Kingsdale, snow-streaked slopes of Whernside
A shepherd’s track heads up the moor to the head of Kingsdale. The snow-streaked slopes of Whernside ahead.
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Kingsdale is on the Western side of the Dales National Park and lies in North Yorkshire and Cumbria.  The dale has a watercourse flowing through it called Kingsdale Beck which then flows into the river Twiss and then onto the River Doe at Ingleton, then finally been called the River Greta thereafter. Kingsdale also has many waterfalls and is a must for keen photographers and walkers alike.

This Dale offers wonderful views to Whernside on one side and Gragareth Fell on the other, from which on a clear day Morecambe Bay can be seen. Underground the famous Yordas Cave system offers a different challenge and for the keen cyclist you can try the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway, which is a circular 130-mile route starting and ending at Skipton. Make sure you take lots of water or stop at the many watering holes along the way.

If you have photographs of Kingsdale we would love to see them! Please email them to us so that we can add them to our Gallery. Email: [email protected]