Stainforth Force Waterfall
Less than 0.5 miles from the cottage is one of the National Park's most popular beauty spots.,Stainforth force waterfall which is located on the river ribble.
In the autumn it is a perfect spot to watch salmon leaping up the falls on their way to their spawning grounds.
Again a short distance from the cottage is Catrigg Force. A hidden gem, this waterfall lies deep within a wooded gorge and is a perfect secluded spot loved by everyone who finds it.
From here it is only a short walk to the Stainforth force waterfall above.
The Three Peaks
The Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside are among the best known hills in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Every year thousands come to reach the top of at least one, or to conquer all three in one go.
All three peaks are easily accessible from the cottage should you wish to just walk one however for those attempting all three the circular route can be started from Horton-in-Ribblesdale which is just 3 miles away from Stainforth.
Please see the below link for details on the individual peaks or if you are planning on walking all of them.
Framed by stunning countryside and iconic landmarks, the quaint town of Settle is an ideal stop for walkers, outdoor lovers and those looking for peace and quiet. Nestled in the shadow of the striking Castleberg Crag, this sleepy town is famous for its lively outdoor market, breathtaking railway line and Victoria Hall.
Horton In Ribblesdale
Pen-y-ghent towers over the village, which has pubs and a café to prepare and refresh those who challenge Pen-y-ghent and the Three Peaks. It is situated on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, that crosses a spectacular viaduct at nearby Ribblehead which can be seen on the introduction to the new hit TV show The Dales. The area is also popular for caving, potholing and scrambling as a result of the abundance of limestone surrounds.
Settle - Carlisle Railway
If walking isn't for you do not fear, with a train station in both nearby Settle & Horton In Ribblesdale you can easily access other towns/villages along this famous route - one of which goes over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct