Places to Visit
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal
A national trust favourite for history, scenery, kids, tea rooms and walks. There’s plenty to do for all ages and abilities. Why not check their notice board on site or our Facebook page to see what events are on this month.
A great day out for kids of all ages (and those grown up kids!) lots of space to run around and plenty of scrambling / bouldering to choose from. For the more adventurous guests Brimham Rocks has a vast and unusual selection of climbs. You could even pack a picnic and walk to it from your Shepherds hut.
Bolton Abbey is home to some stunning priory ruins and also fantastic walks for all abilities with a selection of tea rooms, cafés and pubs near by. The Devonshire arms is a short drive from the abbey with fine dining available or take advantage of their spa offers for a relaxing break.
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
A volunteer-run, preserved Heritage Railway which does not receive any grants or subsidies towards running. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery as you travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the award-winning station at Bolton Abbey, Bolton Abbey station is the ideal stopping off point for a pleasant one and a half mile walk to the ruins of the 12thCentury priory. Venture a little further to picnic on the banks of the River Wharfe, or in the shade of Strid Wood where you will find the Cavendish Pavillion for refreshments.
Taste The Wild
Our good friends Chris and Rose set up Taste the Wild in 2008 with a view to promote wild foods. They now run a variety of courses which include wild food, foraging and cooking, artisan cooking, coastal foraging and fishing. They run there courses from both their base near Boroughbridge and the surrounding area and come highly recommended.
Log Heights -Ripley
Log Heights offers a range of challenging ropes course activities as well as corporate events held in the grounds of the stunning Ripley Castle.
Stump Cross Cavern
The caves at Stumps Cross were discovered in 1860 by miners looking for lead seams. Although they didn’t find leads they did find the natural caverns which you can see today. Great for all ages!
How Stean Gorge
How Stean Gorge contains a maze of footpaths, caves and potholes, there are many legends about the Gorge and highway men reputedly used it as a hideout. Roman coins have turned up here so keep your eyes open.
RHS Harlow Carr & Betty's
26 acres of RHS gardens, shops and Betty’s Tea Rooms into the bargain.
Famous Shops in Pateley Bridge
Best Butcher of the year in the Countryside Alliance “Rural Oscars” for two years running. In 2012 awards Weatherheads were awarded Best Yorkshire Butcher, but knew they could do better and in April 2014, they were awarded UK Champion Butcher 2013. They were “right chuffed” as we say in Yorkshire!
The Old Sweet Shop
The famous Oldest Sweet Shop in the World has been trading continuously since 1827 and is the official World Guinness record holder. Bygone sweets at their best.
For the Kids
Birchfield Maize Maze
Studfold Adventure Trail
An adventure trails that fascinates challenges and delights!
Walks and Bike Rides
Why not take a walk up to Yorkshires biggest sculpture, don't forget your woolly hat though as it can be quite blustery at the top.
Druids Temple is a stone folly created around 1820 near Masham. There are plenty of scenic walks in the area and it is close to the Bivouac cafe which offers good quality, tasty local food.
Tearooms and Cafés
The Old Granary
Why not call in for a spot of lunch or a coffee and cake at this friendly, welcoming café in the high street. They are well known for their delicious scones in the local area. They also do a great menu for the kids.
Another lovely cafe situated by the riverside in Pateley Bridge
Call in for a proper mug of tea and a bacon butty at this cafe near the auction mart. A firm favourite with walkers and cyclists, Saturday mornings are often fairly busy but a great chance to experience a small local livestock market- Pateley Bridge
Ice cream parlours
G&T's – Risplith
Birchfield ice cream – Summerbridge
Pubs and Eating Out
We’ll put a guide of places to eat in the local area with sample menus in your Shepherds hut on arrival but here are a few to check out.
The Half Moon, Fellbeck
The Crown, Pateley Bridge
The Royal Oak, Pateley Bridge
The Harefield Hall Hotel, Pateley Bridge
The Wellington, Darley
The Olde Oak, Low Laithe
Bridge Inn - Low Wath Road
Sportsman's Arms - Wath
Yorke Arms - Ramsgill
Places to eat in Pateley Bridge:
Desh Bondu (Take away only)
Bengal Cuisine - Indian restaurant and takeaway
High Street Fisheries (Take away only)