Best places to stay for walkers to stay in the Yorkshire Dales and Moors

by Jenna Maryniak |
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Visiting the Yorkshire Dales or Moors? Want a brilliant base for your walks? Here's Trail magazine's tried and tested best places to stay for walkers in Yorkshire.

At the end of a long day walking in the hills, there’s nothing better than to return to some cool, quirky, brilliant accommodation to make your trip even more memorable. We've made it our mission to seek out the very best places to stay for walkers in Britain.

Here’s our pick of the most awesome pubs, inns, cottages, campsites and places to stay for walkers in Yorkshire …

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Trail's Best Places to Stay in Yorkshire:

The Kings Head Inn, North York Moors

Roseberry Topping was famously Alan Hinkes’ favourite hill. And for a man that’s climbed all the world’s 14 8,000m mountains, that’s saying something!

If you’re tempted to find out what the fuss is about when it comes to this diminutive 320m-high mini mountain then you could do no better than to start and finish your ascent at The Kings Head Inn at Newton under Roseberry.

Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors and right at the foot of Roseberry Topping it’s a view with a room alright! It serves good meals, great beer and a nice cosy bed for the night.

Trail's Best Places to Stay in Yorkshire:

Tan Hill Inn, Yorkshire Dales

Perched at 528m (1,732 ft), the Tan Hill Inn is the highest pub in Britain and an absolute institution.

Originally built to serve coal miners it’s now very much a walker’s pub.

Situated on the northern boundary of the Yorkshire Dales, roughly halfway along the Pennine Way, it makes for a remote and wild stopover.

Here you’ll find a warm welcome, a selection of ‘ales from the dales’, proper pub grub and possibly a belting night of live music.

Trail's Best Places to Stay in Yorkshire:

Nidderdale Cottage, eastern Dales

While the west side of the Yorkshire Dales draws the attention of many walking boots, the quieter eastern Dales have much to offer.

This cute cottage has a huge garden and is an ideal base from which to explore the area. It’s surrounded by fields and woodland, and just a short walk fromBrimham Rocks in Nidderdale. Scramble around on the extraordinary gritstone rock formations, then explore the nearby fells and moors of Great Whernside and Buckden Pike.

Trail's Best Places to Stay in Yorkshire:

Gordale Scar - Yorkshire Dales

Not one for lovers of posh shower blocks and sparkling facilities, but in terms of dramatic locations Gordale Scar Campsite takes some beating.

Located just a short stroll down the river from the famous limestone gorge that gives it its name, you’ll feel like you’re camping in the jaws of a sleeping monster. The area is a real hotbed for daring climbers and walkers who fancy a scramble up the gnarled waterfall of Goredale Scarjust down the track.

Gordale Beck cuts the campsite in two, sheep roam freely between the tents, and the local beauty spots of Janet’s Foss and Malham Cove are easily reachable on foot.

As are the brilliant pubs (and plentiful tourists) of the beautiful Dales village of Malham.

Booking: 01729 830333 (Gordale Farm)

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