7-Night Western Yorkshire Dales Self-Guided Walking Holiday

Bolton Castle
Duration: 7 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3 & 4
from £645pp £495pp

Enjoy a break in the Yorkshire Dales with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape. Thorns Hall at Sedbergh is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed route notes, and a peaceful location from which to explore Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales.

Holiday Highlights

  • Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions, for exploring the local area
  • Head out on any of our walks to discover the varied beauty of the Yorkshire Dales on foot
  • Visit charming Dales villages
  • Look out for wildlife, find secret corners and learn about the Dales’ history
  • Try the quiet country lanes of Dentdale by bike
  • Browse Sedbergh's numerous book shops
  • Take a ride on the Settle to Carlisle railway
  • Evenings in our country house where you can share a drink and re-live the day’s adventures

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

Download Trip Notes

To make the most of your break use the Discovery Point at Thorns Hall - the starting point for your outdoor adventure.

You'll find our recommended walking and cycling routes - detailed route notes for you to borrow contain route maps, and information about the places of interest on the walk. There's also a comprehensive library of local maps and guidebooks.

 

Laid Back Walks

Our easiest routes allow plenty of time to savour the beautiful landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

Exploring Sedbergh - 2 miles
Smardale Viaduct - 2 miles
Aysgarth Falls - 3 miles
Kirkby Stephen & The Viaducts - 3 miles
Beside the River Rothay - 4 miles
Along the river to Brigflatts church - 4 miles
Wensleydale & Hardraw Force - 4 miles

Leg Stretcher Walks

Some longer walks on valley paths, plus a few of the easier lower fells. Experience the true flavour of the Dales as you follow these varied routes.

Smardale Gill - 7 miles
Aysgarth Falls & Castle Bolton - 7 miles
Along the Dales Way - 8 miles
Sedbergh Circuit - 8 miles

Full on Walks

For those who love to stride out. Expect some rougher paths as you head to some of these famous summits, but there are plenty of rewards when you reach the top.

The Calf - 8 miles
Whernside - 8 miles
Ingleborough from Ribblehead - 9 miles
Cautley Spout & The Calf - 11 miles

Thorns Hall

Situated in Sedbergh, in West Yorkshire’s portion of the famous Dales, at the foot of the Howgill Fells, Thorns Hall offers cosy, country-pile atmosphere amid beautiful rural surroundings. Dating from 1535, the small manor house is home to 25 bedrooms as well as wood-panelled public rooms, open fireplaces and a cobbled courtyard that ooze historic charm. From every aspect the hills can be seen rising around the house and a short hop takes you from the house to the fells and upland scenery. Marvel at the 24 arch Ribblehead Viaduct, climb the distinctive summit of Ingleborough, one of the Three Peaks, explore classic limestone scenery and stop in at one of Appleby’s historic pubs for a well-earned toast.

 

Rooms

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

Stay in one of the Hall’s smartly presented rooms in the main house or cottages across the courtyard. With 25 rooms, Thorns Hall has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good, Better and Best Rooms to choose from. Our pick is Room 25, a very spacious escape on the ground floor with a great brick fireplace, comfy seats to sit in and big bed as well as gorgeous views of the gardens. Look out too for large and airy Room 4 and the more intimate Room 13 with its exposed wood ceiling and courtyard view.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 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, formal garden, large reception hall, two lounges, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring the Dales, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. At the front of the house there’s a pretty, formal garden that makes a pleasant spot to relax in. Take up residence in the lounge below the exposed wood beams or seek refuge in the small, dark wood-panelled bar with its over-sized fireplace and log burner for an atmospheric corner to kick back in and catch up with fellow guests over a local ale or two.

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 Thorns Hall is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room in the converted barn hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of regional flavours, from twice baked Wensleydale Cheese Souffle to Lancashire black pudding and Cumbrian rump of lamb.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-Member fee: £10 per person. Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
13 Mar - 20 Mar
7 Self-Guided £645 £530 Save £115 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
10 Apr - 17 Apr
7 Self-Guided £715 £600 Save £115 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
08 May - 15 May
7 Self-Guided £789 £689 Save £100 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
22 May - 29 May
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30 May - 06 Jun
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06 Jun - 13 Jun
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13 Jun - 20 Jun
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20 Jun - 27 Jun
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27 Jun - 04 Jul
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11 Jul - 18 Jul
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18 Jul - 25 Jul
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25 Jul - 01 Aug
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01 Aug - 08 Aug
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08 Aug - 15 Aug
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22 Aug - 29 Aug
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29 Aug - 05 Sep
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05 Sep - 12 Sep
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12 Sep - 19 Sep
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25 Sep - 02 Oct
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30 Oct - 06 Nov
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Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1, 2 & 3

7 nights from £645pp £495pp

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