Welcome to The Willows Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the village of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Here you will find a warm & friendly smile & a very hospitable Welcome from Steve.
The Willows B&B is situated right in the heart of the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on the Hawes Road (B6479) directly opposite Horton Playing fields and just a three minute stroll from the village and from our beautifully restored Horton-in-Ribblesdale railway station, set on the famous Settle to Carlisle railway line.
In our tiny village we have many hundreds of walkers looking for accommodation on Friday & Saturday evenings during the walking season (from mid MARCH to end of October). During this time only two night bookings at weekends are offered in the village. Therefore, to avoid dissapointment we advise you to book several months in advance of your walk.
(Please note: Only 2 night bookings are taken on Friday & Saturday evenings between March and October annually).
Walkers - Accommodation near the start of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge!
The front aspect of the Willows B&B has magnificent views over to the mountain of Pen-y-Ghent. The village location makes our B&B very popular with walkers following the ‘3 Peaks of Yorkshire Challenge'. The Pennine Way and Ribble Way pass through Horton Village and the NEW Pennine Bridle Way and Dales Way also pass close by.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park has always been a popular destination for cyclists due to the beautiful scenery, undulating roads and challenging peaks. This popularity has increased with the recent advent of the Tour de France which came close by. The Willows makes a perfect base for road cyclists and mountain bikers all year round. We provide a secure, locked garage for all your storage, drying and cleaning requirements. This also extends to motor-cyclists too.
Gisburn Forest offers fantastic mountain biking with beautiful views. There are many trails of different abilities so everyone should find something that will make them grin - http://www.gisburnbiketrails.com
Horse riding in the dales is magical as there are numerous bridleways in the vicinity. The Pennine Bridle Way is just a couple of miles down the road into Horton-in-Ribblesdale village to The Willows B&B. We can arrange a field nearby where your horses can graze overnight. You will find The Willows an ideal base for all your horse trail needs. Short & long trails available around the area. If required we can pick you up and return you back to the field next morning to saddle-up for your day's ride - http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/pennine-bridleway.
New Horse Bridleways, trails and loops can be found in the Northern Yorkshire Dales. A PDF guide map for each can be downloaded for printing at www.northyorks.gov.uk/rides. This new series of circular horse rides take in some of the most spectacular scenery of the northern Yorkshire Dales covering Swaledale, Arkengarthdale, Lower Wensleydale & Coverdale. The routes caters for a range of abilities and use mainly bridleways, green lanes and some unclassified county roads - http://www.yorkshire.com/what-to-do/outdoors/country-pursuits/horse-trails-and-loops.
The Settle Loop is just down the road from Horton and veers off the Pennine Bridleway to create a novice-friendly 10 mile loop taking in stunning limestone scenery - http://www.yorkshire.com/media/948161/settle%20loop.pdf
There are also some lovely forest trails/bridleways around the area which can be found here - http://bridleways.co.uk/routes/regions/pages/yorkshire_and_east_riding.asp
Yorkshire Dales National Park
The Yorkshire Dales National Park have put in enormous time, effort and expense into updating paths and in particular the new 'Whitber' route to take people off Pen-y-Ghent on their 3 Peaks of Yorkshire Challenge Route across to Ribblehead Viaduct - Yorkshire Dales N.P Website »
Whatever your reason for coming to the Yorkshire Dales, we welcome you all; tourists, sightseers, walkers, ramblers, climbers, mountain bikers, cyclists, motorcyclists, or horse riders or perhaps you are just looking for a romantic break. You will find it here at The Willows in our luxuriously comfortable rooms & en-suites.