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Hills like they used to make them
Member Name: Killer_Bob
Date: 07/09/00, updated on 07/09/00 (89 review reads)
Advantages: Mountains, grass, clean air, sheep
Disadvantages: if you don't like the advantages, you're in the wrong place
Yorkshire's greatest feature, apart from the congenial populace and sporting teams is undoubtedly the Dales. The whole park is a vast expanse of unspoilt countryside, in which there are tonnes of great activites to experience. This mostly means hiking, because let's face it, going to a place full of beautiful views and mountains without doing some hiking is tantamount to blasphemy. There's also activites for the self preservationally challenged, include potholing, caving and hand-gliding.
For any serious walker, the three hills walk is as essential as a visit to Mecca is for Muslims. In this walk, the idea is to climb the hills Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside. The walk usually ends in one of the areas superb pubs for a celebratory drinking session. Other attraction include the mighty Malham and its Cove (and fine pubs) and Grassington.
The Dales is easily accessible and makes for a family great day out. The only potential difficulty is parking in some of the more touristy towns, but this can often be circumvented by the canny visitor. This truly is the finest that the people's republic of Yorkshire has to offer.