Where to find us

Redmire lies Just 5 miles west of the market town of Leyburn, and is on the very edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with spectacular views over Lower Wensleydale & Penhill. Superb walking and cycling is available direct from the doorstep making Lightfoot House a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding pretty Dales villages. There is a circular walk from Redmire to Aysgarth taking in both the Redmire Falls and dramatic Aysgarth Falls. A short walk from the village also brings you to historic Bolton Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was held in the sixteenth century. In the opposite direction a gentle stroll above the banks of the River Ure takes you through the Bolton Estate, to the village of Wensley, that gives its name to the Dale.

To the East of Redmire is the quintessential dales village of Askrigg with the original Skeldale House from "All Creatures Great and Small" (7miles). From Askrigg you can venture into Swaledale heading carefully across Cross Tops Road to Muker, famous for its stunning wildflower meadow walks in June. From there you can take the Low Road through the classic dales scenery of Swaledale to Reeth, or head in the opposite direction over the famous Buttertubs Pass, part of the Tour de Yorkshire Route to Hawes (8miles),home of the Dales Countryside Museum & Wensleydale Creamery.

To the south east of Redmire, a visit to Middleham Castle is just a few miles away and from Middleham square you can sit and watch the impressive sight as the race horses pass through on their way to the gallops. From Middleham you can continue on to Jervaulx Abbey, stopping off for a quick visit to Brymor Ice Cream Parlour and then onto the market town of Masham which holds its famous sheep fair every September, not forgetting to take in a tour of Theakstons and The Black Sheep Brewery.

To the West is Lake Semerwater, one of only two natural lakes to be found in the Yorkshire Dales and home to Semerwater Alpaca Rambles. Further afield, you can follow the River Wharfe and part of the route of the Dales Way through wonderful Wharfedale, passing through Buckden and Kettlewell, finally arriving at Grassington, now home to the All Creatures Great & Small Channel 5 series.

Wherever you choose to explore we a have a selection of ordnance survey maps and guide books for your use to help you plan all of your adventures.

Digital guidebook

All of our guests receive a link to our digital guide book upon booking which we hope will help with familiarising yourselves with the area surrounding Lightfoot House. The guide includes a wealth of information including full driving directions, local places of interest and events as well as local pub & restaurant recommendations to make the most of every moment of your stay.