Hill walking in the Howgill Fells - you can walk all day without seeing another person (maybe just a wild horse or two) - up to the Calf via Cautley Spout.
Road cycling - a great route is to cycle from Brownber Hall, to Hawes over the Butter Tubs and then up to Tan Hill, which is the highest pub in England. We have a range of bikes to hire, which are available on site, provided by Velocene (http://www.velocene.com)
Horse-riding in the Howgill fells with Stone Trail Riding Centre as your guide. They even provide hidden picnic lunches on the hillside for you!
LONG DISTANCE WALKING
Long distance walking - we are just off the Coast to Coast walking path and the Dales High Way
long distance cycling
Long distance cycling - we are just off the Lakes and Dales cycling route https://velocene.com/en/lakes-and-dales/
Scrambling - a really good and easy world class scramble in the Lake District (in summer, tricky in winter) just 45 minutes drive away - https://www.thebmc.co.uk/how-to-scramble-striding-edge
Another world class scramble - https://www.thebmc.co.uk/how-to-scramble-sharp-edge
Fishing - you can buy a day ticket from the local newsagents in Kirkby Stephen, to go trout fishing on the River Eden, either in Kirkby Stephen or Appleby
Wild swimming at Catagill Scar, on the River Eden. There is an almost secret pool in a river glade, just down stream from the ruins of Peddragon Castle.
Wild swimming at Stenkrith Bridge, near Kirkby Stephen
Wild swimming at Hell Gill at Garsdale Head – A very deep and narrow canyon, almost enclosed, with a stream and impressive rock formations. It descends in easy steps, coming to a 1m waterfall and deep plunge pool.
WILD FLOWER HUNTING
Wild flower hunting on the Great Asby Scar, one of the UK’s best limestone pavements - from here you can walk up to Gamelands stone circle.
Bird watching - Massive starling murmurations can be found over Tarn Sike Nature Reserve (depending on the time of year!) - on the fell behind the house.
Eating homemade ice cream in the ruins of Brough Castle.
Go to a pub and not buy a drink (its bring your own!) at the 16th Century Temperance pub in Cautley Spout, which is owned by the National Trust.
Its superb dark skies are one of the things that make the Yorkshire Dales National Park so special. With large areas completely free from local light pollution, it's a fantastic place to start your stargazing adventure.