Upper Wharfedale

Upper Wharfedale

Things to see and do

Upper Wharfedale

What's on

Upper Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales

What's on at Upper Wharfedale 

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the festive period, burn off the mince pies and get some fresh air on a healthy walk with your family or friends.

Upcoming events

3-DAY NNAS 'Straight to Silver' COURSE

Fri 17 Feb 2017
17:00-17:00
Expert tuition with Mark Reid, author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks and Mountain Leader. Get the skills you need to plan and follow your own walks along paths and tracks as well as across open country. Gain a national award. Stride out with...

1 Day Map Reading at Buckden

Wed 22 Mar 2017
09:00-17:00
Expert tuition with Mark Reid, author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks and Mountain Leader. Learn the essential skills you need to plan and follow your own walks in the countryside, with an emphasis on map and compass. Stride out with confidence on...

Geocaching and Den Building in Upper Wharfedale

Wed 19 Apr 2017
11:00-15:00
Find your way to our den building site in the woods while geocaching, then have a go at building a den. We'll show you all you need to know. A great fun day out for the family. This event will be available for you to book at the beginning of...

Buckden Out Moor Fell Race in Upper Wharfedale

Sat 06 May 2017
09:00-12:00
Registration at 9.00 am, race starts at 10.00 am. The inaugural race of Buckden Out Moor to Buckden Pike summit of 702 metres descending down past the historical lead mine. This challenging fell race will test your abilities to the maximum....

Birdsong walk in Upper Wharfedale

Sun 14 May 2017
08:00-10:30
Join our Ranger for a guided walk with a focus on bird identification and birdsong in riverside, woodland and moorland edge habitat. This event will be available for you to book at the beginning of February.
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

Hardy cattle in the Yorkshire Dales

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.

View across the Upper Wharfedale valley

Become a member and help Upper Wharfedale 

Find out how you can become a member and help the Yorkshire Dales countryside.

Upper Wharfedale

Get involved

Retaining wall in Victorian woodland garden, completed by volunteers

Help out in the Dales on a Working Holiday 

Find out about some of the things we get up to on Working Holidays