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Located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales
Our High Adventure Holiday is ideally located out our Adventure Centre near Cowling, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. We're easy to get to, with excellent transport links and the National Park is within easy driving distance for off-site activities & adventures. We're around 1 hr from Leeds & Manchester.
You'll spend three days off-site enjoying activities in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales in locations such as Ribblehead (famous for its viaduct), Malham Cove (a huge curving ampitheatre) and Goredale Scar, a limestone ravine with waterfalls. You'll get to enjoy some incredible scenery as we drive through the Dales to our various activity locations.
Two days will be spent at a more relaxed pace, making the most of our onsite activities such as high ropes, climbing, zip wire & archery and you'll also enjoy a trip up to Earl Crag, which is within walking distance of our centre.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park encompasses thousands of square miles of moors, valleys, hills and villages and is a wonderful place to enjoy a holiday.
Yorkshire Dales Activity Locations
Three of your days will be spent off-site in the Yorkshire Dales enjoying magnificent scenery and a range of exciting outdoor activities including caving, canoeing, raft building, trekking, climbing and scrambling.
Malham Cove is a large curved limestone formation 0.6 miles north of the village of Malham, North Yorkshire, England. It was formed by a waterfall carrying meltwater from glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age more than 12,000 years ago. Today it is a well-known beauty spot within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and we'll spend a day here, combined with a visit to Goredale Scar. Numerous Scenes were filmed for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in the cove, on the limestone pavement and around the tarn so you might already recognise it!! Malham Cove is pretty spectacular and will take your breath away.
Gordale Scar is a limestone ravine 1 mile northeast of Malham, North Yorkshire, England. It contains two waterfalls and has overhanging limestone cliffs over 330 feet high. The gorge could have been formed by water from melting glaciers or a cavern collapse. It's a beautiful place to visit and we'll combine this with your trip to Malham Cove.
Cave & Dales Day (Ribblehead)
One of your days will be spent caving in Ribblehead, a place famous for its large viaduct. The Ribblehead Viaduct is a section of the Settle-Carlisle railway in North Yorkshire, England and is truly awe-inspiring! The caves are simple and are in short sections, in the caves your instructor will ensure your safety and enjoyment in addition to explaining how the caves are formed in the 350 million year old limestone. It’s not tight unless you choose to do some squeezes, there are easy options so no-one will be too far out of their comfort zone. As the caves are in sections we pop out into the light between being underground so they are very easy to manage safely and allow someone to take a moment should they need to.
Your watersports day takes place at a reservoir, close to the pretty village of Haworth, where we will hopefully have time to visit before heading back to HA. Watersports on offer include canoeing, kayaking, raft building and stand up paddleboarding.
Haworth is the epitome of Emily Brontë's legendary Wuthering Heights. There's an enchanting mystique to the wild and rugged moors that surround this beautiful village - you can practically hear the echoes of Catherine and Heathcliffe around every cobbled and heather strewn corner. Prepare to fall in love with Haworth and its living, breathing past.
Earl Crag is a gritstone crag and climbing area in Craven, North Yorkshire, England. It is home to Lund's Tower, Wainman's Pinnacle, and The Hitching Stone, all of which are near Cowling. You'll get to walk here from HA and enjoy a crag walk/abseil as well as some weaselling & bouldering. The kids will love it!