Things To Do In The Yorkshire Dales | Natural Retreats
Yorkshire Dales Guide
with xplore expert Rebecca Y

Why we love Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales goes hand-in-hand with adventure, with a wealth of activities just a hop and a skip from your doorstep. Perfectly suited for an outdoors escape, and an avid walkers paradise, take pleasure in getting back to nature amongst luxurious surrounds. To help you make the most of your visit, our Xplore Expert Patricia has outlined a sample 3-day itinerary for you to enjoy, taking in the rolling hills and best local attractions in the area.

The perfect destination to escape to the country, great for wildlife spotting and breathing in the fresh country air, yet just a hop, skip and a jump away from the beautiful market town of Richmond. Set in an idyllic location, the lodges are in an ideal place to uncover the delights of the local Yorkshire Dales. Excellent walks and cycle routes can be found in the adjoining woods, along the river trails and upon the beautiful cliffs of the nearby coast. There is also an abundance of sporting activities, including canoeing, caving and gliding in the area and plenty of family attractions.

DAY 01

Well-trodden Paths

Start your visit by getting knee deep in the great outdoors. Pull on your walking boots and heading out to follow the path of the great river Swale. We're surrounded by incredible walking trails, which are the perfect setting for a countryside adventure. After a healthy dose of fresh air, head back to your luxurious self-catering kitchen to whip up a culinary storm as the sun sets through your panoramic glass windows.

Countryside Luxury

DAY 02

Little Adventures

Keep young explorers entertained today with an action packed schedule exploring some of North Yorkshire's most interesting sights.


The Forbidden Corner

A mysterious and unique labyrinth filled with secret surprises.


Big Sheep, Little Cow

If you're looking for something more peaceful, a friendly visit here will give your little ones a chance to have a unique hands on experience.


Eating Out

For dinner, head into nearby Richmond for delicious, authentic Italian at La Piazza. Saluti!

Meet The Locals

DAY 03

Step Back In Time

Step back in time to the 11th century with a fun-filled day at Richmond Castle. Observe the incredible panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dales from this Norman fortress and enjoy the interactive exhibition for a glimpse into medeival life. Stop by the wonderful Richmond Scone Bar for victorian hospitality and the tastiest afternoon teas on your way back to your luxury lodge.

Tuck In!

Local Tips & Expertise

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Our Top 3's in the Area

Rebecca Y

Europe Xplore Team

Our luxurious lodges are fully stocked with everything you need for a relaxing getaway, including cosy roaring log fires.

With a background in Events Management and Tourism, Rebecca gained five years of experience in the hospitality industry before joining Natural Retreats in September 2015. She loves to travel and fully experience the culture of the areas that she visits. Her favourite place to visit is Natural Retreats Llŷn Peninsula, as it’s the perfect combination of coast and countryside.