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3-Night Southern Yorkshire Dales Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 3 nights
Type: Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 2, 3 & 4
from £369pp £319pp

Renowned for its warm welcomes and wonderful walks, the Yorkshire Dales will charm you with its choice of landscapes. The huge rock amphitheatre of Malham Cove – once a waterfall to rival Niagara Falls – and the scenic cascades of Gordale Scar, are a snapshot of the wealth of natural wonders nearby. Whether you’re seeking solitude and wilderness or the charm of cobbled streets in the quaint villages, the quiet homely beauty of the Yorkshire Dales will have you hooked.

Holiday Highlights

  • Head out on guided walks to discover the varied landscape of the Southern Yorkshire Dales on foot
  • Enjoy magnificent views from impressive summits
  • Admire green valleys and waterfalls on riverside strolls 
  • Marvel at the wild landscape of unbroken heather moorland and limestone pavement
  • Explore quaint villages and experience the warm Yorkshire hospitality at its best 
  • Let our experienced leader bring classic routes and offbeat areas to life
  • A relaxed pace of discovery in a sociable group keen to get some fresh air in one of England's most beautiful walking areas

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation at our country house
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • 2 full days of guided walking with choice of easier, medium and harder grades
  • Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point
  • The services of HF Holidays Walking Leaders

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

On our Guided Walking holidays, we believe that choice is key. Our walks descriptions will help you choose according to your interests and fitness. The walks are grouped together with care by local experts to give the best experience. While every effort will be made to adhere to the described itinerary, we may occasionally vary the sequence shown here or substitute an alternative route to suit local conditions or for other operational reasons, potentially at short notice.

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

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Option 1 - Kirkby Malham and River Aire

Distance: 6.5 miles (10.5km)

Ascent: 650 feet (200m)

In Summary: Our circular walk from Newfield Hall takes us to historic Airton village, before continuing along the valley to Kirkby Malham. In the afternoon we’ll return along the Pennine Way beside the River Aire. 

Highlight: Discover plenty of historical interest including an 18th century watermill, the Cathedral of the Dales’ at Kirkby Malham and the curious story of a watery grave.

Option 2 - Malham and River Aire

Distance: 9.5 miles (15km) 

Ascent: 950 feet (280m) 

In Summary: Discover the beautiful countryside of Malhamdale as we explore the valley visiting the villages of Airton, Malham and Kirkby Malham.

Highlight: Enjoy views of Malham Cove and walk past Aire Head where the river resurges from underground.

Option 3 - Malham Highlights

Distance: 7 miles (11.5km) 

Ascent: 1,250 feet (380m) 

In Summary: See the key sights of Malham including Janet’s Foss waterfall and Gordale Scar. We ascend gradually up the Watlowes dry river valley and return to Malham via the Cove. 

Highlight: Explore the geological wonders of Malhamdale and its textbook collection of limestone pavements, dry valleys and sinkholes.


Option 1 - Gaping Gill

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent:  1,050 feet (320m)

In Summary: Today’s circular walk starts in  the traditional Dales village of Clapham. Pass through the Ingleborough Estate, with an optional guided tour of Ingleborough Cave (payable locally), and ascend the limestone gorge of Trow Gill to reach the huge pot hole of Gaping Gill.

Highlight: We'll stop for an optional tour of Ingleborough Cave with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

 

Option 2 - Norber

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent:1,300 feet (400m)

In Summary: Our circular walk from Clapham also heads to Gaping Gill via Trow Gill. We then cross open country and traverse a path below Thwaite Scars, with views of Crummackdale. We visit Norber with its boulder field of glacial erratics.

Highlight: Gaping Gill is awe-inspiring in its scale. This huge pot hole drops 100 metres into a cavern large enough to fit York Minster.

 

Option 3 - Ingleborough

Distance:11 miles (17½km)

Total ascent: 2,100 feet (640m)

In SummaryWalk from Clapham, over limestone pavements, to the summit of Ingleborough. Our descent route takes us via Gaping Gill to Clapham.

Highlight: The distinctive shape of Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks, dominates the landscape. There's a great view from the top over the Yorkshire Dales towards the Lake District.

 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


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

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Option 1 - Kirkby Malham Circular

Distance: 7 miles (11km) 

Ascent: 700 feet (200m) 

In Summary: This circular walk takes us through the village of Calton before joining the Pennine Way t take us to the medieval church at Kirkby Malham. We then cross open countryside to reach the 17th century village of Airton before returning by lanes and fields.  

Highlight: Discover plenty of historical interest including an 18th century watermill, the Cathedral of the Dales’ at Kirkby Malham and the curious story of a watery grave.

Option 2 - Malham via the Pennine Way

Distance: 10.5 miles (16.5km)

Ascent: 1,100 feet (340m)

In Summary: Discover the beautiful countryside as we walk along the Pennine Way through Malhamdale to reach the village of Malham. We return via the villages of Kirkby Malham and Airton.

Highlight: Enjoy views of Malham Cove and walk past Aire Head Spring where the river resurges from underground.

Option 3 - Malhamdale Classic

Distance: 13½ miles (21.5km)

Ascent: 1,500 feet (480m) 

In Summary: We walk along the River Aire north enjoying stunning scenery of Malhamdale to arrive in Malham Village. From here we take lanes and paths via Water Sinks with views of Malham Cove before descending to iconic Janet's Foss. We return south along the Pennine Way. 

Highlight: Discover more about the fascinating geology of Malhamdale from the Famous Limestone Pavement and view the fabulous limestone pavement and the classic limestone landscapes above Malham.


Option 1 - Feizor & Ribble Way

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent: 750 feet (240m)

In Summary: Our route takes us past the hamlet of Feizor before following the River Ribble from the dramatic waterfalls at Stainforth. We follow the river along the Ribble Way to reach the town of Settle.

Highlight: A day exploring the tranquil green landscapes of Ribblesdale, with views of Pen-y-ghent and the famous Settle to Carlisle railway.

 

Option 2 - Views of the Three Peaks

Distance: 8½ miles (13.5km) 

Ascent: 950 feet (300m) 

In SummaryA lovely circular walk from Horton-in-Ribblesdale following the Pennine Way and Ribble Way. The day offers magnificent views of the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Three Peaks, and the unique limestone pavements of Moughton Scars.  

HighlightThe scenic Settle to Carlisle Railway carves its way through the Yorkshire Dales - the 24 arch Ribblehead Viaduct is one of its best known features. 

 

Option 3 - Pen-y-ghent

Distance: 9 miles (14½km)

Total ascent: 1,600 feet (480m)

In SummaryAscend to the summit of of Pen-y-ghent, via Churn Milk Hole. We then cross Horton Moor to Hull Pot, before joining the Pennine Way to Horton.

Highlight: The famous three peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside dominate the landscape. There's a great views and a real sense of achievement when you reach the top.

 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


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

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Option 1 - Kirkby Malham Circular

Distance: 7 miles (11km) 

Ascent: 700 feet (200m) 

In Summary: This circular walk takes us through the village of Calton before joining the Pennine Way t take us to the medieval church at Kirkby Malham. We then cross open countryside to reach the 17th century village of Airton before returning by lanes and fields.  

Highlight: Discover plenty of historical interest including an 18th century watermill, the Cathedral of the Dales’ at Kirkby Malham and the curious story of a watery grave.

Option 2 - Malham via the Pennine Way

Distance: 10.5 miles (16.5km)

Ascent: 1,100 feet (340m)

In Summary: Discover the beautiful countryside as we walk along the Pennine Way through Malhamdale to reach the village of Malham. We return via the villages of Kirkby Malham and Airton.

Highlight: Enjoy views of Malham Cove and walk past Aire Head Spring where the river resurges from underground.

Option 3 - Malhamdale via the Pennine Way

Distance: 12 miles (19km)

Ascent: 1,550 feet (460m)

In summary: This route initially takes a similar route to Option 2, then after Kirkby Malham Village we follow the Pennine way towards Malham before visiting the iconic Janet’s Foss & Malham Cove. We return through Malham Village and return south along the Pennine Way.

Highlight: Discover more about the fascinating geology of Malhamdale from the famous limestone pavement and the classic limestone landscapes above Malham.


Option 1 - Gaping Gill

Distance: 6 miles (9½km)

Total ascent:  1,050 feet (320m)

In Summary: Today’s circular walk starts in  the traditional Dales village of Clapham. Pass through the Ingleborough Estate, with an optional guided tour of Ingleborough Cave (payable locally), and ascend the limestone gorge of Trow Gill to reach the huge pot hole of Gaping Gill.

Highlight: We'll stop for an optional tour of Ingleborough Cave with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

 

Option 2 - Norber

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent:1,300 feet (400m)

In Summary: Our circular walk from Clapham also heads to Gaping Gill via Trow Gill. We then cross open country and traverse a path below Thwaite Scars, with views of Crummackdale. We visit Norber with its boulder field of glacial erratics.

Highlight: Gaping Gill is awe-inspiring in its scale. This huge pot hole drops 100 metres into a cavern large enough to fit York Minster.

 

Option 3 - Ingleborough

Distance:11 miles (17½km)

Total ascent: 2,100 feet (640m)

In SummaryWalk from Clapham, over limestone pavements, to the summit of Ingleborough. Our descent route takes us via Gaping Gill to Clapham.

Highlight: The distinctive shape of Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks, dominates the landscape. There's a great view from the top over the Yorkshire Dales towards the Lake District.

 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


Newfield Hall

Situated close to Malham in South 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.

 

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

Following the relaxation in government guidance on 19 July, we are continuing to take extra steps to keep our guests leaders, and staff safe in our HF country houses. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

The English, Scottish and Welsh governments are not in sync, so measures in our country houses will vary between the nations. With the relaxation of social distancing in England, from 19 July we will be allowing larger groups to dine and relax in the bar together. However, we will still give guests space e.g. we will seat 6 people at a table where pre-pandemic we may have seated 8. We will ensure our public rooms are well ventilated by opening doors and windows wherever possible. If you have any concerns about distancing, please speak to the House Manager. The government recommendation for England is to wear face coverings in crowded areas. You must wear a face covering by law in public areas in hotels in Scotland. This is mandatory in public spaces; however, face coverings will not be required whilst eating and drinking in the restaurant and bar areas or whilst you are outside our houses. In Wales face coverings will remain a legal requirement indoors, with the exception of hospitality premises.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

Menus for the week will be available in your room on arrival. A self-service breakfast will be served from 7.45am – 9am. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. Evening meals will be table service. A dinner order form will be available in each room for completion. Dinner is served at either 7.15pm or 7.30pm. Please check at the house for details. The bar will be open. We will be offering a table service but guests can also come to the bar to order (depending on local restrictions).

Join our team after dinner on Wednesday evenings for the HF Big Pub Quiz. There will be one other evening of entertainment at the start of the week, which will vary depending on the country house that you are staying at. Our Walk Leaders will also be on hand in the bar or lounge for individual or small group walks talks briefings, which allow guests to talk through the following day’s walk options and ask any questions. All of our swimming pools are open, except for Glen Coe, which will not re-open this year. Swimming Pools will be operated in line with maximum capacities.

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

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. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Newfield Hall is varied and eclectic but has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might tuck in to locally sourced river trout, served with wild garlic oil and sautéed samphire, enjoy Yorkshire lamb three ways or try the Yorkshire tea and smoked Wensleydale souffle with wild mushrooms. Cap it all with a trio of Yorkshire parkin, Yorkshire pudding and Yorvdale dairy ice cream for a feast of regional flavours.

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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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

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Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
2 & 3

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