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The old priory, with its nave preserved because, at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, it was used as a public church, stands attractively ofer the River Wharfe, crossed here by a footbridge.
These ruins of a Cistercian Abbey are not in as god a state as Fountains Abbey, near Ripon, but are no less evocative.
Lead mining remains
This marks an area rather than a spot. There are all kinds of relics of lead mining throughout.
Ancestral home of the Kingmaker, Earl of Warwick, and later the home of Richard III, the only king of England to come from northern England!
The castle, Castle Bolto
Now in something like 'the middle of nowhere' you can see an intact medieval castle, available for hire, weddings etc.
One of the first Friends@ meeting houses. Very simple and most evocative.
Fine and interestig little church. The minor road to Ingleton is a delight when primroses, violets and cowslips are in bloom.
Beautiful and atmospheric small church with unusual rood loft.
A small pub, with limited accommodation, that orfides meals from delicious soup with a roll upwards.
The Buck Inn, Buckden
A large, well situated inn with an extensive menu of good meals - it also provides accommodation.
National Park Information Service with interesting display.
A previously picturesque village very much spoiled by extensive quarrying.
There is an extensive system of caves underground in this area with some openings providing good sights above the ground.
Series of waterfalls, museum and National Park Information Centre
Limestone gorge, with a very minor stream, most of the water now flowing underground.
One of the 'Three Peaks' - not as high as Whernside but more shapely. iron age hillfort at the top and caves on the Clapham side. [Ingleborough Cave - a showcave -and Gaping Gill, a huge pothole with acess at bank holidays.]
Wonderful vertical limestone cliffs with a limestone pavement above and an idyllic stream emerging from the bottom.
A great limestone pavement with terrific views.
Erratic boulders carried aeons ago by glaciers.
Lowest of the 'Three Peaks' but very shapely.
The largest lake in Yorkshire.
Excellent and extensive limestone pavement - not usually crowded.
To my mind this is a small town rather than a village and the most attractive one in Wensleydale.
Following the road that goes UP Swaledale will lead you to Kirkby Stephen, probably the best antiques centre in Cumbria.
Richmond in Swaledale is a delightful town with a castle, numerous Georgian buildings -incuding a working theatre and a cobbled market square where street markets are still held on appropriate days of the week.
Ripon is outside the National Park but it's a delightful cathedral city and a convenient base.
A busy market town and the start of the scenic Settle-Carlisle rail line.
A town often called 'The Gateway to the Dales.'
A scenic railway that has survived many closure threats. Its building occasioned a number of deaths.
The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is not cheap for the short distance it covers but is, of course, a good treat for children.
A tiny village amidst great scenery. Find Trollers Gill and Parceval Gardens nearby.
A lesser known village but a good start for some terrific walking.
Many people consider Clapham one of the prettiest of all Dales villages.
A delightful village with two pleasant pubs, a pretty church and one or two interesting shops, situated to te far west of the Yorkshire Dales. It is actually in Cumbria since the 1974 boundary eview took it out of Yorkshire.
A very pretty Dales village but it tends to get very crowded.
Horton in Ribblesdale
This village is marred by extensive quarrying but, as it's the centre for the famous 'Three Peaks walk, the Crown Inn is one of the busiest in all the Dales.
A good place for a wet day. the waterfalls walk is superb when the rivers really get flowing. [charge for entry to walk]
A Swaledale village near to a fine series of waterfalls [not too fierce - good for canoeing!]
A great walking centre as you enter upper Wharfedale from the south - with three pubs.
Excellent centre for walking around Swaledale.
The marker is at the halt on the Settle/Carlisle railway.
Walking Route 1
A path of about 80 miles from Ilkley to Bowness on Windermere. Only the part through the National Park is shown here.
Walking Route 2
The UK's earliest long-distance path, running from Edale in Derbyshire, England to Kirk Yetholm in the Borders Region of Scotland. Only the part through the Yorkshire Dales is shown here.
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