Around Hawes and Wensleydale.

Hawes is a small, traditional Yorkshire Dales market town. Near the head of Wensleydale, one of the prettiest dales, it is a thriving centre for sheep and dairy farming, cheese making, and livestock sales. A stopover for walkers on the Pennine Way long-distance footpath and a busy general tourist centre, Hawes is a very popular destination. It has plentiful parking, accommodation and places to visit, in town and around the hills and dales. The Yorkshire Dales Countryside Museum, Wensleydale Creamery (famous cheese makers) and Hawes Ropemakers are among the most popular town attractions.

 

Nearby there are many other attractions. Hardraw Force (opposite), a couple of easy miles’ stroll along a footpath across lovely meadows, is the highest unbroken waterfall in England.  A 2 hour walk will find Semer Water, a quiet and legendary lake nestling in the fells.  And to climb the fells you don’t need to leave Hawes - in different directions you can climb Stags Fell or Wether Fell; Dodd Fell on the Pennine Way lies to the south, and that trail northwards from Hawes climbs Great Shunner Fell before leading down into Swaledale with one of the best views in all of England.

 

Accommodation

 

There are many small hotels, holiday cottages, B&Bs and caravan / campsites in and around Hawes.

 

See www.wensleydale.org  for inspected serviced accommodation.

 

 

Hawes Youth Hostel  01969 667368 -

www.yha.org.uk

 

 

Excellent caravan/campsite “Bainbridge Ings”, 01969 667354

www.bainbridge-ings.co.uk

 

Caravan Club site, Brown Moor, 01969 667338

and more at—

 

ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/townlisting.asp?town=Hawes

 

 

 

THINGS TO DO

 

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Tel  0870 1 666 333

www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

 

Tourist Information

Hawes 01969 667450     Aysgarth  01969 663424

Leyburn  01969 623069

www.wensleydale.org.uk

 

The Pennine Way

www.thepennineway.co.uk

 

GETTING AROUND

 

Public Transport Information - Tel:  0870 608 2 608

www.yorkshiretravel.net

 

THE WENSLEYDALE RAILWAY

www.wensleydalerailway.com , or Tel 08454 50 54 74

 

And THE SETTLE - CARLISLE LINE

www.settle-carlisle.co.uk

Dales Countryside Museum

Wensleydale Creamery

Hawes Ropemakers

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Details of Exhibitors, The Arts

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