Attractions and Things to do
Tour De Yorkshire
The first stage will set off from Saturday Market in Beverley. The riders will parade around the town – which also played host to the race in 2015, then through North Bar before heading north west to the Official Start at Beverley Racecourse; Holme-on-the-Wolds, Market Weighton (which also saw the race pass through in May 2015), and on westwards to a sprint point at Bubwith. From there, the peloton will race through North Duffield and west to Cawood - scene of Dick Turpin’s famous escape from York – and on to Tadcaster, famous for its breweries. After that, riders will visit Boston Spa, Wetherby, North Deighton and Knaresborough, home of the famous ‘spotty house’ from the Tour de France, decorated with the red spots of the King of the Mountains’ jersey. From there riders will travel to Ripley, home of the UK’s only Hotel de Ville rather than Town Hall, and on to Pateley Bridge where the first King of the Mountain will be won at Greenhow Hill. After that, it’s on to Grassington, then Threshfield and a return to some of the Tour de France roads, through Cracoe then Gargrave, the riders will then cross the finish line in Settle for the first time before a sprint at Giggleswick. They will complete a 12km loop back to the A65 and round to Settle town centre for an expected bunch finish in the town.
Tour De France 2014 - Grand Depart Yorkshire
Malhamdale will make the perfect base for your stay during The Tour De France Grand Depart, Starting in Leeds on the 5th of July 2014 and finishing in Harrogate, the route covers most of Wharfedale on a tour of The Dales, through Otley, Ilkley, Skipton, Threshfield, Kilnsey, Kettlewell, Buckden, Aysgarth, Hawes and then Muker, Gunnerside, Reeth, Leyburn, Masham, Ripon and the sprint finish in Harrogate.
Tour De France Yorkshire Grand Depart Day 1 route map Tour De France Yorkshire Day 1 Route Map
Welcome to Yorkshire TDF Grand Depart website Tour De France - The Grand Depart
Learn a new skill - Butchery & Charcuterie courses
Learn pork butchery, curing and sausage mnaking skills, create your own sausage here on the farm in the Yorkshire Dales.
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There are always things going on in malhamdale, including Malham Show A traditional Agricultural Show held on August Bank Holiday Saturday and including the Malham Show Trailquest Mountain Bike Orienteering event and the Malham Show Fell Race.
Malhamdale Meander If you fancy more than just a stroll the Malhamdale Meander challenge walk, 23 miles in 10 hours could be for you, and now also including the Mini Meander (9 miles) held every May....
This summer, visitors to Malham Cove will be given a rare chance to see the world's fastest bird at an RSPB viewpoint! Peregrine Falcons at Malham Cove RSPB Information Officers and a team of enthusiastic volunteers will be on hand everyday (weather permitting!) between 10.30am and 4.30pm from mid-May until the end of July with high-powered telescopes and binoculars to give visitors a close-up view of the stunning peregrine falcons nesting there.
Walking in Malhamdale is free and plenty of it to keep you busy and work on a thirst or hunger to be satisfied in one of our local establishments even if just passing through on the Pennine Way. Don't miss Malham Cove and Gordale Scar.
Mountain Bike routes abound in and around malhamdale including the Settle Loop more information available on MTB the Dales Mountain Bike the Dales or you could try the annual Malham Show Trailquest mountain bike orienteering event on August Bank Holiday Saturday.
The annual Safari Trail a fun walk around the village to find the Animals and complete the Quiz, held at the beginning of June, Spring Bank Holiday in Malham Village. All proceeds in aid of local charities.
Town End Farm Shop & Tearoom in Airton is also worth a visit for its great selection of local produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, veg, preserves and in the Tea Room great snacks and meals, refreshments and homemade cakes. Also gift shop upstairs selling pottery, local art, wooden toys, cards and books. Now also selling Wines and Beers.
Malham Smithy, The Old Smithy in Malham has been given a new lease of live and is open most days where you can view traditional iron work being created, candlesticks, garden ornaments, hooks, hangers, etc.
Malhamdale Motors, with offroad 4x4 facility, including 4x4 hire and full training. Contact 01729-830226
The Coniston Hall Estate just down the valley in Coniston Cold offers accommodation, food, drink and much more, Clay pigeon shooting, 4x4 Land Rover Experience, fly fishing, falconry, archery, Honda Pilots, quad bikes, hovercrafts, paintballing, horse and carriage riding …. The list goes on and on. Or why not try an enthralling assortment of team building activities around the estate? Tel 01756 748080
Climbing opportunities abound even if Malham Cove is out of your league....
The Malhamdale Cricket Club and Bellringer Cricket Club play friendly games on a Wednesday evening throughout the summer and sometimes even in Winter....
Malhamdale Brochure Comprehensive brochure of local attractions, map and walks