Yorkshire Dales National Park Things to Do

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    Forbidden Corner

    by nickandchris Updated Nov 8, 2005

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    This amazing place is in Coverham,near Middleham, about four miles from Leyburn.
    Classed as a modern folly, it was voted "Best European Folly" of the 20th century.
    It is sited on the Tupgill Park Estate in magnificent parkland, with plenty of car parking.
    Simply not to be missed although it is pretty expensive. Make sure you see it all!!
    It's a series of strange follies, tunnels, buildings, mazes, there's a bit of everything. The intention is to find all the wierd and wonderful places on the guide you are given. There are lots of dead ends and wrong turnings and you are never quite sure if you have seen everything. I know we all wanted to take different routes, positive that each of us knew the correct way, only to be sold the dummy and we then had to retrace our steps.
    The best parts are in underground tunnels with Greek Temples and the Underworld, old castles with lots of doors and the cat and mouse lair. You just never know what you'll find next.
    It is too incredible to do it justice here, you have to experience it for yourself. You have to pre-book, as numbers are limited at any one time, but we have never had any problems, even in peak times.

    We thought the Forbidden Corner excellent and have visited twice, so far. It's the best (and most unusual) entertainment we have ever found.
    24th March - 31st October. After October, open only on Sundays until Christmas.
    There is a gift shop (of course) and a cafe. Also, if you get good weather there is a lovely picnic area in a wooded garden and another area with a couple of fish ponds and an interesting summerhouse.

    Address: Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Middleham, Leyburn

    Directions: Take the A6108 to Middleham and in middleham, at the top of the village, turn right on to a minor rad. Well signposted from here. Within three miles.

    Phone: 01969 640638 / 640687

    Website: http://www.yorkshirenet.co.uk/theforbiddencorner

    Forbidden Corner Entering Forbidden Corner... What's this....?? Strange sights at Forbidden Corner Glass pyramid, Forbidden Corner
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    White Rose Candles and Waterfall

    by nickandchris Updated Nov 7, 2005

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    I had a quick peak at this place. It's a small outlet where you they make candles for just about every occassion. Also candle holders. There was a pretty pokey perfume emanating from the place!!
    Just to the side of the place (which is an old mill) is a waterfall worth visiting, on a small beck, which joins the Ure in the village. Yes, I have a thing about waterfalls!!
    There is a pretty seating area to enjoy the view.

    Address: Wensley Mill,Wensley, Leyburn, DL8 4HR

    Directions: Next to the Three Horseshoes pub, in the village of Wensley.

    Phone: 01969 623544

    Waterfall at White Rose Candles Next to White Rose Candles
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    Indoor Model Village, Leyburn

    by nickandchris Written Nov 7, 2005

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    A wonderful place in Leyburn, ideal for a wet day, although it would have been better if it had been quieter. You enter through the most amazing toy shop, full of interesting toys, many from my childhood and proceed upstairs (saving the toy shop for later!) Here is a room with a large model lay-out of an old fashioned village full of inter-active vehicles to steer .Amongst them are barges on the canal, fire engine,a Morris Minor car, police car, school bus etc etc. There are buildings which you can see inside by pressing switches and sound effects. The detail is superb and you could spend a long time "playing." There is even a night scene, when the lights go off and stars come out.
    There are quizzes to follow, trying to find various vehicles and people. Just amazing fun.
    I really don't know who enjoyed this more, me, Nick or Philip!!! I know there were a lot of "very large children" pressing buttons and switches!!!
    Not to be missed, by children and adults alike.
    Unfortunately we don't have many photos as the camera card was, unknown to us, full.
    After the model village, you then have to spend hours in the toy shop, choosing either silly little nick- nacks or good, old fashioned toys. I found a Jacoob's Ladder here. Anyone remember those?

    Address: Beech End Model Village, Commercial Square, Leybur

    Directions: Carry on up from the market place and turn right down a sign posted ginnel.

    Phone: 01969 625400

    Website: http://www.beech-end.co.uk

    Model Village entrance. Model village Model village Model village
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    Aysgarth Falls

    by nickandchris Written Nov 7, 2005

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    We certainly picked the right weekend to visit Aysgarth falls. On previous occasions I can't say I have been particularly impressed with the falls but this time, wow!! Furious brown water hurling over the limestone steps of the River Ure in full spate. Not to be missed.
    There are three named falls, upper, lower and middle, on a half mile stretch of the Ure in Aysgarth. There is plenty of (Paid) parking and a tourist information centre and also a cafe. There are well marked and well trodden paths to the three sets of falls, the upper one being the nearest and the lower being a bit of a trek.(In the rain) We missed this one on this visit, owing to the rain but on previous occasions we have seen squirrels and gathered our own hazelnuts on the walk.
    Across the river you can see St. Andrews church which has the largest churchyard in England!
    Philip was running around on the wet rocks with the river rushing past him. One very nervous mother shouting at him to come away from the water! Do we ever stop worrying about our children??

    Address: Aysgarth, Wensleydale.

    Directions: Seven miles west of Leyburn.

    Website: http://www.yorkshiredales.org

    The Ure in full spate And again.... Thundering water Part of Aysgarth Falls Middle Fall with St. Andrews peeping through the g
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    MALHAM

    by gaia1969 Written Oct 7, 2004

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    Malham is a must see village. Fantastic limestone scenery. Janets Foss waterfall is great near Gordale Scar. Malham Tarn is where Charles Darwin used to do some of his work in the Stately Home near the Tarn.

    Address: MALHAM 10 MILES FROM SKIPTON

    Pure waters of Gordale Scar.

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    Aysgarth, St. Andrews Church, Rood Screen

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Inside St. Andrews is The Rood Screen by the Ripon School of carvers in 1506 and said to have been taken from Jervaulx Abbey at the Dissolution. It was recently found in someone's shed in pieces and has been restored and put back in place.

    ROOD SCREEN
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    Aysgarth, St. Andrews Church

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    And then to the church.
    A church is known to have existed here at least from the 12th centyrt, whose parish included the whole of Upper Wensleydale. The present church, reconstructed in 1866, replaced an earlier on built in the reign of Henry VIII around 1536.

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    Aysgarth Falls, Upper

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Here are the Aysgarth Falls in full glory. Taken from a postcard. It says: At Aysgarth, the river Ure falls almost 50 metres over a distance of 2.5 kilometres. When in spate, its foaming waters are an awesome sight.

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    Malham tarn

    by gaia1969 Written Aug 28, 2006

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    Malham tarn, view from the bird hide. Charles Darwin stayed here at the Malham tarn estate whilst doing his research.

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    Gordale Scar Malham

    by gaia1969 Updated May 28, 2006

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    Gordale Scar May 26 after a week of heavy rain. Not usually like this in May, usually just a trickle.

    Address: Gordale Scar Malham

    Frozen landscape

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    Aysgarth Falls, Lower

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    It's a half hour walk from Upper to Lower falls along an easy walking path. Lots of reed bushes and rabbits and flowers along the way.

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    Aysgarth Falls, Middle

    by ATLC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Unfortunately it had not rained for at least a month when I was here (April 2002). So there wasn't much water. It was fun clambering in the middle of it, though.

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