Local activities and attractions

Wood Nook lies in the heart of Wharfedale just two miles from the picturesque village of Grassington. With many beautiful villages and miles of footpaths easily accessible Wood Nook makes a superb base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

Also within easy reach are the historic City of York, spa town Harrogate and the industrial heritage area of West Yorkshire - famous for the woollen industry and the many mills of yesteryear.

View over Burnsall

Pony Trekking
Kilnsey Trekking Centre just 3 miles

Fishing and Red Squirrels
Kilnsey Park and Trout Farm

Cycling galore
including the route of the 2014 Tour de France Yorkshire Dales Stage. We are also a popular stopping off point for those cycling The Way of the Roses cycle route

Rock climbing
Kilnsey Crag, Malham Tarn, Ilkley Moor and Brimham Rocks

Wonderful walking
including the Dales Way

Pot holing and caving
in magnificent local limestone caves

The imposing Yorkshire Three peaks
Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent, and Whernside

Sitting out in Grassington

RHS garden
Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate, 40 minutes away

Fancy a round of golf?
Skipton Golf Club just 10 miles away, many others within an hour's drive

Skipton Castle
Visit the medieval Skipton Castle

England's most scenic railway
The Settle-Carlisle Railway

home to the Bronte sisters

The World Heritage Site of Saltaire
and Salts Mill with standing David Hockney exhibition

Spectacular sights
Malham Cove and Gordale Scar

Dramatic limestone caves
at Stump Cross Caverns, Greenhow, and also at White Scar Caves, Ingleton

National Trust
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Splashing in the beck

Family Theme Park fun
at Lightwater Valley

Betty's Famous Tearooms
Harrogate, Ilkley, York and Northallerton

The beautiful River Wharfe and the Wharfe Valley
stretching from Buckden in the north through Grassington to Otley in the south

Bolton Abbey estate
with magnificent Priory ruins, stepping stones, picnic beach and over 80 miles of woodland paths

with its famous Moor, wonderful riverside park and delightful shops

Cosy pubs, restaurants, a theatre and shops of all descriptions including walking/outdoor gear

Other larger towns and cities are also a relatively short drive away, Harrogate 45 minutes, York 80 minutes, Leeds 80 minutes (Leeds centre is also easily accessible by train from Skipton). The stunning North Yorkshire coastline from Whitby southwards through Scarborough to Bridlington is also just over a couple of hours away and is well worth the drive - ask us for the best routes. To the west of us the Lancashire coastline from Morecambe through Blackpool down to Southport is about 90 minutes away.

Annual Local Events

Malham show

Gargrave Show
August - the Saturday before Bank Holiday

Malham Show
August Bank Holiday Saturday

Kilnsey Show and Fell Race
August Bank Holiday Tuesday