It might not always have the sunshine of a trip abroad but Long Ashes doesn’t lack in incredible scenery, delicious food or pure relaxation!
Set in the the picturesque Wharfedale Valley, surrounded by rugged scenery and outstanding walks, pretty villages and endless views. There is a whole host of things to do and explore in ‘God’s Own Country’. From serious hiking and climbing to gentle strolls, whatever your ability you will be able to get out and explore your beautiful surroundings. There's also a whole host of other attractions, such as castles, music festivals, country houses and theme parks. You'll be spoilt for choice!
Take a gentle stroll through Grass Wood, near Grassington, and take in the abundant flora and fauna of the nature reserve, or wander through Freeholders’ Wood, past the spectacular Aysgarth falls. For a more challenging hike, the Pennine Way, the Coast to Coast and the Dales Way all pass through the park, and it is also home to the iconic 24 hour challenge, the Yorkshire Three Peaks.
A history buff? There's so much to choose from with a whole host of castle and historic monuments. You’ll be able to keep the whole family entertained too with falconry displays, archery and even medieval knights in action. For a more modern day out, head for Europe’s longest rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley, the tree-top adventures of Aerial Extreme at Bedale, or the mysterious world of Forbidden Corner, near Leyburn, with its strange tunnels, chambers and labyrinths.
If you’re looking for some retail therapy the picturesque village of Grassington is just two miles away, with its friendly independent shops and cafés and quaint cobbled streets. The village also holds a farmers’ market every third Sunday of the month, offering the freshest possible produce from the local area. For a more serious shop, Skipton isn’t far and you’ll find Cravens Court shopping centre as well as Skipton market, which dates back over 800 years!
More area highlights include the home of Wensleydale cheese, famously a favourite of Wallace and Gromit, and you'll be able to taste the authentic original straight from the dairy. You can also enjoy a drink and a meal at the Tan Inn, officially the highest pub in Great Britain at 1,732ft above sea level!
Back on the park we have a whole host of facilities for you to enjoy...
You don’t need to go far though to enjoy delicious home cooked meals and a pint by the fireside, Long Ashes has its very own local right in the park itself. The Gamekeeper’s Inn is a true slice of Yorkshire. Hearty, traditional pub favourites are served alongside a wide selection of ales, wines and gins, complementing an ever-changing specials menu. And the best bit? There’s no need to call a taxi to take you home!
If you’re feeling a bit worse for wear after a night in The Gamekeeper’s maybe a day of pure pampering is in order. At Long Ashes Pure Spa you’ll get all the expert attention you could ever want, from manicures to massages, and a whole range of beauty treatments your stresses (and headaches) will melt away!
You can even book a full spa day to celebrate a special occasion and enjoy a range of treatments from relaxation to rejuvenation.
So what are you waiting for? Schedule a visit to Long Ashes Park today, and discover the delights of the stunning Yorkshire Dales, the Team can't wait to welcome you!Long Ashes Park Website
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