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- The five acre Helmsley Walled Garden, set against the backdrop of Helmsley Castle and Duncombe Park, which has undergone extensive restoration as a fully working kitchen garden. The garden, originally built in 1756, incorporates glass houses designed in 1850 as a vine house; and there is a continuing programme of restoring the garden, using appropriate plants where possible.
- Duncombe Park is just outside the market town of Helmsley on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Duncombe house is closed to the public but the spectacular gardens and surrounding parkland are open Sunday to Friday (closed Saturdays) during the summer. There are clearly marked walks, discovery trails and orienteering courses suitable for all ages which allow you to explore the woodlands, river valley and meadows.
- Gordale Scar is a limestone ravine situated near Malham in North Yorkshire. Formed from melting glacier water, this dramatic attraction contains two waterfalls with overhanging limestone cliffs standing at over 100m high. The Scar has been the subject not only of paintings by James Ward and JMW Turner, which hang in Tate Britain but also of a sonnet written by Wordsworth. Experience the true magnificence of this gorge by taking the footpath which leads from the road into Gordale Scar. There is a steep climb leading up to Malham Moor and then on to Malham Tarn. Parking is available in the village.
- The Yorkshire Dales is an area of upland within Northern England. Much of the Dales was designated a National Park in 1954, and lies mostly within North Yorkshire, although part of it lies within Cumbria. The Park covers an area of around 680 square miles and attracts over 8 million visitors a year. This is predominately down to the Dales’ stunning landscape, a collection of river valleys, hills and woodland. A place well-known for its range of walking activities, the Dales are crisscrossed by several long distance walking routes such as the Pennine Way and the Coast to Coast Path.
- Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. A network of forest roads including the 9 mile Dalby Forest Drive provide access to this outstanding landscape. Formed in the Ice Age and shaped by the people from the Bronze Age to the present day, Dalby is very much a forest worth visiting. Activities include:Walking Mountain Biking Horse Riding Orienteering Go-Ape (rope attraction)Dogs are allowed outside of children play areas.
- Malham Cove is a large curved limestone cliff just north of the village of Malham in North Yorkshire. The cove is a well-known beauty spot as the cliff is at the head of a valley, with an area of limestone pavement at the top. To the west side of the 80-metre high cliff face you’ll find nearly 400 stone steps which are part of the Pennine Way.
- The North York Moors is a National Park in North Yorkshire, covering an area of 554 square miles. The Park protects one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. Set up as a National Park in 1952, this is a stunning landscape of spectacular coastline, beautiful moorland and ancient woodland. Many historic sites can also be found within the Park. To find out more about what the North York Moors has to offer, go to www.northyorkmoors.org.uk
- The North Riding Forest Park is also known as Dalby Forest is the largest upland heath forest in the country. The forest has a network of forest roads including the 9 mile Dalby Forest Drive provide access to this outstanding landscape. Activities include:Walking Mountain Biking Horse Riding Orienteering Go-Ape (rope attraction)Dogs are allowed outside of children play areas.