Armitstead Hall is situated just off the A59 on the border of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Hall was purchased in 1919 by the Ewin family as a working farm and has been handed down through the generations to the present owner Janet, who still farm’s it with her husband Jimmy and twin son’s, John and Robert
Map to show Armitstead in relation to Yorkshire Dales National Park & Forest of Bowland AONB
Map to show Armitstead in relation to Leeds – Moracombe railway line
Map to show Armitstead in relation to Yorkshire Dales Cycleway
In a quiet and peaceful area surrounded by idyllic countryside Armitstead Hall is ideally situated for so many different things. Relaxing on a warm summer night in the garden with a glass of wine or curling up in a large armchair on a chilly winters night with a book in front of the roaring log burner.
For the more energetic a brisk walk may fit the bill, in fact, when you look out from the staircase window the majestic Ingleborough rises in the distance, which along with Whernside and Pen-y-ghent are known as the Three Peaks one of the great outdoor challenges of the UK.
A outing on the Settle-Carlisle railway is well worth undertaking where you can enjoy a relaxing journey through the rugged moorland and limestone scars of the Yorkshire Dales along with the 24 stone arch viaduct at Ribblehead, a most impressive structure being an incredible feat of Victorian engineering.
Onward through Dent station, the highest mainline railway station in England at 1150 ft. which contrasts vastly with the Eden Valley with its luscious, bountiful fertile land and red sandstone architecture.
The Leeds-Morecambe railway line can take you back in time when the noble steam engines passes en route from Carnforth Station Heritage Centre to embark on regular journey’s on the Settle-Carlisle line. If you wish to join this unique experience advance booking is essential, www.settle-carlisle.co.uk
Your stay at Armistead Hall can be as energetic and active as you wish with access to the Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way at the end of the drive, together with off road cycling at Gisburn Forest and Settle Loop, www.yorkshiredales.org.uk settle loop which is a 10 mile circuit for horses, cyclist or experienced walkers.
The Way of the Roses cycle route is also within easy reach of Armitstead Hall and could be joined at Austwick or Settle. Resplendent walks around Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn, Attemire Scar or a simple stroll along the footpaths and bridleways in and around Armitstead Hall allows you to explore the glorious vista.
Arrangements can be made to collect you from either Giggleswick or Settle station with or without bikes with prior notice. Local tourist information centre telephone no 01729 825192