Local Info – Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Local Weather in Horton-in-Ribblesdale
To make your stay with us even more enjoyable, please check our local Ribblehead Weather Station.
This information is crucial if you are attempting the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge (Hiking Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough, and Whernside within 12 hours), walking the The Ribble Way, or The Pennine Way.
As the weather around Horton-in-Ribblesdale is very changeable, please come prepared. You can’t buy outdoor equipment in the village.
Local Transport Connections
The Crown Inn Hotel is just a short walk from the Horton-in-Ribblesdale train station on the famous and very scenic Leeds, Settle to Carlisle Railway Line. The Ribblesdale road, the B6479, which connects with the A65 at Settle, is well maintained, providing easy access, not only to Wensleydale, Malhamdale, Wharfdale, Swaledale, Dentdale and Nidderdale but also to the West Coast and Lake District.
Starting from the hotel doorstep are walks that soon leave traffic and cities far from one’s thoughts, refreshing both body and soul. Binoculars or a magnifying glass, can broaden the horizon and reveal new beauty in tiny flowers and fossils in the limestone of walls and crags. However one should never neglect to prepare for the changeable weather in The Yorkshire Dales, especially when attempting The Pennine Way, The Ribble Way, caves, crags, potholes, or the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
Settle, the local market town, is six miles away and Skipton, Leyburn and Hawes somewhat further.
Markets are held each week in the streets of all four towns. Somewhat longer journeys can be made to York, Harrogate and Knaresborough, all places with their own special interest.
The caves at Ingleborough and Clapham are open to visitors, as is the local Falconry Centre and other attractions. Please ask us for further details.
Local Film & TV Sites
For those of our guests who would like to actually visit those places made famous by the T.V. series such as All Creatures Great and Small, which was based in the Askrigg area, or the original location of Emmerdale Farm, which was Arncliffe and Littondale, or the film Calendar Girls, you are ideally based at The Crown. These places and the journeys to and from, show a wealth of magnificent dales scenery.
The predominant stone, which gives this area its singular character, is limestone. Above ground silver crags contrast with the moorland and pasture, while a network of caves honeycombs beneath the surface. Glimpses of wild-life thrill the patient observer: grouse, lapwing, curlew and perhaps even a fox or a hare running across the hillside. Stay with us and enjoy beautiful Ribblesdale and the rest of the Yorkshire Dales.