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Dating back at least to the Domesday Survey of 1086, where the name is

given as Cheteleuuelle, today's Kettlewell is a magnet for walkers and

writers, cyclists and riders, climbers and cavers, anglers and painters

and many more besides. Sitting right on the Dales Way with Great Whernside

ever present, this is prime walking territory. Whatever your level - from

gentle stroller to dedicated fell runner - you'll find just the terrain.

Cyclists made this a favourite pitstop long before 2014's opening stage

of the Tour de France came calling, with everything from challenging

trails to leisurely rides from your doorstep.

And, wherever you go, a warm smile and a welcome to match.

What's on?

Kettlewell is 6 miles from the picture postcard village of Grassington

and 12 miles from the vibrant market town of Skipton, known as the Gateway

to the Dales. With a busy programme of activities throughout the year

across Upper Wharfedale, there's plenty to keep you occupied.

Here's just a taster of what's going on: inspired by the enormous success

of 2014's Tour de France Grand Départ, May sees the Tour de

Yorkshire ( If you prefer water to dry land, the

Skipton Waterways Festival in the same month is a spectacle to savour for

canal boat lovers everywhere. In June Grassington Festival

( celebrates its usual eclectic

mix of music, performance and art. Skipton celebrates its sheep town (hence

the name) history with its annual Sheep Day ( in July.

Come August, there's no need to move an inch, as arguably the best Scarecrow

Festival ( in the country happens right

here in Kettlewell. Then, as the year draws to a close, the hugely popular

Grassington Dickensian Festival weekends

( remind us that Christmas is

just around the corner.