Ramsay's Fish and Chip Van

Established in 1980, Ramsay's fish and chip van provides freshly fried fish and chip suppers on an evening to villages in the Yorkshire Dales. We also provide outside and event catering.

Activities in the Dales

Yorkshire people are first and foremost friendly and we do things without much fanfare. We are understated and love the countryside here. One of the special things about Yorkshire is that a lot has not changed. You can go to the Dales and, apart from the fact there are now more cars, they’ve not changed for 20 years and you go back after another 20 and there’s still no change.
Alistair Brownlee

A Fish & Chips Tour of the Yorkshire Dales

Plan your day from start to finish to include delicious freshly cooked fish and chips from the van.

Whether living in Yorkshire or visiting Yorkshire you will find many beautiful places to visit and soon have a list of favourite walks , places and attractions. We thought that we would put together this guide of things to do and places to go for those who have yet to discover the beauty of the Yorkshire dales. We have added the closest place to each attraction that you will be able to find us to make your day easier to plan.

Click here to download a PDF of our suggested activities in the Dales - Activities PDF
Yorkshire Dales

Down T'Dale

Redmire -Leyburn - Middleham - Jervaulx - Masham - Coverdale

Castle Bolton with stunning views to be seen and an interesting historic background there is something for everyone to enjoy. Wednesday Redmire 7.30-7:50pm

The Wensleydale railway runs from Redmire and goes as far as Leeming bar with stops in Leyburn, Finghall and Bedale. Take in the breath-taking landscape of the area from your comfortable seat on the train. Wednesday Redmire 7.30-7:50pm

Constable Burton hall gardens opens in the spring and summer months and gives you the chance to look around the gorgeous woodland gardens with garden trails along with the beautiful Palladian house. They also run an annual tulip festival over the early May bank holiday.  Monday, Finghall 6.20-6.40pm

You can find Tennants auctioneers in Leyburn, being the UK’s largest family-owned fine art auctioneers their knowledge and collections are second to none. Monday, Harmby 5:00-5:30pm

In the nearby village of Masham you can visit The Black Sheep Brewery or The Theakstons Brewery, see how these classic ales are made and learn about their histories. Beers from both breweries are extremely popular with locals and visitors alike, so don’t miss out on this experience. Monday, Thornton Steward 7:40pm -7:50pm

Why not take a look at what’s on at The Old School House in Leyburn. The Arts and Community centre often hosts workshops, live music performances, amateur dramatics, and cinema screenings. Thursday, Bellerby 4:20 - 4:55pm

The Forbidden Corner is a unique attraction situated 5 miles from Leyburn. It is full of the weirdest and most wonderful statues, mazes, illusive tricks and surprises to delight all ages. Adults and children alike will all enjoy this labyrinth.  Thursday Carlton 6.30 - 7.20pm

A visit to Middleham Castle will provide you with everything you need for a bit of Yorkshire culture, once the home to Richard III you can only imagine just how beautiful this castle is until you see it in all its glory. Monday, Spennithorne 5.45 - 6.00pm

If you enjoy beautiful buildings and learning about British history then Jervaulx Abbey is well worth a visit. Set amidst tranquil wild flowers and shrubbery are the ruins of the 9th centaury abbey. The delightful tearoom is also nearby selling its scrumptious refreshments. Monday, Thornton Steward 7.40 - 7.50pm

Up T'Dale

Hawes - Bainbridge - Askrigg - Aysgarth - Carperby

You can find the Wensleydale Ice cream parlour just a short drive from Aysgarth. Newly opened in 2019 and selling an array of ice cream and sorbet flavours along with other mouth-watering desserts.  Tuesday, Aysgarth 6.30 - 7.00pm

The Ropemakers in Hawes, watch just how traditional rope is made from start to finish in the visitor centre, you can also browse in the gift shop at some of the beautifully crafted products made here. Tuesday, Bainbridge 4:30-6.00pm

Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, tells the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked here and shaped the landscape for thousands of years. Don’t miss the former Victorian railway station, where you can climb aboard the carriages. Tuesday, Bainbridge 4:30-6.00pm

Why not take a look at the Wensleydale creamery visitor centre where you will have a chance to not only try many delicious cheeses but also go to their viewing gallery and museum. Tuesday, Bainbridge 4:30-6.00pm

In Hawes Market place you can find the home of award winning animal artist Stacey Moore’s gallery. A talented young artist with a wonderful range of stunning hand drawn coloured pencil sketches. Tuesday, Bainbridge 4:30-6.00pm

The Mulberry Bush is found down a picturesque cobbled street, selling quirky and beautiful gifts and trinkets. Tuesday, Bainbridge 4:30-6.00pm

A short walk to the industrial estate finds you at the Raydale Preserves shop. Selling their delicious jams, marmalades and curds you don’t want to miss an opportunity to call in and pick up some tasty preserves. Tuesday, Bainbridge 4:30-6.00pm

Snaizeholme Red squirrel viewpoint and surrounding areas give excellent chance to see these beautiful animals up close. Tuesday, Bainbridge 4:30-6.00pm

Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden is open to the public during daylight hours throughout the year. It was constructed by the Backhouse firm of York and is a rare surviving example of their work. Tuesday, Aysgarth 6.30 7:00pm

Semerwater Alpaca ambles – fancy a walk with a difference? This experience gives you the chance to take a walk around lake Semerwater  in Raydaleside with these fabulous animals. Email: mastermanjw@aol.com for more information. Tueesday, Bainbridge 4:30-6.00pm

The Home Farmer is a small family ran farm that sell their fresh free range milk from ‘The Home Farm Dairy Barn’ – a horse trailer specially converted into a mobile shop. The trailer moves from village to village throughout Wensleydale giving everyone a chance to fill up their old style milk bottles throughout the week. Their fresh creamy milk can also be bought as a delicious milkshake. Recently they have turned their hand to making cheese too, which can also be found stocked in the mobile shop. Why not pick up your fish and chips and breakfast milk all in one go.

Swaledale

Reeth - Muker - Thwaite

The Swaledale museum can be found in the centre of Reeth. Open in the Spring and summer months it explores 270 million years of local history. Friday, Reeth 4:00-6:00pm

Swaledale festival is an annual event of music and arts based in Swaledale, Wensledale and Arkengarthdale. The festival begins on the late May spring bank holiday each year and runs for two weeks. With many events running in this time it is well worth looking at the online programme to find out about space availability for your chosen events.

Hazel Brow farm visitor centre is based on the outskirts of Low Row. It is a traditional working farm that offers you the chance to learn about farming in a hands on, interactive way – from feeding the lambs to alpaca trekking. Best to contact them directly to arrange your visit. Friday, Low Row 7.00 - 7.25pm

How about visiting the Britain's highest inn? Tan hill sits 1732 feet (528m) above sea level. Dating back to the 17th centaury its stone floors and open fire are very welcoming and homely. The Inn also has a live music event on most Saturday nights to entice you to visit this unique inn. Friday, Gunnerside 8:00 - 8.30pm

Millgill waterfall

Walking and Cylcling routes

If you're looking to dig out your walking boots and take in the local scenery on foot, then here is a website to help find a route for you. We especially recommend the Leyburn Shawl, and Addleborough routes.

You can also check out The Inn Way -  Spend several days walking from pub to pub through spectacular landscapes, travelling slowly and gently on foot, which allows more time to savour the special qualities that make these areas unique.

The Pennine Way is a National Trail in England, with a small section in Scotland. The trail runs 268 miles from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, north through the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland National Park and ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border. The path runs along the Pennine hills, sometimes described as the "backbone of England".

If you are looking for an adventurous activity why not visit the dales bike centre in Fremmington just outside of Reeth, or Stage One Cycles in Hawes. They will be bale to provide you with all the equipment and the best routes for you to take on a journey around the dales.

Waterfalls in the dale:

  • Aysgarth falls
  •  Hardraw Force
  • Mill Gill and Whitfield waterfalls, Askrigg
  • West Burton Falls
  • Harmby waterfall
Millgill waterfall

Walking and Cylcling routes

If you're looking to dig out your walking boots and take in the local scenery on foot, then here is a website to help find a route for you. We especially recommend the Leyburn Shawl, and Addleborough routes.

You can also check out The Inn Way -  Spend several days walking from pub to pub through spectacular landscapes, travelling slowly and gently on foot, which allows more time to savour the special qualities that make these areas unique.

The Pennine Way is a National Trail in England, with a small section in Scotland. The trail runs 268 miles from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, north through the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland National Park and ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border. The path runs along the Pennine hills, sometimes described as the "backbone of England".

If you are looking for an adventurous activity why not visit the dales bike centre in Fremmington just outside of Reeth, or Stage One Cycles in Hawes. They will be bale to provide you with all the equipment and the best routes for you to take on a journey around the dales.

Waterfalls in the dale:

  • Aysgarth falls
  •  Hardraw Force
  • Mill Gill and Whitfield waterfalls, Askrigg
  • West Burton Falls
  • Harmby waterfall
Millgill waterfall

Walking and Cylcling routes

If you're looking to dig out your walking boots and take in the local scenery on foot, then here is a website to help find a route for you. We especially recommend the Leyburn Shawl, and Addleborough routes.

You can also check out The Inn Way -  Spend several days walking from pub to pub through spectacular landscapes, travelling slowly and gently on foot, which allows more time to savour the special qualities that make these areas unique.

The Pennine Way is a National Trail in England, with a small section in Scotland. The trail runs 268 miles from Edale, in the northern Derbyshire Peak District, north through the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland National Park and ends at Kirk Yetholm, just inside the Scottish border. The path runs along the Pennine hills, sometimes described as the "backbone of England".

If you are looking for an adventurous activity why not visit the dales bike centre in Fremmington just outside of Reeth, or Stage One Cycles in Hawes. They will be bale to provide you with all the equipment and the best routes for you to take on a journey around the dales.

Waterfalls in the dale:

  • Aysgarth falls
  •  Hardraw Force
  • Mill Gill and Whitfield waterfalls, Askrigg
  • West Burton Falls
  • Harmby waterfall
Don’t forget that this is just a selection of activities and attractions in our beautiful home area, there are so many more places to explore and find which is why visiting the Yorkshire dales is so popular.