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Pictures of Arncliffe

in the county of North Yorkshire
Near Arncliffe, Yorkshire

About Arncliffe

Arncliffe is the largest of Littondales four villages and is situated on the lovely River Skirfare. It is recorded that Charles Kingsley drew his inspiration for his classic novel 'The Water Babies' from this area, when he stayed at Mallam Tarn House. The River Skirfirth was the river the hero 'Tom' jumped into, when he joined the water babies.

Arncliffe's parish church, the church of St.Oswald, lies in a favoured position close to the river, just a little way from the village. The village itself is spacious and has a variety of attractive properties interspersed around a fine village green. The old village school is a picturesque building, so too is a barn that dates 1677 and Old Cores dates 1650. The countryside all around, even on a winters day, is quite spectacular and there are magnificent views of the village and the lonely surrounding region, from the high road as you leave the village and head towards Fountains Fell. Close-by, is Kilnsey Park and Trout Farm.

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A picture of Kettlewell

Kettlewell (47 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of North Yorkshire

(2.4 miles, 3.8 km, direction E of Arncliffe)

The spectacular limestone beauty of Kettlewell has been appreciated by travellers for decades. It has a series of delightful cottages clustered around the little Cam Beck, a tributary of the River Wharfe as it plunges from Great Whernside...

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Malham (83 Pictures) in the county of North Yorkshire

(6.0 miles, 9.6 km, direction S of Arncliffe)

High on the moors and dales of Yorshire, lies the wild and desolate place of Malham....


Grassington (51 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of North Yorkshire

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction SE of Arncliffe)

This is Upper Wharfdale's principle village. It is a place of quiet charm with a lovely old bridge spanning the River Wharfe and cobbled lanes with pretty stone cottages descending towards the attractive village square...

Limestone scenery above Settle, Yorkshire Dales

Settle (34 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of North Yorkshire

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction SW of Arncliffe)

A wonderful market town in the Yorkshire Dales. Settle is the starting point for the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway; one of Britain's most spectacular and scenic railways which.....

Gayle, North Yorkshire

Gayle (17 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of North Yorkshire

(11.2 miles, 18.1 km, direction N of Arncliffe)

The picturesque village of Gayle is found amidst the glorious scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is on the passage of the Pennine way, close to Hawes and the National Park Centre...

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Malham Tarn, North Yorkshire

Malham Tarn & Moor (4 Pictures)

(4.0 miles, 6.4 km, direction SW)

Malham Tarn is a lake in the Yorkshire Dales National Park which inspired English novelist Charles Kingsley to write the classic.....

Gordale Scar,  Malham Cove

Gordale Scar (8 Pictures)

(5.0 miles, 8.0 km, direction S)

Painted by James Ward, written about by Wordsworth in a sonnet, this dramatic limestone ravine is an essential visit when in the.....

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Malham Cove (30 Pictures)

(5.4 miles, 8.8 km, direction SW)

A natural limestone formation which is a national beauty spot, near Malham, North Yorkshire..

Janet's Foss. Malham, North Yorkshire

Janet's Foss (5 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction S)

A small picturesque waterfall near the village of Malham and Malham Cove, North Yorkshire. Janet refers to a Fairy Queen who is.....


Yorkshire Dales National Park (266 Pictures)

(6.3 miles, 10.2 km, direction N)

The unyielding screach of a curlew from the skies above, is often the only sound heard in the far upland reaches of the lonely.....

Garsdale Station on the Settle Carlisle Railway, located high in the Yorksire Dales National Park

Settle Carlisle Railway (9 Pictures)

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction SW)

This spectacular train journey could easily be the most scenic train trip in the whole of the UK. The route is part of National.....

Aysgarth Lower Falls, Easter weekend 2007. Yorkshire Dales

Aysgarth Falls (49 Pictures)

(11.9 miles, 19.2 km, direction NE)

These magnificent falls, although not the highest in the land are certainly one of the most picturesque sights in Yorkshire. The.....

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