Local attractions & ideas on things to do and see
You’re sitting on the edge of the Trough of Bowland and 15 minutes from Gisburn forest for fabulous cycles. Settle is the nearest town and has a Tuesday market, real ale pubs, good restaurants and the Settle to Carlisle railway line. Wigglesworth House & Cottages is just a stones throw away from many idyllic locations and attractions, with an overwhelming amount of activities for you to enjoy. For those who enjoy rural tranquillity to the more adventurous activities. Just take a look below at a sample of what’s available to do and see…
There’s plenty of things to do to keep the younger ones occupied, suiting all ages and areas of interest. Here we’ve handpicked just a selection of places to visit and things to do whilst holidaying at Wigglesworth House and Cottages. You can click the links to access the associated websites for more information…
Settle – Carlisle Railway England’s most scenic railway
The 72 mile route from Settle to Carlisle takes you on a journey through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. The line first heads North between two of the Dales Peaks; Pen Y Ghent and Ingleborough. Its then over the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct before plunging in to the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor. The line emerges onto the side of Great Knoutberry Hill overlooking the beautiful Dentdale Valley.
The line continues North onto Garsdale Head and makes it’s way through numerous tunnels and the gentle lush rolling hills of the Eden Valley. Here you will pass rural villages like Kirby Stephen, Armathwaite and the market town of Appleby before arriving at the great border city of Carlisle.
Ingleton Waterfalls Walk Trail (20 mins )
This 4.5 mile long (8 KM) Circular walk starting and finishing in Ingleton offers some of the most spectacular waterfalls and woodland scenery in the North of England. It takes in ancient woodland and magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls and geological features.
The trail follows a well-defined footpath over moderately inclined ground. Steps are provided wherever there is a climb. Some of the steps are quite large so care needs to be taken to make safe progress. It can take between 2.5 and 4 hrs to complete.
The Three Peaks (20 mins by car)
The classic walk in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales which takes in the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in a circular route.
The walk is 24.5 miles (39.2km) long and takes in approximately 5,000 feet (1,600 metres) of climbing. Traditionally this walk is completed within a target of 12 hours in order to join the ‘Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club‘
And much more to visit and see
- Ingleborough Cave
- Trowgill and Gaping Gill
- SKIPTON – Gateway to the Dales
- Kirkby Lonsdale – Market Town
- Biking / Walkiing at Gisburn Forest Trails
- Pennine Bridleway
- Walking by Pendle Hill and
- The Pendle Way
- Fishing at Stocks Reservoir
- Bolton Abbey
- Kilnsey Park Estate
There are also great fishing opportunities at Malham Tarn (about 30 mins away and run by the National Trust) and Kilnsey Park (about 45 mins) with two crystal clear fly fishing ponds stocked with Trout.
We are fortunate that there are many great bars, pubs and restaurants within the local area, offering good food in a warm and friendly environment. Here we highlight just a few of these, with links to their websites for full information. Don’t forget, there are many more for you to explore, discover and enjoy.
SETTLE is a lovely bustling Yorkshire Dales market town, bursting with cafes, outdoor shops, good quality restaurants and pubs and the perfect place to get all your shopping in. On market days fresh fruit and veg can be bought. On various days throughout the year festivals are held in the main market square. It also boasts a very nice Booths supermarket with free parking (only 2-3 min’s walk from the Town centre).
- Bowland Wild Boar Park
- Clitheroe Castle
- Kilnsey Trekking and Riding Centre
- Squirrel Park
- Explore Steam Train & Thomas Day Out
- Ripley Castle and Gardens
- Skipton Castle
- Haverthwiate Steam Railway / Windermere Boating
- Lakeside Aquarium Hesketh Farm Park
- Mrs Dowsons Icecream Farm
- Settle Indoor Swimming Pool
- Open-Air Pool
- Go Ape (Rivington and Grizdale Forest)
- Fountains Abbey Ripley
- Lightwater Valley Theme Park
- Narrow Boats Skipton
- Saltaire World Heritage Site
- Shipley Glen Tramway
- Blackpool Pleasure Beach
- Eureka , Halifax
- Settle Skate Park
- National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
- Settle Falconry Centre
- Thornton Hall Country Park
- Hesketh Farm Park
- Billie Bob’s Parlour
For the more adventurous and “sporty” types out there, not to worry, we’ve got you covered with plenty of outdoor activities and options to keep you occupied. Whether it’s participating in something you’re used to or trying something completely different, all can be enjoyed during your adventurous holiday at Wigglesworth House & Cottages.