The Nidderdale Tour

The tour begins at the picturesque village of Grassington before heading through Burnsall and Appletreewick and then over Greenhow hill with its amazing views before dropping down into Pately Bridge and Nidderdale.

We then travel the length of Nidderdale to the landmark of Stean How Gorge before climbing again over the hills to Masham. Here we find the famous Black Sheep Brewery, home to one of the finest Yorkshire ales.

The next point of interest is the village of Middleham, home to one of the most successful racing stables in the UK.

Leyburn is the next stop. A busy Yorkshire market town.

From here we head to Aysgarth and the specular falls.

We then head back through the pretty villages of West Burton, Cray, Buckden and Kettlewell before returning to Grassington.

Gordon will then return you to your pick up point.

Stops are entirely at your discretion.

Malham-Ribblehead Viaduct Tour

The first point of interest on this tour is the picturesque village of Grassington. We then drive north passing the impressive Kilnsey Crag before reaching the pretty village of Arncliffe.

Our route then takes us over the hills past Malham Tarn dropping down into the landmark village of Malham with its impressive cove.

From there we head to the market town of Settle again travelling through some of the Yorkshire Dales most wonderful scenery.

From Settle onwards to the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. A truly wondrous example of Victorian engineering.

Then to Hawes, home to the wonderful Wensleydale cheese produced at the creamery, a popular stopping point where a tour is possible.

We now travel the length of Wensleydale to the impressive Aysgarth Falls.

From this point we begin our return journey through the lovely villages of West Burton, Cray, Buckden and Kettlewell. Then back to Grassington before returning to your destination.

Stopping points are entirely in the hands of our clients.

Wensleydale Tour

The first point of interest on the Wensleydale tour is the picturesque village of Grassington. We then drive north passing the impressive Kilnsey Crag and then onwards to Kettlewell, another typical Dales village.

We continue through the villages of Buckden, Cray, and West Burton arriving in Aysgarth with its spectacular falls.

We travel onwards to Hawes where the famous Wensleydale creamery can be found, home of the delicious Wensleydale cheese.

We then drive south through the small hamlet of Oughtershaw and onto Hubberholme with its beautiful church. A favourite spot of J.B. Priestley

Continuing the tour we travel through Buckden, Starbotton, Kettlewell and Grassington before arriving back at your destination.

Stop off points can be tailored to meet your timescale and interests.

Costs

Tours are charged out at £60 per hour and the length of journey can also be adjusted to suit the client. 

Although generally speaking the tours begin and end in Grassington Gordon will collect and drop off at your accomodation.

If a client has an interest in a particular Dales area or feature  Gordon will be only too happy to alter the route accordingly.

 

About Gordon

Gordon moved to the Yorkshire Dales 18 years ago from Scotland and now lives in the idyllic village of Appletreewick.  He has 5 children the three youngest of which attended primary school in Burnsall. 

Before the touring career began he spent 6 years as a “dinner lady” at Burnsall Primary School where his children spent their primary years. He spends his “retirement” showing off his beloved Yorkshire Dales, a place he now thinks of as home. 

Over the years Gordon has travelled tens of thousands of miles and has acquired a wealth of knowledge of the most interesting routes throughout the Dales. 

He is by all accounts a very lovely person who will ensure you have a wonderful visit.