Upper Wharfedale

Area of classic Yorkshire Dales countryside

Upper Wharfedale

Things to see and do

Upper Wharfedale

What's on 

Two boys denbuilding in the woods
Come and build a den with help from our Rangers National Trust Images / Paul Harris

What's on at Upper Wharfedale 

There's all sorts of events happening at Upper Wharfedale throughout the year, from guided walks, to geocaching, den building and cycle rides. Why not join us and enjoy the great outdoors?

Upper Wharfedale


Children building a den from twigs and branches
Build a den with twigs and branches National Trust Images / Paul Harris

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
The Old Smithy in Buckden is the perfect cosy holiday retreat for exploring Upper Wharfedale National Trust / Mike Henton

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
Native hardy breeds of cattle are part of a lighter grazing system National Trust Images / Joe Cornish

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.