Yorkshire Dales

Delve into the Yorkshire Dales

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Malham Cove and Gordale Scar


Set in stunning countryside on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Elmet Farmhouse is a great place for outdoor activities all year round. So if it’s walking, cycling or horse-riding you’re into – or if you simply want to experience the spectacular scenery and wildlife that Yorkshire has to offer – Elmet Farmhouse provides the perfect ‘base camp’.


Above: Gordale Scar


Above: Heather moorland and rocky outcrops at Simon’s Seat above Wharfedale


Above: River Wharfe, near the Strid   


Above: Linton in Craven, a delightful Dales village hidden away near Grassington. The village green is dominated by the magnificent Grade II* Listed Fountaine’s Hospital: a group of alms houses with a chapel in the centre. Built in the 1720s, the architect is believed to be Sir John Vanbrugh (who designed Castle Howard) or his associate Nicholas Hawksmoor.




Dales on the Doorstep – Upper Calder Valley

The Upper Calder Valley – the hills and dales surrounding Elmet Farmhouse – offer infinite variety. Step out of the door, and this is what you’ll find.


Left: Blake Dean and Hardcastle Crags.  Right: Reservoir above Luddenden Dean

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Left: Crimsworth Dean and Old Town.   Right: Reservoir, Luddenden Dean

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Left: Heather above Luddenden Dean.   Right: Stoodley Pike and Calder Valley

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Left: Crimsworth Dean in spring.   Centre: Lumb Falls.   Right: Crimsworth Dean in autumn

© Photos copyright Ian Fishwick and Lesley Jackson

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