Local Attractions

Malham Cove and Tarn

Malham Cove is a huge, rounded cliff made of limestone rock. Steps make an easy way to climb the 260 feet to the top of the cove, where you will find a large area of limestone pavement, which featured in the Harry Potter film 'Deathly Hallows'. Malham Tarn is the highest lake in England. With bird hide for visitors to use, the Tarn's geology, flora and fauna are particularly interesting.

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey near Skipton is home to a 12th-century Augustinian monastery. It offers beautiful woodland trails along the Wharfe River, including The Strid Woods, which is renowned for its bluebells in spring and dramatic river formation.

Settle Carlisle Railway with Ribblehead Viaduct

Plan a trip on the Settle-Carlisle Railway and see some of the best views of the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria's Eden Valley, with much to explore along the way.


The rocky crag at Kilnsey offers great rock climbing and overshadows the Kilnsey Estate where you can find fun fishing, pony trekking and a red squirrel nature trail.


Find Skipton’s colourful market on Mons, Weds, Fris and Sats. Visit Skipton’sMedieval Castle or take a boat ride from the Leeds Liverpool Canal Basin. Skipton’s Auction Mart offers drama, music and events, such as Yarndale. It is the world's only theatre based in a working cattle auction mart.


There are local walks to suit all abilities. Walk from the door around Janet’s Foss and Goredale Scar or plan bigger walks with sections of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Dales Way Walk and Pennine Way all nearby

Cycle Routes

Bring your bikes and explore some of the little roads that criss-cross Malhamdale and nearby Wharfedale. Nearby are sections of the Dales Way and the Yorkshire Dales Tour de France Route.

Dales Villages

Discover the delights of Yorkshire Dales villages with their meandering walks and cosy pubs, from Grassington with it’s Summer and Dickensian Festivals to Kettlewell with its Scarecrow Festival and village hall, which featured on the set of the ‘Calender’ Girls film!

Family Friendly Activities

Heslaker Farm Visitor Centre and Billy-Bob’s Parlour at the Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Farm just outside of Skipton, and Settle Play Barn are all great places for visiting with small children. Lightwater Valley Theme Park. Brimham’s Climbing Rocks and the Forbidden Corner will entertain older children.