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Carleton, Skipton and the Local Area

Carleton-in-Craven is a picturesque village that boasts a babbling brook and a packhorse bridge. It is a historic mill village that sits beside Carleton Moor, which is a vast expanse of open moorland that is popular among locals and visitors for long-distance walks. If you're looking for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Skipton, Carleton is an excellent choice. Despite its tranquil atmosphere, it has a strong community and offers all the necessary amenities. Skipton is only two miles away, and you can reach it by taking one of two routes. You can choose to follow the paved path along the roadside, or you can opt for the more scenic route, which will take you through the open countryside and over the River Aire. Both walks are around 30-40 minutes long, depending on your pace. For a more challenging hike, head up Park Hill from the village and onto Carleton Park, which is a stunning open moorland. On a clear day, the view from here is breathtaking and stretches all the way across the Aire Valley from Malhamdale down to Skipton.

Skipton is a charming market town located on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.  It boasts one of the finest High Streets in the UK and has been awarded 'Best Day Out' by Yorkshire Post readers, as well as being named 'The Happiest Place to Live' in September 2017.

Explore a plethora of street markets, independent shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars in this charming town. You can meander through its alleys and side streets, absorbing its rich history and distinctive character. Make sure not to miss the picturesque canal area, where you can marvel at colourful boats, strolling paths, and picnic spots, as well as the remarkable Medieval Castle of Skipton.  Dating back to the 11th century, the castle stands proudly at the top of the High Street, adjacent to the Holy Trinity Church. From the church grounds, you can relish the breathtaking views of the High Street.

Just off the High Street,you will find the stunning walk around Skipton Castle which leads into Skipton Castle Woods - a wonderland of waterfalls and wildlife, only minutes from the town centre.The stunning woodland has so much to offer with lakes and wooded paths.A circular route,there are some 'steep' steps for those who want to explore the higher points of the woods but this is a real oasis of colour and peace, quite firmly rooted in the centre of Skipton and something that should not be missed.

Venturing further by car we are just a 10-minute drive into the glorious Yorkshire Dales National Park with the villages of Grassington, Settle and Malham approx 10 miles away.  Bolton Abbey is around 6 miles away and there are easy links and connections to Leeds, Harrogate and York by train from Skipton or by car.  The famous Settle to Carlisle train journey can be taken from Skipton station and heading south we are only 10 miles from Haworth, Worth Valley and Bronte country.  

Places to Eat ...

Just a few places you may want to look at within 5 miles of Skipton and Carleton

The Bull at Broughton - https://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/bull/

The Anchor Inn, Gargrave - https://www.cookhouseandpub.co.uk/en-gb/locations/skipton

The Angel at Hetton - https://angelhetton.co.uk/

The Hare & Hounds, Lothersdale - https://www.hareandhoundslothersdale.com/

The Bay Horse, Snaygill - https://www.vintageinn.co.uk/

For more information on all the events in Skipton and the local area,  take a look at Skipton Tourist Information  www.welcometoskipton.com or contact on 01756 792809