Local Attractions and places to eat
If you don't feel like cooking, there are 2 pubs locally that serve good food. There is plenty of attractions to explore from West End Outdoor Centre as well as the stunning Yorkshire Dales to explore. Here are a few ideas:
- Brimham Rocks. A great landscape of 'wierd' rocks making a climbing playground with beautiful Nidderdale views.
- Stump Cross Caverns. One of Britain's premier show caves.
- How Stean Gorge. Try outdoor activities like via ferrata, abseiling, gorge walking, caving and rock climbing.
- The Nidderdale Way. A 53 mile circular long distance walk around Nidderdale, a designated Area of Natural Beauty.
- Thruscross Reservoir. West End Outdoor Centre overlooks this beautiful reservoir. It is one of six local reservoirs, the others being Gouthwaite, Grimwith, Fewston, Swinsty and Lindley Wood Reservoir.
- Ripley Castle and gardens.
- Newby Hall. An 18th century country house with award winning gardens and an Adventure Garden for children with miniature railway and island fort.
- Lightwater Valley. One of the UK's finest theme parks for a family fun day out.
- Bolton Abbey. 12th Century Augustinian monastery with over 80 miles of woodland walks.
- Skipton with its medieval castle, regular market and colourful canal basin.
- Harrogate with its Turkish Baths, RHS Harlow Carr and Betty's Tea Rooms.
- The small cathedral city of Ripon with Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden just 3 miles away. This World Heritage Cistercian Abbey Ruin includes an 18th-century landscaped water garden.
- Pateley Bridge and Grassington. Bustling Dales villages with museums, café and a farm auction at Pateley Bridge where you will spot many James-Herriot-like characters.
- Historic York is an hours drive away and offers a great day out with minster, shopping Shambles street, museums and York races.