Activities & Sights to See

There are lots of lovely walks in the area, many accessible directly from Yew Tree House and others within short bus/car journeys. There are also well marked cycle routes offering quiet country lanes or mountain bike routes for the more adventurous (we have cycle storage facilities and a puncture repair kit/pump for guest use!). The following web sites may help you:
Day walks in Grassington area
Walks in Yorkshire
The Happy Hiker
The Dales Way
The Inn Way
Lady Anne's Way
Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales
Rannerdale Cycling
Muddybums mountain biking
Mountain Biking in the Dales
Way of the Roses Cycle Route
Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue
Fly Fishing
Hang Gliding/Paragliding
Caving (Craven Potholing Club)
Horse riding is also available at local stables including the Kilnsey Trekking & Riding Centre. There is also plenty of good quality rock climbing available at Kilnsey, Gordale & Malham. See for example the Kilnsey climbing site.

Local News & Events

Require general information about Grassington and area? Consult GrassingtonWeb. Want current news? Consult our local newspaper, The Craven Herald & Pioneer. Stuck for things to do? Check out this list of suggestions or visit the Welcome to Yorkshire web site.

Grassington Festival

This is held in June of each year and is very popular. If you wish to come then please book early! Artists for 2013 will include Jools Holland, the Black Dyke Band, the (ELO) Orchestra and The Levellers. Events include concerts, films, street theatre, visual arts, and lectures. There is even a Fringe Festival which gains in popularity every year! For further information go to the Festival web site.

Dickensian Celebrations

These are held on the first three Saturdays in December. Be transported back to the time of Charles Dickens. See the Christmas lights, the village square and the streets transformed into a traditional market with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume. Enjoy the musicians, dancers, street entertainers and exhibitions of traditional country crafts. Come and enjoy our 32nd year in 2013! For further information go to the Dickensian web site.

1940s Weekend

On 21/22 September 2013, why not indulge yourself in a weekend of nostalgia by coming to our 1940s weekend! Music, dancing, re-enactments, displays of contemporary military & civilian vehicles ... the works! View the dedicated web site for details.

Local History/Genealogy

Whilst in the area, why not visit the Grassington Folk Museum in Main Square which celebrates lead mining, rural crafts, Dales farming, local costume & domestic life, folklore and the days of the Yorkshire Dales Railway. You might also like to mosey around to the recently completed Linton Falls Hydropower Scheme which restored to full operation the generating station that first brought electricity to Grassington.
Those interested in family history and who have links to the region may wish to consult the Grassington Congregational Church web site which contains detailed records dating from 1811. The church (which is located next door but one to Yew Tree House) has a Sunday morning service at 10.30am and all are welcome.