Local Attractions

The Foresters Arms, Carlton is situated just away from the busy town of Leyburn in Wensleydale and offers the perfect base to explore the Yorkshire Dales while still being able to relax in a tranquil friendly environment.

Whatever your interests we're confident that you will find something to occupy your time and make your stay a memorable one.

Carlton and Coverdale

Carlton is a tranquil village situated in the heart of Coverdale, making it the perfect place to use as a base to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

Coverdale links Warfedale to Wensleydale and is known as the forgotten dale. Small villages are found nestled on hill sides and very little evidence of modern England is obvious. This makes Coverdale the perfect place to get away from the rush and relax.

Take a walk around Tupgill Park and visit the famous Forbidden Corner, a series of follies created by Colin Armstrong, an eccentric millionaire and former ambassador of Ecuador. This labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and surprises will provide hours of fun and is highly recommended.

There are also many amazing walks that you can follow around the Coverdale countryside and the country sports are all their for you to enjoy whether your into shooting, fishing or anything else.

The Coverdale grouse moors are one of the few places in England where the black grouse can be found within its natural habitat and is one of the many types of wild life that are native to the area.

Middleham and Wensleydale

The neighbouring town of Middleham is found less than five minutes drive away in Wensleydale, an area of outstanding natural beauty steeped in history.

The town is based around Middleham Castle which was built in 1170 is known to have been the favourite home of Richard III. As well as this Middleham is famous for Horse racing and is known as the northern center for horse racing. A steady parade of race horses pass from the training yards each morning from the stables up to the famous Middleham gallops and back again. This is a must for all horse lovers.

Middleham is also known to be the home of the first recorded Jockey, Isaac Cape in 1733. Today it has five training stables within Middleham and eight more on the outskirts of the town.

Slightly further a field is Castle Bolton, found between the villages of Redmire and Carperby.

The castle was built in 1399 by Richard le Scrope, 1st Lord Scrope of Bolton and Lord Chancellor of England and to this day is still owned by his descendants. Castle Bolton is most famous as the prison of Mary Queen of Scots in 1568.


Located at the heart of Wensleydale lies Leyburn, the gateway of the Dales. The artisan shops and local caf├ęs, traditional pubs and a weekly market, make this Dales town an ideal base for walking, sightseeing, or just relaxing in the setting of the stunning countryside.


Coverdale links Wensleydale to Wharfedale and is well known as the forgotten dale, due to its natural unspoilt beauty. making it the perfect place for walking Carlton makes the perfect base for walking holidays and there are routes for all levels of walker, wether you just want a stroll in the countryside, or a full blown fell walk, there is something for you.

Middleham Castle
Castle Bolton
Jervaulx Abbey
Wensleydale Creamery
The Forbidden Corner
Wensleydale Railway
Black Sheep Brewery
Theakstons Brewery Visitor Centre
Wensleydale Agricultural Show
Dales Festival of Food