Things to do

In and around Hawes

Snaizeholme Red Squirrels

Also See Guest Folder

Ribblehead Viaduct and the 3 Peaks

Further Afield

Other Ideas:

Windermere in The Lake District – only 35 miles and less than an hour away

Forbidden Corner – Good for Children – 20 miles or 40 minutes away

Dent & Dentdale – 15 miles / 35 Mins. Character village & beautiful dale. Possibly visit Garsdale Station and Dent station (highest in England) on the way ……. but a long walk from Dent !!!!

Tan Hill Inn – 13 miles, 35 minutes. Highest pub in the UK.

Aysgarth Falls – 9 miles, 20 minutes. Upper, middle & lower falls

Malham Cove in Warfedale – 30 miles, 1 hour 20 minutes, A beautiful drive if you go via Hawes, Gayle, Kettlewell. You can then even visit the village of Airton (but maybe not a lot happening since my ancestors left!!)


Places to eat & drink

Stonehouse Hotel – 10 mins walk. Turn right at the bottom of Sedbusk Hill. Excellent for a special occasion.

Simonstone Hall – 20 minutes walk either along Sedbusk Lane or straight through the fields from the village green. Excellent for Sunday Lunch, although Jeremy Clarkson might not agree.

Voujon Indian  – Hawes. Take your own drink if you eat in. Also take-away. Excellent and a little different to the normal “Indian”.

The Chippy – Hawes. Eat-in or Take-away. Excellent Fish & Chips

Firebox Cafe – Hawes – By the Museum. Excellent for snacks or lunch.

Green Dragon Inn – Hardraw. About 20 minute Walk either across the fields or via the roads. A unique Pub and usually good food, and the entrance to Hardraw Force (England’s largest single drop waterfall)

Pubs in Hawes – White Hart, Fountain, Board Inn, Crown. All do great food.

Wensleydale Pantry – Hawes. Good value & quality, Lacking a little in ambience.


Gift Shops

The Alchemist’s Cottage for specialists Teas & Coffees and lots more

Whites of Wensleydale for clothes & footwear. Definitely worth a visit for a gift to yourself! www.whitesof

Bear Cottage Interiors

Elijah Allen For some very different quality food and drinks


Documented Walks

Askrigg Circular Walk from Cottage – 9m

Semerwater 4m Circular Walk + 10 minutes in the car each way

Hawes via Stepping Stones – 4 or 5 miles