Explore the stunning scenery and quiet of Dentdale
Dentdale offers stunning scenery in a quiet setting
If you’d like to experience natural beauty and stunning scenery in a deliciously quiet setting, then Dentdale is worth a look. Dentdale is in the far north west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and just a short drive from The Malabar which is a great place to stay to explore the area. This part of the Yorkshire Dales is for people who want to get away from it all and enjoy a landscape that has changed very little over the centuries.
The cobbled streets of Dent Village
The winding cobbled streets of Dent delight visitors all year round. You’ll see pretty white washed cottages, three traditional pubs with open fires serving real ale and hearty food, two cafés, a Heritage Centre and a village shop. If you like old churches, St Andrews church dates back to the 12th century and has alter flags made from local black Dent marble.
On the edge of Dent, you will find a Meditation Centre which is open all year round. It might seem an unlikely location for a yoga and meditation facility, but once you experience the tranquility of the Dentdale surroundings it makes sense. It offers courses and workshops on the practice of meditation to promote health and wellbeing. Visitors to the area can take part in short workshops or longer courses. It also offers yoga classes that are open to everyone. Find out more here.
Dent railway station is the highest mainline station in England and part of the Settle-Carlisle railway. The views are spectacular and it’s considered one of the best railway journeys in the world. You can read more about it in our blog about great things to do in they Yorkshire Dales.
Walks with breathtaking scenery
Walking in Dentdale really gives you a feeling of getting away from it all. With the exception of drystone walls and enclosed farming, much of the landscape is largely unchanged since Norse invaders first settled in the area in the 10th century. It’s rugged, bold and very dramatic. Here are two of our favourite walks.
1. Great Knoutberry
This classic walk in Upper Dentdale will take you up over the top of Great Knoutberry Hill earning you terrific panoramic views of the Dentdale and Widdale valleys, and the Howgill Fells. On a clear day you’ll be able to see the magnificent Three Peaks with Pendle Hill in the distance, and the mountains of the Lake District in the west. Returning via the magnificent viaduct at Arten Gill and the pretty hamlet of Stonehouses. Find out more.
This delightful circular scenic walk takes you up fascinating Flintergill and out onto the Occupation Road where, on a clear day, there are glorious panoramas along the dale and beyond. Passing beneath dramatic Combe Scar, winding back through the hamlet of Gawthrop and finishing along the River Dee. A walk for all tastes. Find out more.
Visit The Malabar
If you are planning a visit to the Yorkshire Dales, naturally we’d be delighted to welcome you to the Malabar which is the perfect location to explore the Western Dales.