There is so much to see and do around here!
Masham offers great access into Wensleydale, Swaledale and the rest of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Also bordering neighbouring Nidderdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty which covers much of Mashamshire.
If you love the great outdoors, you'll be spoilt for choice with superb walks on the doorstep, from easy rambles to more challenging routes offering a glorious landscape of lush dales, pastures, wild moorland, woodland, meandering rivers and a wealth of wildlife. From birdwatching, cycling, to climbing, pony trekking, canoeing, fishing or shooting, there is something for you.
The unique landscape of Hackfall Woods, just outside Masham. This award winning landscape, now restored to its former glory by the Woodland Trust, combines ancient woodland with man-made follies and a dramatic setting and makes for a great visit, just as it did for the likes of Wordsworth and Turner in the past.
There are interesting follies to explore both in Hackfall Woods and Druid's Temple, just outside Masham, walkable from Hideaway Cottage. Created by William Danby of nearby Swinton Castle back in 1820, this wonderful folly includes standing stones, a sheltered cave and an altar stone. Yorkshires answer to Stonehenge! Its location is stunning and is now enhanced by the Bivouac which has a delightful café to enjoy after your visit.
Close by, you'll find historic gardens, abbeys and castles to explore; Jervaulx Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Middleham and Richmond Castles to the north and Fountains Abbey, Ripon Cathedral and Newby Hall to the south.