The Yorkshire Dales National Park covers an extensive area, which contains a wide variety of scenic interest. Each Dale is usually named after its river although there are a few examples that don't follow this rule. The varied underlying geology is reflected in the scenery with limestone and gritstone the prominent rocks resulting in virtually every type of scenery from dry valleys to wild moorland. More Information
Situated east of the Lake District, the Howgills lie mostly within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Howgills are one of the forgotten walking areas in England. The "hippo like" outlines of the fells are distinctive, most often seen by those tearing up the M6 motorway between Kendal and Penrith. Despite the lack of crags it is great walking country and you can wander for hours in the knowledge you are unlikely to meet more than a handful of other people. Poor parking (except in Sedbergh and a few other areas) helps to keep the number of people wandering the Howgills to a minimum. More Information
Cumbria is one of the finest places for walking in Britain with rugged peaks, rolling hills, lakes and valleys providing a wonderful variety of landscapes. Cumbria includes the Lake District National Park, the Howgill Fells, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the highest peaks of the North Pennines so who could ask for more? Sections of the Coast to Coast, Dales Way and Pennine Way long distance paths can also be explored.
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