MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

with Local Guides and Experts

 

There are many opportunities in the Settle Area to try something different and have a go at a new experience.

Learn a new skill or develop an existing one.

Be taught and guided by experts in our wonderful Yorkshire Dales location

FLY BIRDS OF PREY

with Settle Falconry

Join us for a Birds of Prey Experience at Feizor. Walk with us along limestone bridle paths and through woodland and experience the birds at their best ....

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Curious Tales from AN ancient graveyard

with Sarah Lister


Join Sarah Lister for a tour of Settle Graveyard and hear stories about the folk buried there -  fantastic achievements (many against the odds!), interesting scandals and ...

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gO on a guided walk and tour along the settle-carlisle line

with the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line

A programme of free guided walks and tours organised by Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line. There is no need to book in advance.

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gO on a tour of the iconic ribblehead viaduct

with the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line

The iconic Ribblehead Viaduct and shanty site is a 'must see' for visitors to the Yorkshire Dales.

FREE Ribblehead heritage walks, trails and tours for a full season April to September 

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hire a Guide for a walk in the dales

with Where 2 Walk

Hire a Guide because they can take you further than you would normally or safely go and they can help you achieve a summit or challenge.

They will have good local knowledge, stories and anecdotes, and they will find the best and most appropriate route for the group.

They will ensure that the day will challenge you but be within your limits and they will make it a fun and enjoyable day.

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LEARN HOW TO NavigatE with a map and compass

with Where 2 Walk

The Navigation Courses run by Where2Walk will give you the skills and confidence to get out and explore the dales and hills with friends and family. Jonathan is a fully qualified and experienced instructor and the courses all operate in the wonderful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.

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walk the 3 peaks in 3 days

with Where 2 Walk

Join Jonathan of Where2Walk for a  relaxed and enjoyable ‘3 Peaks in 3 Days’ walking break. Each of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks are excellent individual day walks and achievable by any regular walker.

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Learn all about british chesses

with The Courtyard Dairy

These events encompass different formats, from talks with the cheese makers (such as Sam Holden of Hafod Cheddar and Graham Kirkham of Kirkham’s Lancashire) to presentations on specific cheeses, the history of British cheese, cheese and wine matching, and making cheese.

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE CHEESE

with The Courtyard Dairy

Spend a day learning how to make cheese in a purpose-built cheese dairy.
These cheese-making courses are taught by industry expert Andy Swinscoe.
You’ll be guided through the background science and technical theory of how to make cheeses, and then experience hands-on cheese-making of two distinctly different cheeses.
And you’ll get to take home the cheese you made!

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go caving and potholing 

with Yorkshire Dales Guides

Choose from a number of Caving & Potholing adventures led by expert local guides. Whether you're a complete novice or looking to develop advanced caving skills, there is an adventure to suit your needs.

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GO climbing and abseiling 

with Yorkshire Dales Guides

Whether you are a group, a family or an individual, we can provide the excitement and vertical challenge of rock climbing and abseiling to suit all levels from “first timer” to “seasoned campaigner”. The spectacular limestone cliffs of the Yorkshire Dales make for superb venues while in the event of bad weather we can move to a nearby purpose-built climbing wall.

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GO hiking 

with Yorkshire Dales Guides


From half day to multi day walks, the three peaks challenge, a day of ‘spot-holing’ (i.e. going to find some of the most impressive cave entrances, like Gaping Gill), a tour of the most spectacular geological features at Malham Cove and Gordale Scar, or maybe getting off the beaten track down one of the many quiet and beautiful valleys like Littondale and Swaledale, we’re positive we can cater for your requirements!

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GO orienteering

with Yorkshire Dales Guides

Orienteering is a wonderful sport in so many ways, and is a perfect way to develop your map and compass skills for both the individual and the competent navigator. The aim is to navigate between a series of pre-defined ‘control’ points on a map as quickly as you can, using a map and compass, and of course, your legs!

Courses vary in difficulty, with the easiest courses covering shorter distances with easy to find control points (e.g. large track junctions), and harder courses covering larger distances with difficult to find control points (e.g. hidden features), requiring route planning, use of bearings and pacing to find the control points.

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GO Mountain BIKING

with Yorkshire Dales Guides

Located in the stunning limestone hills directly above our premises and the market town of Settle are two popular mountain bike venues – the Settle Loop and Mastiles Lane. The former offers a wonderful 10 mile circuit on great tracks and with great views, while Mastiles Lane is a very well maintained track through rugged and remote upland area connecting Malham Tarn with Wharfedale.

Yorkshire Dales Guides can offer single or multi-day packages, with highly experienced and qualified local instructors and bike rental

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Learn FIRST AID

with Yorkshire Dales Guides

Our Outdoor First Aid courses are designed for anyone who may have to administer first aid in a remote environment. It covers the requirements of all of the outdoor national governing body awards, and courses are delivered by an ITC First Aid provider.

Private bookings are welcome and courses are hosted from our very own outdoor education and activity centre near Settle.

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Build your team

with Yorkshire Dales Guides

Yorkshire Dales Guides offer a wide range of team building activities, so whether you are a school needing something to help ‘break the ice’ for a new year class, or a company looking to build working relationships and cohesion between employees, we’re positive we can provide a fun and rewarding day out for your group.

Activities will take place either on-site, at our very spacious and private premises, or off-site at any one of the many superb outdoor venues located within the wonderful Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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tour ingleborough show cave

Ingleborough Cave was first discovered in 1837 by brave Victorian explorers. Today, the cave is well lit, and you can follow in the footsteps of those brave pioneers on an awe-inspiring voyage of discovery and exploration that journeys 500m beneath Ingleborough! The self-guided experience winds its way along concrete footpaths, with no steps, and dogs are welcome providing they are kept on a lead.

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TOUR WHITE SCAR SHOW CAVE

White Scar Cave is the longest show cave in Britain.
The guided tour is 1 mile and takes approx. 80 minutes. 

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