Find out more about Eco Lodges in the Yorkshire Dales
Our luxury eco Lodges at Natural Retreats Yorkshire Dales are located just a mile from the centre of Richmond, a town rich in history and culture which guests can easily explore on foot, accessed by the popular walking & biking ‘Coast to Coast’ route. This famous path runs along the southern boundary of the land and by following this in the opposite direction, you will very quickly find yourself in the Dales National Park itself.
Blessed with such an expanse of wild moorland and stunning dales, there are an enormous range of activities that you can take advantage of throughout the area. All of which can be arringe on site or in advance through the unique concierge service available.
Yorkshire Dales Activities, Sports and adventure
Caving, canoeing, fishing, golf, gliding, mountain biking or surfing. However you like to spend your days on holiday there are plenty of sports and activities to try in the Yorkshire Dales. It ´s a non-stop adventure!
Mountain bikes can be hired and delivered to the retreat and there are many riding stables in the area, hacking out on to the moor. Again, all courtesy of the concierge service.
Furthermore, there is fantastic fishing in the Yorkshire Dales which can be found on the River Swale as close as Richmond itself and the area offers endless miles of exhilarating walking across the Dales. If the weather should prove a hindrance or if you are simply after a more relaxing break there are numerous other sedentary alternatives.
History and culture
There are many important cultural and historical places of interest in the environs. Amongst these, breathtakingly sited on a rocky promontory above the River Swale, the great castle of Richmond is among the oldest Norman stone fortresses in Britain. Close by is The Georgian Theatre Royal, Britain’s most complete Georgian play house with an impressive range of productions.
Other attractive towns such as Hawes, Leyburn and Reeth are close by together with ancient castles, impressive waterfalls, picturesque gardens and a wealth of other interesting places to visit.
There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied and entertained during your Yorkshire Dales break. Mountain bikes can be hired and there are many riding stables in the area. Fantastic fishing can be found on the Swale as close as Richmond itself and there are endless miles of exhilarating walks across the Dales.
Family activities in Yorkshire Dales
Plenty of family attractions are situated locally, including educational places like Darlington Railway museum, housed in one of the oldest railway stations and the great Castle of Richmond and entertaining places for thrill seekers such as Aerial Extreme in Bedale and Adrenalin North Yorkshire.
Jump in the car and explore the scenic landscape of Yorkshire´s beaches. With a surprising collection of sandy beaches and cliff faces, pack a picnic and enjoy a great day out.
Dining in Yorkshire Dales
If fine dining gets your mouth watering, you´re in luck in Yorkshire, with its 6 Michelin star restaurants, this is the most in any county in England. The nearest is The Star Inn at Harome. Or if you´re eating with the children a range of family friendly pubs and restaurants offer quality dishes using local produce. The concierge service can point you in the right direction or even make a reservation.
The Forbidden Corner
The forbidden corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. The temple of the underground, eye of the needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere, extraordinary statues at every turn, there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid. This is a day out with a difference!