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Business Members Directory - thank you to our business supporters - your website links are being updated during July and August

Acorn Mobility Services

Join the thousands of people who have benefitted from our stairlifts worldwideWe are a global, family owned company established in 1992. We have grown to have over 1400 employees worldwide. We specialise in making stairlifts – it’s all we do! That's how we make them so stylish, easy to use and affordable. We build all our stairlifts in our UK factories and export them all over the world.

Batty France

Ready to assist with your building needs; Chartered QS and Chartered Building Consultants; Contentious or non-contentious works. Although based mainly in the Yorkshire Region, Batty France’s clients are generally nationally based.  This has not restricted some wider commissions in Europe and Eastern Europe. Our diverse client base has enabled Batty France to gain diverse experience in most construction and property related matters.

Belgrave Financial Services

We specialise in providing high quality personal advice on many aspects of wealth management, advising clients of widely different financial resources and of all ages. We also assist businesses in the increasingly complex area of corporate financial planning, providing guidance on pensions, protection for directors, key employees or shareholders, tax reliefs, and aspects of exit strategy planning.

Berry's Farm Shop and Cafe

Berry’s Farm Shop & Café began as an outlet for home grown meat and game and we have expanded to include a wide selection of quality North Yorkshire produce including locally grown fruit and vegetables, cheeses, jams, honeys and chutneys.The whole family can enjoy walks and trails through the farm which has pigs, llamas, cows and sheep to entertain the children. Enjoy the breath taking views across Wensleydale with Bolton Castle to the North and Penn Hill to the South.

The Blue Pig Company

Andrew and Anthony Bradley set up The Blue Pig Company based at Mearbeck Farm, North Yorkshire. The Bradley family have been farming at Mearbeck for five generations. Andrew and Anthony have been farmers for many years and started pig farming a few years ago. Their pigs are outdoor reared at Mearbeck Farm from birth. They also prepare all their pork products at the farm and sell direct to the public at various farmers markets around Yorkshire.

Brigantes Walking Holidays

We continue to pride ourselves on being known for our reliability, which is due to our team of locally based drivers having a thorough knowledge of the area in which they operate. We would be pleased to undertake your accommodation arrangements, and in addition, our baggage courier service provides the daily transportation of your baggage along your route from door-to-door, so that you will only need to carry a small bag containing your daily requisites. We can return you by minibus to an agreed railway/bus terminal, or to our free car park, in Kirkby Malham. 

Briggs Brothers ( Silsden) Ltd

With over 100 years of experience Briggs colour printers is a well established commercial litho printer based in the Aire Valley between Skipton and Keighley. Over time we have evolved into one of Yorkshire’s most dependable, experienced and creative colour printers.

Broadrake

Broadrake Bunkbarn is in the Yorkshire Dales National Park at the foot of Whernside, with long distance views of Ribblehead, Ingleborough, and Whernside and a superb range of local walks. Accommodation for 20 is in 5 ground floor bedrooms and the original beams are a lovely feature of the open plan space upstairs which has a good kitchen, dining area, with two extending tables and a comfy seating area. We also have craft workshops, and the upstairs area can be booked as a daytime venue

 

Brocklands Woodlands Burial

We provide burials for people from all walks of life and all ages, in a completely natural way with nothing artifical (as far as possible) being put into or onto the ground, thus preserving and enhancing the landscape and ecology. Trees and native wildflowers are planted on the graves and the burial ground is already growing into a small woodland, serving as a living memory to those buried there. Set in the beautiful Ribble Valley in the Yorkshire Dales, Brocklands attracts those who love walking, wildlife and other outdoor activities, and those who have lived or visited the area.

Cambridge House Countryside Guest House

Robert and Sheila offer you a warm welcome to Cambrifge House on the edge of Reeth in Arkengarthdale. Our Visit England 5 star bed and breakfst offers you quality accommodation in five rooms, all en suite, south facing all with glorious views of Swaledale. You can explore many areas of the Yorkshire Dales National Park or further afield on foot, by bike,bus or car. You are guaranteed a warm and environmentally conscious welcome whther you are staying for on enight on a walking hliday or a few nights or more.

Campbells of Leyburn

Campbells of Leyburn is an award-winning supermarket and wine and spirit merchant that has been owned by the Campbell family since 1868. Sadly, Doug Campbell died in February 2015 but his family legacy survives. Situated at the heart of the historic market town of Leyburn, its unique character has developed over almost 150 years of serving both the local community and the visitors who flock to the Yorkshire Dales from every corner of the world.

Chrysalis Arts

An artist-led public art company, training and arts development agency based in the North Yorkshire village of Gargrave. The company was founded in 1985 by Rick Faulkner and Kate Maddison. Fundamental to the company’s artistic practice is the belief that artists can transform places and regenerate communities, by working in harmony with local people.

Classic Car North

At Classic Car Hire North we try to provide classic rental cars for every taste with iconic, luxury, prestige and performance cars from the 1960s right through to the 1990s and 2000s. We have a range of British, German and American classic and sports cars to hire. We have the widest range of stunning self drive classic cars and modern classic sports cars for hire in the north of England from one of two Yorkshire bases, Keighley near Skipton, and Meanwood in North Leeds. Both bases are ideally placed for touring the nearby Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, North York Moors or Yorkshire Coast. Treat yourself or a loved one to a great day out, or hire one of our cars for short breaks, weddings and honeymoons.

Cottage in the Dales

Discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales based from one of our luxury 18th century self catering holiday cottages in the unique serenity of West Burton in Wensleydale and neighbouring Newbiggin-in-Bishopdale, largely untouched by the passage of time and in the heart of the national park. Two five star Grade II listed cottages and a four star cottage. Gold level award from Green Tourism Business Scheme and shortlisted for their Green Goldstar Award 2013, and a YDNPA “Brilliant Business”.

Cottontail Crafts

You can have confidence when you make a purchase from Cottontail Crafts that you are buying from a long established ‘real‘ shop in a ‘real‘ town centre, in a ‘real‘ market town. Cottontail Crafts is located in Settle, a lovely market town in the glorious Yorkshire Dales where I (sue Amphlett) have lived all my life. The shop has been owned by my family for over 50 years. I took over the shop in 1982. The shop was known as ‘Settle Sewing Centre’ until I changed it’s name to ‘Cottontail Crafts’ in 2010. Over the years, I have continually added new product ranges to reflect the ever changing trends in crafting. In addition to the range of haberdashery products and knitting wool the shop now sells a wide range of leading brand products for card making, scrap booking, sewing, felting, needlecrafts and much more – it is truly ” a paradise for crafters “.

Craven Collegee

Provides an extensive range of courses at all levels based primarily from Skipton but also covering the surrounding Dales area. Be part of Craven College’s winning team and build on our successful record. We put learners at the heart of everything we do and aim to give you an outstanding experience – your success is our success.

Cum-Bye Arts

Bev Parker is a landscape and Agrarian artist who worked for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority for many years. Having lived on a moorland sheep farm she expresses upland agriculture and its defining landscapes through watercolour and mixed media paintings. Bev has also kindly produced a card for us to use when we send special messages to our supporters. 

Dalesbridge

Beautifully situated in the Forest of Bowland at the point where it meets the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Dalesbridge offers an idyllic setting for visitors wishing enjoy the area. There is a variety of excellent group and individual accommodation, including Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering, Bunkhouses and the Campsite. Ideally situated for exploring the ‘Three Peaks’ and the Yorkshire Dales.

Dallowgill Estate

Dallowgill is principally a sporting estate providing grouse shooting on its 8000 acre moor and pheasant shooting in two gills (valleys) bordering the moor.  It also has a guesthouse/b&b. Pivotal within its business model is sustainable management and nature conservation of its moorland and woodland habitats. 

Eagle Intermedia Publishing Ltd

On-line promotion, internet marketing and consultancy services including search engine optimisation (SEO), pay per click (PPC), link building, social networking and online public relations. Eagle Intermedia’s consultancy services have been awarded TMB accreditation. The company has a special interest in supporting the Yorkshire Dales through the ongoing development of its popular Yorkshire Dales website.

Ecovril Ltd

Renewable energy systems, green building design, and planning services. If you have a project you would like help with, please do contact us. We are interested in a wide variety of interesting jobs and are not shy of a good challenge!

Gargrave Auto Services

Skipton couple Simon Villarubbia and Lisa Aldridge recently opened Gargrave Auto Services on the Asquith Business Estate. They offer repairs and servicing, pre MOT work, MOTs, computer diagnostics, four wheel alignment, winter and summer checks, and a collection/delivery service. They cover all makes and models of cars, light commercials and 4x4s. As they have taken over a previous business, they welcome all customers, past, present and new, from Gargrave and the surrounding area.

Gayle Mill Trust

Gayle Mill is owned by the North of England Civic Trust (NECT) and operated by Gayle Mill Trust (GMT). They came third in the national final of the BBC “Restoration” series in 2004. Visit Gayle Mill, a unique 19th century state of the art sawmill, complete with working Victorian machinery and water-powered turbines.  Now fully restored and operating as an historic visitor attraction.

High Trenhouse Management Centre

High Trenhouse provides award-winning residential accommodation for the exclusive use of client groups, with exceptional ambience, outstanding service and wonderful home cooking. Delight in a place of your own for leisure breaks, management retreats, strategy workshops, or social occasions. Embrace unspoiled nature with five acres of grounds and the wonderful upland location of Malham Moor.

Horseless Carriage Services; Pride of the Dales

Started as a Taxi company Horseless Carriage Services is now a local bus company. Our aim should be to have a system that would allow a passenger to travel on pleasant up to date rolling stock, from their preferred departure point to arrival point, with one return ticket, offering unlimited travel on any service, for the duration of the ticket, at a reasonable cost.

How Stean Gorge

How Stean Gorge Outdoor Centre in Nidderdale is a spectacular limestone gorge. This steep sided chasm is almost 1 km in length and up to 20 meters (80ft) deep in places. Visitors follow winding walkways, explore caves and tunnels or challenge themselves on a Via Ferrata course. Too much to fit into one day? Bring a tent and stay on our campsite or try our one of our tepi’s.

Humber Print and Packaging

Fantastic products need great labels! Our goal is to provide customers with a range of bespoke labels, banners, posters and swing tags to market themselves and their products effectively. Adhesive labels cover a mass of applications within any business. From full colour products labels and images that jump off the shelf to special offer information. The best labels keep your clients informed and loyal to your brand. For advice on the best labels for you contact us direct!

Ian Scott Massie 

Ian Scott Massie is a painter, printmaker, poet, art teacher and author based in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales town of Masham. He regularly stages exhibitions,  sometimes about the Dales. Ian says “For the past couple of years I have been researching and collecting stories of all kind from the Yorkshire Dales. Classic legends, historical characters, the background behind real events and personal anecdotes have all been quietly accumulating and giving life to paintings and prints. My working pattern is to find the story, find the place, pay a visit armed with sketchbook and camera, and turn my experience into a painting which illuminates, in some way, the story.”

Individual Inns

Each Individual Inn is located in the most attractive countryside. Set in rolling fells, an idyllic hamlet or a bustling village, our Inns are across Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria. We have great walking, sightseeing and shopping on our doorstep and, of course, easy connections to all major road and rail networks and regional airports. All ideal for leisure or business! Our local Individual Inns are The Fountaine at Linton, The Tempest Arms at Elslack and The Wheatley Arms in Ben Rhydding.

Ivy Cottage,Giggleswick

Ivy Cottage is in Giggleswick, a picturesque Domesday village ¾ mile from the old market town of Settle  and was originally an 18th Century Inn’s stable block. Stone built with full central heating, completely restored, 3 bedrooms – 2 double, 1 twin. Villeroy & Boch bathroom with 3 piece suite and separate shower. Customer reviews include: Mrs Carole Jones – Bristol: This property was … the best self-catering accommodation we have ever stayed in (over a period of 36 years). Mr & Mrs RT Higginbottom – Stevenage: This property … should be used as a role model for all holiday cottages. The owner has recently converted from being a general member to a Business Member of YDS.   Contact:  David Hattersley   Tel: 020 8504 8263    e-mail: davidhattersley@aol.com

JD Tandems

Based in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales village of Gargrave, we have created a dynamic and relaxing environment in which to purchase a new tandem or to see if tandem riding is for you.In 1990 we opened our first bike shop in Ilkley. Over a 20 year period we expanded the tandem side of the business to the point where the Ilkley shop was bursting at the seams.In November 2010 we relocated the tandem business to Gargrave, the shop based at Asquith Industrial Estate is a tandem only outlet. The location is fantastic allowing our customers to test ride all our tandem fleet on backs road leading straight into some of the best Yorkshire Dales riding available.

John Mason Printers

John Mason Printers is managed by Matthew Mason, however Matthew’s Grandfather John Mason Snr (Jack) created the firm in 1947. Since then the company has moved and expanded three times without leaving Skipton. The traditional standards of lithographic produced printing are maintained to this day using industry standard Heidelberg presses and high quality inks and papers. However,  we have invested in and are constantly improving our digital business.

Kennedys Fine Chocolates

Kennedys fine chocolates is a small handmade chocolate making company based in the village of Orton, midway between Kendal ad Penrith. We have been making luxury chocolates here since 1991, made from the best chocolate and ingredients. We produce more than 90 varieties - an unrivaled range from which to make your own selections! Our Factory shop and coffe house is only 2 miles from the M6 ( J38  Tebay ). 

Kilnsey Park Estate

In the heart of spectacular Wharfedale, Kilnsey Park is your ideal location to enjoy the Yorkshire Dales. With fishing, kids activities, friendly farm animals and the best of local food, Kilnsey is a great Yorkshire family day out. Kilnsey Park Estate offers a real Yorkshire Dales experience with events and activities including fun fishing, walking, pony trekking and cycling. Visit this Yorkshire attraction to catch your first fish, explore the Dales on horseback, meet the UK’s rarest orchid, watch red squirrels play or simply to relax in some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.

King William IV Guesthouse

This high quality B&B is in the centre of the beautiful North Yorkshire town of Settle. Ideal as a base for walking and cycling in the Yorkshire Dales or for those with an interest in the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway. This one-time public house has been lovingly converted into a warm and welcoming guest house. Period features blend with modern design to provide stylish bed & breakfast accommodation. We hope you will come and stay with us and enjoy our hospitality. Nous parlons Francais. Jackie Cole & Chris Fontenille 

Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire Ltd

Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire work for over 120 schools in our local area, as well as from London and other cities in the UK. We also offer private hire for all types of excursions. 

We also operate subsidised rural public bus services for Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire County Councils. With much of our work being of a rural nature we are particularly proud of our experienced drivers who always try to give that little bit extra to meet the special needs of the rural community. Drivers were recently trained in First Aid and all our drivers have their Driver Certificates of Profesional Competence. Some of these services operate through Dalesbus.

Kintish Networking Skills

In today’s highly competitive world, being a confident and effective networker makes you more visible, always feel in control and will always create more business opportunities than the average. 99% of people dread this vital activity; I help you increase your self-confidence to ensure that you become enthusiastic about hunting for new business, and getting the best from conferences/business meetings. We run public courses, in house tailor-made workshops and online programmes.

L.T Locksmith and Security

We offer a local, relaible and trustworthy locksmith service from our base in Ingleton, across N Yorks, Cumbria and Lancashire. 24/7 call out without fee, and a mobile key cutting service. Domestic services include emergency lock-outs, non destructive entry,, window security film, as as non destructive entry to your car, as well as contract and commercial services.

 

Linton Laithe, luxury Bed and Breakfast 

Accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales at Linton Laithe, luxury Bed and Breakfast in the Yorkshire Dales offering five luxury guest rooms all en-suite and serving locally sourced Yorkshire breakfasts, ideally located in the village of Linton in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Linton Laithe lies on the edge of open countryside, facing the short lane leading up from Linton’s village green. Set in pretty landscaped grounds with easy parking, outdoor seating, and a sun-trap patio to enjoy the frequent sunny days.

Low Mill Guest House

Low Mill is a sttone built, grade II listed late 18 century corn mill sitated in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales village of Bainbridge, close to the ancient market town of Hawes. Bainbridge is in the heart of Wensleydale, so Low Mill makes an ideal base to explore thsi stunning area and its many attractions. Backing onto the River Bain, Englands shortest river, Low Mill is an amazing place. Most of the original mill works situated throughout  the house remain in working order, including the waterwheel. It has undergone a full sympathetic restoration to become a Guesthouse providing luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation. We have  lovely riverside garden to relax in and private parking is available.

Lyon Equipment Ltd

A leading provider of training and equipment for work at height and rescue in vertical, steep and difficult-to-access environments. And the leading distributor of quality caving, climbing, mountaineering and general outdoor equipment to outdoor retailers throughout the UK and Ireland. Lyon Equipment are long standing supporters of Friends of the Dales.

Marshfield Trust

More information to be added later

Nethergill Farm

Nethergill Farm is situated in Langstrothdale at the head of the River Wharfe within the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Four hundred acres with far reaching views of moor and meadowland on the well known Dales Way. Nethergill has 2 self-catering haylofts, Field Centre, bird hides and Fiona’s art studio. A mixed hill farm with native sheep, rare breed White Shorthorn cattle, a working Dales pony, multicoloured chickens and an indispensible working sheep dog.

Overton Fine Arts

The work of Yorkshire artist Nigel Overton can be bought via his website, choosing from selection of giclee limited edition prints. All images printed on archival paper with archival inks. Nigel also runs a wide range of courses at three different venues. He believes that anyone can learn to draw and paint given the proper tuition using careful observation rather than just a natural talent.

Penny Lowe Reflexology & EFT

Penny provides holistic treatments to support you when you need it – whether you fancy a relaxing treat or need a bit of extra emotional support when going through challenging times.  Choose from Reflexology, Indian Head Massage or EFT Tapping, available at Lavender Lounge in Settle or at Ilkley Healing Centre.  Home visits in the local area can also be arranged.  

Pickles Bros ( Slaters) Ltd

We are the oldest known roofing contracting firm in Leeds, West Yorkshire and have been established for over 150 years. If your building is listed, in a conservation area, National Park or simply a unique design Pickles Brothers have the necessary management expertise and breadth of skills to ensure that your project is successfully completed to the highest professional standards.

Rohan Designs Ltd

We make gear to keep you protected and comfortable in the world’s wildest places. From performance clothing to shoes, luggage and watches we have created a range that is all you need and nothing you don’t. And everything is built on the original Rohan design principles that were conceived around a kitchen table in North Yorkshire nearly forty years ago and that still make us unique. Our gear will look good ten years after the latest designer creations have become obsolete. Our Long Preston shop was the first to open in 1983 and is easily accessible by train and bus as well as car, making us well placed to serve locals and Dales visitors alike.

Sasha Heseltine

Sasha Heseltine is a freelance writer and editor for online media and several Yorkshire-based magazines. While travelling the world and falling in love with the Dales, she’s worked for Rough Guides, Time Out and Thomas Cook and contributes online to Viator, Tripadvisor and Frommers. In late 2017 she will launch a website marketing and supporting services in the Yorkshire Dales with her husband, George Meer.

 

Sasha has happily taken on the role of Editor for our membership magazine, the Yorkshire Dales Review, following the retirement of longstanding volunteer Fleur Speakman.

Scargill Movement

Scargill House is a Christian movement set in the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, where an intentional community representing many Christian traditions is committed to a common rule of life and service. We provide a Christian holiday, conference and retreat centre, inviting people (both Christian and non Christian) to come and spend time alongside our resident community.

Sedbergh School

Sedbergh School is proud of the range of its curriculum, sporting and musical heritage, and the extraordinary breadth of extra-curricular provision. Set on the boundary between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks, there are few such inspirational places to live, work and learn. Sedbergh is a forward-looking boarding school which provides the time and space to inspire interests and nurture friendships which will last a lifetime.

Skipton Body Repair Centre

Bodywork repairs are carried out by fully qualified technicians using state of the art equipment and environmentally friendly water based paints. Whether its dents, scratches or stone chips to major vehicle restoration, we have the expertise to ensure a top quality repair. The Company uses environmentally friendly, water based paints and has its own computerized Paint mixing scheme. Rear parking sensors fitted.

Skipton IT Services

We are base in Skipton, and provide an affordable, friendly and relaible computer and IT support service for home users and businesses in Skipton and the surrounding area. If you require assistance with any computer or I.T related problem then please do not hesitate to get in touch. E;info@skiptonitservices.co.uk T: 01756 636111 M :07749974809

 

Skipton Stationery and Office Equipment Ltd

Here at Skipton Stationery we offer thousands of stationery and office supplies from paper clips and business cards to office furniture and office machines. For 18 years we have been dedicated to delivering a flexible service with competitive prices and can help with purchasing a fountain pen to designing an entire office building with our CAD planning and design service

Skyware Press

Publishers and retailers of unique walk guides and associated products. Sponsors of the Ride2Stride walking festival, launched in May 2012. The Yorkshire Dales Society is delighted to be part of Ride2Stride again in April/May 2014 – see Events Calendar for our programme of walks and talks during the festival.

Steve Finch Commercial Photography

Website Design | Commercial Photography | Search Engine Optimisation | SEO | Marketing Advice

Bringing Photography, Marketing and the Internet Together
Your Business is Unique ~ It Demands a Unique Image to Stand Out From the Crowd. 
Photography for Websites, Print, PR & Promotions; Photography for Editorial Support & Stock Photography; Photography for Products, Food, Fashion, Interiors, Exteriors, Events; Location photography and sourcing; 360 degree photography and website support; Website Design;SEO Search Engine Optimisation, Advice and Management; Marketing Advice and Management.

The Angel Inn

The Angel Inn at Hetton is one of the best known and best loved inns in the country and quite simply a delightful place both to stay and dine. With origins in part over 500 years old the inn is, as you would expect, full of atmosphere and charm with oak beams, nooks, crannies and crackling log fires yet with a style that’s both sophisticated and up-to-date and, above all, supremely comfortable.

The Blue Bell Inn

A warm welcome awaits you at the Blue Bell Inn, Kettlewell’s oldest and best-loved hostelry, with its log fire, excellent local-brewed ales and substantial Yorkshire style meals, everything the walker looks forward to after a long day on the hills and riverside paths of lovely Upper Wharfedale. The accommodation at the Blue Bell comprises comfortable double and twin en-suite room.

The Boars Head

This traditional family run inn offers contemporary and comfortable en-suite accommodation, good food and a fine choice of beverages, as well as traditional pub games such as darts, dominoes, pool, cards and an unusual chess set! Close to Settle, Clitheroe and Skipton for those wishing to visit a typical Market Town, we are also perfectly positioned between the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Forest of Bowland and the Southern Lakes. There are plenty of countryside activities to do and interesting places to visit in all weathers. The pub regularly hosts The Moonbeams an Affiliate Member of the society.

The Courtyard Dairy

The Courtyard Dairy stocks and supplies a carefully chosen range of unusual and exquisite farmhouse cheeses, selected direct from individual farms, and then only if the cheese is superior in quality and taste. No compromises. For the best depth of flavour, these specialist cheeses are still made by hand on the farm, with most farmers using their own high-quality unpasteurised milk from a single herd of animals. Many of these farmers have less than 70 cows (the smallest producer has just 7 goats!). 

The Lion at Settle

Following our £450,000 refurbishment programme we’re proud to offer you a truly comfortable stay right in the heart of the traditional market town of Settle. We’ve stayed as true to the original features and charm of the original Coaching Inn as we possibly could – from the original Inglenook Fireplace, grand staircase and restored parquet floors and furniture in the bedrooms.

The Littlecote Soap Company

The Littlecote Soap Company was founded in 2003, by Elaine Stavert on a farm in Buckinghamshire. Elaine nd her team spent the next 12 years building an enviable reputation for producing a range of products using artisan methods and natural ingredients. Using quintessentially English perfumes, the team concentrated on developing quality frangrances with a contemporary twist. Brian Barghout relaocated the company to the picturesque Yorkshire Dales in November 2015 and using the same ingredients and methods we continue to produce the same high quality products.

The Old School Tea Room

We love our charmong old village school, and love making freshly baked scones, delicious cakes, and scrumptious meals for our customers. Sit in, unwind and take in the quaint surroundings, lovely views and dleightful crafts we have on sale, or relax outside in our tea garden and watch our funy pygmy goats ( Hilary and Graham ! ) and rare breed hens. We serve snacks, meals and cakes all day long, and if you get too full to go home you could always stay over in one of oour Bed and Breakfast rooms ! We also offer village tea party and other events.

 

The Racehorses Hotel

The Racehorses Hotel, Kettlewell, is an independent run 18 century country inn, with 13 luxury en suite bedrooms, each with colour television and tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms have beautiful views of either the river Wharfe or surrounding hills. The hotel has recently been extensively refurbished. There are two comfortable bar rooms, and dining areas, both with real fires during the winter months and cold days in summer. There are also two large dining rooms, which can cater for small or medium functions.

The Talbot Arms

With home cooked food and large selection of real ales, the Talbot Arms, Settle provides the perfect place to realx after a days walking or cycling in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. It also has the largest beer garden in Settle so when the sun decides to make an appearance it is the perfect place to escape.

The Three Peaks of Yorkshire

Where to go, what to do and where to stay in and around the 3 Peaks and the towns and villages of this beautiful corner of the Yorkshire Dales. Forming part of the Pennines, the Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-Ghent lie at the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and offer some of the best scenery Yorkshire has to offer. Every year the Three Peaks are host to a number of sporting events including the Three Peaks Fell Race, The Fellsman & the Three Peaks Cyclocross Race. If you are looking to tackle the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge or just fancy walking one of the 3 Peaks and need somewhere to stay – you’ve come to the right place!

The Tourism Network Ltd

Tourism is vital to the Yorkshire Dales economy, bringing money into the area and employing many local residents. We’re working with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to increase revenue from tourism, without damaging the environment. We’re inviting all Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale tourism businesses to join the Dales Tourism Business Network so we can all work together to develop sustainable tourism.

Three Hares Cafe

The three Hares Cafe, Bistro and Bakery on the high street in Sedbergh has been run by James Ratcliffe and Nina Matsunga since 2014. They source their produce from the local fells, woodland, and meadows, the North West coast, and the vegetable and fruit growers of the north. Three hares comes from the symbol found throughout the orld from English Churches to synagogues and Buddhist temples. Their style of cooking is influenced by James'  upbringing in the local area involved with wild foods and game, and by Nina's background of growing up in Germany with Japanese parents.

Three Peaks Challenge Ltd

The National Three Peaks Challenge is a well known phrase amongst the more adventurous and involves walking the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. Three Peaks Challenge Ltd offers organised versions of the National Three Peaks Challenge, including one with 389 miles of sailing, seventy-two miles of running and eighteen miles of cycling – not for the faint hearted! Group challenges are also offered for the Yorkshire Three Peaks, the Welsh 3000s, the Three Peaks Cyclo Cross plus lots of information for individuals and groups.

Top Farm Bed and Breakfast

Top Farm Bed and Breakfast is located at Selside near Horton-in-RIbblesdale, in the beautiful Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Run by Anthony and Helena Draper, this new business is in the process of launching their website - also see www.bookings.com or phone 01729 860370.

 

Town End Farm Shop and Tea Room

Welcome to Town End Farm Shop and Tea Room on the outskirts of Airton, Malhamdale, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. All our produce is fresh, local and full of flavour.   We also source the finest quality, local produce for our shop; meats, game, fish, wine and beer, seasonal fruit & vegetables, preserves, smoked products and cheese.

Tudor House Bed & Breakfast

Tudor House has been offering quality B&B accommodation to Yorkshire Dales visitors for over 30 years. Since taking over in September 2009 we have endeavoured to build and enhance its reputation as the most unique 4 star guest house with the warmest of welcomes. Last winter’s work now means that all of our guest rooms, the lounge and the dining room have received the “Sheila Treatment”! See their video – Tudor House B&B.

Upper Wharfedale Community Interest Company

The company was established by Dave Eggleton and Jonathan Shepherd in 2015 as part of a desire to put something back into the community and help to make Wharfedale an even better place to live, work and visit. Our primary goal is to raise money for non-profit organisations and needy causes throughout the Upper Wharfedale area.  This year there are three key areas that we are looking to support; Community Transport Links, Junior Sports Development, and Tourism Safety Organisations. With your help we hope to make a real difference and thank you in anticipation of your support. If you would like to volunteer your time or services, or simply make a donation, please get in touch.

Walkers Accountants Ltd

At Walkers we believe the key to excellent service is through an understanding of our clients’ needs and problems and addressing them quickly and efficiently. We aim to help our clients understand their business as it grows, develops and changes, and to be proactive and nurturing in the complex world of financial and taxation matters.

West Winds Yorkshire Tea Rooms

Tucked away in the stone-built village of Buckden in Upper Wharfedale at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the tearooms at West Winds offer a true taste of Yorkshire tradition. Our home-cooked specialities combine Yorkshire recipes with local, seasonal, organic and Fairtrade ingredients. West Winds offers homely bed and breakfast with plenty of good food and great opportunities for walking.

Wharfedale Brewery

Wharfedale Brewery is situated in lkley town centre on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. First established in Wetherby in the 1840’s Wharfedale Brewery was relaunched in November 2013 by a group of founder members of the Ilkley Beer Festival. The Brewery forms part of Ilkley’s first Brewpub and is housed at the The Flying Duck pub, 16 Church Street, Ilkley, which has undergone a extensive refurbishment and opened in November 2013.

Where 2 Walk

Owner Jonathan Smith writes “Where2Walk presents the best walks in the Yorkshire Dales, the best walks in the North York Moors , the best walks in the Lake District and where best to stay to fully enjoy them. There are over 500 individual walks on this website and I have walked each one over the last 10 years, some were familiar to me, others not.  As well as planning what I believe is the best route I have taken the photographs, designed the maps,written the description and even discovered the joys of plotting a GPS route! It has been a real labour of love. Each walk is FREE to use, to follow and download.”

Woodview Guest House

Wood View is one of Austwick’s oldest farmhouses (circa 1700), being an elegant Grade II listed building situated on the village green. Containing many original features such as open fires and beams, it is the home of Sue and David Dewhirst, who provide a high standard of accommodation for discerning visitors to the area. Wood View has 5 comfortably furnished, spacious ensuite double/twin bedrooms.

Yorkshire Trike Tours

We visit many local historic and famous landmarks, monuments, tourist attractions all around the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are so many places of interest to see and things to do as we trike tour throughout Yorkshire’s great outdoors. Country touring adventures at their very best! See, feel & experience the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Everyone is welcome at our events, members and non members - see Upcoming Events for more information. The next event is a visit to Gayle Mill followed by our AGM on Saturday 23 September in Hawes.

There are many ways to Support our Charity and be a Friend of the Dales, to help keep the Dales special and vibrant for years to come. 

Join us as a member

Make a donation

Leave a gift  in your will

Register as a supporter 

Help as a volunteer at our events

Our Business members are very valuable to us and we thank them all. For a list of all these businesses, or for more information on the benefits of business membership, click HERE

Alastair Humpreys 

Our Patron

says :

 

"it's more beautiful than you realise; the people are open and friendly and have time for you; your phone might not work which is a positive as you'll have more time - slow down and enjoy the silence".

Alastair’s quest for adventure began young. Aged 8, he completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge over 26 miles 

Bill Bryson, a supporter, says :

"There isn't a more glorious and beguiling landscape anywhere, or one more deserving of our support. It really is as simple as that"

President Sir Gary Verity

Chairman Mark Corner

Registered Address:

Canal Wharf, Eshton Road, Gargrave, BD23 3PN.

Charity number 515384.Company limited by guarantee number 1822908

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