THINGS TO DO / SEE & ATTRACTIONS
Wigglesworth House & Cottages is just a stones throw away from many idyllic locations and attractions, with an overwhelming amount of activities for you to enjoy. For those who enjoy rural tranquility to the more adventurous activities. Just take a look below at a sample of what’s available to do and see…
PLACES TO VISIT
SETTLE is a lovely bustling Yorkshire Dales market town, bursting with cafes, outdoor shops, good quality restaurants and pubs and the perfect place to get all your shopping in. On market days fresh fruit and veg can be bought. On various days throughout the year festivals are held in the main market square. It also boasts a very nice Booths supermarket with free parking (only 2-3 min’s walk from the Town centre).
Settle – Carlisle Railway England’s most scenic railway
The 72 mile route from Settle to Carlisle takes you on a journey through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. The line first heads North between two of the Dales Peaks; Pen Y Ghent and Ingleborough. Its then over the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct before plunging in to the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor. The line emerges onto the side of Great Knoutberry Hill overlooking the beautiful Dentdale Valley.
The line continues North onto Garsdale Head and makes it’s way through numerous tunnels and the gentle lush rolling hills of the Eden Valley. Here you will pass rural villages like Kirby Stephen, Armathwaite and the market town of Appleby before arriving at the great border city of Carlisle.
You can view their website for full details
Ingleton Waterfalls Walk Trail (20 mins )
This 4.5 mile long (8 KM) Circular walk starting and finishing in Ingleton offers some of the most spectacular waterfalls and woodland scenery in the North of England. It takes in ancient woodland and magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls and geological features.
The trail follows a well-defined footpath over moderately inclined ground. Steps are provided wherever there is a climb. Some of the steps are quite large so care needs to be taken to make safe progress. It can take between 2.5 and 4 hrs to complete.
You can view their website for full details
The Three Peaks (20 mins by car)
The classic walk in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales which takes in the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in a circular route.
The walk is 24.5 miles (39.2km) long and takes in approximately 5,000 feet (1,600 metres) of climbing. Traditionally this walk is completed within a target of 12 hours in order to join the ‘Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club‘
PLACES TO EAT & DRINK
We are fortunate that there are many great bars, pubs and restaurants within the local area, offering good food in a warm and friendly environment. Here we highlight just a few of these, with links to their websites for full information. Don’t forget, there are many more for you to explore, discover and enjoy…
FOR THE KIDS
There’s plenty of things to do to keep the younger ones occupied, suiting all ages and areas of interest. Here we’ve handpicked just a selection of places to visit and things to do whilst holidaying at Wigglesworth House and Cottages. You can click the links to access the associated websites for more information…
SOMETHING FOR THE ADULTS
Glo Pamper offers gorgeous Organic Spa Treatments carried out within the comfort of your cottage, bringing luxury spa treatments to your door…
Whatever the occasion, whether it be a worn out mum-to-be, tired mummys and daddys, a romantic break, birthday celebration, reunion, family fun, pre- wedding treat or girly get together, there are specifically designed Pamper Packages and Treatments to indulge.
The professional therapists literally bring the Spa to you and your friends and family.
Treatments are carried out using lovely, fresh organic products, leaving you feeling energised and rejuvenated whilst massaging your eco ego! Treatments range from a warming deep tissue massage, to cleansing and detoxifying body wraps, to nourishing and conditioning facials, to holistic full body journeys.
Many of our guests find this is the perfect way to unwind, appreciate and enjoy the beautiful surroundings you have so carefully selected!
For the more adventurous and “sporty” types out there, not to worry, we’ve got you covered with plenty of outdoor activities and options to keep you occupied. Whether it’s participating in something you’re used to or trying something completely different, all can be enjoyed during your adventurous holiday at Wigglesworth House & Cottages.
CAVING / CLIMBING / WALKING
Caving, Potholing, Climbing and Walking in the Yorkshire Dales through Yorkshire Dales Guides
Enjoy the Yorkshire Dales with some tried and tested idyllic cycling routes courtesy of the Forest of Bowland
WHITE SCAR CAVE
Explore the unique and fascinating features of Yorkshires White Scar Cave, the longest show cave in Britain