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4, 5 or 8 Days / 3, 4 or 7 Nights
Availability : Year round
Start: Newfield Hall Country House Hotel, Southern Yorkshire Dales, England
End: Newfield Hall Country House Hotel, Southern Yorkshire Dales, England
Southern Yorkshire Dales Self-Guided Walking Tour: 3, 4 or 7 nights based at Newfield Hall, Malhamdale, North Yorkshire

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Enjoy a break in the Yorkshire Dales with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect self-guided escape. Newfield Hall, in beautiful Malhamdale, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed route notes, and an inspirational location from which to explore this beautiful national park.

Southern Yorkshire Dales Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3 & 4

Tour Details

Highlights:

  • Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions, for exploring the local area
  • Head out on any of our walks to discover the varied landscape of the Southern Yorkshire Dales on foot
  • Enjoy magnificent views from impressive summits
  • Admire green valleys and waterfalls on riverside strolls 
  • Marvel at the wild landscape of unbroken heather moorland and limestone pavement
  • Explore quaint villages and experience the warm Yorkshire hospitality at its best 
  • Choose a relaxed pace of discovery and get some fresh air in one of England’s most beautiful walking areas
  • Explore the Yorkshire Dales by bike
  • Ride on the Settle to Carlisle railway
  • Visit the spa town of Harrogate

Pick Up Location & TIme

Newfield Hall, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4AA (Google Map)
4:00pm – You’re welcome to check into the country house hotel from 4pm onwards.

Drop off Location & Time

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way onward.

Price Includes

  • High quality en-suite upgraded accommodation at Newfield Hall
  • Excellent food in our country house, full board (B,L,D daily)
  • Use of Discovery Point Library at the country house - stocked with maps, walks and local area information
  • Free time to explore the area

Meals

All meals from dinner on arrival day, to breakfast on departure day
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily lunch
  • Daily dinner
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Travel to/from the Country Hotel (The most convenient train station is at Skipton. Gargrave station is closer, but there is no taxi service from this station)
  • Admissions (please allow approx. £10 per day for entrances)
  • Local expenses such as transportation
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Unpack Once!

Go where you want, when you want. Take a relaxing stroll or try something more challenging. All our country houses have a Discovery Point with maps, guidebooks and local walks directions to help you tailor your stay.

  • Accommodation at a country house hotel
  • Full Board Meals – from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day
Southern Yorkshire Dales Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3 & 4

Walking Grades Explained:

  • Grades 1 & 2 – Leisurely walking grades
  • Grades 3 & 4 – Moderate walking grades
  • Grades 5 & 6 – Challenging walking grades
What to Bring

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner
Itinerary

Arrival Day

You’re welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. 

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (D)

Free Days

Check out the Discovery Point Library at the country house – stocked with maps, walks and local area information. 

For stays of 3 nights, you will have 2 days at your choice.

For stays of 4 nights, you will have 3 days at your choice.

For stays of 7 nights, you will have 6 days at your choice.

Accommodation: Newfield Hall (B, L, D)

Departure Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. (B)

Local Area

Southern Yorkshire DalesNewfield Hall

The Yorkshire Dales contains the quintessential landscape of Northern England. Enjoy the surrounding scenery of green patchwork fields, drystone walls and wild moorland hills.

Newfield Hall sits in rolling open countryside. The nearest village with facilities is Gargrave where there is a pub and shop. The market town of Skipton is about seven miles away. Here you’ll find a full range of facilities including supermarkets, shops, banks, chemists, pubs and cafes.

Malham Cove

Just 10 to 15 minutes’ drive from Newfield Hall is the dramatic natural amphitheatre-like rock face of Malham Cove, just one of the iconic limestone sights of the Yorkshire Dales. If you are not already visiting the cove as part of your holiday, it’s well worth walking there along the Pennine Way from Newfield Hall (the walk takes around 1.5 hours in either direction).

Skipton

The market town of Skipton – about 20 minutes’ drive from Newfield Hall – is a vibrant place to visit. Dominating the the town is its well-preserved medieval Skipton Castle.

Brontë Parsonage

Visit the parsonage in Haworth, the home of authors Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë. Many of their most famous works were written here, including Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and the Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Haworth is around 45 minutes’ drive from Newfield Hall.

Keighley And Worth Valley Railway

This heritage steam railway runs from the centre of Keighley to Oxenhope via the ‘Brontë’ village of Haworth. The line is still well-known as the setting for the 1970 film ‘the Railway Children’ and boasts an impressive selection of steam locomotives. Keighley station is around 35 minutes’ drive from Newfield Hall.

Settle To Carlisle Railway

Ride England’s most scenic railway through the Yorkshire Dales from Hellifield or Settle station. Heading north over the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct you could head to the small market town of Appleby, or the border city of Carlisle.

Fountains Abbey

This impressive World Heritage Site contains the dramatic ruins of Fountains Abbey, the largest monastic ruins in the country. There is an exhibition of life in the medieval Abbey. Adjacent to the abbey is Studley Royal water garden – England’s most spectacular Georgian water garden. Both sites are managed by the National Trust.

White Scar Cave

Located near the village of Ingleton, about 40 minutes’ drive from Newfield Hall, White Scar is Britain’s longest show cave. The underground tour reveals spectacular caverns, waterfalls and stalactites.

Brimham Rocks

See the curious formations of Brimham Rocks above the valley of Nidderdale, around an hour’s drive from Newfield Hall.

RHS Harlow Carr Garden

Situated near Harrogate, about 50 minutes’ from Newfield Hall, are the Royal Horticultural Society’s gardens at Harlow Carr. The gardens have been planted to suit the challenging growing conditions of the north. Wander and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Harrogate

The spa town of Harrogate has fabulous shopping, fine cuisine and glorious gardens. Visit the Turkish Baths & Health Spa, Royal Pump Room Museum, the English Heritage Grade II listed Valley Gardens and Betty’s Tearooms.

Lightwater Valley

Set in 175 acres of parkland near Ripon, just over an hour’s drive away, Lightwater Valley has big thrill rides including the ‘Ultimate’, the longest rollercoaster in Europe at 1.5 miles long. The park has over 40 rides and is fantastic fun for all the family.

York

One of Britain’s most attractive historic cities, York is about a 1½ hours’ drive from Newfield Hall. Attractions include the York City Walls Trail, York Minster, National Railway Museum, and Yorvik Viking Centre.

Dates and Prices
3 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: January 14, 21, 28 $800 $920
2022: February 4, 11, 18 $800 $920
2022: March 11, 18, 25 $800 $920
2022: April 1 $800 $920
2022: April 8, 19 $890 $1,010
2022: April 29 $930 $1,050
2022: May 13, 20, 27 $930 $1,050
2022: June 3, 10, 17, 24 $930 $1,050
2022: July 1, 15, 22, 29 $930 $1,050
2022: August 5, 12, 19, 26 $930 $1,050
2022: September 9, 16, 23, 30 $930 $1,050
2022: October 14, 21, 28 $890 $1,010
2022: November 4, 11, 18 $800 $920
2022: December 2, 16 $800 $920
4 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: January 17, 24, 31 $1,000 $1,160
2022: February 7, 14, 21 $1,000 $1,160
2022: March 14, 28 $1,000 $1,160
2022: April 4 $1,000 $1,160
2022: April 11, 15 $1,150 $1,270
2022: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $1,240 $1,360
2022: June 6, 13, 20 $1,240 $1,360
2022: July 4, 18, 25 $1,240 $1,360
2022: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $1,240 $1,360
2022: September 12, 19, 26 $1,240 $1,360
2022: October 3 $1,240 $1,360
2022: October 17, 24 $1,150 $1,270
2022: October 31 $1,000 $1,160
2022: November 7, 14, 21 $1,000 $1,160
2022: December 5 $1,000 $1,160
7 night package
Departure Dates
Per person (single or twin) Single in a double room
2022: January 7, 14, 21, 28 $1,700 $1,980
2022: February 4, 11, 18, 25 $1,700 $1,980
2022: March 11, 25 $1,700 $1,980
2022: April 1 $1,700 $1,980
2022: April 8, 15 $1,900 $2,180
2022: April 29 $2,100 $2,380
2022: May 13, 20, 27 $2,100 $2,380
2022: June 3, 10, 17 $2,100 $2,380
2022: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $2,100 $2,380
2022: August 5, 12, 19, 26 $2,100 $2,380
2022: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 $2,100 $2,380
2022: October 7, 14, 21 $1,900 $2,180
2022: October 28 $1,700 $1,980
2022: November 4, 11, 18 $1,700 $1,980
2022: December 2 $1,700 $1,980

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on single/twin/double occupancy.

Supplement applied for single in a double room.

Rates are in $ CAD. Rates include room upgrade (better) and membership fees. 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline. We can assist in your travel to/from the Country House.

Travel Details:
Address is: Newfield Hall, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4AA

By Train:
The most convenient train station is at Skipton. Gargrave station is closer, but there is no taxi service from this station.

By Taxi:
The 8½ mile journey from Skipton to Newfield Hall can be made by taxi. You can pre-book a taxi from our recommended taxi company, Station Taxis. As a gide price, it cost £14 per 4-seat taxi in 2019. 8-seat taxis are also available at a higher rate. Please pre-book your taxi at least 7 days in advance by contacting:

Station Taxis*
Tel: +44 (0) 1756 700777
Email: stationtaxis@hotmail.co.uk
The return taxi journey can be arranged on your behalf by the Newfield Hall Manager.
*Station Taxis is not owned or managed by us.

By Car:
From the south, follow the A65 from Skipton to Gargrave. Leave the A65 by Eshton Road, signposted to Malham and pass Eshton Hall on the right. Newfield Hall is approx 2½ miles further on, on the right and before the village of Airton. Look out for our sign.

From the north, exit the M6 at junction 36 and take the A65 towards Skipton. In Coniston Cold village take a sharp left into a narrow road between houses, signposted to St Peters Church and Bell Busk and Malham. Pass under a railway viaduct, then after a mile bear right over a small bridge. After a further mile turn right at the junction, cross the narrow bridge then shortly after turn left through the gateway onto the drive of Newfield Hall. Look out for our sign.

There is free parking with the grounds of Newfield Hall.

Hotel Descriptions
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Newfield Hall

Situated close to Malham in South Yorkshire’s portion of the famous Dales, Newfield Hall offers country-pile atmosphere amid beautiful rural surroundings. A grand country house, this stately, storied property retains many of its original nineteenth century features, from the grand entrance to the sweeping staircase inside. The Hall has 48 bedrooms, as well as two cosy lounges and an elegant bar, providing guests with a laid-back and unstuffy retreat with a generous sprinkling of style. The Dales and countryside on the doorstep are a rambler’s paradise, with easy access to Malham Cove and its deeply indented limestone pavement, Gordale Scar and Pen y Ghent as well as the pretty villages of Grassington and Kettlewell.

Address: Newfield Hall, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4AA

Room Amenities: Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the tastefully converted Courtyard rooms, which have been reimagined as pretty bedrooms, where pops of mustard contrast with the blue and teal furnishings. With 48 bright and well-appointed rooms, Newfield Hall is one of our largest properties and there’s a range of Good, Better and Best rooms to choose from: we love rooms 3 and 6, both of which are large corner rooms containing original features, with large bay windows overlooking the gardens and beyond the pristine farmland, hills, and yes, dales, of this picturesque pocket of Yorkshire: make use of the telescope trained through the window of Room 6 to scour the countryside for trails to explore.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers.

Hotel Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, walled garden, putting green, heated indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring, return to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Once settled, stroll the large gardens and gaze out over the Yorkshire Dales, or try your hand on the putting green. Slip in to the heated indoor swimming pool to soak while still being able to look out over the gardens. Make use of the activity room or simply retreat to one of the lounges: grab a book and curl up in the stylish Ingleborough Lounge or pull up a chair and challenge someone to cards and board games in the smart Pen-y-Ghent Lounge. Stop in the Heritage Room for inspiration at our helpful Discovery Point and look out for our founder T A Leonard’s boots, long since retired and sat on the mantlepiece. Pop in to the stylish bar before dinner for a pint of excellent local ale or a favourite gin, pausing to admire the maps set into the bar itself, and retire there later to strike up conversation with other guests and swap stories of your adventures in the Dales.

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