A weekend at the Yorkshire Dales National Park

a weekend away at the Yorkshire Dales

It has been one long year of lockdown. 

Yes, we had some intermittent breaks but now finally the light is at the end of the tunnel.

We can see hope on the horizon. Travel is back baby!

I kicked off this year’s travels with a lovely staycation at the Yorkshire Dales National Park, UK.

It was a lovely much-needed break.

I always talk about travel as your prescription to well-being, there I was taking a dose of my own medicine 🙂 

It was a delight, the fresh air, the sunshine, the scenery and of course the food.



Accommodation at the Yorkshire Dales

At the time of writing, self-catering accommodation was the only option due to national restrictions, which was fine as the area caters for so much of that. 

Your accommodation options at the Yorkshire Dales include;

  • Cottages and lodges
  • Caravan parks
  • Guesthouses and BnBs (when they open after the 17th of May)

The best locations to aim for in the Yorkshire Dales are;

  • Hawes 
  • Skipton
  • Ripon
  • Middleham
  • Bronte

Activities at the Yorkshire Dales

Walk, hike, cycle!

It’s all about the great outdoors. You’ll find something to match your fitness level as there is something for everyone out there.

I spent my weekend away in the Dales visiting the Hardrowforce waterfall, the highest single-drop waterfall in the UK, explored the market town of Hawes, and hiked to Semerwater lake. 

Check out this for the top 10 things you can do in the Yorkshire Dales. 

Food at the Yorkshire Dales

When staying at Hawes, visiting the Wensleydale creamery is a must!

They offer both indoor and outdoor dining. You can book yourself on a cheese experience where you can go on a journey exploring the art of cheese-making. You will need to book ahead of time – check out the schedule here

Most of my meals were at the creamery, I have a love affair with cheese and the quality of the food was top notch.

There are also several local restaurants and pubs that serve many food delights, light bites, meals, and afternoon tea. 

The local chippe at the Hawes market town is a splendid place to experience the good old fish and chips. Head there ahead of your stomach starting to rumble as there will be queues! 

You will also find local shops and a small supermarket to buy supplies should you wish to cook or BBQ a meal yourself.

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