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

Firth Fell Race in Upper Wharfedale

Sat 30 Sep 2017
The inaugural race of Firth Fell. A challenging race distance of 12.5km/7.8m and 436m/1430ft of climb, run to the summit trig point of Firth Fell at 607 metres over National Trust land. When you are not watching where your feet are going, enjoy...

Hidden Waterfalls of Upper Wharfedale

Sun 08 Oct 2017
Come with one of our rangers and seek out some of the waterfalls and hidden places of Upper Wharfedale.

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

Wed 11 Oct 2017
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

Thu 26 Oct 2017
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.

3-DAY NNAS 'Straight to Silver' Course in Upper Wharfedale with Mark Reid

Fri 17 Nov 2017
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...
Upper Wharfedale


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.

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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.

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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