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The Area

We are so pleased to ‘share’ the Overdale experience with people who enjoy the countryside

There is stunning scenery all around the cottage offering good walking on grassy paths from the front door. Alternatively, the walk into Hawes, along the historic stone flagged path through sheep filled meadows leads you to a lively small town with a range of attractions to suit all tastes.


Attractions in Hawes include the Dales National Park Visitor Centre and Museum in Hawes which has masses of current and historical information about the area. At The Wensleydale Creamery, you can see the famous cheese being made, sample and buy any variation you could imagine and eat at the excellent restaurant and café. The Pennine Way is close by but the discerning walker will probably prefer the many other quieter paths which abound the area. We have red squirrels in Burtersett but you can also go to a viewing point 6 miles from Hawes at Snaizeholme where the ranger feeds the colony there.

Nearby are:

Aysgarth Falls (6m) – a series of impressive waterfalls
Hardraw Falls (2m) – the waterfall with the longest drop in England – entrance is through the quirky Green Dragon Pub.
White Scar Caves (15m) – the guided tour is a must.
Bolton Castle (8m) – featured on the Dales TV programme. Great views from the top of the castle, plus a cafe.
The Forbidden Corner (10m) – a wonderful attraction for children
Semerwater (2m) – good for bird watching, walking to Stalling Busk, canoeing, wildwater swimming, picnicking on the shore, lama walking at the farm and the start of the shortest river in England..
Black Sheep Brewery (25m) A fascinating tour and plenty of sample the ales.
Thorpe Perrow Gardens (15m) walks and plants and gardens.