Upper Wharfedale

Upper Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales

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Upper Wharfedale

What's on

Upcoming events

Buckden Out Moor Fell Race in Upper Wharfedale

Sat 05 May 2018
10:00-12:00
The Buckden Out Moor race takes you up Rakes Wood to Buckden Pike summit of 702 metres then descending down past the historical lead mine and the centenary track. This challenging fell race will test your abilities over the 5.1 mile route.

Birdsong Walk in Upper Wharfedale

Sun 13 May 2018
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.

Woodland Adventure in Upper Wharfedale

Wed 30 May 2018
10:30-15:00
Come for a Woodland Adventure in the woods of Upper Wharfedale. We'll be lighting fires, making dens and shelters, playing games and having fun.

Mountain Biking in Upper Wharfedale

Sun 05 Aug 2018
10:30-15:00
Come for an exciting ride into the far reaches of Langstrothdale Chase and Greenfield Forest. We'll be following quiet road and forest tracks and open moorland. Ideal for your first experience of a longer ride.
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