Out & About

Around the Area

The picturesque villages of Ripley, Pateley Bridge, Grassington, Burnsall, Appletreewick and so many more are within an easy drive.  Alternatively, Bolton and Fountains Abbey are great places to picnic and walk.

Further afield the area has something for everyone. The park is conveniently situated to provide easy access to the many dramatic landscapes within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with picturesque villages, bustling market towns, fascinating locations and of course the historic city of York. Locally there is a wealth of heritage to explore including Fountains Abbey, Ripley Castle & Harewood house.


  • Shop till you drop

    For the shopaholics, Harrogate and York are within a 30-minute drive; and for the more serious shopper, why not hit Leeds, having lunch in the “Sushi Bar” located on the top floor of Harvey Nichols.

  • Leeds

    Leeds is a city like no other – Alive with energy, brimming with culture, packed with award winning attractions.

  • Birstwith

    Reynard Crag Park is set in the beautiful village of Birstwith, Harrogate. The park has panoramic views across Nidderdale. Reynard Crag is set in a beautiful village of Birstwith, Harrogate.

    Birstwith is situated on the River Nidd. The village has pub, unique village store selling everything you’ll need, a post office, and a doctor’s surgery. Sports facilities include a cricket pitch, tennis courts and a snooker room.

    The village has an award winning pub with wonderful food which complements the award winning village store including a post office.

    For the walkers and cyclists, the area offers an abundance of fabulous country walks and cycle tracks.

    Reynard Crag Park is set on the famous Nidderdale way, which is a 53 mile footpath.

    From Ripley it takes you to Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge, Gouthwaite Reservoir, Scar House Reservoir, Middlesmoor, Ramsgill, Dacre Banks, Birstwith, Hampsthwaite, finally the path returns to Ripley.

  • Harrogate

    Why not take a trip to the wonderful Spa town of Harrogate located just 4 miles from Reynard Crag Park.

    Famous for its healing waters, this Victorian spa town oozes Cosmopolitan charm, smart streets and quaint Mews. Enjoy fabulous shopping, atmospheric cafes, fine restaurants and plenty of green open spaces on the ever famous ‘Stray’.

    Top tip – Treat yourself to High Tea at the famous Betty’s Cafe!

  • York

    Few cities rival the charm of York. Steeped in history and beauty, it offers stunning architecture, festivals and eclectic range of shops, stylish restaurants and bars.

  • Book on Site…

    Many activities such as Horse riding, Fishing, Golfing, Biking, Hot air ballooning, the Theatre, to name a few, can be booked through the office.

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