Yew Tree House Bed & Breakfast

Yew Tree
                    House, Grassington, North Yorkshire




Activities

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 facilties and a puncture repair kit/pump for guest use!). 

The following web sites may help you:

Day walks in the Grassington area         Walks in Yorkshire      
The Dales Way           The Inn Way           Lady Anne's Way        
The Happy Hiker   

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales         Rannerdale Cycling   
Mountain Biking in the Dales           Upper Whafedale Fell Rescue
Way of the Roses Cycle Route (Morecambe-Bridlington)

Fly Fishing       Sailing       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 & area? Consult the Grassington Web Site. Want current news? Consult our local newspaper, The Craven Herald & Pioneer. Stuck for things to do? 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 second 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.
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moors
valley
signpost lintonfalls
Linton Falls
Gillfield Mine Entrance
Gillfield Mine, Hebden
1940s weekend
1940s Weekend
Congregational Church
Congregational Church
  
  Yew Tree House, Scar Street, Grassington, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 5AS
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