There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied and entertained during your Yorkshire Dales break. Mountain bikes can be hired and there are many riding stables in the area. Fantastic fishing can be found on the Swale as close as Richmond itself and there are endless miles of exhilarating walks across the Dales.



Plenty of family attractions are situated locally, including educational places like Darlington Railway museum, housed in one of the oldest railway stations and the great Castle of Richmond and entertaining places for thrill seekers such as Aerial Extreme in Bedale and Adrenalin North Yorkshire.


We now offer bike hire at Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales. Our Concierge Team will be happy to advise on the best cycling routes in the area, alternatively click here to see some of our favourites.

Bike Hire Prices:

Half day: £10
Full day: £14
Full week: £75

Helmets are included in the cost of hire.



Natural Retreats works with outdoor training specialist Natural Perspectives to provide fitness and wellbeing breaks at the Yorkshire Dales.  You can hire your own personal trainer and outdoor fitness guru during your stay ; and have your very own fitness retreat designed for you and your group of friends, family or corporate away-breaks. You’ll undertake an inspiring and invigorating fitness programme exclusive to this stunning location. This fitness programme was featured in The Sunday Times, Telegraph magazine and British Airways Highlife magazine.



Jump in the car and explore the scenic landscape of Yorkshire’s beaches. With a surprising collection of sandy beaches and cliff faces, pack a picnic and enjoy a great day out.



Treat yourself to a luxurious and truly indulgent beauty therapy service – 5 star quality organic treatments carried out in the comfort of your accommodation. Read more…



If fine dining gets your mouth watering, you’re in luck in Yorkshire, with its 6 Michelin star restaurants — the most in any county in England. Or if you’re eating with the children a range of family friendly pubs and restaurants offer quality dishes using local produce.



Caving, canoeing, fishing, golf, gliding, or mountain biking — however you like to spend your days on holiday there are plenty of sports and activities to try in the Yorkshire Dales. It’s a non-stop adventure!



This acclaimed walk crosses England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea via three national parks: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors. Close to the Richmond leg of the walk, our Yorkshire Dales lodges are ideally located for a night or two of relaxation! There are a number other fantastic walks available, check out our suggested walking routes here.



Natural Retreats Concierge are able to recommend and book full itineraries and programmes allowing you to make the most of your stay and creating memories that last forever.