Things to See and Do
Peaceful village setting, ideal for walking
In a peaceful location in a pretty conservation village, this is a relaxing base for walkers and cyclists. The cascading waterfalls at Aysgarth offers picnic areas and pretty riverside walks, and the village of Redmire (1 mile) offers a pub and shop/Post Office, with Leyburn (6 miles) and the market towns of Hawes and Richmond less than a 30 minute drive away. Head to the high fells for some excellent walking and stunning views, enjoy a pleasant stroll through near-by meadows, or go fishing along the River Ure.
Wensleydale and the Surrounding Area
Taking its name from the village of Wensley, this beautiful dale is characterised by the market towns of Hawes, Leyburn and Masham, surrounded by lovely undulating countryside.
Explore the interesting market towns of Hawes, home to the Wensleydale Creamery, Leyburn markets and local stores, Masham where you can take a tour of the Black Sheep and Theakston’s Breweries to sample their award-winning real ales.
Bolton Castle, Leyburn - 0 Miles away
Next door to Crooked Acres is a famous courtyard castle with rectangular towers. Bolton Castle is an imposing medieval fortress, preserved in outstanding condition and situated in the heart of Wensleydale, inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Completed in 1399, its scars bear testament to over 600 years of history, including being besieged during the Civil War in 1645 and Mary, Queen of Scots’ imprisonment in 1569. www.boltoncastle.co.uk
The Forbidden Corner, Coverham - 5 miles away
The Forbidden Corner is one of England's most recent follies. Comprising a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies, paths and passages that lead nowhere, it's great fun to explore. www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk
Wensleydale Railway, Redmire - station 1 mile away & Northallerton - 16 miles away
The Wensleydale Railway runs steam trains between Leeming Bar and Redmire via Bedale and Leyburn. The 17 mile trip takes approximately 50 minutes.www.wensleydalerailway.com
Middleham Castle, Leyburn - 6 miles away
Middleham castle was once home to some of the most powerful lords of the 15th century, including Salisbury, Warwick and Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III. After the castle fell into disrepair much of the stone was taken from its walls and used by locals to build many of the houses in this small Dales town, above which its ruins still tower. www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/middleham-castle
Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale - 14 miles away
This fascinating combination of woodland garden, bird of prey and mammal centre is home to some of the largest and rarest trees and shrubs in England. There are tree trails, a nature trail and a children's trail, a large lake, picnic area and a children's play area. www.thorpperrow.com