Gallaber Park is the perfect base from which to explore the spectacular surrounding countryside, villages and market towns and the many other local attractions.
The 72 mile route from Settle to Carlisle takes you on a journey through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, over the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct before plunging into the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor. Emerging onto the side of Dendale, the line leaves the Dales at Garsdale and makes its way through the gentle lush rolling hills of the Eden Valley, with rural villages and market towns before arriving at the great border city of Carlisle.
The 4½ mile waterfalls trail boasts some of the most spectacular waterfall and oak woodland scenery in the UK, truly encapsulating nature at its best.
As a year round attraction, you will have abundant opportunities to view seasonal landscapes, explore nature and see amazing geological features including Thornton Force that falls 14 metres over limestone. A walk in a waterfall wonderland!
This very special part of the Yorkshire Dales has been given national park status because of its beautiful countryside, amazing wildlife, cultural heritage and the fantastic opportunities it offers for recreation.
As you can imagine, there is lots to see and do, from spotting red squirrels in Snaizeholme and walking along the unique limestone pavement at the top of the 80 metre high Malham Cove to learning about the generations of people who made the Dales home at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.
Skipton is an attractive Pennine market town situated on the southerly edge of the Yorkshire Dales. This historic market town is centred around the spectacular castle located at the top of its award winning High Street on which there is a busy market four days a week. The canal basin through which the Leeds Liverpool Canal passes is a hive of activity from where trips on the canal can be taken or barges hired for longer excursions. With plenty of pubs and restaurants, an excellent leisure centre and park, not to mention Skipton Golf Club just on the outskirts of town, there is plenty to see and do.
A bustling market town in the foothills of the Pennines set amidst some of the most picturesque scenery in North Yorkshire. The town stands besides the largest outcrop of limestone in Britain – in a region of scars, cliffs, caves and pot holes. Settle is at its liveliest on Tuesdays, when the weekly market takes place attracting traders from far and wide.
The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers 312 sq miles of rural Lancashire and North Yorkshire and includes the famous landmark of Pendle Hill.
The Forest of Bowland offers plenty of opportunity for activities such as walking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing and horse riding, and with newly opened Access Land, can now offer some of the most remote and rugged walking in the North West.
Located within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is Gisburn Forest which can be explored on foot, on horse back or by bike with two excellent mountain bike trails.
“Off the Rails” – award winning cycle rides and tours in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland.