Littondale Local Attractions

The ever-changing seasons ensure that Littondale has something to offer whenever you come…..

In the Spring, the lanes and fields are a mass of wild flowers; in the Summer the sheep graze in the meadows and a great variety of birds can be seen.

Autumn brings rich, deep colours to the trees and the moorland heather which provides cover for the many grouse and pheasant.

Not to be outdone, Winter landscapes are some of the most stunning of the year!

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Littondale Local Attractions

The ever-changing seasons ensure that Littondale has something to offer whenever you come…..

In the Spring, the lanes and fields are a mass of wild flowers; in the Summer the sheep graze in the meadows and a great variety of birds can be seen.

Autumn brings rich, deep colours to the trees and the moorland heather which provides cover for the many grouse and pheasant.

Not to be outdone, Winter landscapes are some of the most stunning of the year!

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Yorkshire Dales ~ Outdoor Activities

Opportunities for walking abound. From the door you can amble along the river or twisting lanes down Dale to Arncliffe or up-Dale to Halton Gill; we’ve 30+ walks to choose from; all starting in Littondale; many from Park Bottom’s doorstep.

There is fishing to be found in the River Wharfe, River Skirfare and Kilnsey Trout Farm, rock climbing at Kilnsey Crag and Malham Cove, caving in local limestone caves, horseriding at Kilnsey, paragliding at Hawkswick, wild swimming in the River Skirfare, River Wharfe and Birks Tarn and numerous cycling routes through local quiet lanes and Dales villages.

Several circular walks cross the top of the Littondale fells into Upper Wharfedale, taking in the villages of Kettlewell, Starbotton, Buckden, Hubberholme and Yockenthwaite with a number of interesting Yorkshire Dales pubs for a lunchtime pie and pint!

The beautiful waterfalls at Cray are within a good days walk, best viewed after heavy rainfall. The fantastic scenery of Malham Cove, Malham Tarn and Gordale Scar are also within walking/cycling distance of Park Bottom.

If you fancy seeing/experiencing the Dales in a uniquely and exhilarating way then why not treat yourself to a Yorkshire Trike Tour. Chauffeur driven on board a ‘Billy Connolly’ style motor trike.

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Dark Skies

Littondale is part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s Dark Sky Reserve. The National Park was designated a Dark Sky Reserve by the International Dark Sky Association in December 2020 due to its superb dark sky. There are large areas of the National Park completely free from local light pollution, such as street lights.

The Yorkshire Dales has some of the UK’s starriest skies and is the biggest reserve in the UK.

In the Dales you can see thousands of stars overhead compared with a handful seen from towns and cities. On a clear night you can see the Milky Way as well as the planetsmeteors – and not forgetting the Moon. You might even catch the Northern Lights when activity and conditions are right, as well as the International Space Station travelling at 17,000mph overhead.

The best time to view the dark skies in all their glory are between September and May when the nights are longer and therefore darker. Spring is best for viewing planets; Autumn for the Milky Way & shooting stars and Winter for star clusters & constellations.

Littondale’s dark skies are also brilliant for nocturnal wildlife with Owls, Bats, Moths, Hedgehogs etc. frequently seen.

Littondale in particular has very dark skies, getting darker the further you venture up the Dale as there is very little light pollution. This makes Littondale a fantastic place to start your stargazing adventure.

You can view the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s Stargazing leaflet for top tips on viewing at night, what to look for and when.

Nearby Yorkshire Attractions

Visit the bustling market towns of Skipton with its medieval castle, Settle with the Settle Carlisle Railway, Hawes with the Wensleydale Creamery, Richmond with its castle and Georgian Theatre and Masham with its visitor breweries of Black Sheep and Theakstons.

Grassington is a picturesque 9 mile drive/cycle away with its lovely Dales village feeling, quirky shops, stone buildings and bustling tearooms and pubs. The famous Dickensian Festival runs for 3 weekends in December, the renowned Grassington Festival in June and the 1940’s Festival in September; all are very popular and well worth visiting.

Best B&B in the world! Jane & Phillip get absolutely everything right from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. Spotlessly clean, spectacular breakfasts and if you are out walking all day a wonderful packed lunch.

The pub in the village does amazing food and beer. Jane knows the area so well and has loads of great walks mapped out – just ask her!!

Guests from Leeds

Lovely warm and comfortable B&B in the most wonderful setting. Great to be welcomed with tea and homemade cake in the lounge, where your books and local walks information was really useful. Had a great sleep and really enjoyed the veggie breakfast.

Loads of walks straight from the door that can’t be beaten.

Guests from London

My boyfriend and I had such a lovely stay at Park Bottom. Everything was just perfect. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the place and all the facilities provided. Jane is lovely and made us feel at home. The breakfast was delicious. We will definitely come back! Congratulations Jane & Phillip, your place is amazing!.

Guests from Italy

Great place to stay. Located in a beautiful village. When we arrived, we were greeted with homemade cake and coffee. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and the in room facilities were really good – big mugs to make a warm drink and little homemade goodies were left each day. The owners are friendly and there is a nice atmosphere here. Breakfasts were first class with plenty of choice. Room was nice and bed comfy – slept well. We stayed 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

A fantastic base to explore the Dales on foot or cycle.

The accommodation is just across the road from the Queens Arms. The pub does excellent food and brews its own beer.

Guests from Widnes