Location, Location, Location!

The Pasture at Langcliffe Park offers a quiet location which is second to none.

  • The location offers a quiet, peaceful retreat
  • It is easily accessible, being only a few minutes’ drive from the A65
  • The Yorkshire Dales National Park is right on the doorstep
  • A 5 minute drive gets you to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Historic Settle, with all its pubs, restaurants and shops is only a 15 minute walk
  • There are lovely walks right from the Pasture, so no need to drive out
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Settle

We are only a 10 minute walk from this classic Yorkshire Dales town. It’s a bustling place, bursting with quirky, independent shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and attractions. A few highlights include:

  • The Folly and museum of North Craven life
  • Settle Victoria Hall
  • The Settle to Carlisle Railway
  • Settle riverside walk
  • Castleberg Rock
  • Settle Station Water Tower and Signal Box
  • Gallery on the Green
  • Settle Swimming Pool
  • The Listening Gallery
  • Settle Hydro, Weir and Salmon Ladder
  • The Courtyard
  • Settle Golf Club

The town has its own Tourist Information Centre, an established calendar of events, and of course, an enchanting railway station.

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The Yorkshire Dales National Park.

After being recognised as a one of only a few truly unique areas in the UK, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority was established in 1954 with the dual objectives of conserving and enhancing the Yorkshire Dales and helping people to enjoy it.

The Yorkshire Dales is famous for the inspiring scenery - deep valleys (dales), with roads meandering between drystone walls and a patchwork of meadows and golden field barns. Up high is unique heather moorland and characterful hills, such as the much loved Three Peaks. There is the Settle to Carlisle railway slicing through the Yorkshire Dales using tunnels and viaducts, including the iconic Ribblehead.

The towns and villages of the Yorkshire Dales are to be ticked off and revisited at least seasonally. Each has its own character, but all share the same friendly welcome. The boundary towns of Skipton, Leyburn, Richmond, Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Sedbergh, Kirkby Lonsdale and our very own Settle are each wonderful in their own right. They are bustling communities, alive with activity; markets, events and a lovely mix of independent shops, boutiques, pubs and restaurants.

The villages are not to be outdone, with each providing the starting place for stunning walks, as well as refreshments and intriguing stories.

Attractions are peppered throughout this land, whether natural or built. Choose waterfalls, caves, high peaks, limestone coves, tarns and woods, or castles, viaducts, museums, railways, galleries, churches and farms. And more besides.

In terms of activities, walking and cycling dominate, but there are nature trails, shooting, falconry, mountain biking, pot holing and star gazing, as well as courses on photography, cheese making, painting, crafting and cooking. The list is endless – we don’t do boring in the Yorkshire Dales.

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The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Spend five minutes in your car, or 15 on a bike and you’ll find yourself hitting the boundary for this beautiful AONB. Designated in 1964, it covers 312 square miles of rural land in the counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire. There is no physical boundary of course, just beautiful countryside and along with the Yorkshire Dales National Park, means that our Holiday Park is encircled by areas with protected status:

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This position ensures you’re never far from a beautiful view, a lovely walk or an interesting place to visit. AONBs are designated in recognition of their national importance and to ensure that their character and qualities are protected for all to enjoy for the Forest of Bowland, the following was viewed as having particular importance:

  • the grandeur and isolation of the upland core
  • the steep escarpments of the Moorland Hills
  • the undulating lowlands
  • the visual contrasts between each element of the overall landscape
  • the serenity and tranquillity of the area
  • the distinctive pattern of settlements
  • the wildlife and the landscape's historic and cultural associations

In reality, this means that the population of just 16,000 live mostly in the historic villages, with the remainder in hamlets or isolated properties in the open countryside. Some live in estate villages where buildings are of a similar architecture and age, for example: Downham, Slaidburn and Abbeystead, all of which are well worth visiting.

Why visit?

  1. Wild Open Spaces - a third of the AONB is moorland, making up the wild open spaces that are so characteristic and a unique quality of the area
  2. A Special Place for Wildlife - the moors in particular are an important breeding ground for upland birds. There are also notable wildflower meadows, woodlands and geological features
  3. A Landscape Rich in Heritage - much of the natural beauty is related to the wild and 'untouched' nature of the landscape - itself a result of hundreds, if not thousands of years of human activity
  4. Living Landscape - the landscape has been formed out of a close relationship between people and nature, from the dry stone walls, hedgerows and barns to the open moors and grazed fields
  5. Delicious Local Food and Drink - local produce is important as it supports farmers who seek to manage this beautiful landscape and also supports the local economy as well as highlighting local distinctiveness
  6. A Place to Enjoy and Keep Special - highlights the importance of the area for people's livelihoods and enjoyment, with its value as a unique and protected landscape
  7. Wonderful walking – with its low population density, you don’t have to go far to feel you’re miles from anywhere … and you probably are!