Walking in the Dales
The Wheatsheaf Inn is perfectly located for a walking holiday, with some fantastic walks right on the doorstep. Whether you are a seasoned professional or keen amateur there is a walk for everyone, with breathtaking scenery and historical wonders to boot. Just a few miles from both Bolton Castle in one direction and Aysgarth Falls in the other, what better accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales National Park could you ask for?
A lovely, easy Yorkshire Dales walk around one of the Dales’ premier attractions. Beginning in a wonderful woodland setting, the gentle walk takes you through the low, middle and high force of Aysgarth Falls where you can witness the dramatic triple steps of this magnificent waterfall. Only a stone’s throw away from the Inn, this is a must see and a highlight of any trip to the Dales.
A few miles away lies the pretty village of Askrigg from where many beautiful walks start and end. View the magnificent St Oswald’s church and take in the delights of the many smaller water falls of the area. Suitable for all walking abilities.
Across the entire National Park there are walks that can be explored from your base here at the Wheatsheaf. For more information about the very best Yorkshire Dales walks please follow this link to the Yorkshire Dales National Park website.
Synonymous with the famous cheese made in the beautiful village of Hawes, Wensleydale is one of the most beautiful areas in the whole of England boasting many Yorkshire attractions to engage and delight our visitors. For keen walkers the area offers superb scenery and natural wonders, yet can also cater for those looking for a more relaxed visit.
Within the Upper Wensleydale area there are plenty of attractions to entice any visitor. Quintessential antique shops offer a glimpse of times gone by and the Dales Countryside Museum and National Park Centre offers an invaluable insight for those interested in traditional countryside life.
Closer to the Wheatsheaf in Lower Wensleydale is the lovely village of Leyburn. Boasting a cinema, tea pottery, chocolate maker, violin maker’s workshop and craft galleries there are plenty of attractions to capture any visitors attention.
With the Wensleydale Railway running from Leeming Bar to Bedale, Leyburn and Redmire, and excellent road links, there is no excuse in getting out and about within this magnificent area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
As one of the finest examples of medieval castle’s in the country, Bolton Castle’s excellent preservation allows visitors to revel in its near 600 year history. Offering the chance to experience the sights and smells of medieval life, the castle is the perfect destination to enjoy a fun filled day out.
For information regarding opening times and events at the castle please visit Bolton Castle’s website.
One of the most famous Yorkshire attractions, Aysgarth Falls is a natural beauty spot renowned for its dramatic water fall. Featuring three powerful white water surges along the River Ure, the falls are a truly spectacular site. Close by to the Falls is the ancient coppiced woodland Freeholders’ Woods which is now a nature reserve, and the Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre with a café celebrated for its home-made cakes.