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Grassington

Grassington is a popular Wharfedale village, just under 10 miles north of Skipton and 8 miles north-east of Bolton Abbey in the Southern Yorkshire Dales National Park. Grassington lies next to the River Wharfe and Linton Waterfalls, which offer plenty of opportunities for scenic walks and fishing. Fly fishing is particularly popular and fishing permits can be purchased from the Grassington Post Office.

There are plenty of walks to suit all choices, including over 80 miles of footpaths on the Bolton Abbey Estate. Find pony trekking at Kilnsey and rock climbing at Kilnsey Crag and Malham Cove. Wharfedale has become well known with cyclists after featuring on the 2014 Tour de Yorkshire Route with the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway passing close to Grassington.

There are a number of local cafés and pubs in Grassington for a drink and good food after your day out exploring Wharfedale. Throughout the year there is a variety of events and entertainment with drama and Grassington Movie nights at the Octagon Theatre. Grassington Festival is held for two weeks annually in June and early July. In September the Grassington 40s Weekend offers tea dances and an opportunity to stroll up the High Street and enjoy the 1940’s costumes. In December, enthusiastic locals dress up again for the annual Dickensian Festival.

Grassington Folk Museum in the High Street offers a fascinating window back to Dales life as it used to be. Those wishing to catch up on the latest in Dales Agricultural life will enjoy a day out at Kilnsey Agricultural Show which is held every year at the end of August and offers a chance to see the best in Dales livestock, country crafts and baking, plus fell running and sheepdog trials.

Nearby villages include Linton, Threshfield, Hebden, Conistone and Kilnsey. Kettlewell, made popular by the 2003 film ‘Calendar Girls’, lies 7 miles up the Dale and Malham with its Cove and Tarn of scientific interest is just under 12 miles to the east by car, or closer by foot.

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