Distance from Peaks & Pods: 21 miles
A lovely Dales village with stunning views, beautiful stone buildings, quirky shops and friendly pubs. There is a great selection of independent shops in Grassington, including clothing and gift shop No 1 The Square, Helen Midgley footwear, fashion and leather goods, gifts and homeware at Bay Tree Interiors, and The Hedgerow at Threshfield, with fabulous flowers, gifts and coffee shop. Visit – www.grassington.uk.com
Grassington National Park Centre, with large car park and toilets. www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/Grassington
Grassington hosts the famous Grassington Festival in June and July, and the atmospheric Dickensian Festival in December.
Long Ashes Leisure Club is close to Grassington, and features a swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym, where guests can buy a day pass. It also has an airy coffee shop, and Gamekeeper’s Inn pub next door.