The Dales are magical throughout the year, Check out our tips and ideas:
A sight not to be missed in September is the heather in full-bloom on our high moorlands. Managed for grouse shooting over the past couple of hundred years, the heather is carefully burned off in a mosiac to provide both food and ground cover for the birds. Swaledale has some of the best heather moorlands many of which hide ancient monuments such as the enigmatic Maiden Castle above Reeth or more recent leadmining remains such as the flues above Cupola smelt mill on Grassington Moor. Explore with care though as there are many uncovered mine shafts also hidden on the moors.
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The Dales is also a great place to see birds, animals and flowers - check out how to enjoy wildlife.
History runs deep in the Dales. Find our where to enjoy the heritage of our lovely stone built villages, dramatic well preserved castles or ruined abbeys.