If you are an active bunch then the rivers, hills and fells are sure enough going to take your breath away and not just because of the beautiful surroundings. River scrambling, canoeing, and rafting take place on the numerous rivers that carve their way through the landscape. The limestone crags, which the area is famous for, offer both novice or experienced rock climbers the perfect challenge. This limestone landscape is also what makes it an excellent place for pot holing and caving with some very experienced guides. Fishing, clay pigeon shooting and horse riding are all available to suit those who prefer less hair raising activities!
Hill walking is a must with a multitude of walks for all abilities. If you’re feeling energetic why not take on the famous three peaks of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent. The hard climbs will be well rewarded by the spectacular views. When you have done all this and still want to explore more then go get on your bike! The undulating roads and serious climbs will not disappoint the road cyclists. If mountain biking is more your scene then you’re in the perfect location for some off-road fun.
When all this has become too much it’s easy to find a typical scenic Dales village in which to relax and recuperate. With chocolate box cottages, friendly locals and of course a tearoom to enjoy a good cup of Yorkshire tea and a slice of cake, your batteries will be well and truly recharged before you take on your next adventure. In the evening you may decide to huddle around the camp fire or even better go find one of the many local pubs and enjoy not only their warm hospitality but good food and great beer!