Canal running past Gargrave.
Gargrave is a great little village on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales. It is a convenient starting point for walkers and cyclists. It is 2 miles west of Skipton bisected by the busy A65. There is also a canal running through the village. The canal offers an excellent towpath for walkers and cyclists.
Within Gargrave there are a few excellent local shops. The famous Dalesman cafe is a well worth a visit for tea and teacakes and an old fashioned sweat shop.
From Gargrave you can go north about 6 miles to Malham or North East towards Grassington and Kettlewell. The south side of Gargrave is also well worth visiting even though it is not in an official National Park.
Like many Yorkshire villages Gargrave is not short of activities and various clubs have been organised by the locals.