Yorkshire Dales

The Backbone of Britain

 Known as "The Backbone of Great Britain" the Pennines are a range of hills stretching
all the way from the Peak District in the south to near the Scottish border in the north.
With mines and caves to explore, long distance footpaths including of course the
Pennine Way, interesting towns and villages, industrial heritage, not to mention more
cosy pubs that you can shake a stick at the Pennine Hills has something for everybody!

Yorkshire Dales - North

Yorkshire Dales - North
     For the purpose of this site I have divided the
     Yorkshire Dales section into three parts.  In this
     section I feature Wensleydale, a broad majestic dale
     and the narrower, more remote Swaledale, both
     running in an east - west direction through the
     northern part of the National Park.  Also included
     here are Bishopdale and Arkengarthdale along with
     some caves, mines and the highest pub in Britain.

Yorkshire Dales - West

Yorkshire Dales - West
     Dominated by the Three Peaks of Yorkshire, Pen-
     y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, the western
     part of the Yorkshire Dales also contains some of
     the finest and most extensive cave systems in the
     United Kingdom.  The Settle & Carlisle Railway
     passes through this area on the impressive
     Ribblehead Viaduct.  Ingleton, Clapham, White Scar
     Caves and Ingleborough Cave are well worth a visit.

Yorkshire Dales - East

Yorkshire Dales - East
     The eastern part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
     is dominated by Upper Wharfedale and the several
     dales that branch off it.  To the west of Upper
     Wharfedale is Malhamdale, at the head of which is the
     impressive Malham Cove.  This area is home to some
     of the most challenging and notorious caves and
     potholes in the country.  For the less energetic Stump
     Cross Caverns is visitable by the tourist.


     To the east of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is
     Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
     Although this area missed out on inclusion in the
     Yorkshire Dales when it was recently extended,
     Nidderdale is nevertheless an interesting part of
     North Yorkshire with it's selection of caves, pubs
     and other attractions with the small town of Pateley
     Bridge at it's heart.
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