Southern Yorkshire Dales Members Celebration Break

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Duration: 4 nights
Type: Members Breaks

Our new Exclusive Members’ Celebration Breaks are ideal if you fancy a few days away at a great price. This special Members' Celebration Break for HF Members only, includes a choice of guided walks as well as a chance to meet your fellow members. During your stay, you will also be able to meet one of our Board Members and hear more about what's happening at HF Holidays one evening at a business update presentation and Q&A.

Holiday Highlights

  • Full Board accommodation & a chance to meet your fellow members
  • A choice of guided walks
  • Attendance by Board member
  • Business update presentation and Q&A

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation at our country house
  • Full board from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • Two full days of guided walking
  • Choice of up to three guided walks each walking day
  • Use of our comprehensive Discovery Point
  • The services of HF Holidays Walking Leaders

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.

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. Some of our breaks have more than one itinerary. To check which itinerary is running on your holiday date please refer to the Dates, Prices & Trip Notes tab.

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

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Option 1 - Linton to Grassington

Distance: 7 miles (11km) 

Ascent: 700 feet (200m) 

In SummaryEnjoy great views of Wharfedale as you walk from Linton through the charming villages of Thorpe and Burnsall. We'll then follow the Dales Way along the river, past Linton Falls to Grassington. 

HighlightExplore the unique 12th Century church in Linton and look out for Linton Falls - the largest waterfall on the River Wharfe.

Option 2 - Conistone Dib

Distance: 9½ miles (15.5km) 

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m) 

In SummaryA horseshoe walk around Wharfedale. We first head up the western side of the valley past the impressive limestone outcrop of Conistone Dib. After crossing the river walk through more rugged scenery with a short scramble up Conistone Dib, then follow the Dales Way to Grassington. 

HighlightOur walk ends in the traditional Yorkshire village of Grassington with its cobbled streets, shops and tea rooms.

Option 3 - Rylstone Ridge

Distance: 12 miles (19km) 

Total ascent: 1,700 feet (520m) 

In SummaryFrom the delightful village of Linton, we pass the villages of Cracoe and Rylstone before ascending to the Rylstone-Cracoe ridge for fine views towards Malhamdale. The descent from the ridge takes in Thorpe and Linton Falls, before completing the walk in Grassington.

HighlightA close-up view of Rylstone Cross and Cracoe Obelisk on the ridge above Newfield Hall.


Option 1 - Gaping Gill

Distance: 6 miles (9.5km) 

Ascent: 1,050 feet (320m) 

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

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

Option 2 - Norber

Distance: 7½ miles (12km) 

Ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

In SummaryThrough a boulder field of glacial erratics at Norber and onto Thwaite Scars, with views of the Crummackdale, this walk peaks at Gaping Gill. We return through the Ingleborough estate. 

HighlightGaping 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: 10½ miles (17.5km) 

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. 

HighlightThe 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 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

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Duration:
4 nights
Type:
Members Breaks

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