Spring & Winter Walking at Malhamdale


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Always available and helpful, always with a smile, the staff ‘nail it’. It was a very special weekend.

Paul Steel: The Bald Hiker travel blogger

Malhamdale is set up so beautifully for spring & winter walking, why not join us on a walking holiday in February, March or November.

This seasonal walking comes with a choice of two walks, specially adapted to highlight the best of the season, and includes a hot lunch or an afternoon tea in a cosy pub or tearoom. Perfect for warming up after your morning walk, before lacing back up and heading out again!

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HF Holidays' Newfield Hall in Malhamdale

Retaining its 19th century grandeur Newfield Hall is our most stately country house. With excellent accommodation and facilities, it's a popular location for walking and leisure activity holidays.

Newfield Hall has 48 bedrooms located either in the main building or in the tastefully converted coach house.

 Choose your room

Classic Rooms
• Check in from 2:30pm
• Comfortable accommodation 
• En-suite bathroom with bath or shower
• 23 inch TV
• Hairdryer
• Tea and coffee-making facilities
• Double or two single beds
• Toiletries
• Single rooms are available at no extra charge
Premium Rooms
• Same facilities as our classic rooms plus...
• Check in from 1pm
• Enjoy extra space or exceptional views 
• Larger beds
• Toweling robe, complimentary slippers
• Ultradown pillows
• Smalls drying rack
• Small welcome gift
• Luxury tea tray
• Enhanced toiletries
• Available from an extra £15 per person per night
Family Rooms
• Check-in from 2:30pm
• 3 or 4 beds
• Same facilities as our classic rooms
• Full sized twin or double beds for adults and bunk or occasional beds for children


• Excellent boot and drying rooms 
• Two lounges 
• Bar 
• Dining room 
• Ballroom
• Multi-purpose activity room 
• Range of board games and books
• Free WiFi is available in some public rooms 
• Heated indoor swimming pool 
• Extensive gardens with views of the Yorkshire Dales 
• Outside there is a walled garden and putting green
• Mini-golf


All holidays at our Country Houses are full board accommodation including evening meal on arrival to breakfast on the day of your departure. All of our Country Houses have a well-stocked bar serving local beers, wine and spirits.

Start your day with our extensive breakfast.
 Take your fill from our famous self-service picnic lunches
A relaxed social dinner is a highlight of any stay at our Country Houses

An example of Malhamdale fruit board an option with your HF dinner

Your evenings

Make the most of your evening or join us at the bar

Just relax and take it easy, or if you'd like to continue to chat with our guides and fellow guests then why not grab a drink or take part in one of our optional evening activities.

All of our bars are stocked with locally sourced drinks so you can really soak up your surroundings.


Newfield Hall is fully accessible to wheelchair users and has a bedroom specifically designed for wheelchair access.

More details on Malhamdale accessibility

Additional information

  • Fire procedure is displayed in each room and explained to guests on arrival. Guests requiring assistance at an evacuation are identified at this time and door hanger cards are issued
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good from the main building
  • Assistance dogs accompanying visually or hearing impaired guests are welcome; dogs must be kept on a lead or harness at all times
  • Information can be provided in large print
  • Staff have received disability awareness training
  • Special diets can be catered for. Specialist food can be obtained with prior notice
  • Hired equipment can be arranged for your stay with prior notice
  • Fridge for medication can be supplied


Discover the Yorkshire Dales on Foot

Explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on our guided walks. We offer a great range of walks to suit everyone - including gentle walks along the green valleys of Wharfedale and Ribblesdale, as well as opportunities to climb to the summits of Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent. Join our friendly and knowledgeable guides who will bring this stunning national park to life.

  • Our experienced guides offer the choice of two different walks each day
  • Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness
  • On these breaks we include a hot lunch in a local pub or tearoom
  • We provide flexible holidays. Join our guided walks, explore independently, or relax at Newfield Hall

Select the date of your holiday to see which walks are running during your stay

Airton & the River Aire - Spring & Winter Walks

Available on: 3 Nov 2018, 10 Nov 2018, 24 Nov 2018, 4 Dec 2018

Enjoy the choice of two guided walks, specially selected for the season, including a hot lunch in a local pub.

Option 1: Beside the River Aire

View over Kirkby Malham village

Distance: 6 miles (10km)

Total ascent: 600 feet (180m)

The walk in a nutshell: Our circular walk from Newfield Hall takes us to historic Airton village before continuing along the valley to the Victoria Inn at Kirkby Malham. After lunch we'll return along the Pennine Way beside the River Aire.

Don’t miss: 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: Exploring Malhamdale

Victoria Inn at Kirkby Malham

Distance: 9 miles (15km)

Total ascent: 1,100 feet (330m)

The walk in a nutshell: Discover the beautiful countryside of the Aire Valley as we explore the valley visiting the villages of Airton, Malham and Kirkby Malham. We'll stop for a hot lunch at the popular Victoria Inn.

Don’t miss: Enjoy views of Malham Cove, and walk past Aire Head Spring where the river resurges from underground.

Chapel-le-Dale - Spring & Winter Walks

Available on: 4 Nov 2018, 11 Nov 2018, 25 Nov 2018, 5 Dec 2018

Enjoy the choice of two guided walks, specially selected for the season, including a hot lunch in a local pub.

Option 1: Chapel-le-Dale

Ribblehead viaduct on Settle to Calisle Railway

Distance: 5½ miles (9km)

Total ascent: 400 feet (120m)

The walk in a nutshell: Starting near the impressive 142 year old, 24 arch Ribblehead Viaduct, our walk leads us through wildly beautiful landscape between the mountains of Ingleborough and Whernside.

Don’t miss: Lunch is at the remote Old Hill Inn, an ancient and cosy former drover’s inn nestling above the tiny village of Chapel-le-Dale. The pub was much favoured by Winston Churchill when he was hunting and shooting in the area.

Option 2: Beneath Ingleborough

Walkers below Whernside

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 600 feet (200m)

The walk in a nutshell: Enjoy wide views over upper Ribblesdale as we walk via Great Douk Cave to the Old Hill Inn. In the afternoon we cross the lower slopes of Whernside to Ribblehead viaduct.

Don’t miss: Enjoy the open limestone scenery in an area abounding with features of geological interest between the famed Yorkshire ‘three peaks’ of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Malham Moor, Tarn & Cove - Spring & Winter Walks

Available on: 13 Nov 2018, 20 Nov 2018, 6 Dec 2018

Enjoy the choice of two guided walks, specially selected for the season, including a hot lunch in a local pub.

Option 1: Malham Cove

Rock ampitheatre of Malham Cove

Distance: 8 miles (13km)

Total ascent: 1,600 feet (500m)

The walk in a nutshell: Visit Janet’s Foss waterfall the impressive Gordale Scar before returning to Malham for an early lunch in one of the traditional pubs. Our afternoon walk takes in Malham Cove and the Watlowes dry river valley.

Don’t miss: Explore the geological wonders of Malhamdale and its textbook collection of limestone pavements, dry valleys and sinkholes.

Option 2: Exploring Malham

Watlowes dry valley

Distance: 9½ miles (15km)

Total ascent: 1,300 feet (400m)

The walk in a nutshell: Our morning walk takes us to Janet's Foss and Gordale Scar. After lunch in one of Malham's pubs, we'll head onto the moorland above the village to view Malham Tarn and the famous Cove.

Don’t miss: The huge natural ampitheatre of Malham Cove is always an impressive sight. Discover the river emerging from the base of the cliff, and watch rock climbers scaling the sheer face.

The Dales Way through Wharfedale - Spring & Winter Walks

Available on: 14 Nov 2018, 21 Nov 2018, 8 Dec 2018

Enjoy the choice of two guided walks, specially selected for the season, including a hot lunch in a local pub.

Option 1: Linton to Grassington

Waterfalls at Linton

Distance: 5½ miles (9km)

Total ascent: 400 feet (120m)

The walk in a nutshell: Walk from the pretty village of Linton through the tranquil countryside of Wharfedale to the village of Hebden. After a pub lunch we'll continue along the Dales Way, past Linton Falls to picturesque Grassington.

Don’t miss: There is ample time to explore the cobbled streets, shops and tea rooms of Grassington; a traditional Yorkshire village. 

Option 2: Villages of Wharfedale

Burnsall in Wharfedale

Distance: 7½ miles (12km)

Total ascent: 600 feet (200m)

The walk in a nutshell: Enjoy great views of Wharfedale as you walk from Linton through the charming villages of Thorpe and Burnsall. Taking the Dales Way, we lunch in Hebden before continuing our walk past Linton Falls to Grassington.

Don’t miss: Explore the unique 12th Century church in Linton and look out for Linton Falls - the largest waterfall on the River Wharfe. 

Through Ribblesdale to Settle - Spring & Winter Walks

Available on: 15 Nov 2018, 22 Nov 2018, 9 Dec 2018

Enjoy the choice of two guided walks, specially selected for the season, including a hot lunch in a local pub.

Option 1: Ribblesdale

Gate in Ribblesdale looking towards Ingleborough

Distance: 7 miles (11km)

Total ascent: 800 feet (240m)

The walk in a nutshell: Explore the attractive village of Langcliffe before heading north to Catrigg Force and the Craven Heifer inn at Stainforth. We shall visit the Hoffman lime kiln and follow the River Ribble past Stainforth Force to Settle.

Don’t miss: Settle is a picturesque market town, first chartered in 1249 and famous for the Settle-Carlisle railway.

Option 2: Above Settle

Catrigg Force waterfall

Distance: 9 miles (14km)

Total ascent: 1,200 feet (370m)

The walk in a nutshell: A circular walk from Settle visits the Hoffman lime kiln before lunch at the Craven Heifer. We then ascend to Catrigg Force and walk across the higher moorland fells, before returning to Settle.  

Don’t miss: Catrigg Force waterfall is a real hidden gem, situated in a deep wooded ravine.

Local area

Discover the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales contains the quintessential landscape of Northern England. Enjoy the surrounding scenery of green patchwork fields, drystone walls and wild moorland hills.

Newfield Hall sits in rolling open countryside. The nearest village with facilities is Gargrave where there is a pub and shop. The market town of Skipton is about seven miles away. Here you’ll find a full range of facilities including supermarkets, shops, banks, chemists, pubs and cafes.

During your visit to the Newfield Hall you may enjoy visiting the following places of interest:

Two walkers beneath Malham CoveMalham Cove
Just 10 to 15 minutes' drive from Newfield Hall is the dramatic Malham Cove, just one of the iconic limestone sights of the Yorkshire Dales. If you are not visiting the cove as part of your holiday, it's well worth making the short walk from the village.



Stone entrance to Skipton CastleSkipton
The market town of Skipton, about 20 minutes' drive from Newfield Hall is a vibrant place to visit. Dominating the the town is its well-preserved medieval castle. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk




Exterior of Bronte Parsonage in HaworthBrontë Parsonage
Visit the parsonage in Haworth, the home of authors Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. Many of their most famous works were written here, including Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and the Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Haworth is around 45 minutes' drive from Newfield Hall. www.bronte.org.uk



Black steam locomotive hauling trainKeighley and Worth Valley Railway
This preserved steam railway runs from the centre of Keighley to Oxenhope via the ‘Brontë’ village of Haworth. The line is still well-known as the setting for the 1970 film ‘the Railway Children’ and boasts an impressive selection of steam locomotives. Keighley station is around 35 minutes' drive from Newfield Hall. www.kwvr.co.uk


Appleby stationSettle to Carlisle Railway
Ride England’s most scenic railway through the Yorkshire Dales from Hellifield or Settle station. Heading north over the iconic Ribblehead viaduct you could head to the small market town of Appleby, or the border city of Carlisle. www.settle-carlisle.co.uk


Ruins of Fountains AbbeyFountains Abbey
This impressive World Heritage Site contains the dramatic ruins of Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruins in the country. There is an exhibition of life in the medieval Abbey. Adjacent to the abbey is Studley Royal water garden – England’s most spectacular Georgian water garden.



White Scar Cave
Located near the village of Ingleton, about 40 minutes' drive from Newfield Hall, White Scar is Britain’s longest show cave. The underground tour reveals spectacular caverns, waterfalls and stalactites. www.whitescarcave.co.uk

Brimham Rocks
See the curious formations of Brimham Rocks above the valley of Nidderdale; around an hour's drive from Newfield Hall. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks

RHS Harlow Carr Garden
Situated near Harrogate, about 50 minutes' from Newfield Hall, are the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens at Harlow Carr. The gardens have been planted to suit the challenging growing conditions of the north. Wander and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr

The spa town of Harrogate has fabulous shopping, fine cuisine and glorious gardens. Visit the Turkish baths & health spa, Royal pump room and museum, Valley gardens and Betty’s tearooms.

Lightwater Valley
Set in 175 acres of parkland near Ripon, just over an hour's drive away, Lightwater Valley has big thrill rides including the ‘Ultimate’, the longest rollercoaster in Europe. The park has over 40 rides and is fantastic fun for all the family. www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

Blue Mallard locomotive at National Railway MuseumYork
One of Britain’s most attractive historic cities, York is about a 1½ hours' drive from Newfield Hall. Attractions include the city walls, Minster, National Railway Museum, and Yorvik Viking Centre. www.yorkminster.org www.nrm.org.uk or www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk




Fountains Abbey image ©National Trust ImagesAndrew Butler


Travel to Malhamdale

Our address is: Newfield Hall, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4AA

How to get to us by train

By train:

The nearest train station is at Skipton. For train times and general rail enquiries visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 03457 484950 (from outside the UK call +44 20 7278 5240).

Use an HF transfer

HF station transfer - great value!

Our station transfer operates every Friday and Monday between Skipton station and Newfield Hall. The pickup is at 4.10pm from Skipton station. On departure day the transfer will get you back to Skipton station by 9.35am. This transfer costs just £12 return, however a place must be reserved at least 7 days in advance by calling 0345 470 7558.

Get to us by Taxi

By taxi:

If you can’t meet our station transfer, the 8½ mile journey from Skipton to Newfield Hall can be made by taxi. pre-booked taxis cost approx £15 per journey. Details of our current recommended taxi company and rates will be sent to you with your booking. The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Newfield Hall Manager.

Driving to us

By car:

From the south, follow the A65 from Skipton to Gargrave. Leave the A65 by Eshton Road, signposted to Malham and pass Eshton Hall on the right. Newfield Hall is approx 2½ miles further on, on the right and before the village of Airton. Look out for our sign.

From the north, exit the M6 at junction 36 and take the A65 towards Skipton. In Coniston Cold village take a sharp left into a narrow road between houses, signposted to St Peters Church and Bell Busk and Malham. Pass under a railway viaduct, then after a mile bear right over a small bridge. After a further mile turn right at the junction, cross the narrow bridge then shortly after turn left through the gateway onto the drive of Newfield Hall. Look out for our sign.

 Travel by plane

Travelling from overseas

There is a local airport at Leeds/Bradford which is served by European flights. From here take the aiport bus to Leeds station, then on by train to Skipton. Alternatively a pre-booked taxi direct to Newfield Hall would cost around £60.

Manchester Airport has a much wider range of long-haul flights. There are direct trains every hour from the airport to Skipton with one change at Leeds. Allow 2 hours to Skipton - see www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.

Flying to London Heathrow airport is another option, but has a longer onward train journey - allow 4½ hours to reach Skipton. From Heathrow first take the Piccadilly line Underground train to  London Kings Cross station. From here take a train to Skipton (1 change at Leeds) - see www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.


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