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Details for Barbondale

Barbon Manor
St Bartholomew's Church

Barbondale is a secluded and peaceful valley which supports Barbon Beck and is set on the very outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Cumbria. The glacial valley is a perfect place for walkers and climbers, and has a number of caves and potholes for outdoor lovers to explore. There are wonderful views from the cliff tops, and some perfect places to stop and sit for a while to enjoy some lunch and the tranquility of the countryside.

Barbon Hall stands within the valley and is part of the Barbon Manor Estate. The magnificent building was built in the 19th century and originally housed cholera victims in isolation. The estate is now a renowned motor sport venue which attracts racing enthusiasts to the short hill climb events which take place three times each year.

Barbon village is picturesque, with a church and a 17th Century Inn offering fine ales and accommodation. There are a number of welcoming traditional pubs which make the perfect watering hole for walkers and ramblers as they pass through. Leading from the village there are some lovely country lanes and natural pathways offering walks with varying levels of difficulty. Some will take you up onto the hillsides to the long ridge where the wildlife is abundant and the scenery is breathtaking.


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