Thanks for taking the time to visit my Yorkshire Dales blog!

I love the Dales; walking in the fresh air and taking in views of the iconic rolling hills gives me such a sense of contentment. I love the trickling streams, spectacular waterfalls and seeing the Kingfishers flitting by. I love driving down the winding roads, passing through picturesque villages and seeing the cottages with ivy creeping up the Yorkshire stone. I love spending summer days sitting outside a country pub sampling locally sourced food (and gin and tonics!). And the first time I saw a steam train crossing the Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle line, it was pretty magical. The Yorkshire Dales is a place that’s good for the soul.

So naturally, I share my love of the Dales with family, friends and anyone who asks which means I’m often asked for recommendations about the area; where to go, what to do, ‘which pubs would you recommend?’. I love the questions and could spend hours sharing my favourite places so I decided to start this blog to capture my thoughts on the areas I’ve been lucky enough to visit.

My little boy is almost 3 years old so more recently I’ve been looking for ways to introduce him to the Yorkshire Dales and find activities that are family friendly. I’ve included anything in here that I’d recommend for families with younger children.

If you have any other recommendations that you think i’ve missed, feel free to add them in to the comments section but please keep comments helpful and respectful.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park website has plenty of advice on visiting the area, including the latest Covid-19 restrictions and the Countryside Code. I’d always recommend taking a look before you plan your visit and follow the guidance carefully to protect yourself, the area and the communities in the Dales.  

I hope you enjoy and find something useful in here!

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