Many things to do
The Yorkshire Dales
Tipperthwaite Barn is well located to enjoy the picturesque North Yorkshire village of Settle, with its fine range of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Whether on foot, bike, car or horse, Tipperthwaite Barn is ideally located to take advantage of everything the glorious Yorkshire Dales has to offer, including Bolton Abbey, Skipton Castle, the Three Peaks, the Settle-Carlisle Railway and the majestic Malham Cove.
The delightful Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also on the doorstep and the stunning Lake District is less than an hour away.
Places of Interest
Yorkshire Dales National Park
The Settle area lies within the Yorkshire Dales and straddles the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. One of the most important areas of the United Kingdom for its rich and diverse wildlife heritage, it has the largest area of nationally and internationally important habitats of any National Park. This ranges from the wildflower rich hay meadows and pastures in the dale bottoms, through to the moorland fringe with its rush pastures so important for wading birds and the windswept uplands with their open heather moorland and blanket bog, to the unique limestone pavements.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is home to a wide range of species. Many of these are rare or scarce nationally and is the last stronghold for many plant and animal species. Many of these are adapted to certain conditions which leads to a wide diversity of plants and animals in the Yorkshire Dales ranging from the lime-loving plants and invertebrates of the Limestone Country to the breeding birds of the moorland and moorland fringe.
The Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside lie at the head of Ribblesdale within the Settle area. They can be walked all together in one day (for the very fit and adventurous!) or individually (for those who like to take their walks at a more leisurely pace!).
Settle - Carlisle Railway
The 72-mile route from Settle to Carlisle takes you on a journey through the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, over the 24 arches of the Ribblehead Viaduct before plunging in to the longest tunnel on the line at Blea Moor. Emerging onto the side of Dentdale, the line leaves the Dales at Garsdale and makes its way through the gentle, lush rolling hills of the Eden Valley, with rural villages and market towns before arriving at the great border city of Carlisle.
The famous Ribblehead Viaduct has twenty-four magnificent arches spanning the floor of the Pennines. The viaduct represents a short stretch of the beautiful 72-mile-long Settle to Carlisle railway. Built between 1870 and 1875, the viaduct runs for some 440 yards above the valley floor.
The attractive Bentham Line also runs close to the property and can be picked up at Giggleswick Station.
The Forest of Bowland
A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty important for its heather moorland, blanket bog and rare birds, including the endangered Hen Harrier. Much of its beauty is related to the wild and untouched nature of the landscape. There are also notable wildflower meadows, woodlands and geological features.
Explore the ruins of the Priory and discover a landscape full of history and legend.
Walk along the riverside, woodland and moorland paths and enjoy local produce in the excellent restaurants, tea rooms and cafes, treat yourself in the quality gift shops or simply relax beside the river with a picnic whilst the children play.
Malham Cove is a huge natural limestone cliff and was once the scene of a spectacular prehistoric waterfall.
At the top of the cove is a fine limestone pavement – which provides a fine viewpoint over Malham and Malhamdale. The cove itself is popular with rock climbers, and also peregrine falcons which have returned in recent years to nest on ledges on the otherwise sheer cliff face.
Ingleborough Cave, first entered and made accessible in 1837, is the premier show cave in the Yorkshire Dales. In 2012, it celebrated 175 years of entrancing visitors with an awe-inspiring range of stunning cave formations, the imposing cave entrance and the large passages are full of artefacts dating back millions of years along with the evidence of the significant impact of the Ice Ages. The cave is accessible on foot from the nearby pretty village of Clapham.
A friendly market town with a blend of independent and national shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Skipton Castle is over 900 years old and one of the most complete and best-preserved medieval castles in England. Also canal cruises and boat hire on the picturesque Leeds and Liverpool Canal are always popular. Regular train links to Leeds and Bradford.
A bustling, historic Yorkshire Dales market town, full of quality independent shops, cafes, inns and restaurants, and home to the world famous Settle-Carlisle Railway. The surrounding limestone landscape abounds with dry stone walls, meadows, peaks, field barns, waterfalls, becks, caves, potholes and sheep! Known for the quality of fell walking, cycling, biking, sight-seeing and the friendly welcome of which you are assured.