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Butter making at Dales Countryside Museum Copyright Stephen Garnett

What to do…

The Dales are magical throughout the year, Check out our tips and ideas:

Need inspiration?

Have a look at some ideas for rainy days, or find places to go with the kids.

If it’s a specific time of year you’re interested in we’ve got it covered. Take a look at our ideas of what to do month by month. You can also explore nature through the seasons with these guides:

The Dales is also a great place to see birds, animals and flowers – check out how to enjoy wildlife.

History runs deep in the Dales. Find our where to enjoy the heritage of our lovely stone built villages, dramatic well preserved castles or ruined abbeys.

...in October

As the season turns, the Yorkshire Dales becomes an artist's delight, clothed in gorgeous Autumn tints. A walk though the woods is a must as the leaves begin to fall or a stroll beside a river with the golden bracken on the hillside reflected in its surface. Malham Tarn has it all and there is a lovely family bike route all round it so you can enjoy it from all angles.

After a day out in all that crisp autumn air then an evening in a local pub in front of a roaring log fire is perfect. Most offer wonderful hearty food along with locally brewed ales.