Clarendon Hotel

Get out there!

There is a reason they say it is ‘God’s own country’…


With one of the most varied landscapes in the UK, you can find everything in the Yorkshire Dales, from high peaks to rolling valleys.Dales1

Our part of the Yorkshire Dales offers some of the best walking available.  With the 3 Peaks of Penyghent, Ingleborough and Whernside within easy reach you can tackle one a day or try the gruelling challenge of all 3 in 24 hours – not for the faint hearted!  There are also plenty of smaller peaks with more undulating landscape and the Dales of Littondale,  Wharfedale, Malhamdale andRibblesdale all have lovely riverside walks.

Dales2A varied selection of circular and linear walks around the Yorkshire Dales can be found on the National Park website:





The following links will provide you with PDF guide to some great walks:

Bolton Abbey to Grassington (linear walk)
Bolton Abbey
Grassington Meadows
Grassington to Hebden (circular walk)
Malham Cove


troutThe River Wharfe is probably the most famous of all the Yorkshire fly fishing rivers and the six miles of the River Wharfe controlled by The Appletreewick, Barden and Burnsall Angling Club is arguably some of the best fly fishing water on the entire river. A mixture of runs, pools, riffles, glides and pocket water lends itself to all fly fishing methods and techniques both modern and traditional.

The clarendon is only a few minutes walk from the river Wharfe and we work closely with angling clubs.

We also sell day tickets and weekly tickets for trout fishing & Grayling.


For more information please see the ABBAC website:



The Yorkshire Dales offers superb road and mountain biking opportunities for all experience levels.

With outstanding scenery, quiet country lanes and hillside tracks, the Dales are the perfect location for a cycling holiday whether you are looking for gentle rides along the Dales or challenging off road routes.

The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway provides many local routes to suit all abilities and there is an annual Littondale Mountain Bike Challenge every May.  The Yorkshire Dales National Park website also provides some good route information for both road and mountain biking here.

The Clarendon offers secure bike lock-up.  We are also very happy to provide packed lunches for those heading off for the day.





Caving, Climbing and Abseiling

The limestone geology of the Yorkshire Dales makes for excellent caving, climbing, abseiling and pot holing.

Kilnsey Crag and Malham Cove are both popular climbing venues and there are many notable caves close by including Gaping Gill, Alum Pot and Mossdale Caverns.  Yorkshire Dales Guides based in the next dale, Ribblesdale, offer guided adventure days for all skill groups and also have a large indoor climbing wall and training centre.