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Attractions

Ravenstonedale in Cumbria is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The village is surrounded by rolling Cumbrian countryside and quiet country lanes that offer a wealth of leisure activities such as walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and bird watching. The picturesque Eden Valley is nearby. The nearest market town is Kirkby Stephen, just 4 miles away.

The village of Ravenstonedale lies at the foot of the Howgill fells, described by Wainwright as resembling a herd of sleeping elephants and a paradise for walkers. The Howgills offer quieter walking than the central Lakeland fells and guests of the King's Head can walk directly onto the fells without first needing to drive anywhere.

The King's Head is situated between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is therefore an ideal base from which to visit both.Local links

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Ravenstonedale

Ravenstonedale is an unspoiled picturesque village lying at the foot of the Howgills in Cumbria. Nearby is the village of Newbiggin-on-Lune. These villages together with the farms and homes scattered around them form the parish of Ravenstonedale.

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Walking

The fells and footpaths that surround Ravenstonedale are a paradise for walkers, whether your idea of a good walk is a stiff mountain climb or a meander along a gentle valley. Just a few recommendations from the many available include the Coast to Coast Walk (2 miles) and the Howgills (Nearby).

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Golf

Riverside Golf Club is a picturesque course in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It enjoys an idyllic setting, nestling under the Howgill fells in the village of Ravenstonedale. Other nearby golf clubs include Appleby Golf Club (14 miles) and Sedbergh Golf Club (14 miles).

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Fishing

Ravenstonedale is situated in the upper Eden valley. Kirkby Stephen Anglers offer day tickets for wild brown trout fishing on the River Eden and ts tributary, the River Belah. Bessy Beck Trout Farm offers fishing for rainbow trout in 3 well-stocked lakes.

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Kirkby Stephen

A traditional market town of historic buildings, cobbled yards, quaint corners and interesting shops, ideally located in the beautiful Upper Eden valley, formerly the old county of Westmorland, now Cumbria.

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Settle-Carlisle

Let the Settle-Carlisle Railway inspire you to explore the best of the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria's Eden Valley. Relax in your seat and watch as some of the North of England's most beautiful views unfold in front of you.

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Dent Brewery

Nestling in picturesque Dentdale, in that corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park that is actually in Cumbria, is one of the most remote breweries in the Country.

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Wensleydale Cheese

Delicious Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese, lovingly handcrafted in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, is creamy, crumbly and full of flavour.

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Lake District

England's largest National Park is a gem of a place to visit. There are breathtaking lakes, soaring mountains - known locally as 'fells', picturesque valleys and even sandy coastline.

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Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil. It includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves.

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Kendal

Nestling in picturesque Dentdale, in that corner of the Yorkshire Dales National Park that is actually in Cumbria, is one of the most remote breweries in the Country.

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Sedbergh

Sedbergh is a small market town in east Cumbria nestling beneath the Howgill Fells and within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is also close to the Lake District National Park.