Upper Wharfedale

Area of classic Yorkshire Dales countryside

Upper Wharfedale

Things to see and do

Upper Wharfedale

What's on 

Upcoming events

3 Day NNAS 'Straight to Silver' Course

Fri 11 Mar 2016
09:00-17:00
Get the skills you need to plan and follow your own walks in the countryside. Gain a national award and step out with confidence. Courses run by Mark Reid, author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks and Mountain Leader. Accredited to the National...

Introduction to geocaching in Upper Wharfedale

Thu 31 Mar 2016
13:00-15:30
Fancy having a go at geocaching but not sure how to go about it? Join us to learn the basics and then put it into practise. A great fun day out for the family.

3 Day NNAS 'Straight to Silver' Course

Tue 05 Apr 2016
09:00-17:00
Get the skills you need to plan and follow your own walks in the countryside. Gain a national award and step out with confidence. Courses run by Mark Reid, author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks and Mountain Leader. Accredited to the National...

Birdsong walk in Upper Wharfedale

Sun 08 May 2016
08:00-10:30
Join our Ranger for a guided walk with a focus on bird identification and bird song.

Wild Wharfedale Woodland Art

Wed 01 Jun 2016
11:00-14:30
Get creative with our rangers amongst the giant trees of Wharfedale and make some wild art. Using natural objects like leaves, twigs and stones you can have a go at creating whatever you want!

1 Day Map reading at Buckden, Upper Wharfedale, with Mark Reid

Wed 15 Jun 2016
09:00-17:00
1 day Map Reading course in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Learn how to read a map, use a compass and plan your own walks to enhance your enjoyment of the countryside.
Upper Wharfedale

Learning

Children building a den from twigs and branches

A different way to learn 

From guided walks exploring the limestone landscapes to navigating using a GPS device and even conducting river studies on the Wharfe. Our special place is great for outdoors learning.

Upper Wharfedale

Places to stay

External view of The Old Smithy in Buckden, Upper Wharfedale

Holiday with us 

The Old Smithy, nestling close to the tumbling stream of Buckden Beck, provides a snug hideaway for two to explore the surrounding countryside. Or Town Head Barn sleeps 12 (& 2 dogs) in bunk beds and is ideally situated to explore Upper Wharfedale and beyond.

Upper Wharfedale

Join or give

Longhorn cattle and sheep grazing on the fells

Help us continue our work 

The Dales you see today have been shaped by human intervention over hundreds of years. Many native species have been lost and others are threatened. Help us conserve and protect our special place.