Kettlewell is ideally situated for walking from leisurely strolls along the river banks to fell walking up the valley. Several circular routes of varying lengths and difficulty leave the village in all directions. The picturesque long distance walk of the Dalesway passes through the village. A short car journey away is the 3 peaks for a more serious challenge.
Cyclists can also enjoy the open roads and mountain biking is available on the areas many 'green' roads.
The rivers provide excellent trout fishing, or paddling in the warm weather.
During the summer months Kettlewell is home to the scarecrow festival, and other villages have fetes and shows.

River Wharfe at Kettlewell

Scarecrow Festival at Kettlewell

Three Peaks Challenge

Dales Way Route

Local Attractions


Skipton is a traditional market town with markets held on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. You can visit the Medieval Castle, Craven Museum and take a narrow boat trip along the Leeds to Liverpool canal

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Forbidden Corner

For the children a trip to the unusual Forbidden Corner in Middleham, with its many suprises is not to be missed

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Grassington Village with its cobbled square, shops, cafes, Folk Museum and National Park visitor centre is also home to the Dickensian Festival in December and Music Festival in June

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Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey, with it's famous 12th Century Priory, Strid Wood Nature Trail leading to the infamous Strid river crossing

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Kilnsey Park Estate

Kilnsey is 3 miles away where the dramatic crag overshadows the road and home to Kilnsey Park Estate offering trout fishing, pony trekking, childerns activities and events.

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Long Ashes Leisure Club

Long Ashes Leisure Club offers a heated swimming pool, modern gym and spa treatments.

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Malham is a popular dales village, attracting tourists with its dramatic limestone scenery. A short walk from the village brings you to the impressive Malham Cove, Malham Tarn, Gordale Scar and the lovely waterfall of Janets Foss

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Other Attractions

Other attractions include Ilkley with the Cow and Calf rocks, the spa town of Harrogate, Salts Mill, Stump Cross Caverns, the spectacular Aysgarth Falls (shown above) and Ribblehead viaduct