Nestled in the north western corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Dentdale may be off the beaten track it possesses as much beautiful scenery, fantastic activities and as rich and varied a cultural heritage as any other of its larger siblings. In fact you may be surprised at what a holiday cottage in Dentdale can offer. Follow the lush valley along the trickling waters of the River Dee or gaze out from the verdant green uplands and you will find a particularly heavenly corner of the Dales that’s perfect for relaxation, active pursuits or a welcome mixture of both. Follow a scenic stretch of the Dales Way and you will find yourself on the cobbled streets of the lovely village of Dent.
Renowned for its musical heritage and microbrewery, it celebrates both with its lively Dent Music and Ale Festival in June. Dentdale holiday cottages also allow access to the steep uplands, home to England’s highest mainline train station where the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway stops. Pause to catch your breath atop the Howgill Fells or Whernside and prepare to have it stolen again by the achingly beautiful vistas that run as far as the eye can see. Wainwright was particularly fond of both; his writings on the region describe places of ‘fascinating interest, or strange beauty, of thrilling adventure not to be found elsewhere.’ If that sounds like the holiday for you then take a look at more inspiration and cottages in Dentdale below.
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.Read More