The great outdoors
Come rain or shine, exploring the Dales is an exhilarating experience. So don your family explorer hats and enjoy the fresh northern air any which way you like; on foot, by bike or climbing. Discover the caves at White Scar, Ingleborough or Stump Cross Caverns, or take a more leisurely trip through the Dales and the Blea Moor tunnel on the magnificent Settle-Carlisle railway.
The Forbidden Corner
Affectionately called 'the strangest place in the world', The Forbidden Corner has recently been voted the best children's attraction in Yorkshire and everything about it is enchanting. Can you solve the puzzle as you navigate a labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and follies to meet extraordinary statues, the eye of the needle and a giant glass pyramid? Be sure to book your ticket in advance.
There are few things finer than exploring the countryside on horseback and the Yorkshire Dales National Park offers ample opportunities for riders of all abilities and experience. As an experienced rider with access to your own horse, you can plan your own route or if you simply want a guided ride there are several excellent riding stables within the National Park. These are able to offer lessons, treks or even more adventurous multi-day excursions stopping in welcoming accommodation throughout the Yorkshire Dales.