Yorkshire Dales

Scargill sits within the spectacular Yorkshire Dales, one of England’s National Parks.

The Yorkshire Dales cover almost 700 square miles of dramatic scenery across North Yorkshire and Cumbria. As well as being a place that people love to visit, The Dales are also where large numbers of people live and work.

Beautiful on film

It’s a landscape which may already be familiar to you from the large and small screen: Calendar Girls; Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves; Emmerdale; and All Creatures Great and Small were all filmed in the national park. Heartbeat,Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone, Mansfield Park (with Billie Piper) andLast of the Summer Wine were also filmed close by.

Whenever you visit, you’ll be struck by the extraordinary plays of light across fields, villages, farm buildings and our famous dry-stone walls. Just don’t try and count the sheep: they’re officially too numerous!

Something for everyone

The Yorkshire Dales are home to a huge range of species, outstanding landscapes and a rich and diverse cultural heritage. There’s something for everyone, whether it’s quaint market towns (and poking about in bookshops before enjoying the perfect cup of tea and a slab of cake) or, if your cup of tea would be something more energetic, there’s everything from walking the clints and grykes to pony-trekking; mountain-biking to climbing; canoeing to canal-cruising — and loads more besides.

There are (famous) cheese-makers to visit, rivers to gaze at, meadows to picnic in, museums to wander round, and pictureseque pubs to sit and do very little in.

No wonder they call Yorkshire ‘God’s Own Country’.

Find out more:

Have a look at the Yorkshire Dales National Park website and the National Trust’s page on Upper Wharfedale.

Our very own Linzi Blundell has done an interview with Dales Discoveries – an insider’s view of the Dales!

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