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Details for Littondale

Littondale is a peaceful valley located on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, on the Skipton to Kettlewell road. This peaceful and tranquil location contains several beautiful and historic villages full of interest for the visitor.

Littondale is also a superb location for a walking or cycling holiday as there are numerous bridleways and trails to explore which take in some delightful scenery and pass through a number of pretty villages. There is a good choice of accommodation available around the area for a longer stay or family holiday.

The sheltered fertile valley has existed for more than 5000 years and still retains evidence of both Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements. Littondale's three main villages are Litton, Arncliffe and Halton Gill. There are a number of fascinating yeoman houses which date back from the 17th century still remaining in the valley.

The hamlet of Halton Gill located in the upper dale contains many old fine buildings and has a main road leading up to the spectacular Pen-y-Ghent and Fountains Fell, ideal for walking or sightseeing tours. The picturesque village has been used as the setting for a number of television and film productions and therefore holds a lot of interest for visitors who come to enjoy the scenery and sights for themselves.

Litton is a beautiful village with several 17th and 18th century solid thick walled houses. There is one pub, a post office and one remaining farmhouse at Old Litton. Litton was at one time a deer park which was well known in the 18th century for its...


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