A Haven of tranquillity
Much of the Settle Area is a haven of tranquillity where you can escape
OK, there are a few really popular 'honeypots' which attract crowds of visitors but these are easily avoided if it's peace and tranquillity that you're looking for.
You don't have to go far off the beaten track to find wonderful, quiet, lonely places where the only sounds are those of nature and the countryside.
Sounds such as the splashing of a waterfall, the tinkling of a beck, the bubbling call of the curlew,
the bleating of a flock of sheep, a distant farmer working in his fields, the rustling of leaves in the trees ...
Turning to nature can bring instant relief from the hustle and bustle of daily life. It can help still the mind, add perspective and convey a sense of wonder.
Anxiety can be reduced by simply gazing at pleasant scenery, enjoying the changing seasons and taking pleasure from nature's small surprises.
Yorkshire Dales Guide to Health & Happiness
This free guide is packed full of ideas and recommendations from locals, all designed to put a spring in your step, to make you smile and feel uplifted.