out & about

The Plough Inn provides the perfect base to explore and enjoy a wide range of attractions and activities. We are situated amongst beautiful open Yorkshire Dales countryside and yet only a few miles from many spectacular natural features, bargain shopping, country sports, farmers’ markets, historic houses, abbeys, castles and gardens. The Plough Inn is the perfect place to stay, to enjoy a good meal and to relax in peaceful surroundings.

Centrally situated for many larger towns, The Plough Inn is just over an hour drive from many larger towns such as Harrogate, Leeds, Manchester, Knaresborough, York, Lancaster, Preston and the Southern Lakes and therefore a perfect starting place for a great day out.

Nearer home our area has its own unique attractions; there is so much to see and do. We have chosen just a few ideas for you. Click the name to see individual information and we hope you enjoy our gallery of photographs of the region.

The famous Settle Carlisle Railway
The Calendar Girls Film sites
Leeds Liverpool Canal
White Scar Caves
Ingleborough Cave
Kilnsey Park & Trout Farm
Kirkby Field Farm Centre, Malham
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Bolton Abbey Estate
Ingleton Waterfalls Walk
Three Peaks
Skipton Castle
Pendle Heritage Centre
Bronte Parsonage, Haworth
Falconry & Wildlife


Shopping can be a fulfilling part of your holiday experience

Our location close to the Lancashire border means that we are only a short distance from the East Lancashire mill towns. These are renowned for their excellent shopping outlets where designer products can be bought at bargain prices. In contrast, we also have a local cultural heritage of arts and crafts with many outlets and workshops situated across the Dales and the Ribble Valley. The Dales are also famous for Wensleydale Cheese; the creamery at Hawes is a must if you want to take home some of Wallace and Gromit’s favourite cheese.

Watershed Mill Visitor Centre, Settle . Boundary Mill, Colne, Lancs . Botany Bay, Chorley, Lancs . Darley Mill, Harrogate, N. Yorkshire . The Platform Gallery at Clitheroe, Lancs

At The Plough Inn we offer the best of both worlds – the Yorkshire Dales and Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland

We are situated at the edge of the glorious Forest Of Bowland, which offers a wide range of unspoilt landscapes and visitor facilities. Try the Crook O Lune or Gisburn Forest for a family bike ride or visit the Bowland Visitor centre at Beacon Fell and explore its nature trails and the surrounding landscape. Take in Bowland’s village cafes and farm shops, its countryside sites and wildlife, or the wide-open fells and footpaths… on bike, by foot or horse. Better still, take the bus…! Visit www.forestofbowland.com and www.ribblevalley.gov.uk for lots of ideas for enjoyable days.

Farmers’ markets in the area have become very popular where you can buy locally made and home grown produce.

Skipton Farmer’s Market is on the first Sunday of the month. Settle Farmer’s Market is on the second Sunday of the month. Grassington Farmer’s Market is on the third Sunday of the month www.k2unlimitedinc.com


For those of you who enjoy an active holiday, our beautiful surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for all levels of sporting interests. We have golf courses, mountainbiking, hot air ballooning, climbing, potholing, adventuring, horse riding, walking, quadbiking, shooting, cycling, canoeing and fishing facilities; to mention just a few. View the websites below for details and contacts.