Energetic & Explorer Days

Two walkers looking out across the Dale

Chickens in a field

Explorer Days

Self-guided farm walks

Completely immerse yourself in the natural surroundings during your stay at Nethergill, wander down to the river or follow the trail through Bilberry Wood; into Ellbeck Wood, the new woodland area of 30,000 trees. Download this trail direct from the Yorkshire Dales National park website.

Karen Griffiths, Yorkshire Dales National Park Interpretation Officer, has created an audio tour of our Bilberry Wood trail which can be downloaded onto an MP3 player. Click here for a 'taster'

Farm fun

Come feed the chickens and collect eggs for breakfast (all ages welcome). You can also learn about the rare breed White Shorthorn cows, feed the sheep and watch the lambing around April and May.

Dales Way walk

Signpost for the Dalesway walk

Nethergill is situated right on the famous Dales Way and provides the ideal stop along the 74 mile path. Stay in our self-catering accommodation for three nights and soak up more of the stunning Dales scenery whilst enjoying some real home comforts, or stay for seven nights using Nethergill as your base. Tea, coffee and homemade flapjack as well as toilet facilities with honesty box are available for those walkers passing by.

Local walks

We can suggest many picturesque walks in and around Wharfefdale, Langstrothdale, Wensleydale and Swaledale, all with breathtaking views.
There are many circular walks starting directly from Nethergill. We can point you in the right direction and supply you with maps, so you can explore this beautiful landscape at your own pace.

Nature and Bird watching

Nethergill is part of an ongoing bird recording project and is home to many interesting species, including black Grouse, crossbills, curlews, oyster catchers, red polls and many more. Use our 2 observation hides with telescopes and bird feeding stations which attract a wide range of bird species. To view the results of the RSBP survey carried out at Nethergill, click here. To view the area monitored at Nethergill click here.

Signpost for the Dalesway walk Inside a bird hide