Unforgettable Experiences

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 by experts in our wonderful Yorkshire Dales location


Settle Falconry - Birds of Prey Experience
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 ....




Where 2 Walk - Hire a Guide for a Walk in the Dales
Hire a Guide because:
  • they can take you further than you would normally or safely go.
  • they can help you achieve a summit or challenge.
  • they will have good local knowledge, stories and anecdotes.
  • 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.
  • they will make it a fun and enjoyable day.


Where2Walk - Navigation Courses
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.

Where2Walk - Walking Break - "3 Peaks in 3 Days"
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.


The Courtyard Dairy - Cheese Master Classes and Tastings
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.
The Courtyard Dairy - Cheese-Making Courses
These practical hands-on cheese-making courses are held at The Courtyard Dairy and led by industry experts. You’ll receive all the information you need to get you ready to make cheese at home or on a small scale.


Yorkshire Dales Guides - Caving and Potholing
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.



Yorkshire Dales Guides - Climbing & Abseiling
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.



Yorkshire Dales Guides - Hiking
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!





Yorkshire Dales Guides - Orienteering
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.




Yorkshire Dales Guides - Mountain Biking
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



Yorkshire Dales Guides - First Aid
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.




Yorkshire Dales Guides - Team Building
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.

Ingleborough Cave - Show Cave
Ingleborough Cave, first entered and made accessible in 1837, is one of the Yorkshire Dales finest examples of limestone scenery. A well lit concrete footpath leads you past huge stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones. Visitors are lead by our expert guides through ...

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

Guided Walks & Tours along 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.
Settle Graveyard Tours
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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