Wildlife & farming
There are many activities in the countryside around Cringles House, including close-by –
- Learn more about farm animals at Hesketh Farm Park (6 miles). Hesketh Farm Park is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, just 1 mile from the picturesque village of Bolton Abbey and 5 miles from the market town of Skipton. The Farm Park is idyllic, with around 10 acres of greenery overlooking the Yorkshire hills and the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam train whistling by in the valley below. Hesketh Farm is still a working farm with over 1,000 livestock including cattle, sheep and pigs. Today it is run by Chris and his wife Sue who are the fourth generation to farm here.
- Kilsney Park (13 miles) – In the heart of spectacular Wharfedale, Kilnsey Park Estate is your ideal location to enjoy the Yorkshire Dales. With fishing, kids activities, friendly farm animals and the best of local food, Kilnsey is a great Yorkshire family day out.
- See falcons and other birds of prey at the Yorkshire Dales Falconry Centre (23 miles). The Centre was created in 1991, since which time it has offered the public a close up experience of many magnificent birds of prey and allowed them to see them flying free in the lovely Yorkshire Dales. The Centre is now part of an international breeding and conservation programme that hopes one day to restore all species to their native habitats and protect them from the environmental destruction that they have suffered in the past. The compact layout of the centre’s buildings maximises the open spaces that we need to fly and train our birds. The exercise, regular food and good diet that they enjoy means that they live longer than their wild cousins, but we will try to help them re-colonise their traditional habitats so they will not always have to rely on sanctuaries for the survival of their species.