England’s Yorkshire Dales are one of the world’s most spectacular natural locations attracting over 12 million visitors a year. The Yorkshire Dales National Park covers 683 square miles of river valleys and rolling hills, with isolated hamlets of stone cottages linked by a network of steep and winding narrow lanes. Wild moorland roads cross the high ground linking the various dales, following ancient routes once travelled by pack horse trains. What better way to explore these miles than the comfort of your own car or motorbike?
We have discovered an excellent website which provides information on the best drives which can be undertaken in a day, and perhaps be combined with a couple of hours of walking?
This site has all you need to plan your trip and get the most out of your time in the Dales.
The site will also guide you on some of the most spectacular routes, and hidden lanes. It will highlight the tourist hot spots, but also take you to quiet backwaters where you may feel time has stood still for hundreds of years.
The drives are all circular, so you can start and end at any of the locations en-route. Most should take a couple of hours driving. The walks highlighted should also take 2 to 3 hours so can be combined with a drive in a full day.