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Yorkshire Dales

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{{pagebanner|Yorkshire Dales Banner.jpg}} The '''Yorkshire Dales''' [http://www.traveldales.org.uk/] are in the county of [[North Yorkshire]], [[UK]]. They are world -famous for their picturesque combination of rolling hills, woodland, wild moorland, dramatic landscapes and gentle valleys that create unique and beautiful vistas. There are many opportunities for great walks and the lovely little dales towns and villages provide a glimpse into traditional old-fashioned Yorkshire life.
==Understand==
==Get in==
 
Driving remains unfortunately the easiest way to access most of the countryside destinations.
===By plane===
* '''[[Leeds]]-[[Bradford]] International Airport''' [http://www.lbia.co.uk] - the closest airport offering a huge range of flights from Europe including links to the major hubs of London Gatwick and Amsterdam. There is an hourly bus link from the airport to Harrogate.* '''[[Durham]] [[Tees Valley]] Airport''' [http://www.durhamteesvalleyairport.com/] is the the closes closest airport for the northern section of the Yorkshire Dale Dales, offering flights to from Amsterdam, Dublin and Aberdeen.*'''[[Newcastle]] ''' International Airport [http://www.wensleydalerailway.com/] is is the third closes closest airport with the most number of links from Europe. with links to London, Paris, Italy, France, Spain, Amsterdam, Greece, and Dubai.
===By rail===
There is England's most scenic railway, the famous Settle-Carlisle [http://www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/] railway, which can be most easily accessed from [[Leeds]] station, with stops throughout the Dales including Skipton - Settle - Horton - Ribblehead - Dent and Garsdale.
Northern [http://www.northernrail.org/] provide frequent MetroTrain services from Leeds and Bradford to Ilkley and Skipton, for onward connecting buses to Grassington and Buckden in Wharfedale. Northern [http://www.northernrail.org/] trains also run to Harrogate, for buses to Nidderdale, from Leeds and York. East Coast Mainline to Northallerton Station with Buses buses into Wensleydale and Yorkshire dale.East Coast [http://www.eastcoast.co.uk/] from London Kings Cross to Newcasstle, Edinbrough,and Aberdeen.Transpenine Transpennine Express [http://www.tpexpress.co.uk/] from Manchester to Newcastle
The Wensleydale Railway starting from Leeming Bar going thought travels along Wensleydale to the Heart or Wensleydale, Redmire station.[http://www.wensleydalerailway.com/]
===By bus===
There are several regular bus routes through the dales but due to the country roads these can take a while.
* '''DalesBus''' [http://www.dalesbus.org]
* '''Postbus''' [http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?catId=400130&mediaId=500084] - this still exists!
* '''Coach Tours''' [http://www.door2tour.com/tour-details.aspx?TourID=2656]
DalesBus is an organisation that is funded by the Dales Integrated Transport Alliance (DITA) and Metro West Yorkshire together these provide DalesBus services which run to and around the Yorkshire Dales in northern England. The weekday routes are mainly local routes around the Dales but on Sundays and bank holidays there are long distance routes which operate from Cities such as York, Leeds and Bradford. These go to places local routes do not reach to provide access to the rural areas of the Dales. Most DalesBus services are operated by various operators such as York Pullman, Arriva, Transdev, Dales and District and many other smaller operators.
 
===Sundays & Bank Holidays (Inc. Long distance)===
{|class="wikitable"
|-
!Service
!Operator(s)
!From
!To
!Via
!Notes
|-
!564A
|Western Dales Community Bus
|Dent Station
|Kendal
|Sedbergh
|
|-
!564C
|Western Dales Community Bus.
|Farfield Mill
|Hawes
|Dent
|
|-
!800
|Yorkshire Tiger
|Leeds
|Hawes
|Illkley, Grassington & Buckden
|Tuesday service Grassington - Buckden - Aysgarth - Hawes
|-
!810
|Transdev Burnely & Pendle
|Burnley
|Clitheroe
|Accrington
|
|-
!811
|Transdev Burnley & Pendle
|Clitheroe
|Settle
|Slaidburn
|
|-
!812
|Stephensons of Easingwold
|Easingwold
|Grassington
|York, Boroughbridge, Ripon & Pateley Bridge
|Connects with 825 at Pateley Bridge
|-
!818
|Arriva Yorkshire
|Dewsbury
|Otley
|Bradford
|Connects onto 820/821
|-
!820/821
|Arriva Yorkshire
|Otley
|Richmond (from 9th June)
|Via Pateley Bridge, Fountains Abbey, Ripon & Leyburn
| Until 9th June buses terminate at Leyburn
|-
!823
|Arriva Yorkshire
|Selby
|Harrogate
|Tadcaster & Boston Spa
|Connects onto 825
|-
!825
|Arrvia Yorkshire
|Harrogate
|Middlesmoor
|Brimham Rocks, Pately Bridge & Ramsgill
|
|-
!866/826/830
/831/832
|Arrvia North East, Battersby Silver Grey, Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire & Transdev Burnley & Pendle
|Middlesbrough
|Ingleton
|Darlington, Richmond, Reeth, Hawes & Ribblehead
|Services connect onto each other. Service 832 Morecambe - Lancaster - Ingleton
|-
!855
|Little White Bus
|Garsdale Station
|Gayle
|Hawdraw & Hawes
|
|-
!856
|Dales & District
|Northallerton
|Gayle
|Bedale - Leyburn - Aysgarth - Hawes
|
|-
!Upper Dales CONNECT
|Little White Bus
|Gayle
|Hawes
|Aysgarth
|Demand Responsive
|-
!870
|Arriva Yorkshire
|Wakefield
|Illkley
|Leeds & Otley
| Connects onto 874 to Buckden
|-
!871
|Transdev Keighley & District
|Skipton Bus Station
|Buckden
|Grassington
| Connects with X84 at Skipton
|-
!872
|Transdev Lancashire United
|Manchester & Burnley
|Grassington
|Colne & Skipton
|Connects onto X43 at Burnley for Manchester
|-
!873
|York Pullman & Transdev Keighley & District
|Illkey
|Malham
|Skipton & Bolton Abbey
|
|-
!874
|Arriva Yorkshire
|Otley
|Buckden
|Illkely & Grassington
|
|-
!875
|York Pullman
|York
|Malham
|Knaresborough, Harrogate, Blubberhouses, Bolton Bridge & Skipton
|Bolton Abbey is short walk from Bolton Bridge
|-
!881
|Arriva North East & Kirby Lonsdale Coach Hire
|Malham
|Ingleton
|Malham Tarn & Settle
|
|-
!898
|Yorkshire Tiger
|Pudsey
|Malham
|Bradford, Shipley, Keighley & Skipton
|Wednesdays only
|-
!899
|Yorkshire Tiger
|Pudsey
|Grassington
|Bradford - Shipley - Keighley - Skipton
|Connects with 800 to Hawes via Buckden & Aysgath. Tuesdays only
|}
==Fees/Permits==
There are no fees to pay except the usual entry fee to attractions and campsite fees etc. Permits are required (as across in the rest of the UK) for fishing/hunting etc. Fishing licenses are available at Post Offices.
==Get There are bus services around==the Yorkshire Dales National Park but it is recommended to have a car as public transport can be infrequent.
==See==
* Pen-y-Ghent - dramatic hill, a favourite with walkers
* [[Richmond (England)|Richmond]] - beautiful town perched on a cliff overlooking the river, with a lovely old centre and dramatic castle
* [[Settle]] - pretty little market town in the Dales with a traditional atmosphere
===Wharfedale===
This is many people's favourite dale and would be the longest, if the top part were not called Lansstrothdale. It contains the fine villages (ordered up the river) of Bo;ton Bolton Abbey, Burnsall, Grassington, Conistone, Kettlewell, Starbotton and Buckden. As well as the old Bolton Priory, the nave of which survived the dissolution of the monasteries because it served as the parish church, there is Clifford's Tower and the Cavendish memorial. The Strid, a very narrow and potentially dangerous stretch of the Wharfe, lies a short way above Bolton Priory.
===Langstrothdale===
There are a variety of local beers to try in any local pub. Just a short journey westwards from the A1, main arterial road north,lies the village of Wensley. This village gives its name to the local dale and is a favourite spot in the whole of the Dales. Whilst here, drop into the local pub (there is only one) to sample the brews from the local Wensleydale Brewery, particularly the "Poacher" and "Gamekeeper". These are drinks to die for! But, take it easy if you want to be able to enjoy the scenery afterwards! These are brews of around 5 per cent. You can sit outside if the weather is good or sit inside and enjoy a pub interior that owes nothing to modern `drink-factory` design.
 
A recent addition to the Yorkshire Dales brewing scene is the '''Yorkshire Dales Brewing Company'''. The brewery makes a variety of beers - taking inspiration from both Yorkshire and abroad. A number of pubs have a house beer brewed by the company. The brewery can be found in Askrigg, location of the TV series "All creatures Great and Small".
==Sleep==

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