Experience the very best of the Yorkshire Dales and the Three Peaks
The Yorkshire Dales is home to one of the largest and finest limestone landscapes in Britain!
Since their formation nearly 350 million years ago in a shallow tropical sea near the equator, the limestones of the Yorkshire Dales have been heavily sculpted by the action of ice, water and geological faulting into a unique and dramatic ‘karst’ environment. A true masterpiece of nature!
In just one day, the intrepid walker can be summiting one of the famous Three Peaks (Ingleborough, Penyghent, Whernside), scampering across magnificent limestone pavements adorned with rare flowers, peering into the depths of the many potholes and caves, gazing up at towering crags, cliffs and gorges, ambling along quiet rivers and scenic valleys or learning about the rich mining history.
At Yorkshire Dales Guides, we are extremely passionate about the area we’ve come to call home, and we’d love to share the landscape, history and some of our favourite places with you! You may have a walk in mind, or would like us to provide some bespoke routes for you to choose from based on your interests and ability.
From half day to multi day walks, the three peaks challenge, a day of ‘spot-holing’ (i.e. going to find some of the most impressive cave entrances, like Gaping Gill), a tour of the most spectacular geological features at Malham Cove and Gordale Scar, or maybe getting off the beaten track down one of the many quiet and beautiful valleys like Littondale and Swaledale, we’re positive we can cater for your requirements!
QUICK FACT: All our guides are highly experienced, hold a first aid qualification and are very active walkers or fell runners so they can not only guide you but also tell you many stories on the way!
Walks and hikes for all ages and abilities, led by our local guides and taking in the very best scenery the Dales has to offer.
Challenge events are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, try something new and push yourself all at the same time. We'll be there to support you and ensure you have an unforgettable experience.
A true classic, taking in the three most famous peaks in the Yorkshire Dales. At around 24miles in length with a mile of ascent this is a great challenge!
It’s all about keeping safe and comfortable in the mountains, so you can be both confident in, and enjoy the wonderful experience of exploring this magical environment.
Explore the wonders of the Dales with our Geo Tours! These are a particular favourite of YDG director Mike, who as well as managing Yorkshire Dales Guides alongside Steph is a part-time Geophysicist too!!
The Yorkshire Dales are home to some of the most beautiful and varied, as well as some of the rarest, wildflowers in the UK, thanks to the lime-rich soils of this amazing Karst environment. Botany is a particular passion of YDG director Steph
Steph explains the basic skills needed to identify wildflowers, and gives a detailed insight into some of the many wildflower species found in the Yorkshire Dales area.
This online course is part of Stories in Stone, an ambitious five-year scheme of conservation and community projects in the Ingleborough area.
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