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Get outdoors in nature Copyright Stephen Garnett

Get outdoors

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.

Or you may want the thrill of running up that hill – fell running is one of the oldest sports in the Dales and a long-standing spectacle at traditional annual shows and galas.

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.

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