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Self-catering cottages for holidays in Austwick - Yorkshire Dales

Rent a cottage for a self-catering break and enjoy a stroll through Austwick in the Yorkshire Dales

The Dales are sometimes described as God’s Own County due to its gigantic stretches of unspoiled countryside, covering the cities of York, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford and Hull. The whole area is one of outstanding natural beauty, and, Austwick offers stunning scenery and an idyllic setting for visitors wishing enjoy the natural beauty of the area either by foot or by car. The best way to explore the area is by walking through the many country walks through the Three Peaks, Ingleton Waterfalls, Caves, Settle, and the Yorkshire Dales overall.

walking holidays Yorkshire DalesAustwick would be a great place to stay and plan your walking or hiking activities from this point and has many small inns and hotels in which to stay. If you would like comfortable and spacious accommodation, opt for a self-catering cottage in Austwick, there are several to rent. Self-catering accommodation usually works out less expensive than other forms for groups of four or more people.  Drying rooms are often available to help dry out walking gear.

For mountain climbing enthusiasts, this quaint village is the set off point of a 577-metre trek to the top of Pendle Hill. Once you have reached the pinnacle, you will enjoy some of the most photogenic and outstanding scenic views of the huge Ribble valley lying before you. As a photographer, it is ideal for scenic photography, in order to capture the striking scenery that is all around you on camera. You will encapsulate memories that you will take home with you and cherish all your life.

As a major part of the main Pennine range, with its series of grit-stone fells crossing astonishing sweeps of heather-covered moorland, Austwick, is very colourful and pleasant to walk in, during the late evenings when there is a lot of visible light. Don't let walks in the Dales fool you though-- just because the word "walking" appears in the tour description doesn't mean it's missing the levels of activity and adventurism you may desire, if you come from the city. Tours through rougher terrain can involve some hiking and climbing, and can provide opportunities to explore areas of nature that take a bit more work to get to, and they are great for getting some exercise and also getting extra fit. Slow or fast walking tours of this nature typically inform potential participants as to what type of walking gear is needed, if the gear is available for rent and what fitness level the participants should be at, in order to try them. Therefore, if you like a challenge, then these walks would be ideal for you.

Three of the Harry Potter films, were filmed in the Dales and fans would find this an exciting area to visit, and be able to explore some of the sites on foot, to gain the full experience – so much better than seeing it on film.

There is a lot more to enjoy about this unspoilt area around Austwick, once you get used to the weather and the being in the countryside, - for some serious exercise, take to fell walks, mountain biking along the Pennines, fishing for pleasure or just being part of nature and spending some quality time out of the big cities and enjoying the fresh air – its all good for your health.

When you travel to a place, you do so because life just is not complete without learning and exploring every nook and cranny. In Austwick, you can choose between activity and relaxation breaks and do things in moderation because you want to rest, play and still feel that you have had a break, if that is how you like to take your holidays.

The surrounding area is haven for birdwatchers who can watch many resident and visiting species hiding in some of the old dry stone walls, trees and numerous old country house ruins in the vicinity. Therefore, if that is your hobby, then this area of England will enthral you, as it is the natural habitat of many wonderful feathered varieties.

For the more adventurous holiday makers such as geologists and cavers the grand limestone hills could be of peculiar geological interest, particularly on Norber, Robin Proctor's Scar and Nappa Scar. The limestone plateau of Moughton is worth visiting to see its dry waterfalls and limestone pavements and you can walk along leisurely along the steps and take some snap shots for your album.

The nearest Yorkshire Dales villages and hamlets to Austwick