One of the National Park’s biggest attractions is hiking, often referred to as fell-walking. There are hundreds of peaks across the Dales and you can use The Gamekeepers Inn as a base to climb each and every one of them if you so desire. If you class yourself as a serious hiker, perhaps you might fancy taking on the Yorkshire Three-Peaks challenge, one of the many hiking challenges across the UK. This walk involves scaling the three-highest peaks in Yorkshire in one day. These are Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough which takes about 12 hours covering 24 miles and a total ascent of 5,200 feet throughout the day. The starting point of the walk in Chapel Le Dale, is under an hour’s drive from The Gamekeeper’s Inn, so we make the perfect place to take on the three beasts once you’ve had a hearty Yorkshire breakfast!
If you’re not quite up to the challenge of hiking for 12 hours in a single day then there are plenty of other smaller, flatter and pleasurable national trails to follow that start directly from The Gamekeeper’s. There is also a great choice of cycling routes for the family bike ride or the off-road adrenaline seeking mountain biker if you fancy a quick spin.
If you fancy taking on something a little more extreme, Yorkshire has a choice of sports including hand-gliding, paragliding, hot-air balloon rides and rock-climbing if you really want to wet your adventure appetite!
When you arrive at The Gamekeeper’s why not ask a member of staff what they like to do. Nobody knows the area quite like the locals do. You may even end up discovering a hidden gem to call your own!