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helensburgh Sun 22-Jun-14 15:49:08

Going self catering for a week to a village near Hawes .

What can people recommend.

Places to go walking, museums, pubs, food etc etc!

LabradorMama Sun 22-Jun-14 16:18:36

Hawes is beautiful and iirc not too far from Ingleton, which has the beautiful waterfalls to visit. Gorgeous place!

LabradorMama Sun 22-Jun-14 16:27:13

And the Blue John Caverns? Sure they are close too. We also walked a lot and saw a beautiful old viaduct. This was a good 10 years ago though!

Pancakeflipper Sun 22-Jun-14 16:32:36

Hardraw Falls Aysgarth - the falls there are brill. They filmed some of Robin Hood Prince of Thieves around these areas.

I like walking near West Burton.

The cheese place is worth a visit if you like cheese....

VivaLeBeaver Sun 22-Jun-14 16:37:05

Hawes cheese factory
Castle Bolton
The forbidden corner.

Blue john caverns is a long way away, down in Derbyshire.

The walk from Hawes to Hawdraw force is nice. here

The Cover Bridge inn is a nice pub.

SunflowerStalks Sun 22-Jun-14 16:53:53

Richmond castle and riverside walk
Forbidden Corner
Cheese place
waterfalls walk at Aysgarth
tann hill - highest in England !
Ingleton waterfalls
White scar caves Ingleton

What date are you going?

Bunbaker Sun 22-Jun-14 17:00:40

The Blue John caves are in Castleton. Too far for a day trip.

OublietteBravo Sun 22-Jun-14 17:06:23

Stump Cross Caverns rather than Blue John Caverns I think?
I used to know the area well 20 years ago
Ingleton has a heated outdoor swimming pool.
There used to be a rope factory and museum in Hawes when I was little - not sure if it is still there.
Sedburgh used to have an amazing fish and chip shop.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 22-Jun-14 17:31:25

And its not far on the back road to Wharfdale. Grassington is a lovely village and there's nice walks by the river there. Or walks from Kettlewell.

JenInMacc Sun 22-Jun-14 17:37:24

Who are you going with Are there children? If so, what ages? Not being nosey, I just thought I might be able to make some age appropriate recommendations.....

helensburgh Sun 22-Jun-14 18:05:07

Thanks all fab ideas

Yes two children 10 and 5

Tealady1983 Sun 22-Jun-14 18:10:38

Get yourself down to richmond falls and castle beautiful in this sunny weather. You can walk alone the river to easby abbey too x

JenInMacc Sun 22-Jun-14 19:44:06

There is a red squirrel sanctuary near Hawes. In theory you are meant to walk from Hawes, but we parked nearer to it and did about a 4 mile in total walk. The squirrels were gorgeous. My son managed it when he was about 6 (though did manage to fall flat on his face in a lake of cow manure -making it rather memorable).

Between Hawes & Ingleton is the famous Ribblehead Viaduct - where you can catch the train to Carlisle (or Appleby which is cheaper & not as far but you still get to see beautiful scenery). Lots of lovely walks around Ribblehead including Whernside.

If you come to Ingleton (where I live) tea & cakes at Frumenty & Fluffin (near the Co-op) is a must - watch out - the cakes can be v. large. Their soup & scones are also delicious.

Re White Scar Caves, it is good but also Ingleborough Cave is equally good and there is a lovely walk up to it from Clapham - which is a fab village to walk around with a lovely playground.

Ingleton Open Air swimming Pool is great - particularly if you can go outside of weekends. It has a fab playground next door. If you go past the entrance to the pool, there is a lovely part of the river to go paddling.

Hope you have a lovely time.

brotherhoodofspam Mon 23-Jun-14 21:18:20

Highly recommend Forbidden Corner especially as you've got kids - I've never been anywhere like it. Hawes fish and chips some of the best ever. Fabulous walks, drive over one of the passes to Swaledale - Buttertubs is the most famous but some of the others more dramatic. whatever you do I'm sure you'll have a great time, one of my favourite parts of the world.

scaredoflabour Wed 25-Jun-14 18:05:41

Reeth, swaledale and Arkengarthdale are beautiful.

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