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On the Doorstep

On the Doorstep

Outdoors

Grassington is noted as one of the best loved villages in the Yorkshire Dales and we want to help you to get the most out of your visit.  There is so much to do you will be spoilt for choice, check out some of our recommendations below:

Walking

Grassington is on the Dales Way and you can literally head off from Oakbank on foot and discover fabulous footpaths everywhere.  Suitable for every ability, you can take a gentle riverside wander down to Linton Falls and visit the church and stepping stones or get into your hiking boots for some strenuous hill walking with magnificent views, amazing limestone pavements and ancient woodland. Guides and maps are provided in the cottage for your use, or try the Where2walk website which presents a variety of the best walks in the Yorkshire Dales.
where2walk.co.uk

Riding

Kilnsey Trekking and Riding Centre’s pony treks, horse rides and riding tuition are suitable for adults and children from the age of four; able and disabled riders; beginners, intermediate riders and advanced riders.

www.kilnseyriding.com

Cycling

Bring your bike and experience the beauty of the Dales by pedal power, you could even cycle the famous Tour de France or Tour de Yorkshire routes.

letour.yorkshire.com | Stage 1

Caves

Head out of Grassington and enjoy a picturesque drive up to Stump Cross Caverns to find the spectacular show caves open to the public or if you are an experienced potholer, find out about the caving in the area.

www.stumpcrosscaverns.co.uk | www.cravenpotholeclub.org

Fishing

Day tickets for fishing on the River Wharfe can be purchased by rod fishing licence holders at the Post Office situated on the Main Street opposite Grassington Square.  There are also fly fishing lakes at Kilnsey Trout Farm.

kilnseyfishing.co.uk

Golf

Several courses nearby to choose from that welcome visitors.

www.skiptongolfclub.co.uk | www.brackenghyll.co.uk | www.silsdengolfclub.co.uk

Wildlife, archaeology and geology

The ancient woodland of Grass Woods, the Iron Age remains on Lea Green and the lead mining remains at Yarnbury are all points of interest for enthusiasts.

Heritage

The Grassington Folk Museum

Situated in the centre of the village, with its collection of tools, household items and artefacts, the local museum gives an insight into the life of many generations of Dales folk who have helped to create the village and the landscape we see today.

www.grassingtonfolkmuseum.org.uk

Yarnbury Lead Mining Trail

From the top of Grassington’s main street follow Moor Road up the hill for approximately 1 mile and you will come to Yarnbury, the fascinating site of Grassington’s industrial lead mining heritage.

Attractions

Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre

The visitor centre, situated off Hebden Road, provides a great starting point for anyone wanting to make the most of this beautiful area. There are interesting displays about the area, guide books and leaflets and of course, friendly staff to help you enjoy the National Park in just the way you want.

www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

Swimming & Spa

Long Ashes Leisure Club provides the ultimate in work outs, chill outs and pampering. Facilities include; 15m indoor heated pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, air conditioned gym, coffee lounge, Long Ashes Pure Spa (offering an extensive range of treatments from Elemis, Jessica and Fake Bake in addition to a wide range of beauty treatments), Envy Hairdressing (providing customised styling and L’Oréal professional colour services).

www.longashespark.co.uk

Kilnsey Trout Farm

A working trout farm, but also offers a great family day out. You can catch a trout, follow the nature trail round the park, spot the red squirrels and other animals and sample the café and farm shop. Small children’s play area also on site. Usually additional activities planned for school holidays.

www.kilnseypark.co.uk

Farmers Markets

On the third Sunday of every month there is a Farmer’s Market in the Square selling a wide range of fresh local produce.

Playgrounds

There are two playgrounds in the village. A small one is located at the top of the village behind the Town Hall, the other is located near Grassington Primary School at the bottom of the village.

Movies at the Town Hall

Each month the Octagon within the Town Hall holds a movie night, usually showing a children’s film in the afternoon and a film for adults in the evening. Refreshments available. Contact The Hub for further information.

www.grassington.uk.com