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West Burton Falls
Photographer: Paul Harris
West Burton Falls
Dark sky at Grimwith
Photographer: Matthew Savage
Dark sky at Grimwith
Mountain biking at Ling Gill
Mountain biking at Ling Gill
Caving in the Yorkshire Dales
Photographer: Bradford Pothole Club
Caving in the Yorkshire Dales


Get inspiration whether you want family-friendly ambles or long-distance challenge >


Learn about the wonderful dark skies of the Dales.

The Dales is a great place to get outdoors! Maybe you would like to take a short walk alongside a river, or to see a waterfall or great viewpoint. Others will want to get to the top of a hill like one of the Three Peaks.

We are famous for our cycling routes. Emulate the pros with Tour de France climbs, or head off the tarmac on to the myriad of mountain bike trails.

Discover a hidden world underground. The Yorkshire Dales is the number one caving area in Britain with fantastic systems to be explored. Why not hire an instructor or visit a show cave?

Need inspiration? What about a high tech treasure hunt, take to horseback, a swim in Semerwater or simply stand under the night sky and admire the stars. The options are endless.

Go underground

Find out how to go caving - whether it is visiting a show cave or venturing further with an instructor.

Cycle The Dales

This website has great routes to enjoy the quiet roads of the Dales, from flat valley meanders to Tour de France climbs.

Mountain biking

Check out our off-road trails!

Miles without Stiles

Great routes for people with limited mobility