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THE GRAND DÉPART 2014 Tour De France Comes to Kettlewell 5th July 2014

Camping sites for the Tour De France In Kettlewell

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A new, modern and exciting festival comes to the beautiful, picture postcard Yorkshire Dales village of Kettlewell. The Dales is a living museum of breathtaking landscape that will come alive in a Festival of Culture, showcasing the agricultural qualities found here from sheep to fleece to fashion. This is also a Festival which explores the diversity and richness of wool through art and craft exhibitions, together with live demonstrations.

A Festival would not be complete without live music. Therefore we are planning to stage a full programme of entertainment which gives local musicians the opportunity to show off their musical talent to a wider audience

We can’t forget that the Dales is also good at producing Real Ales, so why not come along to the May Day Festival of Wool & Ale.

“The charm of Kettlewell is an abiding charm, and to those of us whose life is spent amid the hurley-burley of city life, the village seems the peculiar abode of peace and quiet beauty; its limestone terraces, with their fringes of hazel and rowan coppices give to the district a characteristic beauty. But the special glory of Kettlewell is not that of colour, but of line. Situated at the junction of the main valley of the Wharfe valley, which descend from the Coverhead Pass, Kettlewell is the converging point of many contour lines, and to the eye which delights in the flow and ripple of sky line there is a beauty in Kettlewell which is all its own.”

This was written nearly one hundred years ago by Professor Moorman but is as true today as it was then.

Today there is a Hotel and two Inns offering quality accommodation and good food. The great tradition of the B&B lives on, offering quality accommodation and of course, that sizzling fresh cooked Yorkshire breakfast. You can also choose to stay in one of the attractive self-catering cottages.

Walkers are spoilt for choice with some of the best walking in the Dales, from energetic

fell walking to a gentle stroll along the river. Cyclists can explore quiet country lanes and peaceful Dales villages.

Afterwards you can have a tempting cup of tea or visit the shops where you can buy

anything from walking boots to a loaf of bread or that special gift to remind you of your visit to the Dales, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome everywhere you go.

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