“The most famous climbing spots in the Dales are definitely the ‘big three’ - Kilnsey, Malham Cove and Goredale Scar - and with good reason. These imposing limestone crags offer a huge variety of routes meaning even if you’ve climbed it once, there’s reason to go back for more.
“Kilnsey is one of the easiest to access with parking nearby and offers plenty of challenges for different levels. Malham Cove is unique as it’s a nesting site for Peregrines, so you need to plan your route to avoid disturbing nests during nesting season. Goredale Scar is spectacular but as you’re traversing near a waterfall, it is best tackled on dry days.
“For the traditional climbing fan there are loads of opportunities for single pitch too, with Rylstone, Crookrise and Twistleton Scars being favourites with the locals.
“There’s plenty of bouldering as well; Almscliff is one of my favourites because it’s just minutes from the roadside, making it a great place to visit after work.”