Business Members Directory - thank you to our business supporters. See alphabetical list below:
The Tourist Information Centre is managed and run completely by volunteers; it is well stocked with leaflets about places to visit both locally and around the region. The TIC produces a list of places to eat and places to stay in and around Bedale, which is available from the TIC and is the source of the information on this website; we try to be up to date but you should always check opening times before travelling. Photo: Bedale Bridge
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.
The Black Horse Hotel was extended in 1990 and now boasts 15 modern en-suite bedrooms, each with their own individuality. In the cosy public and residents bar, treat yourself to one of the real ales or enjoy a home-cooked light bite. The Restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience and the chef is proud to use fresh local produce.
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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
The landscape in the Dales has been formed by nature and the work of ancient peoples, leaving a space that is proudly unique. Everywhere you turn, there's soft limestone scenes set off by vibrant meadows and shady woodland. Find the perfect base at these campsites in the Yorkshire Dales for walking, cycling, horse riding or zipping over this dynamic park by bike.
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.
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.
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”.
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 “.
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.
Dolphin Mobility is a well-established stairlift, lift and hoist specialist supplying and maintaining solutions across Cumbria, North & East Yorkshire.
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.
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!
Firs Farm is a traditional, early 19th Century, grade II listed farm house with adjoining stone barns that date back even further, to the 14th Century. Set in a peaceful location within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with unspoilt views. Our Bed and Breakfast is conveniently situated within three miles of the market town of Masham in lower Wensleydale with easy access for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Low Mill is a stone built, grade II listed late 18 century corn mill situated 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 this 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.
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.
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Family business Merritt & Fryers has served the Skipton area since 1935, with an extensive one-stop resource for professional tradesmen and DIY enthusiasts.
Renowned for providing friendly expertise along with materials, it offers timber, building supplies, plumbing and heating, ironmongery, hardware, garden and landscape supplies as well as an extensive tile showroom, decorating centre, bathroom design centre and bespoke joinery department.
Committed to supporting environmental initiatives, the company supply a wide range of sustainable materials including those appropriate for use in a National Park, such as timber and Ecodesign Ready, DEFRA approved wood burning stoves. The firm has recently switched to sugar based eco-friendly carrier bags as part of its own sustainable development goals.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 Golf Club, founded in 1893 and celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, is nestled among the beautiful Yorkshire Dales on the edge of the historic town of Skipton, with dramatic views of the surrounding countryside. Visitors will always be most welcome.
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;email@example.com T: 01756 636111 M :07749974809
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
Sutcliffe Construction believes in working smart to give its partners a smooth build. As a leading independent principal contractor and steel-frame fabricator with 49 years experience, we specialise in turnkey commercial, industrial, education and leisure projects from £50,000 to £6 million across the north of England and beyond. We’re proud of our finished buildings and so are our clients.
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 Folly, built in 1679, is the Yorkshire Dales’ only Grade I listed historic house regularly open to the public. It is home to the Museum of North Craven Life, which tells fascinating tales of the people and landscape of the local area. Discover our packed programme of exhibitions and events, enjoy a delicious drink, home baked cake or lunch in our Coffee House and buy work by Yorkshire makers in our Artisans’ Gallery shop.
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.
Our compatible inks and toners are newly manufactured, high capacity cartridges producing high quality prints at a low cost.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2005 Jon with his wife Laura opened Vennell’s Restaurant. Situated in the beautiful town of Masham, 15 minutes north of Ripon in North Yorkshire. They had a clear philosophy, fresh, local, seasonal produce handled with care and cooked sympathetically.
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.
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.”
Wigglesworth House and Cottages provide two stunning 5 Star Gold luxurious holiday cottages, providing providing superb accommodation for up to 10 people. Perfect for guests looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Relax, unwind and admire the spectacular vista or for those wanting to climb the Three Peaks, cycle parts of the Tour de France & Tour de Yorkshire, take on the tracks at Gisburn Forest or simply just explore many of the most beautiful parts of Northern England.
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.
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.
We have cancelled all forthcoming events due to coronavirus.
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"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".
Chair: Bruce McLeod
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