Famous for its unmistakable patchwork of drystone walls, Yorkshire Dales National Park has a long history of livestock farming. Wander across the expansive heather moorland, experience the fun of an agricultural show and ride on the world-famous Settle-Carlisle railway which runs through the National Park from north to south, passing over huge stone viaducts, through long tunnels and past remote wayside station buildings.
The Wensleydale Farmer’s Experience
For a true Wensleydale experience try out life as a farmer on the Swinithwaite Estate, home of the Thornton-Berry family since 1925. Start the day with a traditional, hearty English breakfast of fresh local produce in an award-winning café, then spend the day taking a close look at traditional drystone walls, feeding the animals, gathering sheep and learning about sheep are farmed. A fun and engaging hands-on experience in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
To find out more about The Wensleydale Farmer’s Experience and to book, visit the experience website.
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