Not sure we went to the same spot as described above – we found a rope swing but it was firmly hanging over land. Perhaps the river was a little low.

We waded over to the little island in the middle of the river with our picninc. Probably about a 15m wade. The rocks made the gentle current a little more difficult to get through in places but on the whole it was never higher than knee deep. Backpacks are ideal for carrying stuff over – you may need hands to steady yourself at times.

Sometimes called "Aptrick" by locals, the southern Dales village of Appletreewick may be small but it is brimming with character.

The elegant market town of Grassington, with its cobbled square littered with local shops, pubs and cafes, is just five miles away, making this Appletreewick cottage an ideal location, to be enjoyed at any time of year.

Named in the Doomsday Book, the village flourished during the early part of the 14th century and was a key market location. It has grown little since, with barely 250 people calling it home.

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A stone-built, semi-detached period cottage set in a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the pretty village of Appletreewick, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The River itself is also something of a draw when the sun is shining as its banks are a great place to relax or have a picnic. There is a rock pool with an island in part of the river which some visitors like to wade out to. A plethora of wild birds nest in the trees close by and if you're up early enough you can enjoy their dawn chorus.

The water is quite dark and iron-y, so you will glow orange while you’re swimming among the ducks and jumping fish.

The Appletreewick lead mines are long abandoned and were high up on the hills behind the village, and were a major source of employment in the area. Records show that there were 72 miners in 1865 and indeed many of the houses would not exist had it not been for lead mining. The mines became uneconomical when cheap imports of lead started coming in from abroad. This closed all the mines in the dales, and often the villages became ghost villages due to the lack of employment.

A 2009 study of rural driving within England led to Appletreewick attaining the title of 'Britain's Friendliest Town to Drive Through'. The study was based upon data collected around Britain, monitoring levels of road rage, driver communication, average speeds and hand wave acknowledgments of friendly driving.[dubious – discuss]

This Appletreewick cottage is a lovely base for friends and families, and sitting in a wonderful elevated position, it boasts views that stretch across the village rooftops towards the glorious surrounding fells.

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You can visit lots of local heritage sites or walk among the rich wildlife that stretches down the river Wharfe.

"Fabulous welcome, fantastic accommodation and wonderful lovely people. Our 2nd visit and can't wait until the 3rd."

A tall plume and small deep plunge pool (10m high, 2m deep) at the head of a forested

looking forward to coming back soon with friends, family and a great big picnic

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Appletreewick is a picturesque little village in the heart of Wharfedale, in the Yorkshire Dales.

A spacious, well-equipped kitchen, a dining room, three comfortable bedrooms and a bathroom complete the accommodation.

The village was also well known for its annual Onion Fair, with a major trade in onions but also horse dealing, livestock dealing, and general produce. A lane in the village is still known as Onion Lane. It is recorded that once a fight broke out at the fair between the feuding families of the Lord Clifford's of Skipton Castle and the Nortons of Rylstone Manor. Whilst interesting in its own right, the fact that they were there at all shows the importance of the Onion Fair at that time

Appletreewick is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England; situated 12 miles (19 km) north-east of Skipton. The local travel links are located 7 miles (11 km) from the village to Skipton railway station and 16 miles (25.7 km) from Leeds Bradford International Airport. The village has a population of 234 according to the United Kingdom Census 2001, reducing to 218 at the 2011 Census.[1]

I went to Appletreewick yesterday with 3 friends and an enormous picnic.

It is in the Yorkshire Dales, located in northern England. A popular place for visitors especially in the summer months, people from nearby cities often visit Appletreewick to relax on the banks of the River Wharfe.

There are two pubs in the village ­ The New Inn and The Craven Arms and Cruck Barn both of which offer welcome hospitality and meals after the days walk. Day ticket fly fishing is available on the River Wharfe for brown trout and grayling.

The rocks are large and smooth but the algae can make paddling rely on agility and concentration.

Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with additional folding bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner. Summer room.

Does anyone know if any of the Dales buses passes close by? thinking of taking the bus up from Ilkey.

We followed the path down the side of the campsite and met the river immediately.

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Holiday cottage in Appletreewick, Yorkshire DalesDog friendly - for 2 dogs

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Despite its diminutive size, Appletreewick is a hive of activity during the summer months as hikers and cyclists flock to the region to take in the views across the fells and the moors beyond the River Wharfe.

A short stroll down the hill from the cottages leads you to the beautiful river Wharfe, passing on the way two award winning country inns, the New Inn and the Craven Arms both serving delicious homemade meals.

Enjoy good walking and cycling trails from the doorstep of this Yorkshire Dales cottage, or explore Bolton Abbey and the infamous Strid, a notorious stretch of deep water where the River Wharfe is forced into a hidden, thundering channel.

The Old Coach House is a dog friendly holiday cottage and can accommodate up to two well behaved dogs. Sorry, no pets are allowed at Smith Cottage.

A pretty rocky pool in the river with a small island and bay and rapids upstream. Rope swing on far side, grassy banks and field for picnics. Large shingle beach on far bank downstream too. The water has many submerged underwater rocks, which makes diving dangerous and swimming sometimes difficult.

The best place is actually 3 fields upstream from the camp site. This used to have a car park of its own but is now only accessed via the camp site. Go past the island,and the rope swing until you come to a very wide field.

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A walk down Appletreewick's main street is like taking a step back in time as the road is lined with stunning 17th and 18th century stone cottages. There's even a classic British red telephone box, which is something of a rarity these days.