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Southern dales and valleys

Home to the iconic Yorkshire Three Peaks, the southern Dales are packed with magnificent scenery.


Following the course of the River Aire from Malhamdale to Airedale. This valley includes Gargrave and carries on east to Skipton.


North of Ingleton, Chapel-le-Dale is flanked by the hills of Ingleborough and Whernside. Ribblehead viaduct is at the head of the valley.

Ingleton Glens

At Ingleton Glens the rivers Doe and Twiss cascade over the Craven Fault. They tumble down to Ingleton in a series of spectacular waterfalls.


The quiet valley of Littondale leaves Wharfedale at Kilnsey. Spectacular narrow roads through Arncliffe and Litton lead to Malham Tarn and Stainforth.


The popular valley of Malhamdale contains the stunning Malham Cove, the towering sides of Gordale Scar, Janet's Foss and Malham Tarn.


You can access the Yorkshire Three Peaks from Ribblesdale valley. The Settle to Carlisle railway runs along its length crossing Ribblehead viaduct.


The River Wharfe gathers the waters of Langstrothdale and the becks above Cray. It runs south to Bolton Abbey down a glacial valley.