The Yorkshire Dales
|Location:||The North Yorkshire Limestone Pennine Chain|
|Grade:||Moderate to strenuous|
|Point of Origin:||York|
|2012 Dates:||September 15 - 22, 2012 (still open)|
|Price:||$1,800 per person (single supplement: $400)|
|Accommodations:||Two-bedroom stone cottages in the beautiful Wharfdale village of Buckden. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. These cottages have an indoor swimming pool.|
The Yorkshire Dales is a fascinating world of its own in northern England, featuring lush and lovely river valleys separated by rugged and windswept moors. The Dales are dotted with villages that have changed very little over the centuries. Made famous by James Herriott’s All Creatures Great and Small series, visitors to the Dales find that the place lives up to and exceeds its literary reputation.
The walks in the Dales vary from tranquil riverside rambles to demanding treks through the wild uplands. The week will include a visit to Bolton Castle, one-time prison of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Middleham Castle, home of King Richard III, as well a visit to the Wensleydale Creamery, for a sampling of local specialty cheeses. The Dales have a wild beauty that thrills the active walker. Exhilarating views reward those who climb the moor tops. And, of course, evening meals in the charming country pubs are delicious, generous, amiable, and indescribably fun.