9.00am: You will be picked up from your choice of location in York, Leeds or Harrogate and head off for the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
10.30am: We arrive at Wensleydale’s most famous landmark, the 14th century Bolton Castle which once housed Mary Queen of Scots, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy and photograph the magnificent views over Wensleydale, learn a bit about the history of the area from your Guide, or just have a leisurely Yorkshire Brew in the medieval castle’s Tea Room – the choice is yours!
11.15am: We make the short journey to Aysgarth, where you will have the opportunity to see and photograph the major falls which were a filming location for Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves.
11.30am: We then take the scenic route towards Hawes, passing through Askrigg, the fictional village of Darrowby in the James Herriot All Creatures Great and Small TV series.
12.00pm: We spend one and a half hours in Hawes, the highest Market Town in England, where you can maybe grab some lunch and see how cheese is made at the world famous Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre, visit The Dales Countryside Museum, or just explore the quaint shops and cafes of the town itself – the choice is yours!
1.30pm: We leave Hawes and travel into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park for some photo stops as we pass through the picturesque traditional Dales villages along the meandering route of the River Wharfe.
2.45pm: We arrive in the stunning setting of the conservation village of Arncliffe and stop at the famous Falcon Inn, the original “Woolpack” in the Emmerdale Farm TV series. You can join your Guide for a walking tour of the village or just stay and enjoy a drink with the locals in the Falcon Inn – whichever you prefer!
3.30pm: We continue our journey through the beautiful countryside of the National Park, passing Kilnsey Crag and the village of Grassington as we head into the rolling hills of Nidderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
4.15pm: The last stop is in the charming little town of Pateley Bridge, category winner in the Great British High Street Competition in 2016, where you will have the option to visit “The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World” (2014 Guinness Book of Records).
4.45pm: We leave Pateley Bridge and head back towards the pick-up point.
5.45pm: We arrive back at the pick-up point at around 5:45pm and say our goodbyes.
Private Group Tour Prices (Total amount for any number of passengers up to 15):
November – March: £349
June – September: £449
To book a Private Group Trip with us, just email us with the date/pick-up point you require and we will confirm availability/price, then set it up for you to book online and pay by card if you wish to proceed – firstname.lastname@example.org
(Children aged under 4 can only be accommodated on these trips if you bring along a suitable standard Car Safety Seat)
All timings are approximate (except the start time!) and you should not book onward travel arrangements too close to the time of our arrival back just in case we have traffic problems.