Our places in the Dales

  • Malham Tarn Estate

    A popular Dales beauty spot set amid rolling hills and rugged moorland

  • Upper Wharfedale

    Classic Dales countryside with hay meadows, drystone walls, rivers and valleyside woodland

  • Moulton Hall

    An unusually designed 17th-century manor house in 25 acres of grounds. Open by appointment.

  • Braithwaite Hall

    A 17th-century farmhouse in picturesque Coverdale, open by appointment.

Yorkshire Dales appeal

The Dales is an important habitat for the under-threat red squirrel

The Dales is an important habitat for the under-threat red squirrel

Human intervention has shaped this natural landscape over centuries, with native species and habitats suffering as a result. We're working to recreate natural habitats for native species, and bring back traditional farming techniques.

Tour de France 2014

We're gearing up for the Tour de France's visit to Yorkshire in 2014. Stage one of the route weaves right through the land we look after in the Dales. We're laying on a pop-up campsite in Buckden, where you can stay right in the heart of the action.

Book for 3 - 6 July

What's on

Running in the Dales

Stay a bit longer

 © Joe Cornish

Planning your Yorkshire break and looking for the perfect cosy hideaway? Our holiday cottages in the Dales may be just the thing, full of character and in excellent locations.

The Old Smithy

The Old Smithy is a snug hidaway, perfect for exploring Wharfedale © National Trust / Mike Henton


Sleeps 2

A snug hideaway for two in the sleepy village of Buckden, this cottage is very popular with walkers wanting to enjoy the surrounding countryside.

Darnbrook Cottage

Darnbrook Cottage nestles at the foot of Fountains Fell © National Trust / Mike Henton

near Settle

Sleeps 5

A warm and cosy cottage in the tiny hamlet of Darnbrook, on a working sheep farm. It's just a short stroll to Malham Cove and Malham Tarn from this great family walking base.