Leave Harrogate, passing Bolton Abbey to arrive in Skipton. Pause at Malham before enjoying the waterfalls and caves of Ingleton. Take in the views from Ribblehead before stopping in Hawes and then visiting Aysgarth Falls. Leave Richmond to enjoy the beauty of Nidderdale and finishing at Knaresborough.
East of the Yorkshire National Park, Harrogate’s heritage as a spa town is evident with attractions such as the Royal Pump Museum in the Montpellier Quarter. Take a trip to the Valley Gardens and enjoy attractions such as the Sun Pavilion.
The gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton is a pretty market town with a cobbled high street, ruined priory and the 11th century Skipton Castle. Stroll the Springs Branch canal, explore the Skipton Woods and then head out to the Dales.
Enjoy the natural beauty and dramatic scenery that surrounds the village of Malham – a short distance away you can discover Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss – a delightful waterfall and rock pool.
The village of Ingleton is an ideal base to explore the surrounding area – take in the Waterfall Trails and the show caves. A short drive away takes you to Ingleborough Cave and Ingleton Pottery.
The rolling moorland at the head of the River Ribble provides some dramatic scenery and is home to the spectacular 24 stone arched Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway, standing over 30m above the moorland.
The charming market of Hawes, situated between Buttertubs and Fleet Moss is the home of Wensleydale Cheese and the 18th century Gayle Mill, a water powered spinning mill.
Aysgarth is small village with charming tearooms and the Aysgarth Rockery – but is perhaps more famous for Aysgarth Falls, a mile or so outside the village, where visitors can view the amazing Aysgarth Falls on the River Ure.
Richmond on the edge of the Dales, has a large cobbled market place, complete with a central obelisk. An important trading centre, the town grew out around the Richmond Castle and was prosperous throughout the Georgian period.
The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty is a dramatic landscape with both natural and land man-made landmarks dotting the countryside. Visit Hackfall Woods, Fountains Abbey or spend some time alongside the River Nidd as it carves its way through the landscape.
Overlooking the River Nidd, Knaresborough is a tangle of medieval streets full of history – enjoy the promenade at the foot of the cliffs, explore Knaresborough Castle or for something different follow the Knaresborough Window Trail around the town.