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Brunch

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Note: Please check opening times and availability before you make a special journey. Some of these venues had not reopened by the end of July following lockdown.

After a lie-in and a leisurely start to your morning, why not head out for a delicious brunch at one of the wonderful destinations nearby? They’re all worth the journey.

5 miles: Cafe Sopra at Car and Kitchen – Market Place, Settle, BD24 9EF

  • Tasty, contemporary brunch menu cooked from scratch from independent suppliers. Great coffee.
  • Breakfast served from 9am (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sat) and 10.30am (Sunday) to 3pm
  • The Cafe brunch menu

 

5 miles: The Brasserie – The Courtyard, A65, Settle, BD24 9JY

 

9 miles: Hindelinis – Ribblesdale Park, Mill Lane, Gisburn, BB7 4LP – 01200 445227 (Phone in advance, as we’re not sure about the opening times.)

  • Enjoy American-style pancakes and waffles, eggs of all varieties, seating booths and great fire place.
  • Breakfast served from 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Hindelinis Breakfast Menu

 

16 miles: Keelham Farm Shop – Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1UD – 01756 664170 (One of our favourites for a Sunday morning brunch.)

  • Quirky cafe in a superb farm shop just on our side of Skipton – easily accessible with lots of parking. Great for a browse and a shop too – great place.
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Afternoon Tea

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Afternoon Tea

Note – Since reopening after lockdown, many restaurants no longer offer afternoon tea. Please check and book before you visit.

Sip tea from china cups and enjoy tiny sandwiches without crusts at one of these lovely afternoon tea destinations.

Eat like royalty in the afternoon so you have plenty of time to spend at your pod in the evening, toasting marshmallows over a fire pit. Sounds like a plan!

4 miles: The Brasserie Restaurant in The Courtyard – The Courtyard, A65, Settle, BD24 9JY – 01729 892900

  • Locally-sourced, seasonal afternoon teas with served in a cosy brasserie. Traditional selection of quality food with the option of prosecco.
  • Served from 2pm
  • The Brasserie Afternoon Tea Menu

8 miles: The Traddock – Austwick, Settle, LA2 8BY – 015242 251224

  • Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the beautiful walled garden of The Traddock or by a roaring fire in winter, relaxing on a comfy sofa or armchair in the lounge.
  • Served 3-5pm – reservation required
  • The Traddock Afternoon Tea Menu

10 miles: The View  – Coniston Hotel, Coniston, BD23 4EA – reserve a table online

  • Admire the beautiful views through huge glass doors of the 24-acre Coniston Lake or stare into a roaring open fire in winter while enjoying a tasty afternooon tea. All things sweet are prepared daily. Add extras such as G&T or a Yorkshire Martini.
  • Served 3 – 5pm
  • The View Afternoon Tea Menu

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Cafes

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COVID-19 – Some cafes in the Settle area were still closed when we reopened in July. Some of their websites are not up to date, so phone and check if you’re planning to go especially.

Settle

Ye Old Naked Man, Market Place, Settle – 01729 823230 (Try the vanilla slices and strawberry tarts!)

Cafe Sopra, Car and Kitchen, Market Place, Settle (shown in the cover photo) – 01729 823368 (Fabulous breakfasts, good coffee and delicious meals.) –  thecafe.carandkitchen.co.uk

The Folly Coffee House, Victoria Street, Settle – 01729 825185 (Lovely surroundings and great cakes.)  – thefolly.org.uk/coffee-house/

Lay of the Land Garden Centre, Kings Mill Place, Settle – 01729 824247 (Great coffee, cakes to die for and a freshly cooked seasonal menu.) – layoftheland.co.uk

Singing Kettle, High Street, Settle – 01729 823125

 

Just out of Settle

The Courtyard Dairy Cafe – Mecca for cheese lovers – try the hot, grilled raclette or bubbling fondue. Crow’s Nest Barn, Austwick (just off the A65 north of Settle) – 01729 823291 – thecourtyarddairy.co.uk

The Brasserie at The Courtyard – The Courtyard (just off the A65 south of Settle) – 01729 892900 – brasserieinthecourtyard.co.uk

 

Nearby villages – all offering tasty, home-cooked food

Only two miles from Peaks and Pods – Old Vicarage Tearoom, Tosside – 07809 489282 –  tossidetearoom.org

Only three miles from Peaks and Pods – Nectar Cafe, Be a Garden Maker, Coars Farm, Wigglesworth – 01729 840848 – beagardenmaker.co.uk

Clapham Bunkhouse, Cafe and Bar – Old Manor House, Church Avenue, Clapham – 015242 51144 […]

Pubs and Bars

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Giggleswick: 4-5 miles

Craven Arms, Giggleswick (off the A65) – popular pub with consistently good food and relaxed feel – 01729 825627 – craven-arms.co.uk

The Hart’s Head – Giggleswick 01729 822086 (shown in the cover photo) – hartsheadhotel.co.uk

 

Settle: 4-5 miles

Pubs

The Golden Lion – Settle (Duke Street) 01729 822203 – thwaites.co.uk/hotels-and-inns/inns/lion-at-settle

The Talbot – Settle (High Street) 01729 823924 – talbotsettle.co.uk

Royal Oak – Settle (Kirkgate) 01729 822561 – royaloak-settle.co.uk

Bars

Sydney’s – Settle (Market Place) 01729 822000 – sydneysofsettle.com

Boxer and Hound – Settle (High Street) – @theboxerandhound (Closed Mondays)

Bar 13 – Settle (Duke Street) – @bar13settle

 

Surrounding villages:

Coach and Horses – Bolton-by-Bowland (6 miles) – worth it for the lovely pub/restaurant (one of our favourites) – 01200 447331 – coachandhorsesribblevalley.co.uk

The Game Cock Inn – Austwick (8.5 miles) – excellent French-styled food – 015242 51226 – gamecockinn.co.uk

Crow Trees Inn – Bowland Fell Park, Tosside (4 miles) – check website for opening times. 01729 840278 – bowlandfell.com

The Buck Inn – Paythorne (6.5 miles) – good, hearty food in relaxed pub – 01200 445488 – buckcountrypubpaythorne.co.uk

The New Inn – Clapham (8 miles) – 015242 51203 – newinn-clapham.co.uk

 

Malham: 12 miles

Listers Arms – Malham – our favourite after a lovely walk – 01729 830444 – thwaites.co.uk/hotels-and-inns/inns/lister-arms-malham

Buck Inn – Malham 01729 830317 – thebuckmalham.co.uk

Restaurants

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Restaurants

The Knights Table – Stainforth – great seating area and bar (not too formal and excellent food) 01729 822200 – the-knights-table.co.uk

The Old Vicarage Tearooms – Tosside – tasty home cooked food in homely surroundings. Evening tables are available if pre-booked – 07809 489282 – tossidetearoom.org

The Falcon Manor (also Special Occasions) – Settle (just out of town on Skipton Road) – beautiful surroundings and good food. Smart restaurant or food served in bar area. 01729 823814 – falconmanor.co.uk

Little House Restaurant – delicious, stylish food – Settle (Duke Street) – 01729 823963 – littlehouserestaurant.co.uk

Brasserie in the Courtyard – Settle (off the A65) – lovely surroundings and fresh, seasonal food – 01729 892900 – brasserieinthecourtyard.co.uk

Ruchee – Indian restaurant & takeaway, Settle (Commercial Yard) – take own alcohol. 01729 823393 – rucheesettle.co.uk

Royal Spice – Indian restaurant & takeaway, Settle (Market Place) – take own alcohol. 01729 822901

The Italian Restaurant – Settle – 01729 824929 / 07530 356663 – visitsettle.co.uk/italianrestaurant

Special Occasions

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Special Occasions

The Traddock – Austwick – Superb restaurant in country house hotel (shown in the cover photo). 015242 51224 – thetraddock.co.uk

The Coniston Hotel – Coniston Cold – exceptional views, great food and roaring log fire. Choose from the Huntsmans Lodge or Macleods Restaurant. (20 mins’ drive) 01756 748080 – — theconistonhotel.com

The Falcon Manor – Settle (just out of town on Skipton Road) – beautiful surroundings and good food. Smart restaurant or food served in bar area. 01729 823814 – falconmanor.co.uk

Little House Restaurant – delicious, stylish food – Settle (Duke Street) – 01729 823963 – littlehouserestaurant.co.uk

Takeaways

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Takeaways in Settle

The Fisherman – fish & chip restaurant and takeaway (Church Street) 01729 823297

The Shambles – fish & chip restaurant and takeaway (Market Place) 01729 822652

Ruchee – Indian restaurant & takeaway (Commercial Yard) – 01729 823393

Royal Spice – Indian restaurant & takeaway (Market Place) – 01729 822901

The Italian Restaurant – Pizzas and Italian food (Market Place) – 01729 824929 / 07530 356663 – settleiltalian.co.uk

Milano Pizzas – Pizzas and takeaway food (Church Street) – 01729 824411

China China – Chinese takeaway (Church Street) – 01729 825825

Aory’s Thai Take Away and Resturant – 07951 019345 (menu on Facebook)

 

Bike Rides from Peaks and Pods

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Saddle up and get on your bike from Peaks and Pods. We’ve planned a range of routes that take you through stunning scenery and leafy lanes around our beautiful local area.  Each journey features at least one cafe stop for you to refuel and refresh. The routes vary in length and take you on a journey of discovery around our wonderful corner of North Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Contact us via email at hello@peaksandpods.co.uk if you’d like the digital tcx files for the routes. We’ll send them straight to you your inbox.

SPECIAL OFFER: Leave your car at home and arrive by bicycle to Peaks and Pods and we’ll throw in your bedding for free! Email Joanne – hello@peaksandpods.co.uk for a special code to use when you book. (Note – all guests in your pods need to arrive by bike to qualify for the offer.)

ROUTES FROM PEAKS AND PODS: Airton – Malham – Langcliffe – 44km Feizor – 33km Settle Easy – 17km Bolton-by-Bowland – 28km Ingleton – Ribblehead – 35km Slaidburn – Dunsop – Holden – 56km Clitheroe – 48km Knight Stainforth – Austwick – 65km

Walks from Peaks and Pods

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Boustagill Farm, the home of Peaks and Pods, has six footpaths pointing out from it, making it an ideal starting point for many great countryside walks. It’s a quiet and unspoilt part of the country with open fields edged with dry stone walls, amazing views and wildlife.

Head up to the nearby rocky outcrops at Whelpstone Crag on the edge of the Forest of Bowland, which offers superb views of the area, or pass through unique local farms such as Cappleside, whose stunning stone farmhouse dates back to the early 17th century.

You’ll find us on OL41 in the OS Explorer series ‘Pendle Hill, Clitheroe & Settle’ that covers the Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales National. Visit ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/explorer-map-forest-of-bowland-ribblesdale. Boustagill Farm (spelt Boostagill on the map) even features specially on the map snapshots!

We have plotted a selection of walks of different lengths from the site using walk4life.org. We have details of the walks available at Peaks and Pods, or you can find them on the walk4life website. (It costs £5 to be a member for a year.) You can join our Peaks and Pods group online at walk4life, click the ‘Visit our Groups’ tab, enter Peaks and Pods in the keywords box, and you’ll find walks from ‘Boostagill’. Click ‘Our next walk’ and you can view and print off the maps. Alternatively, just search for walks from BD24 0LS from the ‘Search for a walk’ tab.

We’re lucky that the author of a fantastic walking website – www.where2walk.co.uk – lives only a few miles away […]

Three Peaks

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We’re in shouting distance of Yorkshire’s famous Three Peaks. Take one at a time – Penyghent, Ingleborough or Whernside – or take the Three Peaks Challenge if you’re feeling brave enough! www.threepeakschallenge.uk/yorkshire-three-peaks-challenge.

Local guides are on hand to escort you along the way, should you want some extra support and great local knowledge. Contact us for further details and to help you to connect with our qualified guides.

The Penyghent Cafe at Horton in Ribblesdale is a good starting point for the Three Peaks and the cafe operates a clock-in/out system to time, and aid the safety of walkers. Many people prefer to start the circular walk at other points to avoid the crowds in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and instead stop at the Café for lunch or a break.

Penyghent

Penyghent, at 2,277ft high, is the closest of the three peaks to Peaks and Pods. It’s the smallest peak and The Pennine Way links the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale to its summit. Penyghent is also the first climb of the Three Peaks Challenge and if you’re new to walking or the Three Peaks, it’s the perfect introduction.

Whernside

The highest of the Three Peaks, Whernside is 2,415 ft high, the highest point in Yorkshire, and is the second mountain climbed during the Three Peaks Challenge. Slightly different in shape to the other peaks, Whernside is a ridge runnning NE to SW. If walking Whernside on its own, it is most easily accessed from Ribblehead.

Ingleborough

The second highest peak is Ingleborough at 2,372 ft high and is the last mountain climbed during the Three Peaks Challenge. Ingleborough is also the […]

Pennine Way

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We are also close to the Pennine Way – only about ten miles by road – joining the route just past Kirkby Malham. The Pennine Way – one of the country’s National Trails – runs from the Peaks District in the south, and Northumberland in the north, and chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England, offering 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England.

Malham Cove features as one of the Pennine Way’s top attractions and is definitely worth a visit. It’s a huge curving amphitheatre shaped cliff formation of limestone rock and the vertical face of the cliff is 260 feet high. The top of the cove is a large area of deeply eroded limestone pavement. The cove is a short walk from the public car park in the village. Walk along the road and then a surfaced path across fields to the bottom of the cove for a great view. A further scramble over rocks takes you to the very base of the cove and the emergence of a river at its base.

If you continue to follow the Pennine Way, you will find stone steps at the left side of the cove which will take you up onto the limestone pavement at the top for stunning views over Malhamdale.

Two circular walks take in the base and top of Malham Cove. A longer circular walk including Malham Tarn and Gordale Scar, or the walk can be shortened by missing out Malham Tarn and following the Malham Landscape Trail.

The National Trails’ website gives comprehensive information and […]

Gisburn Forest

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Stretch your legs and walk on one of the many trails through Gisburn Forest, most starting from Stocks Reservoir car park, with a link trail to and from Gisburn Forest Hub. Toilets are available at the Hub and car park tickets are valid for use at all sites on the day of purchase. Gisburn Forest’s website – forestryengland.uk/gisburn-forest-and-stocks – has details of five different walks of varying difficulty for all ages and abilities.

Birch Hill Trail is a short 40-minute walk (1.3 miles) that follows the old farm track of Miry Lane and through young woodland, following white markers. You’ll pass the old vicarage garden picnic area and two wildlife hides.

Egg Berry Road trail, following blue markers, is a one-hour walk (2.2 miles) offering a gentle climb through woodland leading to a historic track. Passing through mixed woodland this route follows an old farmstead track known as Eggberry Road.  There are views over Bottoms Beck to the ancient broadleaved woodland of Park Wood.

Dale Head Ramble, described as moderate, follows red markers and is 3.2 miles (approx. 1.5 hours). A steady climb through Birch Hills, followed by a descent to Bottoms Beck.  There are great views over the forest and Hesbert Hill Farm.  The trail follows the course of an old railway along the beck to join with Eggberry Road where there are fine views of Park Wood and Stocks Reservoir.

Gisburn Forest Hub to School Lane Link is 2 miles each way, so allow 45 minutes’ walking time each way. From the Hub the trail can be walked as a linear there […]

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