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Malham Cove is a fascinating limestone formation for climbers, bird-watchers and walkers. Malham Tarn is England's highest freshwater lake.
Skipton, Gateway to the Dales boasts a thriving market, medieval castle and colourful canal basin.
Grassington is in 'Calendar Girls' country. This popular Dales Village has wonderful annual summer and winter festivals.
Bolton Abbey with over 80 miles of footpaths and the fascinating Piory Ruins of this Duke of Devonshire Estate.
Embsay Steam Railway Ride the restored Steam Railway 4 miles from Embsay to Bolton Abbey.
Fountains Abbey is a World Heritage site, Britain's largest monastic ruin and most complete Cistercian abbey.
York Take a day trip to historic York with its minster, walls, shambles shopping street and many attractions.
Harrogate This traditional Spa town offers the Turkish Baths, RHS Harlow Carr Garden and Betty's famous Tea Rooms.
Haworth Home of the literary Bronte sisters. Visit their Bronte Parsonage home and museum and take the 'wuthering heights' views.
Walking There are numerous local walks, including sections of the Dales Way and Lady Anne Way.
Fishing Fly-fish the River Wharfe for brown trout and grayling.
Cycling This is great cycling country, both mountain biking and road cycling. Why not follow the routes of Dales Cycleway or the 2014 Tour de France.
Rock climbing Find good local rock climbing at Kilnsey Crag and Malham Cove.
Pony Trekking Find pony trekking locally at Kilnsey.
Golf Skipton's 18 hole golf course lies close to Embsay with fabulous Dales Views.