an area in the Yorkshire Dales but also extends into North Yorkshire. Others
may differ but I have defined those in the Yorkshire Dales as "Upper
Wensleydale" and those in North Yorkshire (but outside the Dales
proper) as Lower Wensleydale, treating the River Ure as the indicator of
where the Dale lies.
Wensleydale is a lush valley renowned
for its dairy produce not least the famous Wensleydale cheese,
produced in Hawes. This cheese has been granted Protected Geographical
Indication (PGI) status, which means that no other cheese-maker outside the
area can produce a cheese and call it Yorkshire Wensleydale.
Many families have lived in the
Dale for generations and you are likely to hear the local dialect.
down to see the Wensleydale walks (or walks starting just off Wensleydale).
you will require Accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales, see Accommodation
For Walkers page.
you need to buy any hiking equipment/clothing before your trip see the Hiking
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