northern part of the
Yorkshire Dales are dominated by Swaledale and Wensleydale. Also
nearby are Arkengarthdale and Bishopdale. Wensleydale is a broad,
majestic dale with two towns, Hawes and Leyburn and many farms.
In contrast Swaledale is much narrower with steep sides dotted
with characteristic barns. Bishopdale is similar in appearance to
Welsneydale but more remote. Arkengarthdale is one of the
remotest dales running from Reeth up to Tan Hill and the highest pub in
the British Isles. There are some caves here but old lead mines
provide the most interest to the underground explorer.