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Hawes is a town in North Yorkshire in the Yorkshire Dales in Wensleydale on the River Ure. It is on the Pennine Way footpath and has two waterfalls. Wensleydale Creamery makes Wensleydale Cheese made famous by Wallace of Wallace and Gromit a British claymation comedy.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Bus connection with Garsdale Head on the Settle to Carlisle railway. Bus from Leyburn. Dales and district bus 156/157 from Bedale via Leyburn.

By foot[edit]

Hawes is on the Pennine Way between Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Keld.

Get around[edit]

Map of Hawes

Car based Dales explorers have grand if steep and narrow, roads to Swaledale and Wharfedale.


  • 1 Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard, DL8 3NT. Museum run by the National Park Authority in the former Victorian railway station. Adults £4.80. Dales Countryside Museum (Q5210790) on Wikidata Dales Countryside Museum on Wikipedia
  • 2 Gayle Mill (very close on the main road down Wensleydale.). Gayle Mill, North Yorkshire (Q15221481) on Wikidata Gayle Mill, North Yorkshire on Wikipedia
  • 3 High Clint. A limestone edge on the southern shoulder of Lovely Seat, just above Sedbusk.


  • 4 Aysgill Force, Beggarmans Rd, DL8 3SF. on Gayles Beck that flows into the River Are
  • 5 Hardraw Force, Hardraw, Leyburn, DL8 3LZ, +44 1969 667 572. 10AM-5PM. England's highest single drop waterfall. Hardraw Force (Q3355636) on Wikidata Hardraw Force on Wikipedia

As seen on screen[edit]


The home of Wensleydale Cheese has a visitor centre with a shop, coffee shop and restaurant 1 Wensleydale Creamery, Wensleydale Creamery, Gayle Ln, Wensleydale, DL8 3RN. Wensleydale Cheese is a crumbly hard cheese. Wensleydale Creamery (Q104841912) on Wikidata Wensleydale Creamery on Wikipedia

  • 2 Wensleydale Creamery Museum.
  • 3 Calvert's Restaurant, +44 1969 667 664.
  • 4 1897 Coffee Shop.

Try to get to 5 Great Shunner Fell, DL11 6LR (North of Hawes on the Pennine Way). 2,349 ft (716 m) high Great Shunner Fell (Q5599957) on Wikidata Great Shunner Fell on Wikipedia


Some good antiques.

  • The market is on Tuesdays
  • 1 Outhwaite Ropemakers. See rope being made in the factory which has a 100ft ropewalk, then buy some rope or a dog lead in the shop. Outhwaites Ropemakers (Q105368588) on Wikidata


  • 1 The Chippie, Market Pl, DL8 3QX, +44 1969 667 663. W-Th 5-7:30PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-2PM 5-8PM, closed Su,M,Tu.
  • 2 Spar. Small grocer



  • 3 Low Mill Guest House, Bainbridge, Leyburn DL8 3EF, +44 1969 650553. Just 3 bedrooms in this functioning 18th century watermill, a lovely quirky place. Mostly B&B but serves excellent dinners 2 or 3 nights a week. No children under 15. B&B double £110.
  • 4 Yorebridge House, Bainbridge DL8 3EE, +44 1969 652060. Grade II Upscale stylish hotel in Victorian schoolhouse, eclectic decor, great dining. B&B double £220. Yorebridge House Screen Walls And Roadside Wall With Railings (Q26603140) on Wikidata


1 Public Toilet, Market Pl, DL8 3RD.

Go next[edit]

  • South east to Grassington 22.5 mi (36.2 km) via B6160 through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • South to Settle 22 mi (35 km) via B6255 and B6479 passing the Ribblehead Viaduct and between the 3 peaks
  • West to Kendal 26.7 mi (43.0 km) via A684
Routes through Hawes
EdaleMalham  S  N  KeldKirk Yetholm

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