Explore the Yorkshire Dales

Swaledale

About Swaledale


Swaledale is the most northern of Yorkshire’s Dales. It’s a wild wonderland comprised of bright green patchwork meadows dotted with limestone barns and vibrant wildflowers. Due to its remoteness, holidays in Swaledale are often favoured by those seeking peace, tranquillity and a wonderfully scenic playground in which to unwind. And thanks to its untamed landscape, it’s also great for those looking to raise the pulse and enjoy a more active break in Yorkshire.

There are several must-visit locations in Swaledale, including the beautiful postcard villages of Reeth, Keld and Muker. You could saddle up and follow in the footsteps of the Grand Depart by attempting your own conquest of the majestic Buttertubs, strap on your gaiters and enjoy a ramble over some of the greenest corners of ‘God’s Own County’, go underground and explore wondrous caverns or just sit and gaze at the unfettered natural majesty that runs as far as the eye can see – there’s so much inspiration to be found outside your door on a holiday in Swaledale. Start your exploration below – and find a fantastic selection of handpicked Swaledale holiday cottages to enjoy too.

Inspire: Swaledale Holiday Articles


Fine Dining

You don’t have to search far to find scrumptious scran in the Yorkshire Dales and our guide is guaranteed to tickle every taste bud. It’s time to savour the best flavours that this lovely bit of England has to offer...

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A Drink with a Difference

Some say it's impossible to have a bad meal in Paris. Well the same can be said of a pint of beer in Yorkshire.

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Exploring the Dales – Day 2

Our second day starts early on a crisp spring morning. As the sun begins to break through the clouds we see anglers set to work at Kilnsey Trout Farm under the shadow of the Crag, a huge limestone cliff face that rises up over the Wharfedale Valley. Day one of Le Tour paid a memorable visit to Kilnsey and, not surprisingly, the village was widely regarded as one of the best places to watch the action...

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Mountain Bike Routes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Rolling, rugged and full of rustic charm, the stunning Yorkshire Dales makes a perfect destination for off-road adventures on a mountain bike. Best of all, with dozens of different rides to choose from, there’s a great route to explore whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran.

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Yorkshire Dales Road Cycling Routes

The Yorkshire Dales is fantastic cycling country, something the success of the Grand Depart and the Tour de Yorkshire really brought home. With stunning scenery, varied terrain and charming towns and villages, there’s good reason for the sport’s growing popularity in these parts.

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Explore: Holiday Cottages in Swaledale


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