Littondale Local Attractions
The ever-changing seasons ensure that Littondale has something to offer whenever you come.....
In the Spring, the lanes and fields are a mass of wild flowers; in the Summer the sheep graze in the meadows and a great variety of birds can be seen; Autumn brings rich, deep colours to the trees and the moorland heather which provides cover for the many grouse and pheasant. Not to be outdone, Winter landscapes are some of the most stunning of the year!
Yorkshire Dales Outdoor Activities
Opportunities for walking abound. From the door you can amble along the river or twisting lanes down Dale to Arncliffe or up-Dale to Halton Gill; we've 30+ self-guided walks to choose from; all starting in Littondale. There is fishing to be found in the River Wharfe, River Skirfare and Kilnsey Trout Farm, rock climbing at Kilnsey Crag and Malham Cove, caving in local limestone caves, horseriding at Kilnsey, paragliding at Hawkswick and numerous cycling routes through local quiet lanes and Dales villages.
Several circular walks cross the top of the fells from Park Bottom into Upper Wharfedale, taking in the villages of Kettlewell, Starbotton, Buckden, Hubberholme and Yockenthwaite with a number of interesting Yorkshire Dales pubs for a lunchtime pie and pint! The beautiful waterfalls at Cray are within a good days walk, best viewed after heavy rainfall. The fantastic scenery of Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and Gordale Scar are also within walking/cycling distance of Park Bottom.
Horton-in-Ribblesdale, for the start of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks walk is around half an hours drive away. You can find sections of long distance walks and cycleways to complete, with The Pennine Way, The Pennine Journey, The Dales Way, Lady Anne Way, The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway and The Dales Highway all passing close to Park Bottom. Part of the route of the first stage of the Tour de France, which went through the Dales in July 2014, is only 5 miles from Park Bottom.
If you fancy seeing/experiencing the Dales in a uniquely and exhilarating way then why not treat yourself to a Yorkshire Trike Tour. Chauffeur driven on board a ‘Billy Connolly’ style motor trike.
Nearby Yorkshire Attractions
Visit the bustling market towns of Skipton with its medieval castle, Settle with the Settle Carlisle Railway, Hawes with the Wensleydale Creamery, Richmond with its castle and Georgian Theatre and Masham with its visitor breweries of Black Sheep and Theakstons.
Grassington is a picturesque 9 mile drive/cycle away with its lovely Dales village feeling, quirky shops, stone buildings and bustling tearooms and pubs. The famous Dickensian Festival runs for 3 weekends in December, the renowned Grassington Festival in June and the 1940's Festival in September; all are very popular and well worth visiting.
Visit the Bronte Parsonage at Haworth, the haunting ruins of Fountains Abbey near Ripon and the Priory at Bolton Abbey. Great days out also include Ilkley with its famous Moor and Harrogate with its Turkish Baths.