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Suitable ForCouples in the shepherd's hut, or larger groups with their own accommodation (this will need to be arranged prior to your visit), one well-behaved dog, children (though must be supervised) - yes. Guests under 18 without an adult - no.
NearbyAli’s Little Woodland Wonder is ideally located for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, with visitors able to embark on the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a 25-mile route with 1585 metres of ascent encompassing the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough. It’s a 12-hour jaunt, so guests should either be incredibly well-prepared for this day out, or can experience a slice of it before returning to the comfort of their shepherd's hut. Gisburn Forest is under 10 miles away from the site and boasts award-winning mountain bike routes, with four cycling trails and six walking trails along with bike hire on-site. An accredited Dark Sky Discovery Site, if you visit after dusk you’ll be able to enjoy an unforgettable evening of star-gazing. The market town of Settle is less than five miles away, with its traditional market appearing every Tuesday. For a big day out, head to the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway, where you can reach the Scottish border city in under two hours by train and take a scenic journey over the Ribblehead viaduct.
Food & DrinkThe Plough Inn (01729 840 243) in Wigglesworth will be reopening in the autumn after undergoing some new refurbishment, including making the pub thoroughly dog-friendly. Check to see if this popular local haunt has reopened before you visit, only a five-minute drive from the site and an ideal spot to settle down for a drink and meal while exploring the Yorkshire Dales. The Golden Lion (01729 822203) in Settle is a 10-minute drive from the site, which has received a recent refurbishment of its own, providing cosy corners in which to tuck into wholesome and home-made food. The Talbot Arms (01729 823924) is also a 10-minute drive to Settle, boasting a well-stocked bar with a large selection of real ale, hearty home-cooked food, and a beer garden. For your breakfast or lunch with a coffee, head to Dales Deli Sandwich Bar (07869 991626), also in Settle, for hot breakfast sandwiches, a Full English, or a make-your-own salad box.
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Relaxing weekend in the great outdoors!
Ali's Little Woodland Wonder is located at Hard Head Farm, Rathmell, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD240LJ
If travelling from the South, you will likely exit the M6 at Junction 31; follow the signs for the A59. Pass through Gisburn and take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A682, then follow this road until you get to Long Preston. As you're coming up the hill into Long Preston, take the first left onto the B6478 and go past the train station on your left; keep following this road until you reach the village of Wigglesworth. Take the immediate right as your coming into the village this turning will be before you go past the plough in. Continue on that road for approximately a mile; the lane end will be on our left and is signposted Cockley Bank.
If travelling from the North, leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A65; follow signs for Settle. Stay on the A65 until you reach a pub called The Craven Arms on our left, then carry on a little further and take the second right-hand turn (under the railway bridge). This will be signposted for Rathmell, Wigglesworth. Follow that road, then go through Rathmell; keep going and you will pass signs for the woodland burial on your left. Travel a little further, approximately one mile, then go through the dip and trees. Take the immediate right, signposted Cockley Bank.The nearest train station is Long Preston, which is 2.5 miles away. Collection and drop-off from this station are possible by prior arrangement — please check with hosts Alison and Andrew. There is a limited bus service that collects from the lane end.