Walking holidays to the Yorkshire Dales

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