Cautley Spout & The Calf
Cautley Spout is England’s highest waterfall and although in technically in Cumbria, it is just inside the northern part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is a strenuous hike, which can be completed in around four hours, but it is well worth taking the time to explore over a full day. Map reading skills are essential, especially in poor weather conditions and low visibility.
Time Allow at least 4 hours
Distance 11.5 km
Getting Here Park near the Cross Keys Inn on the A683
Nearest Town Sedburgh
Eat The Fat Lamb
Camp Low Greenside Farm
Aysgarth Falls on the River Ure can be ferocious in the wetter months, but in the summer with a decent dry spell there may be a few great spots for a paddle along from the falls.
Getting Here Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3TH
Eat The Coppice Coffee Shop
Just outside of the park in the Nidderdale AONB is Brimham Rocks, a bouldering and climbing paradise with something for everyone. It has a car park run by the National Trust as well as a kiosk, café and toilets, making this a really accessible place to find some rock-based adventure. Although it can get busy, it’s spread over such a wide area that you can often find pockets of calm amongst the massive boulders and between the trees.
Getting Here Brimham Moor Road, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4DW
Parking Pay & display (coins only). £6 for 4 hours (cars) £8 for a full day. National Trust members free.
Opening Times Main gate locked at 9pm or dusk if earlier. Other on-site facilities vary, see website for details.
Eat On-site food kiosk or pizza afterwards at Olley’s in Pately Bridge.
Stay Sarah’s Cabin
One of the best three climbing spots in Yorkshire, Kilnsey is a huge limestone crag with an overhang, not for the faint hearted or unexperienced – most of the climbs here are higher grades climbs. The crag is increasingly popular with climbers and therefore very busy at peak times.
Getting Here Situated on the B6160 next to the village of Kilnsey.
Parking Limited lay-by parking at either end of the crag as well as on the road leading to Conistone. Please do no obstruct farmland entrances.
Eat The Tennant’s Arms Hotel, right next to the crag.
Stay Skirfare Barn Bunkhouse or Wharfdale Lodge.
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