3-Night Southern Yorkshire Dales Walking with Sightseeing Holiday

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Duration: 3 nights
Type: Walks with sightseeing
Walking Grade: 1
from £469pp

Enjoy a short break in the Southern Yorkshire Dales for a perfect mix of short, guided walks (4-5 miles) combined with time spent sightseeing. A journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway provides stunning views of the surrounding dales before getting a closer look with a walk beneath Whernside – one of Yorkshire’s ‘Three Peaks’. The UNESCO-listed Victorian model village of Saltaire and a walk which passes the famous Five Rise Canal Locks gives the chance to learn about the Industrial Revolution.

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk beneath Whernside, one of Yorkshire's famous 'Three Peaks'
  • Take a ride on the scenic Settle-Carlisle railway line
  • Visit the Ribblehead Museum
  • Walk along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal to see its famous Five Rise Locks
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Victorian model village of Saltaire

What’s included

  • From 01 January 2022, all admission fees to places of interest (including National Trust and English Heritage sites) are included in the price
  • All transport to and from walks and places of interest
  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our country house
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • The services of an HF Holidays Leader

 

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Distance: 4½ miles (7.5km)

Ascent: 300 feet (100m)

In Summary: We travel to the small market town of Settle with plenty of cafés, including Ye Olde Naked Man, and pubs and a selection of shops. There is time to spend exploring its interesting buildings, including the Folly Museum before making our way around to the Station where we will have the opportunity to visit the Old Signal Box. Time then to hop aboard the train and take in the superb scenery.  We alight at the Ribblehead Station/Museum to take in history of the impressive Ribblehead Viaduct and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this countryside with a walk beneath Whernside, one of Yorkshire's famous "Three Peaks".


Distance: 4½ miles (7.5km)

Ascent: 160 feet (50m)

In Summary: Our walk today takes us through woodland trails and along part of the Leeds Liverpool Canal past the famous Five Rise Locks to the World Heritage Site of Saltaire. This remarkable Victorian model village is steeped in history, built by Titus Salt to house his textile workers. There will be plenty of time to explore the village including Victoria Hall and Salt's Mill with its shops and galleries this afternoon, or why not have a ride on the Shipley Glen Tramway the oldest funicular tramway in the UK. 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


Newfield Hall

Situated close to Malham in southern Yorkshire’s portion of the famous Dales, Newfield Hall offers country-pile atmosphere amid beautiful rural surroundings. A grand country house, this stately, storied property retains many of its original nineteenth century features, from the grand entrance to the sweeping staircase inside. The Hall has 48 bedrooms, as well as two cosy lounges and an elegant bar, providing guests with a laid-back and unstuffy retreat with a generous sprinkling of style. The Dales and countryside on the doorstep are a rambler’s paradise, with easy access to Malham Cove and its deeply indented limestone pavement, Gordale Scar and Pen y Ghent as well as the pretty villages of Grassington and Kettlewell.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the tastefully converted Courtyard rooms, which have been reimagined as pretty bedrooms, where pops of mustard contrast with the blue and teal furnishings. With 48 bright and well-appointed rooms, Newfield Hall is one of our largest properties and there’s a range of Classic, Premium and Superior rooms to choose from: we love rooms 3 and 6, both of which are large corner rooms containing original features, with large bay windows overlooking the gardens and beyond the pristine farmland, hills, and yes, dales, of this picturesque pocket of Yorkshire: make use of the telescope trained through the window of Room 6 to scour the countryside for trails to explore.

All ‘Classic’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium’ and ‘Superior' Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, walled garden, putting green, heated indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring, return to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Once settled, stroll the large gardens and gaze out over the Yorkshire Dales, or try your hand on the putting green. Slip in to the heated indoor swimming pool to soak while still being able to look out over the gardens. Make use of the activity room or simply retreat to one of the lounges: grab a book and curl up in the stylish Ingleborough Lounge or pull up a chair and challenge someone to cards and board games in the smart Pen-y-Ghent Lounge. Stop in the Heritage Room for inspiration at our helpful Discovery Point and look out for our founder T A Leonard’s boots, long since retired and sat on the mantlepiece. Pop in to the stylish bar before dinner for a pint of excellent local ale or a favourite gin, pausing to admire the maps set into the bar itself, and retire there later to strike up conversation with other guests and swap stories of your adventures in the Dales.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Food at Newfield Hall is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Newfield Hall

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Getting to Newfield Hall

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Essential Information

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2022
05 Aug - 08 Aug 2022
3 Sightseeing Walk £489 Trip Notes Book Now
2023
11 Apr - 14 Apr 2023
3 Sightseeing Walk £469 Trip Notes Book Now
Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Walks with sightseeing
Walking Grade:
1

3 nights from £469pp

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