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Yorkshire Moors & Dales

14 May 2017

Visit Yorkshire with its ancient towns and cities, moorland and dales. This tour takes in the best of this stunning region of England. Based at a lovely hotel in a charming town in the North York Moors for four nights, the tour will take you to the best parts of both the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors with three circular day tours. Visit the Yorkshire Dales with Richmond and Swaledale and return via Wensleydale, famous for its cheese. The following day will explore the North York Moors and the coast.



May be subject to change.

Day 1 : 14 May 2017

Make your way to Harome. There will be a welcome drinks at 7.30pm followed by a delicious three-course dinner for all participants at 8pm.

Day 2 : 15 May 2017 128 miles

Drive through the quintessentially English market towns of Thirsk and Bedale. Drive into lovely Wensleydale, renowned for its cheese and beauty. The whole dale is also famed for its association with James Herriot, the famous vet, but there are many other attractions, such as Aysgarth Falls and Castle Bolton. Continue along to Hawes, stopping to see Hardraw Force Maybe indulge in some cheese, ice-cream or other dairy products for lunch to work up an appetite for ascending the Buttertubs Pass. Head east along the delightful Swaledale to the charming town of Richmond. Return to Harome via the stunning Rievaulx Abbey. Dinner tonight will be at the Michelin-starred The Star Inn, just a short walk from The Pheasant.

Day 3 : 16 May 2017 120 miles

If you missed Rievaulx yesterday there is another chance to visit this morning. Then drive north, across the moors, to Great Ayton, birthplace of Captain Cook. Drive into the North York Moors heartland and Rosedale Abbey before  and then across to Whitby and the coast. Cross back over the moors to Grosmont, known as the stop on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Head back to Harome. Free evening to dine at your leisure.

Day 4 : 17 May 2017 167 miles

Leave Harome and head south to the pretty village of Hovingham and then across the Howardian Hills to Ripon. Drive across to Nidderdale and past Kilnsey Crags. Continue on to Malham, famed for its Tarn, a glacial lake. Wind your way along many scenic roads, with far-reaching views across the Yorkshire Dales, to Ribblesdale and then Masham, home of the Black Sheep Brewery, for a tipple or two. Drive back to the North York Moors via Ampleforth, known for it Benedictine abbey and famous Catholic school, before heading to Helmsley and back to Harome. There will be a final dinner this evening.

Day 5 : 18 May 2017

After a hearty Yorkshire breakfast, bid farewell and depart for home.


The Pheasant has arguably one of the most beautiful country hotel settings in North Yorkshire overlooking the duck pond in the picturesque village of Harome, near Helmsley. Originally converted from what had been a blacksmith’s shop, village shop and barns, The Pheasant offers lovely rooms, all set around a courtyard of fruit trees. The Pheasant also has its own indoor heated swimming pool.

What's Included?

  • Four nights accommodation with full Yorkshire breakfast
  • Three-course dinners on three evenings, with wine (1/2 bottle per person)
  • Tour book – includes a brief history of the region, maps and directions, and a detailed account of everything there is to do, see and visit each day.
  • Yorkshire road atlas
  • Rally Plate
  • Friendly & experienced Tour Director, Sarah Dowding, to help you make the most of your trip

What’s not included

  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Drinks are extra to accommodate individual preferences
  • We recommend each vehicle has breakdown cover


The Yorkshire Moors & Dales Tour is open to classic, vintage and sports cars of any age. However, the most important requirement is that you take pleasure in motoring through fabulous scenery, deserving of the vehicles we love, relish character hotels and enjoy the company of like-minded travellers.

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£960 per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double room

14 May 2017

4 nights / 3 days

Total: About 415 miles miles


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