Bike exploring: Electric Mountain Bike Adventure
As part of #BigBikeRevival and #BikeWeek2018, Helen Pollard takes us on an electric mountain bike route from Castle Bolton to Askrigg.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park straddles 1761 square km (680 sq. miles) of historic countryside and hosts the much-loved 39.44 km (24.5 mile) Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Brimming with things to do and places to explore, the Yorkshire Dales has many individual attractions such as brewery visits, artisan crafts and cheese tasting as well as abundant and exciting cycling and hiking trails.
The Dales landscapes are formed from a puzzle of 'V' and 'U' shaped valleys which were shaped from glacial erosion millions of years ago. Together these valleys make up the beautiful rolling scenery of the Dales as well as the intricate cave systems which can be explored beneath the surface.
Tourist trail at Ingleton Waterfalls
The Yorkshire Dales are awash with rolling hills and beautiful walking routes, so many that you could live there for years and still not discover them all. But if you have time for just one walk when you are in the area, you would do well to head to the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, a well maintained and trodden route taking walkers four to five miles around five sets of waterfalls from the picturesque village of Ingleton.
10 of the best places on the Pennine Way
Stretching for 267 miles and following the backbone of England, the Pennine Way is not just an arduous long distance walk that attracts crazy fell runners and determine hikers – it also links some of England's most amazing landscapes and fantastic features. So even if you don’t want to walk the whole route is worth hunting out these gems.
Church Walks in the Yorkshire Dales
Churches mark British countryside, often peppering landscapes with their spires. These historic buildings, of which most villages have one, may be hundreds of years old and congregations may be on the decrease, but they are still phenomenally important – both as a focus for community life and also to teach us a little about local history.