May 20th 2014

Green, remote and beautiful, Yorkshire’s fells and dales show the English landscape at its unspoiled best. To hike the paths and trails of this glorious region is to walk through history.
Follow in the footsteps of legionnaires along the arrow-straight Roman road to Semerwater, the only lake in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The dramatic remains of Middleham Castle and its stunning views echo back to the childhood of King Richard III.
Imagine the torment of Mary, Queen of Scots imprisoned in Bolton Castle, one of the country’s best preserved medieval strongholds; originally built more than 600 years ago as one of the finest and most luxurious homes in the land.
Picturesque pubs tucked into pastoral valleys at the center of ancient villages tell the tale of countless generations of drovers and local farming families, visiting artists and authors.
More recent British history and the rise – and fall – of the railway network is brought to life with a ride on the heritage railway in Wensleydale, famous for its cheese, originally brought to Yorkshire by French Cistercian monks hundreds of years ago.
And there’s the chance to sup a pint of ale in the watering hole in Askrigg favored by vet James Herriot of the TV series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. We have two Walks in the Yorkshire Dales National Park; The Wayfarers' Yorkshire Walk in June and our Coast-to-Coast Walk later in the summer and this autumn. Coast-to-Coast also includes the glorious Lake District. Hop over to the website for more details.

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