The Yorkshire Dales is a breathtaking landscape that spans across the Yorkshire Dales National Park and stretches into the neighbouring counties of Cumbria and Lancashire, covering a vast expanse of untouched natural beauty. With a diverse range of wildlife, the Yorkshire Dales offer a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Providing visitors with a chance to explore the great outdoors and discover the hidden treasures of this remarkable region. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker, a nature enthusiast, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, the Yorkshire Dales are sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

Hawthorns Park is situated within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales – perfect for days out from your caravan holiday home. With outstanding scenery, unspoilt countryside, diverse wildlife habitats, and a rich cultural heritage, there are plenty of things to see and do in the Yorkshire Dales.

Things to do in Yorkshire Dales – breath-taking scenery close to Hawthorns Park

The Yorkshire Dales are dotted with picturesque villages where visitors will find tea rooms and traditional Yorkshire pubs to relax and unwind in, as well as market towns to satisfy any shopping needs.

Towns such as Harrogate, Wensleydale and Skipton provide a perfect break from the Dales for you to relax or shop. You will find plenty to do in this beautiful National Park regardless of the season.

And don’t forget that you are never too far away from your home from home at Hawthorns Park.

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Walking Trails in Yorkshire Dales

Like all these very special places, the counties of North Yorkshire and Cumbria were designated a national park in 1954, and the area was further extended in 2013. Meaning there’s plenty to see in Yorkshire Dales during your holiday breaks at your holiday home at Hawthorns Caravan Park. Take a look at our top 10 walks to inspire your many future trails.

The Yorkshire Dales landscape has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil. It includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.

Each valley or ‘dale’ has its own distinct character, set against expansive heather moorland tops. The Northern Dales offer stunning, vast, and rugged scenery for walkers and sightseers alike. In the west, visitors can explore the villages and small towns, each with their own individual charm. The Southern Dales are less remote than their northern neighbours and attract visitors throughout the year. There is something for everyone within the Yorkshire Dales.

You will find stone-built villages sat amongst traditional farming landscapes and drystone walls galore. Take a walk off the beaten track, and you will be rewarded with spectacular waterfalls and ancient woodlands.

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Train Journey through Yorkshire Dales

If you want to see the Dales from a totally different aspect – why not take a train ride on the Fellsman, that runs along the Settle to Carlisle Railway.

The popular ‘Fellsman’ runs on selected Tuesdays during the summer, offering a return steam hauled journey from Lancaster of over 270 miles. The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient. Take in the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct and stunning views of the three peaks. You can get a marvellous view down Dent Dale as the train emerges from Blea Moor tunnel, and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale – before the train climbs 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line at Ais Gill.

The service gets booked up well in advance, so check availability on their website.

Hawthorns Caravan Park near the Lake District

Experience the ultimate relaxation at Hawthorns Park, a family-owned static caravan park located in the heart of Lancashire. Consider buying your dream caravan holiday home at Hawthorns Park and browse through our current static caravans for sale. Our unique caravan site design features individually designed and landscaped plots, some with breath-taking views of the countryside.

Enjoy nature at its best with our own wildflower meadow and woodland borders, attracting a diverse range of wildlife. Plus, our investment in high-tech Wi-Fi means you can stay connected while enjoying the peace and quiet. Conveniently located near the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and Trough of Bowland, Hawthorns Park is the perfect place to own a home-away-from-home holiday home.